As a thinker about the future, corporations and institutions around the world have retained him, due to his high level insights and forecasts about the future. As a speaker he has delivered more than 400 speeches on all six inhabited continents and in twelve countries. He has called this new age “The Shift Age”. Welcome to the future!
David Houle is a futurist, thinker and keynote speaker. He has always been slightly ahead of the curve. Houle is consistently ranked as one of the top futurists and futurist keynote speakers on the major search engines. He has keynoted numerous conferences across the country and internationally. In the last seven years he has delivered 450+ presentations and keynotes on 6 continents and 13 countries.He is regularly invited to speak at corporate management retreats.
Houle won a Speaker of the Year award from Vistage International, the leading organization of CEOs in the world. He is often called the “CEOs’ futurist” having spoken to or advised 3,500+ CEOs and business owners in the past seven years.
Houle spent more than 20 years in media and entertainment. He has worked at NBC, CBS and was part of the senior executive team that launched MTV, Nickelodeon, VH1 and CNN Headline News. .
Houle has won a number of awards. He won two Emmys as co-executive Producer for a nationally syndicated children’s program, “Energy Express”. He won the prestigious George Foster Peabody award and the Heartland award for Hank Aaron: Chasing the Dream and was nominated for an Academy Award.
He writes the highly regarded futurist blog, Evolution Shift, with the tag line “A Future Look At Today.” For those of you on Twitter his user name is evolutionshift, which is also the name of his YouTube channel. He publishes the free Shift Age Newsletter, available at www.davidhoule.com/newsletter. During 2010 Houle was a featured contributor on Oprah.com. His much acclaimed curated visual look into the future, launched in 2013 is www.futurewow.com
He has been speaking about the future for 8 years and his influential first book The Shift Age was published in 2007. His second book, Shift Ed: A Call to Action for Transforming K-12 Education, written with Jeff Cobb was published in March 2011. The New Health Age: the Future of Health Care in America, co-authored with Jonathan Fleece, was published by Sourcebooks in January 2012. and became a #1 best seller on Amazon in the categories of Medicine and Future of Health Care. “Entering the Shift Age” was published by Sourcebooks in January of 2013. It is also a #1 Amazon best seller in the category of Business Planning and Forecasting. Houle published the eBook “Is Privacy Dead: The Future of Privacy in the Digital Age” in November 2013. His latest book “Brand Shift: The Future of Brands and Marketing” with co-author Owen Shapiro was published in August 2014 and was named one of the top five marketing books published in the world in 2014.
Houle is Futurist in Residence and Guest Lecturer at the Ringling College of Art + Design in Sarasota, Florida.
David Houle is a sought after keynote speaker about the future and global trends.He is regarded as one of the foremost futurist speakers in the world today. He has keynoted numerous conferences, spoken to corporate retreats in the U.S. and internationally, and regularly presents to groups of CEOs across North America. He has spoken on all six continents and in 12 countries in the last three years. All speeches deal with mega concepts that provoke audiences to think about the future and what may lie ahead. David very much likes to follow up speeches with extended Q&A and discussions and to act as a catalyst for thinking about the future as it may pertain to a specific group or company.
David Houle has won a “Speaker of the Year” award from Vistage International, the world’s largest CEO organization. He has been called, “the CEOs futurist” “America’s Leading Futurist” and “the emerging futurist in the world today”
Here are brief descriptions of his most popular topics:
“Entering the Shift Age”
This presentation is based on Houle’s widely acclaimed book of the same name, a #1 Amazon best seller in the category of Business Planning and Forecasting. Futurist Houle identifies and explains the new age we have entered. He looks at the three forces of the Shift Age, the Five Contexts of the Shift Age and how they will affect us as individuals, business people and leaders. He takes a look at the future of generations, women, technology, energy, education, IP, big data and other topics and provides the audience with eye opening transformations dead ahead. The Shift Age is one of, if not the most transformative and exciting times in human history. Houle leaves us with suggestions for how to prepare for and adapt to this new age. A big picture presentation that is pertinent for any group or organization. It can be customized for any industry or business sector.
“The New Health Age: the Future of Health Care in America”
Houle’s new book of the same name has been called THE book on the future of health care and health care reform. This presentation provides a large, contextual and conceptual understanding of he huge forces and changes that are and will completely transform the health care and medical landscape in America and around the world in the next ten years. This presentation is based upon the #1 Amazon best seller of the same name. Houle has spoken to and been booked by numerous associations and health care companies, providing them with the vision and understanding of the huge changes that are inevitable. A must presentation for any health care or medical meeting.
“Brand Shift: The Future of Brands and Marketing”
This new presentation for 2015 takes a high level look at the future of brands and the marketing of brands. After a quick look back on the history of brands, Houle discusses the waves of technology and then the current and future trends that are rapidly reshaping how brands are marketed. Not a “how to” presentation but a visionary look into what brands will have to do to thrive in this time of rapid transformation. This presentation is based upon Houle’s latest co-authored book of the same name that is already creating a buzz as a must read for marketing prognosticators.
“Is Privacy Dead? The Future of Privacy in the Digital Age”
This presentation, based in part on Houle’s eBook of the same name, takes a new look at privacy today and in the future. After a quick look back at the history of privacy, Houle presents why we have lost so much of our privacy in the past decades and years and why those dynamics will continue to eviscerate personal privacy in the future. Incorporating a look at technological innovation, accelerating electronic connectedness, Big Data freedom versus convenience and the loss of the Concept of Place, this is a powerful presentation about one of the most important and topical subjects of our time.
“Shift Ed: A Call to Action for Transforming K-12 Education
This presentation is based upon Houle’s new and already much acclaimed book of the same name. As a futurist involved in education, Houle calls for nothing less than the transformation of K-12 education for the twenty-first century. He frams this transformation in both the history of educaion and the future of this new century and the Shift Age. This presentation has already been praised widely by educators as a needed vision of he future of education.
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