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  • Business and Commerce
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  • Society, Culture, and Politics
  • Technology and Humanity
  • The Internet of Things – (IoT9
  • Work, Jobs, and Employment

Patrick Dixon is Chairman of Global Change Ltd, author of 16 books on global trends including The Future of Almost Everythingand has been ranked as one of the 20 most influential business thinkers alive today (Thinkers 50).

Dr. Patrick Dixon has been ranked as one of the 20 most influential business thinkers alive today *. He has worked with or advised over 400 of the world's largest corporations on strategy, global trends, innovation, and risk management.  More than 500,000 pages on tens of thousands of websites refer to his work. He is Chairman of Global Change Ltd, a growth strategy and forecasting company, and a physician by first training.

He is the author of 16 books (over 620,000 printed in 43 languages). Books include Futurewise, SustainAgility, The Genetic Revolution, Building a Better Business and now The Future of Almost Everything.

“A brilliant guide to our future, which should be read by every decision-maker. Patrick Dixon has a great track record over many years in forecasting opportunities, risks, and challenges that will affect us all.”  Sir Brian Souter – Chairman, Stagecoach Group Plc. “Insightful views about the global trends that could shape our future. A thought-provoking tome which should help businesses think differently about the markets of the future.” Linda Yueh, Adjunct Professor of Economics at London Business School, Visiting Professor of Economics at Peking University.

Patrick Dixon has over 20 years of proven track record as a reliable guide to boards and senior leadership teams on a wide range of global trends.

OUTSTANDING FUTURIST KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Dr Dixon is one of the world's best-known keynote speakers, and has spoken to several hundred thousand people in over 60 nations. His customised multimedia presentations are experienced by up to 4,500 people a time, in up to four countries a week. Challenging, visionary, hard-hitting, strategic, provocative, dynamic, passionate and practical as well as entertaining – his keynotes motivate people to seize growth opportunities and to change.

MULTINATIONAL CLIENTS IN EVERY INDUSTRIES: His clients are from every industry with particular strengths in digital, marketing, consumer insight, banking, payments and health – and include Google, Microsoft, IBM, KLM / Air France, BP, ExxonMobil, World Bank, Siemens, Ford, Sara Lee, Prudential, Aviva, Barclays, UBS, Credit Suisse, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Hewlett Packard, Gillette, GSK, Roche, Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, Novartis, BASF, Credit Suisse, Forbes, Fortune, Royal Bank of Scotland, Zurich Financial Services, Tetrapak, Unisys, BT, BBC, Fedex and DHL. He has also taught on executive / MBA programmes at seven Business Schools.

STRATEGY, GROWTH CONSULTING and BOARD ROLES: He advises multinational boards and senior teams on the impact of global trends, innovation, and risk – in assignments ranging from one-day strategic reviews to in-depth consulting over a year.  Examples of issues: macro-economic trends, future of marketing, mobile payments and banking, multi-channel customers, social media, consumer shifts, lifestyle changes, customer loyalty, relationship management, call centres, brand management, demographic shifts, health care, pharma research, anti-ageing, genetics and biotechnology, nanotechnology, emerging markets, geopolitical threats, risk management, agile leadership, change management, motivation, green tech, sustainable innovation and corporate responsibility.

He has also worked as Group Strategy Director for Acromas Ltd, which owns the AA and Saga (group turnover >$3bn from financial services, roadside rescue, holidays, publishing, and health care). He has been a non-executive director of Acromas Health Care (Allied Health Care Ltd, Nestor Health Care Ltd and Saga Health Care Ltd) – which delivers as a group over 40 million home care visits a year across the UK, 24 hour live-in care, out-of-hours medical cover, hospital-at-home, end-of-life, dental, forensic medicine, nursing, and prison health.

As a serial entrepreneur, Patrick Dixon is co-founder and director of Global Innovators Ltd, accelerating a wide range of smart companies. He was Chairman of Virttu Biologics Ltd, (clinical trials for cancer using oncolytic viruses), bought by Sorrento Therapeutics – a $600m+ Nasdaq quoted biotech company. In 1998, he founded the international AIDS agency ACET, with prevention and care programmes today in many low-income and hard-hit nations, including Uganda, Zimbabwe, Nigeria and DR Congo.

EXTENSIVE MEDIA PROFILE: Cumulative TV, radio, press, and web audience – more than 475,000 million. He has appeared on many TV stations, including CNN, CNBC, Fox News, Sky News and ITV, commenting on global events, science and health issues, with features in the Financial Times, Telegraph and Time magazine. His website has been used by 15.5 million different people with 6 million video views and over 52,000 Followers on Twitter.

Patrick's website has been used by 15.5 million different people with 6 million video views and over 52,000 Followers on Twitter. Patrick is married to Sheila with four grown-up children.

Dr. Patrick Dixon on the Web

Patrick Dixon's videos

Future of Travel, Transport, Aviation, Shipping, Road and Rail – travel industry

Futurist Keynote Speaker – Patrick Dixon: Mobile Marketing MAGIC for Google

How to predict the future – Future of Almost Everything new book





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