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 Innovation 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 7,000 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 Prime Minster of the United Arab Emirates to speak on the issue of disruptive change and future trends at the  World Government Summit in Dubai. This invitation only event, which follows closely on the heels of the World Economic Forum in Davos,  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?"

Jim’s global clients turned to him becauase of his ability to deliver concise, detailed trends research pertinent to their needs. Customization matters! Take just 2 minutes of your time with this video, and you will know that why Jim is the right person for your event. Simply put, by working with Jim you will get 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

Jim's 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.

Jim covers these issues in keynotes, corporate leadership meetings and customer events in every type of industry. He’s done talks involving trends and the  future in healthcare and pharmaceuticals, 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! Jim has been invited in by NASA - actually, twice! - for a talk on the broad theme of the ‘future of space.'

Jim's clients have come to understand that a 25 year track record in the speaking industry means that working with him 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 Jim - he maxes out at about 45-50 events a year. He prides himself on the fact that he takes the to listen to his clients, what they need him to accomplish, and is role in helping them achieve their event or leadership meeting goals.

Jim undertakes research for each event — because it  results in a content rich talk delivered in a meaningful fashion.

His client lists shows the impact of this approach. 

Also keep in mind that he delivers his insight in 3 types of meetings and events - watch this clip now!


This continues to be the mainstay of Jim's activities. For 25 years, he has been doing events ranging from small associations of a few hundred people to massive 5,000 person events in Las Vegas. The experience shows - he knows how to work a room, thrill an audience, and inspire their innovation soul!


In the fastest growing area of his business, Jim is 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 in a conference room.


An increasing number of organizations are seeking a futurist to kick off major customer or client event.  Jim has a global reputation as the guy who delivers. An example: he was recentluy  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 topic of the ’the future of legal risk.'



In today’s complex world of big issues, accelerating change and disruptive trends, you don’t need canned motivational crap - you need real insight. Jim’sability 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 he has taken on, and the major clients who have brought Jim in: NASA, Disney and the PGA of America.



Track record matter, and you can’t get a more blue chip client list than the one that the clientele of  Jim Carroll. 

"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

But Wait! There’s More!


Your meeting or event is crtical, as is the message being delivered. Jim will help you out in advance, assisting you in promoting your event, through blog posts, marketing material - or a highly customized video!

Watch a few of the clips he has recently done. He 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 his 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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