Meet Morris Miselowski
As a global Business Futurist, an in demand Presenter and sought after international Broadcaster, Morris Miselowski can be found regularly whispering in the ears of CEOs and key decision makers around the globe for companies like MasterCard, Visa, ANZ, NAB, BNI, Westpac, Investec, Microsoft, IPSOS, Activision, BP, Oracle, Bupa, Ernst & Young, Lufthansa, NZ Tourism Export Council, Australian Tourism, Horticulture Australia, Monash University, Metricon, Built, Pharmacy Guild of Australia, Sealy, Simmons, Serta and Caltex amongst many many others.
He has an insatiable appetite for new ideas, new practices, and all things future and is constantly finding future driven incredible ways for his clients and audiences to be more profitable, productive and happy. He’s curious about the world, what makes it work, and how you can make a mark on it and sees everything through the eyes of Humans, never getting carried away with the technology.
He doesn’t wear blinkers, doesn’t deal in clichés, hype or hysteria, but instead keeps forever ahead of developments across 140 plus industries, because he knows that innovation is found at the boundaries between disciplines, not by narrowly focusing in on one sphere or the hottest fad.
Morris is not headline-centric, doesn’t tow a politically correct party line and has built his formidable reputation and staggering successes by telling it just like it he sees it.
This is why Morris has, for the last three decades, been firmly placed amongst the world’s leading futurists, thought leaders and transformation provocateurs.
His eerily accurate business, technological and social foresight’s reach millions each year, with 100 plus keynote events and workshops delivered around the globe annually, working out of Australia, but presenting regularly throughout Asia, Europe and the USA.
Morris also regularly appears on and is being quoted in the media in outlets including Hong Kong Radio 3, Times of India, CBS Interactive, The Australian, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Daily Telegraph, The Age, The Herald Sun, Sky News Business TV, Hinch Live, Technology Behind Business, Switzer, Channel 7’s Sunrise and The Morning Show, Channel 9’s Weekend Today, as well as ongoing segments on ABC radio local and national, 4BC, 2UE, 3AW, 5AA and 6PR.
Morris’s unique perspective on business sustainability, what’s next, after next and beyond next is recognised as a genuine difference-maker, if not safeguard against the inalienable truth that most businesses are only one innovation away from irrelevance.
Morris’s practical, easy-to-understand, game-changing insights, methods, presentations, workshops, board advice and action plans are made fresh for each client conversation and are dynamically drawn from a deep well of 35 years’ experiences gained across 140 plus industries; a formidable first hand understanding of business and how it works; an incredible working knowledge of the global innovation ecosystem and who’s doing what and where and from his ability to deep dive into his diverse and extensive global networks to find out what’s really happening at the bleeding edge.
Morris knows that moving forward “technology is for answers and humans are for questions” and that real change is driven by people, not by machines. He also sees that to succeed in the future we have to “stop giving customers what they want” and instead “anticipate what they need”.
Morris’s insights and foresight’s on how this will forever change what it means to be human, to live, to work, to play, to educate, to build, to travel, to bank, to farm, to use and how a business must respond to these unending changes if it is to survive, has captains of industries, entire workforces and delegates literally getting up off their seats, in awe and excitement about what the future will bring them.
Suggested Speaking Topics
All Morris’ presentations are built and titled bespoke to the client’s needs, but here are a few typical keynotes.
All keynotes can be extended into workshops and ongoing advisory and consulting roles
The Ultimate Cheat Sheet to Your Future – this is the most requested keynote and workshop –
a nonstop adrenaline pumping ride exploring the human, technological and cultural next, after next and beyond next horizon trends and how they may impact your business and industry.
Every presentation is built to match your unique requirements. It will place your industry and business into a wider global context ensuring your audience can see the bigger picture and then deep dives them through the most relevant trends and impacts they’ll face next and after next before moving on to the practical next steps they can take right now to future proof themselves, position themselves ready for tomorrow and take advantage of it all, today.
Each keynote and workshop is delivered as an engaging narrative weaving together explanations, case studies and where-to’s told from a human perspective, not seeking to glorify the technology, but rather to make sense of it and understand its impact on the world, your industry and your bottom line.
What will humans do when machines do everything – trending topic – The Ultimate Guide to the workplace of the future, who will be working where, when and how.
People vs technology is the supposed battle of tomorrow’s employment landscape with predictions of millions of jobs being transferred globally from humans to machines within the next decade, with routine jobs like bank tellers, cashiers, assembly workers and others already gone and routine white‐collar jobs including those from within the real estate, legal and financial industries amongst many others, next to go.
Our industrial revolution model of work served us well over the last 150 years, but moving forward we will add to the 9-5 work model the ability to work wherever and whenever, on a project and task basis, measured not by our input, but rather by our output.
And human employees are not the only the major changes ahead as we get ready to evolve everything we know about working, living and being human. What industries, jobs and task will disappear and which will rise to replace them?
What will tomorrow’s employment landscapes look like? How will we find, select, engage, train, motivate, manage and reward a complex dynamic suite of human, digital and robotic workforce needs and how might we evolve our management and leadership styles to inspire and get the most out of our work tribes of tomorrow.
These are some of the issues this keynote / workshops raises, as it paints a provocative picture of the future workplace, populates it with its many and varied players and positions them against various backdrops of changing technology, workplace and human conditions.
Stop Giving your Customers what they Want and Start Anticipating What They Need –Every start-up looks at the world, not as it is now, but how they can recreate it tomorrow.
Innovation is losing its power. Demographics are increasingly useless. Technology is shrinking the world and it’s all being superseded by a new world of hyperpersonalised anticipation.
Consumers once thought they knew what they wanted, till they found some other way of getting it, or something else entirely to replace it with, now they’re not so sure they know what they want, only that they do “want” something.
Uber, Airbnb, FaceBook and others anticipated a new world of transportation, accommodation and media and instead of building assets in their chosen industries, chose instead to build digital village markets, connecting buyers, sellers and users allowing them to meet, sell, buy, barter and use, with each transaction created unique to those participants needs.
In this roller coaster ride into tomorrow, explore how to think like a startup; how to find, understand and prioritize the ever growing number of horizon technologies and how to blend these vast future possibilities into your own anticipatory business, that anticipates and delivers on customer expectations, long before even the customer knows what it is they want and need.
Tomorrow’s Leaders Todays – Business College and Universities have not prepared us for Managing tomorrow’s workplaces. They can’t have, because we’re still busy inventing them.
Look around you, once sacred management theories and practices are now routinely being felled as tomorrow’s workforce morph from a core of 9-5 employees, to increasingly include a diverse global tribe of best of breed transient contingent workers mingling alongside an ever growing numbers of digital workers including robots, drones and artificial intelligence.
How do you lead, inspire and manage such a diverse tribe? What skills, attributes and talents may tomorrow’s leaders need to have and master? Will we still need leaders and managers in tomorrow’s workplaces?
This presentation is delivered for maximum disruption. It will force you to question what it is to be a Leader in the Future and ask you to dig deep to find your Future Leader self.
Digital Multicultural – Societies rules and etiquettes have been framed by millions of years of physical regionalized human interactions. They framed a discrete section of the world, imparted its unique values, language, morays and norms to those that lived within its geographic boundaries and taught its inhabitants right from wrong.
These native rules were then passed down orally from one generation to the next, reinforced over time by the education system and culture at large and then enshrined by local laws.
In a global digital world these norms don’t exist as culture, language, morays, laws, etiquette, expectations, values and time zones all collide in a new unchartered and ever evolving digital world.
What will tomorrow’s human expect of each other? What cultural norms might become universal and which may remain local? What language(s) will we all speak? Which, if any, of the existing cultures might form the basis of a new universal culture? How will we impart and teach these new expectations and how might we morally and legally enforce these new expectations? Will the world homogenize into one dominant culture, language and set of common expectations? And most importantly what does all this mean for doing, running and succeeding in business on global scale?
This is a transformative look at doing business on a universal scale and exploring what may be important, necessary and normal for the people that inhabit the future world of business, marketing and management and their customers.