Australia's most practical 'real world' business futurist, Morris Miselowski knows that the next 10 years will see the equivalent of 100 years of change. He knows that in 2020, 60 per cent of the workforce will be doing jobs that don't yet exist, in industries that haven't been created. And he knows that all of that change will come through people, not technology.
As a successful entrepreneur and past lecturer in marketing and management who spends every day immersed in the future, Morris has the kind of real-life business experience that helps him understand the possibilities for every client - no matter how complex - and translates them into simple, practical, actionable, profitable insights they can use immediately.
Whatever business they’re in, Morris’s audiences always walk away inspired, with a clear understanding of what their industry will look like, what consumers and employees will want from them, where opportunities will come from, and how to take advantage of them.
Morris' presentations are audio-visual feasts: always accessible, always exciting, always thought-provoking and always customised to their audience. They highlight his uncanny ability to demystify misconceptions, provide anthropological foresight and shift mindsets in a way that inspires organisations in every industry to get out of their comfort zones and embrace the infinite opportunities the future offers, before their competitors do.
In 'A Brave New World of Opportunities' Morris will take you on a tour of tomorrow’s world - a world where we will live much longer and work, play and consume in a way that is unrecognisable today. In the near future, we will be online 24/7 and the computer keyboard and mouse will be dead. Things like social media and crowdsourcing, virtual worlds, augmented reality, gamification, geotagging and new technologies - disruptive, nano, convergent and divergent – will be part of everyday life.
Management and marketing paradigms will evolve to include more interactive and open-source styles as well as robots in the workplace. With this avalanche of knowledge, influences and choices, everything will change - our lifestyle, our belief systems, our habits, our opportunities, and the way we experience and interact with the world.
Real-life experience and success - by the age of 22, when all of his contemporaries were still at university, Morris had already built and sold his first business. Since then, he has accumulated 30 years’ experience in business and strategic future forecasting for a wide range of public and private organisations through the consulting firm he founded in 1981, his equity partnership firm and his speaking business.
As a speaker, strategist, consultant and mentor, he provides prescient, practical advice to CEOs and decision-makers at organisations around Australia and the world. His clients have included small businesses and associations as well as blue-chip companies like Allianz, Visa, nab, Mercedes Benz, HBA, UBS, Toll, RMIT, Ernst & Young, Danone, Phillips, Toshiba and IGA.
He is also in demand as a media commentator with weekly radio shows on ABC Australia across Asia Pacific and 6PR in Perth, a podcast show on the world’s premium content network CBS Interactive, regular appearances on television, radio, print and online media, and a feature interview in the best-selling Australian business book Secrets of Small Business Owners Exposed. All of this, as well as his many years as a lecturer in marketing and management, means he has the inside edge on how to captivate and educate an audience.