ANDERS SÖRMAN-NILSSON (LLB / EMBA) is a global futurist and innovation strategist who helps leaders decode trends, decipher what’s next and turn provocative questions into proactive strategies. With an average of 240 international travel days a year, Anders’ view is that the future and the now are converging in a city or start-up near you, giving the curious, the creative and the courageous a competitive and sustainable edge. At the same time, that same future contains fearsome forecasts for futurephobes. This Australian-Swedish futurist has shared stage with Hillary Clinton, Nobel Laureates, and European and Australian heads of state. He is an active member of TEDGlobal, has keynoted at TEDx in the United States and Australia, was nominated to the World Economic Forum’s Young Global Leaders in 2015, and was the keynote speaker at the G20’s Y20 Summit in Australia.

His thought leadership has been featured in international media like Monocle, Business Insider, Sky News Business, Financial Review, CIO Magazine and Boss. He is the author of the books Digilogue: how to win the digital minds and analogue hearts of tomorrow’s customers and Thinque Funky: Upgrade Your Thinking, and his upcoming book Seamless: the futurephile’s guide to leading digital adaptation and human transformation is due for release by Wiley in October 2016.

His presentations are meticulously researched, highly energetic and always fascinating with content tailored to the audience, which is why clients like Apple, Cisco, Mercedes Benz, Hilton, SAP, Gartner and Macquarie Bank have turned to Anders over the years to help them turn research into foresight and business impact.

 

 TOPICS

Seamless 

Weaving Digital & Analogue Worlds

The world is filled with friction. Everywhere we go we experience the frictive effects of badly designed “seams”.

Brands are busily digitising and adding new channels of communication. But oftentimes, these are merely additive and confusing, rather than integrative and mutually reinforcing.

Smart brands understand that the future of customer service, great customer experience and the creation of raving fans, lies in their ability to design seamless transitions between physical and digital channels, and to deliberately and empathetically remove friction from our lives.

In a future of the Internet of Things, Virtual Reality, and Artificial Intelligence, the ability of leaders and brands to go ‘seamless’ will distinguish the winners from the losers.

This bespoke tailored presentation will provide:

  • A futurephile’s guide to creating seamlessness for your brand and organization
  • Showcase how to think and design to avoid the top frictive mistakes of companies in demise
  • How to use seamlessness to create raving brand advocates and customer loyalty
  • The reasons why leading a seamless transformation inside your organization is a prerequisite for ensuring external seamlessness for your customers.

 

Digilogue

The Convergence of Digital and Analogue

As some organisations careen recklessly into the digital future, others are being left behind. Smart companies are however realising there is an important middle ground  the Digilogue. A place where digital and analogue converge. Where progressive digital strategies satisfy a customer's mind while the old fashionedanalogue practices sooth their hearts. This customised presentation will provide:

  • Appreciation of the parts of your business that simply cannot go digital
  • Insights into the real customer experience, the touch points that thrill them by speaking to their hearts and not their head
  • Understanding of how to develop your digital story in a way that actually attracts business
  • Recognition of why customer service will never be replaced, but reborn in the Digilogue

 

Waves of Change

Three Global Trends Disrupting your Slumber

Having your finger on the pulse of the market place has never been more important. We are operating in a turbo-charged environment that waits for no one. Waves of Change is a fascinating session covering the three major forces of change soon to be reaching your shores. A perfect session to shake off organisational change apathy and prepare your team for what?s next. This customised presentation will provide:

  • Insights into the key trends that are already upending your industry
  • Tools to harness these game changing trends and use them to reinvent your strategies
  • The ability to decode todays landscape and use it as a way to drive innovation
  • How to view change as a wave that can be channelled, rather than a threat 

 

Anders Sorman-Nilsson is a futurist and innovation strategist who helps executives and business leaders decode trends, answer disruptive questions and strategise for foreseeable and unpredictable futures. As a Swedish-Australian strategist at Thinque he has helped executives of Fortune 500s and ASX leaders convert provocative questions into proactive, future strategies across 4 continents since 2005.


ANDERS SÖRMAN-NILSSON (LLB / EMBA) is a global futuris t and innovation strategist who helps leaders decode trends, decipher what’s next and turn provocative questions into proactive strategies. With an average of 240 international travel days a year, Anders’ view is that the future and the now are converging in a city or s tart-up near you, giving the curious, the creative and the courageous a competitive and sustainable edge. At the same time, that same future contains fearsome forecasts for futurephobes.

This Swedish-Australian futurist has shared stage with Hillary Clinton, Nobel Laureates, and European and Australian heads of state. He is an active member of TEDGlobal, has keynoted at TEDx in the United States and Australia, was nominated to the World Economic Forum’s Young Global Leaders in 2015, and was the keynote speaker at the G20’s Y20 Summit in Australia.

His thought leadership has been featured in international media like Monocle, Business Insider, Sky News Business, Financial Review, CIO Magazine and Boss. He is the author of the books Digilogue: how to win the digital minds and analogue hearts of tomorrow’s customers and Thinque Funky: Upgrade Your Thinking, and his upcoming book Seamless: the futurephile’s guide to leading digital adaptation and human transformation is due for release by Wiley in October 2016.

His presentations are meticulously researched, highly energetic and always fascinating with content tailored to the audience, which is why clients like Apple, Cisco, Mercedes Benz, Hilton, SAP, Gartner and Macquarie Bank have turned to Anders over the years to help them turn research into foresight and business impact

Seamless Transitions: weaving digital & analogue worlds

The world is filled with friction. Everywhere we go we experience the frictive effects of badly designed “seams”. Brands are busily ‘digitizing’ and adding new channels of communication. But oftentimes, these are merely additive and confusing, rather than integrative and mutually reinforcing. Smart brands understand that the future of customer service, great customer experience and the creation of raving fans lies in their ability to design seamless transitions between physical and digital channels, and to deliberately and empathetically remove friction from our lives. In a future of the Internet of Things, Virtual Reality, and Artificial Intelligence, the ability of leaders and brands to go ‘seamless’ will distinguish the winners from the losers.

In this tailored presentation audiences discover:

  • A futurephile’s guide to creating seamlessness for your brand and organization
  • How to think and design to avoid the top frictive mistakes of companies in demise
  • How to use seamlessness to create raving brand advocates and customer loyalty
  • The reasons why leading a seamless transformation inside your organization is a prerequisite for ensuring external seamlessness for your customers
  • How you can develop your brand and social media by telling your company’s story in a way that connects with our digital minds and analogue hearts, and why this is increasingly vital.

Digilogue: the convergence of the digital and the analogue

As some organizations careen recklessly into the digital future, others are being left behind. Smart companies are however realizing there is an important middle ground – the Digilogue. A place where digital and analogue converge. Where progressive ‘digital’ strategies satisfy a customer’s mind while the old fashioned ‘analogue’ practices soothe their hearts.

This customized presentation will provide:

  • Appreciation of the parts of your business that simply cannot go digital
  • Insights into the real customer experience. Those vital touchpoints that thrill them by speaking to their hearts and not their head
  • Understanding of how to develop your digital ‘story’ in a way that actually attracts business
  • Recognition of why customer service will never be replaced, but is reborn in the Digilogue

Waves of Change: three global trends disrupting your existence

Organizations and teams need to be equipped with strategic foresight for the future and having your finger on the pulse of the marketplace has never been more important. We are operating in a turbo-charged environment that waits for no one.

Waves of Change is a fascinating ‘Did You Know?’ session that will expand your thinking and shake your people up from ignorance, complacency and apathy. Change is impacting your business today, tomorrow and will continue to do so in the foreseeable future. In this thought-provoking presentation: Gain insight into the trends behind innovation, generation and communication phenomena that are upending your industry. Harness the important trends and explore how to use them effectively to improve strategy.

Anders will help you decode today’s landscape and show you how to use digital trends to drive innovation in successful products and services

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Testimonials

Anders' style is as entertaining and engaging as it is upbeat and informative.
- CEO & PRESIDENT OF FORTUNE 500 COMPANY

At the US event, after 2 solid days, Anders had the entire audience on their feet and a room full of 130+ people more engaged than I have ever seen.
- MANAGER FORTUNE 500, PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY

Anders is very professional, and a brilliant thinker and communicator. I would have no hesitation in engaging Anders again, or in recommending him to others.
- MANAGEMENT CONSULTANT FORTUNE 1000, BANKING INDUSTRY

He adapted his speech to the unique demographics of our audience, heeding all my recommendations and requests
- MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS LEADER, CISCO

Everything you have done has been done with a great deal of preparation and great deal of recognition of what we wanted! It stopped us to think the way which is comfortable and go into another place which is for the betterment of the group
- Head of Legal Risk Management, Macquarie Bank

I highly recommend Anders as a thought-provoking Gen Y-expert. Anders presented to our entire agency and was thoroughly entertaining, whilst providing good insights into managing generational change in business. His perspectives would be enlightening to all types of businesses who are looking to Gen-Y to provide their organisation with the creative edge they need for the future!
- Managing Director, McCann Worldgroup

Anders is truly a funky thinker! His ideas espouse vibrancy, passion & fun. I find Ander's approach to diversity very novel and refreshing and very relevant to today's fast paced workplaces. I have used Anders to educate our older workforce on how to engage Gen Y and will be using him again to educate Gen Y on how to engage Gen X & Baby Boomers
- HR Director, Optus

If you're looking for a unique thought provoking keynote, presentation or workshop, then Anders is your man. Anders overdelivered on his NLP workshop at the iMedia Brand Summit creating a fun, interactive session where people were able to learn new communication methods to enhance their personal and corporate lives.
- Ad:tech/ DMG

Anders is like a B12 shot in the arm... you go in feeling lethargic, exhausted, lacking motivation. You leave feeling energised, enthused, alive. He enables you to get back out there and tackle your problems head-on with practical solutions you can implement today. Do yourself a favour.. get a shot.
- Queensland Health

Anders is an extremely professional bloke. The training project we engaged him for was enlightening and equipped the players with a new way of going forward
- Brad Fittler, Sydney Roosters Coach

Anders presented to a group of leading finance executives on behalf of the CFO Ambition forum. His topic was very well presented, with a mix of media and interaction that maintained and captured the whole audience. He is very knowledgeable, inspires thought and creates motivation to change our thinking. He is without doubt one of the most engaging speakers out there!
- Research Manager, Ambition Recruitment

Anders is the GURU of Funk. His keynote rocks. I booked him to speak at our annual winter conference and he rocked the room. Sharp, funny, focussed and funky. Book him for your next event.
- Matt Church CSP, CEO of Thought Leaders

I just wanted to say thanks again for your presentation at the Channel Camp event last week. I have had some really great feedback from delegates and I just wanted to say thank you for your part in making this event a success.
- National Channel Manager, Apple

I highly recommend Anders as a thought-provoking Gen Y-expert. Anders presented to our entire agency and was thoroughly entertaining, whilst providing good insights into managing generational change in business. His perspectives would be enlightening to all types of businesses who are looking to Gen-Y to provide their organisation with the creative edge they need for the future!
- Managing Director, McCann Worldgroup

I wanted to thank you for your keynote at ICAA conference 2011. The tailored style and nature of the presentation was perfectly pitched to the diverse audience of cinema operators and other film industry stakeholders. You gave an engaging, informed, and provocative take on the technological challenges facing an industry in the midst of significant change. The connections between embracing change and then adapting it to positive outcomes set the tone for the rest of the conference and allowed delegates to approach the complex issues presented in consequent presentations and seminars with greater understanding, enthusiasm and open thinking. I've received widespread positive feedback from delegates ranging from small rural cinema operators to the CEO of Screen Australia. Again, thank you and please accept my congratulations and appreciation on behalf of all delegates. Nadia, thank you for your help and support in having us work with Anders. We look forward to working with Ovations to continue to deliver outstanding keynotes next year.
- Chief Executive Independent Cinemas Association of Australia

Young, funky, cool ideas
- ANZ

Fantastic - interesting, engaging & relevant
- Centro Properties Group

Anders provided a Keynote and Plenary session at our State Conference both of which were detailed, informative, interesting and interactive - our delegates really enjoyed Anders presentations. I would love to work with him again in the future and I have no problem recommending Anders' services to others.
- IPWEA

"Very interesting & inspiring. Great for sales and marketing teams"
– Macquarie Bank

"Loved the personal story behind the message – great for SME space, ag businesses & retail"
– Moir Group

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A massive thank you to you both for all your assistance from selecting to co-ordinating the speakers for our annual ProLoan conference. Feedback was that this year’s speakers where the best they had EVER heard at ANY event. So this is pretty amazing, because they do go to a lot of sessions like these.

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