Mike Walsh flew to Mexico last week to give a keynote at a private executive summit for Sony. He spoke to upper level decision makers from Latin America who are leaders of entertainment distribution. Sony asked Mike for answers to the many challenges retailers face, including the reality that consumers have the power in today’s market.
As a futurist, Mike discussed not only discussed the future of the region, but also gave practical advice on how to succeed in a global future driven by technology. He told the audience members that they need new mindsets and new tools to win the hearts and minds of tomorrow’s customers. He provided insight into the behavioral patterns of a global generation born who have never lived without the Internet. His fast-paced keynote also explored the impact of mobile on payments and transactions and the challenges of embedding Big Data into management decision making.
Here are testimonials from a couple of key decision makers who attended the keynote:
“The session inspires me a lot. I just started my new leadership role in Sony Mexico one month ago. The idea of replacing e-mail with Facebook is exactly what I want to do. Those insights into the future are a great eye opener to rebuild our midrange planning.” – Takao Kuroda, President of Sony Mexico
“You rocked it!” – Mark Stanley, Vice President & General Manager, of Sony entertainment/Playstation for Latin America
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About Mike Walsh
Founder and CEO of Tomorrow, a consumer innovation research lab, Mike Walsh advises some of the world’s leading brands and corporations on what’s coming next in their industry. Author of the best seller FUTURETAINMENT, he is a leading authority on the intersection of emerging technologies, consumer behavior and fast growth markets. Constantly traveling the world for the best ideas, he distils the most relevant insights into tailored keynotes that allow any audience to not only understand, but also start to inﬂuence the future direction of their industry. Rather than focusing on the distant future, Mike focuses on the next five years – scanning the near horizon for disruptive technologies and consumer innovations on the verge of hitting critical mass – then translating these into usable business strategies.
Publisher of the ‘Disruptive Future’ blog read by thousands of professionals in the media and entertainment space, Mike’s unique insights and operating experience in emerging markets re breakthrough innovation and business transformation, makes him an expert on the growing influence of consumers in BRIC countries. Mike’s new book, The Divergence (published 2012), charts the rise of online consumers in these emerging markets and shows that tomorrow’s Web will be radically different to conventional Western models requiring entirely new engagement strategies. His views have appeared in a wide range of international publications including Business Week, Forbes and Wallpaper Magazine.