How Disruptive Changes Will Impact the Food Industry
Monday, July 13 | 8:30 – 10:00 am
McCormick Place South, S100 Ballroom
Futurist and renowned author Mike Walsh will share emerging trends and technologies, as well as shifts in consumer behavior, and how these disruptive changes are likely to impact the food industry. The first 750 attendees will receive Walsh’s book, The Dictionary of Dangerous Ideas. This is one three general sessions that will take place at IFT15.
Mike Walsh is the CEO of Tomorrow, a global consultancy on designing business for the 21st century. He advises leaders on how to thrive in this era of disruptive technological change. Walsh’s clients include many of the global Fortune 500, and as a sought-after keynote speaker he regularly shares the stage with world leaders and business icons alike. He previously founded Jupiter Research in Australia, and has also held senior strategy roles at News Corporation in the Asia Pacific Region.
Rather than focusing on the distant future, Walsh takes an anthropological approach—scanning the near horizon for emerging technologies and disruptive shifts in human behavior, and then translating these into pragmatic plans for business transformation. A prolific writer and commentator, his views have appeared in a wide range of international publications including BusinessWeek, Forbes, and The Wall Street Journal.