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.
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 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.
What you get from working with Matt:
Actionable advice: In addition to raising awareness of likely changes, Matt will always aim to provide practical insight on the actions you can take immediately and in the longer term.
Support Communications: With a background in communication and marketing, Matt’s wider team at ModComms can develop collateral for wider sharing across your stakeholder base.
Novel formats: Matt can recommend innovative formats to deliver his insights to your staff and customers. In the past, this has even included workshops in Virtual Reality.
Contact – Great British Speakers today to book Matt The Futurist for your next corporate event or call +44 1753 439289.
Matt’s talks and workshops always get first class reviews and testimonials. He synthesises from a wide range of sources, then adds his own opinions. Most importantly, he respects that audiences are different and adapts his content to fit.
– In person keynote – subject to Covid-19 restrictions
– Remote keynote – using live or pre-recorded video
– Pre and Post-Event video – recorded prior to your event and after; to reflect questions posed by audiences
– Immersive Virtual Reality workshops with Matt – for up to 15 participants.
VR headsets return couriered to anywhere in the world.
Here’s a trailer for Matts VR events:
His most recent collection is the ‘Future Ready’ series. A broad-ranging collection reflecting what Matt believes are the most prescient topics for the 21st Century:
What are the technologies set to change the workplace? We explore how existing jobs will be destroyed – and those that will be created. Why will this happen? And – importantly – how can we prepare ourselves for an exciting and very different Future of Work?
Here, we explore the big technologies and challenges facing our species. Artificial Intelligence, Biotechnology, Future of Work and Climate Change. What should audiences be aware of and how can they live harmoniously and productively in a dramatically changing world?
We hear so much about how machines are taking over the world. Is that really the case? How can we future-ready ourselves and, importantly, prepare our children for a world so different to the one we inhabit now?
The future is less predictable than it has ever been, because the COVID-19 pandemic has thrown up challenges in the connected worlds of health, politics, consumer needs and market uncertainty.
There is opportunity, and we explore what this is and where it comes from.
Leaders of the future will need new skills and characteristics to propel them forward. That’s because organisations will look entirely different. In this keynote we explore new forms of organizational structure, why brute force analysis should be left to the machines and the human skills we need to develop as leaders and foster in others.
He has created industry- specific content for numerous sectors. That includes retail, manufacturing,
construction, software, financial services and more. Get in touch to discuss.
Association of Association Executives, British Board of Film Classification, British Parking Association, Epicor PLC, Greenwood Academies Trust, Greenfields Community Housing, International Association of Business Communicators, Joseph and Co – Events, Macquarie Corporate Bank, Morgan Sindall Infrastructure, National Accident Helpline Group, Ocean Outdoor, Randstad Risesmart, Sage Software, Swan Housing, Unibail Rodamco, Westfield, and Vistage Leaders Network
“Matt brings a wealth of knowledge to any brief you give him, and his enthusiasm and commitment
is evident in everything he does.”
Grace Herbert-Lo – Commercial Partnerships Manager, Unibail Rodamco, Westfield
“You were easy to work with and provided really practical insight and contacts to help us move
Dave Barrett – Deputy CEO, British Board of Film Classification
“You pushed the limits of some of our attendees’ minds with ideas that have since created
conversation and debate – something which was a key part of the brief. You even visited one of
projects before the event to gain some specific examples relevant to our audience.”
Emma Tongue – Communication Manager Morgan Sindall PLC
“To say Matt is generous with his time, energy and intellect is an understatement. And his generosity
of spirit sets him absolutely over and above.”
Caron Fassetta – Membership Director British Parking Association
“Your presentation had people talking for days. Your insights into the Future of Work were invaluable
as was the interactive and insightful discussion. We look forward to inviting you back again.”
Ryan McCarthy – Head of L&D Macquarie Corporate Bank