Nikolas Badminton

Renowned Futurist

World-renowned Futurist, Author, and Researcher


Nikolas is a world-respected futurist speaker, author, and researcher. He wows audiences with keynote speeches on the impact of exponential technologies including: Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality; Work Productivity; The Sharing Economy; Autonomous Transportation; Smart Cities; Education; The Future of AI integrated with Life and Business; and Predictions for humanity from 2017 to 2030, and beyond.


Nikolas regularly appears on the BBC, CBC, CTV, Global News, Fast Company, VICE, and writes for the Techcrunch, Huffington Post, Forbes, Venturebeat, Betakit, TechVibes, Business.com, and other media.

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


The Future of Work: 2018 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

Nik has built custom futurist talks for over 100 organizations. He digs deep, does his homework and combines it with his own unique research and insights for a memorable presentation.

Business Strategy / Change Management / Entrepreneurship / Innovation / STEM / Tech / Workforce/HR

Cyber Security / Finance / Leadership / Sales & Negotiation