James Taylor - who started his career managing high profile rock stars - is now an in-demand keynote speaker and internationally recognized leader in creativity, sustainability, innovation and artificial intelligence. For over 20 years, he has been advising CEO’s, entrepreneurs, educators, governments, leaders, writers and rockstars on how to design innovative organizations, unlock creative potential and build a sustainable future. His forthcoming book is “SuperCreativity: Augmenting Human Creativity in the Age of Artificial Intelligence”.

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Testimonials

He's an amazing creativity keynoter, an expert in his field. Not only does James know his stuff, but he is so pragmatic and practical that it makes working with him easy and immediately productive.

President, Brand Development Associates International

His presentation was one of the most interesting topics at the conference. The knowledge he shared will help immensely.

Chairman of the Board, The UAE Internal Auditors Association

James transformed the audiences with the right mindset, tool sets and skill sets to fully unlock their creativity potential. His engaging, insightful and interactive style is unique, exciting and totally inspiring.

Program Head, M Academy (McDonalds)

James Taylor is a very powerful speaker with a strong message. Feedback obtained from participants gave us solid messages transmitted by James. Highly recommended speaker.

Consultor Empresarial, Asociación Colombiana de BPO

James was one of my all-time favorite speakers. He has an unusually broad understanding of how to build a business. James is the total package. I look forward to hearing him speak again someday soon.

President, MarketingSherpa, a division of MEC Labs

James led a thought-provoking and engaging session that provided valuable insights and actions for the attendees to help them fully embrace creativity to be more relevant to their client's future needs.

CEO, PKF International Ltd

James Taylor was a fantastic keynote speaker. His presentation was an insightful and entertaining closing keynote for the event audience. A great speaker to inspire your employees to reclaim their creativity.

Events & Marketing Director, B2B Marketing Exchange Conference

James was very well received and we had some fantastic feedback from the colleagues. I would also like to thank you on behalf of Al-Futtaim for spending time with us and inspiring our team members.

HR Director, Al-Futtaim Group

A great keynote and facilitator who truly cares about your business, your goals and your audience. He tailors his message to your end-user, creates videos and marketing materials to help promote your event and he shares knowledge and best practices that can help you host better meetings.

Head of Meeting Innovation, Meeting Professionals International

He was the perfect choice to speak about the future of jobs in the artificial intelligence age. We are very pleased to cooperate with you and in upcoming opportunities.

Project Coordinator, Nefal, Saudi Arabia

Easy to work with, powerful content, and dynamic, engaging speaker.

Group Event Director of (Informa) for HDI Service Management World

Authentic, inspirational and entertaining, truly engaging the audience from the beginning. Participants and customers provided us with many delighted comments.

Carine Vaeremans, CEO, Profacts

James Taylor M.B.A. F.R.S.A. - who started his career managing high profile rock stars - is now an in-demand keynote speaker and internationally recognized leader in creativity, sustainability, innovation and artificial intelligence. For over 20 years, he has been advising CEO’s, entrepreneurs, educators, governments and leaders from Silicon Valley to Dubai on how to design innovative organizations, unlock creative potential and build a sustainable future.

As the host of multiple global summits he has personally interviewed over 750 of the world’s leading creative minds including Silicon Valley tech CEO’s, New York Times bestselling authors, and artificial intelligence pioneers. Hundreds of thousands of people in over 120 countries have learned about creativity and innovation through his online courses, videos, media interviews and keynote speeches.

His clients have included Fortune Global 500 companies, government policy makers, industry associations and he was recently the subject of a 30 minute BBC documentary about his life and work. Companies including Apple, Cisco, Deloitte, Accenture, Caterpillar, UPS, Novartis, EY, Visa, McDonalds, ADNOC and Dell have all brought in James Taylor to inspire and educate through his thought-provoking keynotes and interactive workshops.

James is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts (F.R.S.A.) whose Fellows have included global innovators and leaders including President Benjamin Franklin, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, Bob Dylan, Adam Smith, Nelson Mandela and Professor Stephen Hawking

Speaking Topics

SuperCreativity™

Accelerating Innovation In The Age Of Artificial Intelligence

Business is changing at the speed of light. Exponential technologies such as artificial intelligence and robotics are creating new disruptive business models almost overnight. In this new world, one where McKinsey & Co predict that 45 percent of jobs will be automated over the next 20 years, there is one distinctly human competitive advantage you and your people must leverage – your creativity. In this tailored, entertaining and highly visual one-of-a-kind keynote, James Taylor takes the audience on a journey to discover the backstage secrets of the world’s most creative individuals and innovative organizations.

  • Topic: Creativity, Innovation, Change, Artificial Intelligence
  • Perfect for: Global Conferences, Client-Facing Events, Corporate Meetings, Associations

SuperCollaboration™

Cyborgs, Centaurs and The Rise of Human-AI Collaboration

Today's business landscape is evolving at an unprecedented pace, driven by exponential technologies such as artificial intelligence, digital twins and robotics. They are transforming industries ranging from finance, retail and healthcare to engineering, construction and logistics. In this dynamic, entertaining and interactive keynote, James Taylor will guide you through a captivating exploration of how leaders and organisations are adapting to technological change. You will discover that, in this new world, your most valuable competitive advantage as a leader lies in your ability to foster creative collaboration between humans AND machines. This tailored and entertaining presentation is designed to inspire and equip you with the insights and strategies needed to be future-ready.

  • Topic: Collaboration, Innovation, , Leadership, Change, Artificial Intelligence, Future Trends
  • Perfect for: Global Conferences, Client-Facing Events, Corporate Meetings, Associations

Ethical Futurism™

Sustainability, AI and the Future of Business

In this inspiring, entertaining and highly visual keynote James Taylor will take you on a journey to discover how the world’s most ethical and sustainable companies are transforming their industries and achieving sustainable growth while also balancing profit, people and planet. Because today consumers want to buy from brands which align with their values and care about saving our planet. Talent wants to work for organisations that do the right thing. Purpose-driven companies want to do well but also do good. The success of your organisation relies on using data and creativity to accelerate your sustainability transformation and in the process find new opportunities and avenues for growth. It relies on inspiring and motivating your people on how we can build a better future together.

  • Topics: Sustainability, Environment, Climate Change, ESG, Trends, Leadership, Future of Work,
  • Perfect for: Global Conferences, Client-Facing Events, Corporate Meetings, Associations

Unlock Your Creative Potential

Topic: Creativity, Collaboration, Innovation

Perfect for: Internal Conferences, Offsite Retreats, Team Events

James Taylor’s immersive in-person or virtual workshops will help your team unlock creative potential, accelerate innovation, increase productivity and adapt to change. If your people have these challenges then James is perfect for your next corporate workshop:

  • My team doesn’t collaborate well
  • Our people need to be better creative problem-solvers
  • We have good ideas but can’t make them happen
  • Our business needs new ideas to grow sales
  • We need to identify new opportunities

Workshop Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand the five step process for developing your creativity
  • Discover techniques for generating and developing innovative ideas
  • Learn creative thinking skills to better evaluate new ideas
  • Lead your team to unlock their creative potential
  • Build a more innovative and creative culture at work

Virtual emcee or host

With more conferences and business events happening online the top virtual emcees and hosts have never been more in-demand but selecting the right one can be a challenge.

Done well, virtual conferences, meetings and summits can be a highly effective way to inspire, inform and educate your clients, prospects and employees. However we’ve all had to sit through those rather long and boring virtual conferences, summits, webinars and events which quite frankly deliver a very low return on investment in terms of time and money.

As a virtual host, panel moderator, podcast host and Wall Street Journal featured Virtual MC James Taylor has interviewed over 750 CEO’s, celebrities, New York Times bestselling authors, speakers, academics and experts including Jack Canfield, Sally Hogshead and Guy Kawasaki.

James Taylor has expertly moderated intimate virtual executive briefings for fifty people all the way through to hosting large multi-speaker virtual and hybrid conferences for tens of thousands.

The experienced choice for:

  • Virtual Conferences and Summits
  • Virtual Fireside Chats
  • Virtual Panel Moderation

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