Coauthor of SustainAgility. Founder & Chairman, Global Change, LTD.
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Patrick Dixon is often described in the media as Europe’s leading futurist. He is a dynamic, provocative and entertaining speaker who advises many of the world’s largest corporations on key trends, managing uncertainty, identifying risk and developing opportunities. He digs deep into the strategy of each organization, and creates a unique presentation for each event. He has successfully identified hundreds of future business innovations.
INFLUENTIAL AUTHOR: Dr Patrick Dixon has been ranked as one of the 20 most influential business thinkers alive today. He is the Chairman of Global Change Ltd, a growth strategy and forecasting company, he is author of 15 books (in 27 languages), and he is a physician. Key books include Futurewise, SustainAgility, The Genetic Revolution and Building a Better Business.
OUTSTANDING KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Dr Dixon has spoken to audiences in over 50 nations and is one of the world's most sought after keynote speakers at corporate events. His customised, multimedia presentations are both content rich and highly engaging for the audiences. Customers describe his style as challenging, visionary, hard-hitting, strategic, provocative, dynamic, passionate and practical as well as entertaining. He has he remarkable ability to motivate people to seize growth opportunities and to change.
MULTINATIONAL CLIENTS IN MANY INDUSTRIES: His clients are from every industry with particular strengths in technology, marketing, consumer insight, banking and health — and include Google, Microsoft, IBM, KLM / Air France, BP, ExxonMobil, World Bank, Siemens, Ford, Sara Lee, Prudential, Aviva, Barclays, UBS, Credit Suisse, PWC, Hewlett Packard, Gillette, GSK, Roche, Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, Novartis, BASF, Credit Suisse, Forbes, Fortune, RBS, Zurich Financial Services, Tetrapak, Unisys, BT, BBC, Fedex and DHL. He has also taught on executive / MBA programmes at seven Business Schools.
STRATEGY, GROWTH CONSULTING and BOARD ROLES: He advises multinational boards and senior teams on strategic impact of global trends, innovation and risk, in assignments ranging from one-day strategic reviews, to in-depth consulting over more than a year. Examples of issues: macro-economic trends, future of marketing, mobile payments and banking, multi-channel customers, social media, consumer shifts, lifestyle changes, customer loyalty, relationship management, call-centres, brand management, demographic shifts, health care, pharmaceutical research, antiageing, genetics and biotechnology, nanotechnology, emerging markets, geopolitical threats, risk management, agile leadership, change management, motivation, green tech, sustainable innovation and corporate responsibility.
He has also worked as Group Strategy Director for Acromas Ltd, which owns the AA and Saga (group turnover >$3bn from financial services, roadside rescue, holidays, publishing and health care). Patrick Dixon is a non-executive director of Acromas Health Care (Allied Health Care Ltd, Nestor Health Care Ltd and Saga Health Care Ltd) — which delivers as a group over 40 million home care visits a year across the UK, 24 hour live-in care, out-of-hours medical cover, hospital-at-home, end-of-life, dental, forensic medicine, nursing and prison health. He is also Chairman of the Biotech company Virttu Biologics Ltd, which is conducting clinical trials on new cancer treatments.
Presentations with practical insights
Around half of Patrick Dixon’s presentations are in-house events for senior leaders, and include detailed research into company priorities, strategy and wider environment. He delivers vitally important insights, specific to each corporation. Patrick Dixon has worked with hundreds of multinationals in over 50 nations, across every industry. For example he has:
Helped identify next-generation blockbuster drugs with potential sales of over $50bn a year
Assisted a global telecom company to develop better customer focus
Identified significant sustainability initiatives for the European Chemical Industry
Advised on online banking strategy for one of the world’s premier banks
Patrick’s web pages have been visited by some 14 million different people, and are a rich source of substantive thought leadership on a very wide range of topics.(See GlobalChange.com and his YouTube channel).