Jim Harris | All Presentations
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Keynote Presentations:

Thriving in the Era of Disruptive Innovation

The world and technology is changing faster than ever before. How can leaders keep up and keep their organizations relevant? In this thought provoking talk Jim discusses disruptive innovation and why being on the forefront of technology is only the beginning of it. Netflix changed the way people watch TV. Uber changed the way people get around. Amazon changed the way people buy things. Jim looks at the forces that are disrupting companies and industries and presents strategies for preventing it.

Key Takeaways:
• The three key strategies for mitigating risk in our era of disruptive innovation.
• How disruptive innovations impact other trends to amplify the effect on organizations & industries.

Collaboration & Engagement 

Who is in charge of Wikipedia? No one. And yet more than 100 million of hours of labour have been invested by volunteers in creating the content. Most people believe that companies use less than 50% of the skills and motivation of employees. With millions of baby boomers retiring from the workforce over the next decade, new ways of engaging employees in collaborating will be essential for companies. How can organizations unleash more talent, creativity and innovation in their organization?

Key Takeaways:
• New strategies leaders can use to better engage all people within their enterprise.


Most organizations need to innovate – but no one wants to change! It’s the paradox of our time. A staggering 88% of CEOs say that innovation is essential to growth and profitability, but only 33% are happy with the results that they’re getting. But innovation doesn’t just happen on its own. Jim has worked with Fortune 500 companies worldwide, India’s top 200 CIOs and the UK Cabinet Office’s top management program teaching innovation, creativity change, and why innovation is essential to for 21st-century organizations.

How disruptive innovation is changing the not-for-profit world

World and technology is changing faster than ever before. How can not for profit leaders keep up and keep their organizations relevant? For instance, the smartphone is eating the world. If your organization is not optimized for the mobile web – you are losing donors, volunteers and opportunities. An example is the ALS bucket challenge – putting time into to figuring out an interesting, novel way to engage people on social media went viral and raised millions of dollars. Not for profit leaders need to reach millennials as the next donor generation and they don’t do email, they don’t answer the phone. You need to use social media or text them to engage them. Join Jim Harris, world renowned author, consultant and speaker and learn to leverage innovation for your not-for-profit and stay ahead of industry disruptors to keep your organization thriving.

The Smart Revolution: Smart Cities, Communities & Buildings

The smart revolution is here. Smart buildings, communities & cities are changing the way we live. By 2020 there will be 50 billion Internet of Things (IoT) devices globally that will create $17 trillion dollars of value - in the form of savings, new value for customers and new products and services. In this presentation Jim explores some of the use cases where smart technology has  enabled savings on capital and operating costs. How can those who build cities, communities & buildings incorporate these technology into their development plans? In this presentation, Jim shows audiences how small changes at the macro level can lead to massive change. 

Platform Plus

Workshop or Keynote | Futurist: Trends that Are Changing Your Business

For over 25 years, Jim Harris has been helping organizations focus on the future. He was honoured to be the closing keynote speaker for the World Future Society conference which brings together the leading futurists from around the globe. He will customize his presentation for your organization and industry that will have people talking, thinking and acting differently long after your event.

Social Influencer | Twitter

With over 250,000 followers on twitter, Jim is one of the leading voices promoting conversation around innovation. Brands & organizations frequently bring Jim on to drive conversations at events around the world where he’s frequently named on of the top-influencers. In 2017 he was named the top influencer at the prestigious Consumer Electronics Show (CES) according to onalytica.

To book a customized presentation with Jim Harris email your event details to: speakers@nsb.com (within Canada) or speakers@globalspeakers.com (USA& International)