Innovation in the Era of Disruptive Acceleration

Jim is the world’s leading global futurist, trends and innovation expert, with a massive global blue chip client list. Over the last 25 years, more than 2 million people have shared his insight with his events on stage. His clients include NASA, Disney, Mercedes Benz, the World Government Summit organized by the Prime Minister of the UAE, BASF, the Swiss Innovaiton Forum, the National Australia Bank, and hundreds more.  Jim has researched key innovation success factors for dozens of industries, associations, professions, companies and individuals.  People have shared his insight with highly energized presentations in Tokyo, Zurich, Dubai, Munich, Palm Springs, Sydney, Cayman Islands, Los Angeles, Miami, Costa Rica, London, Nassau, Sao Paolo, Munich, New York, Vancouver, Stockholm, Budapest; everything from small Board-level sessions with 12 people; to high level CEO leadership meetings to 5,000 person conference keynotes.
Jim also maintain a full Web site with his  blog at www.jimcarroll.com  

 Notes Jim: "I would encourage you to watch the short video clips on this page.  They were put together to help you  understand why working with me will be very different in terms of content and customization!"


“On Stage at the World Government Summit"

Jim was invited by the Office of the President of the United Arab Emirates, to speak on the issue of disruptive change and future trends at the 2018 World Government Summit in Dubai This invitation only event featured other speakers such as Robert deNiro, Forest Whittaker, Christine LaGarde (head of the International Monetary Fund), Ariana Huffington, Malcolm Gladwell and others. Check this quick clip for insight into the issues that he covered in his high velocity speech on innovation in the era of accelerated disruption.


“Why Book Jim Carroll?"

Customization matters! Give me 2 minutes of your time with this video, and you will know that I am the right person for your event. That’s because you will quickly realize how  working with me will lead to an effective, highly customized and unique presentation for your conference, event or leadership meeting.


What’s Hot?
The Future of Everything!

Extensive topic depth and industry experience

My topics cover the gamut of todays’ key trends: self-driving cars, smart things, robotics, energy microgrids, smart manufacturing, artificial intelligence, blockchain and digital currency, genomics, 3d printing, virtual and augmented reality, intelligent farms, smart clothing and many other topics. All of these fit into broader themes of business model disruption, industry transformation, the ‘Amazon effect’, innovation and leadership.

I cover these issues in keynotes, corporate leadership meetings and customer events in every type of industry. I’ve done talks involving trends and the  future in  agriculture, automotive and transportation, energy and infrastructure, manufacturing, consumer behaviour and retail, education, economic development and many other topic areas! You name the industry - I’ve likely done it!

My clients have come to understand that a 25 year track record in the speaking industry means that working with me will be very different in terms of content and customization. You get something that is relevant and meaningful for your audience or leadership team.


Are you looking for someone who focuses on you, and not their speaking career? You will find that many speakers and topic experts  boast of the fact that they do 100 or 150 events a year. Road warriors, doing amazing things in terms of the volume of events! 

That’s not me - I max out at about 45-50 events a year. I pride myself and take joy in the time I spend to listen to my clients, what they need me to accomplish, my role in helping them achieve their event or leadership meeting goals.

I pride myself on the  deep research that I undertake for each event — because it  results in a content rich talk delivered in a meaningful fashion.

My client lists shows the impact of this approach. 

Also keep in mind that I deliver my insight in 3 types of meetings and events - watch this clip now!


This continues to be the mainstay of my activities. I’ve been doing events ranging from small associations of a few hundred people to massive 5,000 person events in Las Vegas. I know how to work a room, thrill and audience, and inspire their innovation soul.


I’m often booked by a CEO or other senior executive of a  Fortune 500 company for an off site event. Highly customized topics, and detailed advance consultation with the client is what makes it work. These have involved small groups of 15 people around a boardroom table, or 100-250 people an offsite corporate event.


An increasing number of organizations are seeking a futurist to kick off major customer or client events.  An example: I was invited in by the world’s largest legal firm to headline 2 major client events in Dallas and Chicago, speaking to several hundred corporate legal counsel on ’the future of risk.'



My ability to offer highly customized content based on original research is the differentiating factor.  This video puts into perspective just a few of the unique projects that I have taken on, and the major clients who have brought me in. NASA, Disney and the PGA of America. Join these and other organizations who have sought my insight on the future, disruption, trends, innovation and creativity.



In 2017, I was thrilled to add Nikon, Mercedes Benz, Godiva Chocolates, Baker McKenzie, Simplot, Henry Schein, Scotiabank, Genentech,  Eli Lilly, Whirlpool Maytag and many others to my client list. They have joined the many organizations below, which represents a sample of many who have booked me over a period of 25 years..

"A stunning keynote with extremely powerful insight. Humour, energy, deep research and relevant content for our audience. We loved him!"

Swiss Innovation Forum

"You were amazing. Your presentation exceeded our expectations. Your knowledge and insights were intriguing and inspirational"

Nevada Economic Development Council

“It takes a lot to impress an astronaut. And I'm impressed! Thought provoking!”


"Jim Carroll is an exceptional speaker. Period! Jim was the keynote for our U.S. Manufacturing Summit to support advanced manufacturing technologies. He has a boundless energy to support his well crafted presentation. It was thoughtful, persuasive, and entertaining! You have to experience Jim Carroll!"

Philadelphia Manufacturing Summit

"Absolutely stunning. We know that retail and consumer behaviour is changing fast, but you really put into perspective with detailed insight - it's obvious you did your homework. Not to mention that you inspired, motivate and energized those in the audience -- all while ensuring they had a good laugh early in the morning. The best speaker we have ever had!"

Godiva Chocolates

“I have been working with Jim for the past four years, and, without question, he is one of the most dynamic speakers and professional partners I’ve ever come across. Our audiences (internal and external) love him, and he works wonderfully with our customers. ….I’m willing to bet your first experience will lead to many, many more, as it has with SAP. I wish you the best with him….book him before someone else does!”


"An outstanding presentation for an industry and association that falls on its traditions so often. We learned that our tradition should not be something that holds us back, but rather the launching pad for innovation for the future. Thanks Jim for your thought provoking presentation!"

PGA - Professional Golfers Association of America

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Going the extra mile!

Here’s what’s also important - I will. help you promote your event, through blog posts, marketing material - or a highly customized video!

I can film a similar video for your event with similar professional production values — all that is required is a small fee to cover the cost of my overseas video editor.



I keep getting calls! These are some of the media organizations that have run stories or interviews based on my insight!

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