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Matt O'Neill: Inspires your positive future

Matt O’Neill

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As a futurist speaker, marketing and communications expert, Matt O'Neill helps and inspire ogranisations to adapt to a digital and ever-changing world.

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5 out of 5 stars

“You provided the kick off scene setter for the International Association of Business Communicator's flagship Future Fit Communcation event in 2108 in the UK. You gave a fantastic overview of how augmented reality and artificial intelligence are changing and will continue to change the landscape, and posed some great questions. But more than that - as we prepared for the session you provided a stream of ideas, questions and challenges that got us thinking about how we could get the most from our meeting. And on the day you not only delivered but continued to comment, question and get us all thinking about how we need to understand how what is coming affects us today.”

Mike Pounsford, IABC Chair, International Association of Business Communicators See all references

Why you should book Matt O'Neill for your next event

  • With more than 15 years of experience within the marketing and communications business, Matt tells about his journey – cooperating with technology to spot trends and find practical ways to apply them to his work and clients.
  • Matt delivers keynotes on business growth and technology. He enlightens his audience with the tools and tips you need to be prepared for the future.
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Prior to becoming a Futurist, Matt O’Neill spent over 15 years developing marketing and communications businesses. They include an innovative events company, cutting edge video marketing products and a marketing communications agency. He has worked at the cutting edge of media throughout.

Why you should book Matt O'Neill for your next event

  • With more than 15 years of experience within the marketing and communications business, Matt tells about his journey – cooperating with technology to spot trends and find practical ways to apply them to his work and clients.
  • Matt delivers keynotes on business growth and technology. He enlightens his audience with the tools and tips you need to be prepared for the future.

“If speaking to plants helps them grow, imagine what it can do for humans”

Most speakers believe their job is delivering content. To Matt, that’s selling short. He judges success by enabling actionable, fresh realisation on the world around us. His job is only complete if your audience leaves feeling inspired to do something different tomorrow than they did today.

His real interest lies at the intersection between cutting-edge technology and humanity. His positive outlook means he’s always looking for ways to fuse the best of what technology has to offer and how we humans flourish alongside. We can never be future proof, but we can be future-ready!

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Future of Work

We can never be future-proof, but we can be future-ready. So as the world of work navigates its way past the pandemic, equip your teams with the foresight to gain a new competitive advantage. Future of work speaker Matt shows you the future of work trends shaping our lives in realistic and human terms; and how you can apply them to build your positive future.

Equip your organisation with future-fit thinking to enable fresh realisation in your team. The topic areas I cover in my future of work keynote include:

  • Artificial Intelligence: Understanding automation and its development towards 2030
  • Future of Work Skills: What to develop for yourself and your teams
  • Continual Learning: Why it’s critical and how to do it easily
  • Multi-generational Workplaces: How attitudes to work are changing and what the new generation values
  • The Physical Workplace: What innovations can you expect and what are the implications for your people?
  • The Virtual Workplace: Understanding mixed reality working – including the Metaverse and beyond!
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Future of Leadership

We can never be future-proof, but we can be future-ready. So as the world of work navigates its way past the pandemic, lead your teams with the foresight to gain a new competitive advantage. Futurist Matt O’Neill shows you the future of leadership trends shaping our lives in realistic and human terms; and how you can apply them to build your positive future.

Equip your organisation with future-fit thinking to enable fresh realisation in your team. The topic areas I cover in my future of leadership keynote include:

  • Artificial Intelligence: Understanding the evolution of AI and when to automate work or not!
  • Future of Leadership Skills: The mindsets and skills leaders will need to develop? AND the skills will they need to nurture in the people they lead?
  • Enlarging leadership: Why leaders of the future won’t have a succession plan, but need a succession queue!
  • Continual Learning: Why it matters and how to foster learning that’s fit for the 21st Century.
  • Generation Alpha and Beta: So much has been written about the ‘Zoomers’. What expectations will those entering the workforce in 2030 and beyond have?
  • Future Shocks: Covid changed everything. BUT – How can you prepare for the next future shock; The New VUCA!
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Technology Futurist

We can never be future-proof, but we can be future-ready. So, as technological development moves from linear to exponential, you will acquire the foresight to gain a new competitive advantage. Technology Futurist Matt O’Neill shows you the future of technology trends shaping our lives in realistic and human terms; and how you can apply them to build your positive future.

Equip your organisation with future-fit thinking to enable fresh realisation in your team. The topic areas I cover in my technology futurist keynote include, but are not limited to:

Foundational Technology layers – understand how and why Artificial Intelligence and Biotechnology are the 21st-century bedrocks for all other layers to build upon.

  • Artificial Intelligence: Understanding the evolution of AI, automation, and why society will need to adapt
  • Biotechnology: Understand why, and how technology is evolving from mechanical to organic. What new products are emerging and the problems they will solve.
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Futurist

We can never be future-proof, but we can be future-ready. So as the world navigates its way past the pandemic, equip your teams with the foresight to gain a new competitive advantage. Futurist keynote speaker Matt shows you the trends shaping our lives in realistic and human terms; and how you can apply them to build your positive future.

Equip your organisation with future-fit thinking to enable fresh realisation in your team.

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2025 - The Rise of Synthetic Biology

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Ocean Outdoor: Future of DOOH - Holograms, Space, Neural Interfaces, Creativity, Work and Humanisation

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References

“Working with you was a joy. We briefed you carefully about our intended audience's likely concerns which you carefully integrated into a draft presentation. You were happy to finetune and adapt to ensure that we were completely satisfied. The three chosen themes could have all been the subject of a full day in their own right, but you managed to encapsulate the key issues in a lucid and fascinating 30 minutes. Your visuals were excellent, enhancing what we heard. You're a fluent and thoughtful speaker. who went the extra mile to do a great job. It is rare to find a keynote speaker so willing to listen and adapt to our needs. Our audience, tired at the end of a long congress, found you thought-provoking and engaging. Your passion for your subject shines through and I believe you'd do a fantastic job speaking for any organisation who wanted to hear about future trends and technology.”

Julia Jepps, Programme and Research Director

Associations World Congress 2019

“Our audience of business leaders enjoyed your stories and examples which provided much food for thought. You were really relevant to our event. People loved it”

Alix Farquhar, Lead Consultant

Bridge Partnership (Hong Kong)

“Like all the best advisers, you ask not only the right questions, but also the challenging ones; always with a view on securing the best result for us.”

Stephen Welch, Communications Lead

Dialog Semiconductors

“Matt was an incredible speaker for our Digital Disruption event at Unilever. His talk revealed key strategies for discovering your core values as a leader and using them to effectively engage and motivate people.”

Rosie Topp, Co-Founder

Digital Leadership Forum

“Your Future of Manufacturing work was invaluable in helping our customers better understand where opportunities and threats to their businesses lie.”

Scott Addington, Director EMEA Marketing

Epicor PLC

"You led a thought-provoking session for the Board and leadership team which challenged our thinking about the future. The session took us out of our comfort zone and opened our minds to a different future."

Sandra Crosby, Housing Director

Greenfields Community Housing
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5 out of 5 stars

“You provided the kick off scene setter for the International Association of Business Communicator's flagship Future Fit Communcation event in 2108 in the UK. You gave a fantastic overview of how augmented reality and artificial intelligence are changing and will continue to change the landscape, and posed some great questions. But more than that - as we prepared for the session you provided a stream of ideas, questions and challenges that got us thinking about how we could get the most from our meeting. And on the day you not only delivered but continued to comment, question and get us all thinking about how we need to understand how what is coming affects us today.”

Mike Pounsford, IABC Chair, International Association of Business Communicators See all references

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