Tim Longhurst

Travels from: New South Wales

Identify and explore tomorrow's possibilities today to seize opportunities

Categories: Futurists & Future Trends

Full Presenter Profile & Bio

Tim is futurist at strategic consultancy, prior to this he held Director of Strategy roles at the world’s largest digital consultancy, Razorfish, and social change organisation, GetUp. Tim’s contagious energy sees him bring much needed levity to the sometimes major challenges we face.

Organisations including BNP Paribas, IBM, IKEA, Johnson & Johnson and Microsoft have worked with Tim to develop strategies for adapting to our changing world. Clients in fields as diverse as agriculture, education, finance, healthcare, IT, media and the public sector engage Tim for the research and experience he brings and the atmosphere his processes create—bringing out the best in others.

Friendly, entertaining and conversational, Tim’s energy lifts the room and sets a great tone, making him a terrific opening keynoter or a great way to close a big day.

Tim’s presentation style, professionalism and client satisfaction has been recognised by the National Speakers’ Association, who have awarded Tim their highest designation, Certified Speaking Professional (CSP).

Tim’s web posts on innovation and the future are read by thousands of readers around the world every month. He is head of the strategic foresight consultancy, Key Message and has ongoing commitments as a formal advisor to a number of Silicon Valley startups.

As well as leading strategies for governments and Fortune 500 companies, Tim’s passion for making things better has led him to work with activists and dynamic non-government organisations in the support of projects that seek to create a more socially just and sustainable world.

Speaker Topics

An Eye on the Future
Explore with Tim the key themes on how the world is changing and the effects it has on you
Better Together
How the wisdom of groups is redefining everything
Buckle Up!
Adapting ourselves to business at the speed of light
Industry Focus
Tim presents the trends that you can't afford to ignore
Modern Leadership
Learn lessons from the edge of business and culture
Opportunities Rock!
Identifying and seizing opportunities in the time of abundance
Small is the New Big
Learn how the future is being created in small moves


Speaking at our recent Sales Partner Conference in Phillip Island, Tim captivated the audience with his witty, involving and informative style of speaking. As a key part of our past 50 year celebration themed event Tim grasped the concepts of our business, embraced them and delivered thought leadership on what the next 50 years may bring. Feedback on Tim from the delegates was superb, “engaging”, “thought provoking”, “inspiring” with key takeaways relating directly to our business. To sum up, thumbs up, “we like you”.

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Tim Longhurst - Futurists & Future Trends

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