Nikolas Badminton

World-renowned Futurist

Author and Researcher

Nikolas is the Chief Futurist and Think Tank leader at Futurist.com, a Fellow of the RSA and the futurist that the world’s most impactful companies, A-list Hollywood, and international media turn to for big ideas, new thinking and opinion. 


Nikolas has advised the world’s most impactful companies, including NASA, Google, Microsoft, United Nations, United Way, Bank of Canada, Government of Canada, UK Home Office, Government of Cayman Islands, American Express, AT&T, Thales, Rolls Royce, Heineken, Procter & Gamble, IDEO, and many more.


His research and thinking have been featured by CTV, Global News, BBC, VICE, The Atlantic, Fast Company, Techcrunch, Business Insider, Huffington Post, Forbes, Sputnik and Venturebeat.  


Nikolas’ thinking can be seen in the opening chapter for the new book ‘The Future Starts Now”. He’s also writing a new book that equips world leaders and executives with the tools to imagine new futures, see unforeseen risks and strengthen strategic planning.

In unrelated news, Nikolas has been writing and producing electronic music for 20 years.


The Future of Work: 2020 to 2030

The world is evolving at warp speed, and for Canada to compete globally its companies need to have a multi-skilled and diverse workforce.


Business leaders also need to have their fingers on the pulse of change. Nikolas will explore the scope of disruption taking place in our workplaces and how that disruption is changing the landscape:

  • How the world is evolving with the rise of exponential technologies and new business models (on-demand labour, sharing economy, cross-border collaboration)
  • The rise of mobile
  • From smart cities to smart workplaces
  • Health, wellness, and the alt-workplace


The Future of Artificial Intelligence (AI)

This talk will ask what’s the big deal with AI and what it means for us in society, business, and personal life. It will also look at how startups can benefit and take advantage of open source AI in practical terms. Nikolas covers the birth of AI, its relevance to business and its roles in industry and everyday life. Nikolas also explores questions around ethics and equality in AI Applications.


The Future of Finance

As exponential technology advances we are seeing all industries revolutionized and disrupted. One of the most established industries to be greatly disrupted over the next 3 to 5 years will be the banking and finance industries. Nikolas talks about the opportunities and lessons that can be taken from Fintech companies and how innovation can be encouraged and pushed forward in traditional banking systems using artificial intelligence, the blockchain, and mobile devices.


The Farm of the Future

Now, more than ever, we are seeing more innovation delivered across many industries. In the next few years, there will be huge opportunities to look at, and implement, technology innovations that advance the business of farming.


Nikolas touches on trends in key areas including the Internet of Agricultural Things (IofAT), apps to help with business management, access to design, engineering and admin resources online, open data, virtual and augmented reality, wearables and implantables, vertical and underground farming, automation in the field (robots), and quantified cattle.


The Future of Your Industry – Tailored Keynotes

Nik has built custom futurist talks for over 100 organizations. Whether through hosting/MCing, panel moderation and participation, or executive advisory, he digs deep, does his homework and offers his own unique research and insights for a memorable presentation.

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Entrepreneurship / Fresh Perspectives / Innovation / Tech