The world is changing at breakneck speed, and we know there’s more uncertainty and disruption – but also opportunity – in our future.
From digital expansion to climate action, from fresh faces in the office to new rules on how and where we work, and from social change to AI – these aren’t just disruptions, they are your next big chance.
You might think the future is outside your control, but that’s not true. We can’t be future proof, but we can be future ready. We all have the opportunity to shape the future – and that starts now.
Let’s explore the trends shaping our future, understand the skills and mindset we most need now, and learn how to thrive in a fast-changing world. Come ready to think, laugh, learn, and leave with a game plan for your own future.Read less
A futurist and speaker giving businesses insights into the future.
Gihan Perera is a futurist, conference speaker, online presenter, and author who shows you how to be fit for the future in a fast-changing world.
For 25 years, he has worked with organisations and leaders throughout Australia, as well as in New Zealand, South Africa, the United Kingdom, Europe, Asia, and North America – helping them to thrive in a fast-changing world. Since the pandemic, he has helped people lead in uncertainty, and act with clarity and confidence through crisis, recovery, and growth.
Gihan is the author of 'The Future of Leadership', 'Disruption By Design', as well as 10 additional books. He has always taken the lead in embracing emerging technologies and trends, from his university thesis in robotics and artificial intelligence to leading a software development team building the infrastructure for the early Internet, founding one of Australia’s first Web development companies in 1996, teaching thought leaders how to engage in e-learning platforms, and helping business leaders build their personal brand and online influence.
Because innovation is everybody’s business, and the best ideas can come from anywhere, Gihan has worked with a number of industries – including healthcare, financial services, mining and resources, property, local government, education, and technology.
Forbes magazine rated him the #5 social media influencer in the world (and #1 in Australia) in his area of expertise.
He is a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP), the only internationally recognised designation for professional speakers. Gihan has always been interested in people and the way they communicate – and how to become fit for the future, so they embrace change, act on opportunities, and live happier lives