Dr. James Canton's Recent Forecasts.

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Video Excerpts & Summaries
  • Keynotes


    Are you Future-Ready?

    Increasing complexity in the future will continue to challenge organizations to better anticipate change and adapt faster. Better preparing organizations to meet the challenges of the future is central to our DNA. At IGF we refer to this capability as Future-Readiness. Click the icon for videos and summaries.

    Strategic Trends

    Keynotes that will better identify trends relevant to your company and relate them to your business strategy.  Learn how to adapt today and prepare for the future business and personal challenges of the 21st century.
  • Dr. James Canton


    Futurist, Author and Advisor

    CEO and Chairman of the Institute for Global Futures, a leading think tank he founded in 1990 that advises business and government on future trends. He has advised three White House Administrations, the National Science Foundation and MIT's Media Lab, Europe.

    Innovation Trends

    Global futurist, social scientist, keynote presenter, author, and visionary business advisor. For over 30 years, he has been insightfully predicting the key trends that have shaped our world. Dr. Canton is recognized as one of the leading futurists worldwide. Read the feedback!
  • Consulting


    Client Services

    The Institute For Global Futures offers strategy consulting, new venture analysis, research, media programs, keynote presentations, conferences and strategic alliance building for a broad range of global Fortune 1000 clients. Client engagements are on a project or retainer basis.

    Strategic Analysis

    The Institute provides strategic analysis and business intelligence about the impact of future trends and innovations for a worldwide client base. IGF has worked with over 100 clients in numerous industries worldwide.
  • Books


    Future Smart 2015

    Manage the Game-Changing Trends that will Transform Your World.
    Amazon | Barnes&Noble | Apple | IndieBound | 800CEOREAD

    Extreme Futures

    In the post-9/11 world every forecasting book that came before 9/11 is obsolete. Our world is constantly buffeted by new and dramatic change that we can't fully grasp.
  • Social Media


    Stay on the Leading Edge

    Future-proof yourself! Stay on the edge of innovation trends and breakthroughs with Dr. Canton. See today's news from vantage point of the bigger picture that going to matter. Stay abreast of how science and technology are converging with business and government.

    In-depth Presentations

    Are you Future Ready? Are you learning, innovating and preparing to meet the challenges in your organization for the New Future? Dr. James Canton, CEO The Institute for Global Futures forecasts the future of business and the connected economy, genomics, media, mobile, and more.

Keynote Future Smart

The Extreme Future

The Future of Healthcare

The Future of AI

Workforce of the Future

Intro to Global Futures

  • Future of AI and Work: Five Trends that will Shape the Evolution of Civilization. Article
  • The AI Economy 2025: Eight Trends that will Shape our Future Article
  • The Future of Medicine: Five Trends that will Shape the Evolution of Civilization. Article
  • Future of Work: Disrupter Series. Article
  • Renowned Futurist Predicts the Future of Hotels: Forbes. Article
  • The Future of Facebook by 2025 by 2025 Article
  • What Amazon will be Selling You by 2028 Article
  • The Extreme Future of Medicine Read
  • The Future Impact of AI on Business, Lifestyle and Society Read
  • More Human Then Human: AI as a Competitive Advantage Read
  • The Predictive Enterprise: Five Trends Shaping the Future of Business Read
  • To Prepare for the Future You Have to Shape It, Forbes Interview Read
  • The Top Trends That Will Shape the Next Ten Years – E-Innovation Summit Watch
  • Future of the Workforce, Business Insider Read
  • Future of Commerce Read
  • Commercial Space Travel? Dr. Canton interview with John Stossel Watch
  • What CIO’s Can Learn – Wall Street Journal Read
  • James Canton on the Future – Forbes Read
  • Welcome to the Fast Future: Insight Into the CPA of the Future 2015 Study. PDF Website
  • The Future of Healthcare: 2020 Horizon. See
  • Future-Ready Strategy. Five Strategy Questions Every CEO Needs to Ask. PDF
  • The Future of Medicine. Discovery Channel Interview. Watch
  • Business and the Connected Economy Watch
  • Megacities. Royal Statistical Society. PDF
  • Meet the iPad13. Imagining the iPad Decades From Now. PDF
  • The Future at Singularity University. PDF
  • Toward our Neuro-Future. PDF
  • Top Futurists Predict – Robots, Regenerative Medicine and More: Futurists Gaze Into 2014 Read
  • New Future of Business & Society Keynote. Watch
  • The Cloud. The Future of Cloud Computing and Analytics PDF
  • The Future of Social Media. PDF
  • Dr. Canton interviewed by CIO Insight on the CIO as Change Agent PDF