Jack Uldrich

Jack Uldrich

As a renowned global futurist and best-selling author, Jack Uldrich is an accomplished business speaker, addressing hundreds of businesses and organizations, including General Electric, General Mills, Pfizer, St. Jude Medical, and more. His books include the best-selling, The Next Big Thing is Really Small: How Nanotechnology Will Change the Future of Your Business, and the award-winning, Into the Unknown: Leadership Lessons from Lewis & Clark’s Daring Westward Expedition. His latest book is Jump the Curve: 50 Essential Strategies to Help Your Company Stay Ahead of Emerging Technologies.

His latest book is Jump the Curve: 50 Essential Strategies to Help Your Company Stay Ahead of Emerging Technologies. Jack presents complex information in an entertaining, understandable and digestible manner that stays with his audiences long afterwards, and he speaks to business, nonprofit and educational audiences about future trends, emerging technologies, innovation, change management and leadership.

He is known working with clients in advance in order to deliver tailored remarks that will educate, entertain and inspire his audiences. Uldrich’s clients include General Electric, Verizon Wireless, General Mills, the Young Presidents Organization (YPO), Pfizer, Healthcare Association of New York, St. Jude Medical, AG Schering, Imation, Lockheed Martin, Fairview Hospitals, Touchstone Energy, The Insurance Service Organization, The National Kitchen & Bath Association, The National Electric Rural Cooperative, The National Paint & Coatings Association and hundreds more.

Jack Uldrich is also known for his willingness to work with clients well in advance of his presentations in order to deliver highly tailored presentations that are guaranteed to help his clients not only profit today, but continue to prosper long into the future.

PROGRAM TOPICS:

Jump the Curve: 50 Essential Strategies to Help Companies Deal with Emerging Technologies.
Based on Jack’s book by the same name released in 2008 by Adams Media, Jack explores how exponential trends in information technology, biotechnology, robotics, manufacturing, material science and nanotechnology, are all converging at this unique moment in history. Uldrich’s presentation lays out ten specific strategies that executives, businesses and industries can use to navigate and survive in this era of unparalleled change.

The Exponential Executive:
The topic of Jack Uldrich’s forthcoming book (2010) of the same name; this fast-paced, entertaining and enlightening presentation (which is also available as either a full or half-day seminar) introduces his audience to the reality of exponential technogical change and then provides 11 tangible leadership characteristics designed to help executives and managers navigate and lead their organizations through this era of accelerating change.

Future Trends in Healthcare, Energy, Technology, Retail and other industries.
Jack Uldrich also speaks frequently on future trends for specific industries. In 2008, he has addressed numerous medical associations on “The Future of Health Care,” as well as a handful of other business associations on the future of manufacturing.

The Future Requires Unlearning.
The pace of technological change is accelerating. Today’s organizations are living in a world where “constant change is the only constant.” New advances in biotechnology, nanotechnology, and information technology are bringing forth exciting and unexpected discoveries every day, while the expansive and growing power of the Internet, social networking and the open-source movement are fueling the fires which threaten to consume much of today’s existing business landscape.

Life-long learning will obviously be more essential than ever in this chaotic and churning environment; but often lost in this new emerging reality of exponential change is the fact that before an organization can seize tomorrow’s opportunities it must first unlearn old, obsolete knowledge as well as unlearn the old ways of doing business.

In this fascinating, informative, entertaining, interactive and enlightening presentation, noted global futurist and best-selling author, Jack Uldrich—who has been hailed by BusinessWeek as “America’s Chief Unlearning Officer”—will not only explain why unlearning is a critical skill for your company or an organization’s employees, he will also demonstrate how unlearning can help:

  • Successfully navigate a future where the pace of scientific and technological knowledge is doubling every seven years;
  • Prepare for competition that doesn’t yet exist; and
  • Seize opportunities which are, today, only on the periphery of their imagination.

Innovating Out of the Recession and Into a More Successful Future.
The economy has slowed to a crawl but the development of new emerging technologies has not. Smart companies and organizations understand the best way to confront the slowdown is to speed up. Noted futurist and best-selling author Jack Uldrich outlines eight concrete strategies that will kick start innovation and help your organization create a new and profitable future.

The Future is Green.
Jack Uldrich, the author of the best-selling books, Green Investing: A Guide to Making Money Through Environment-Friendly Stocks (2010) and Jump the Curve: 50 Essential Strategies to Help Your Company Stay Ahead of Emerging Technologies (2008), lays out in this entertaining, educational and informative presentation eight reasons why your future will be green. He further explains why “going green” will have as much to do with the color of money as it does protecting the environment. Depending upon the audience and the goals of the conference, Mr. Uldrich will tailor his remarks to: discuss particular green technologies (e.g. solar, wind, biofuels, advanced batteries, demand management and energy conservation technologies, etc.); emphasize the opportunities inherent in emerging green technologies, such as fuel cells and wave power; or outline the business and investment strategies necessary to take advantage of the coming green revolution.

The Next Big Thing is Really Small: How Nanotechnology Will Change the Future of Your Business.
This topic, which is taken from his 2003 besting-selling book of the same name, can be tailored for any audience or industry. In the past year, Uldrich has spoken to a variety of groups in the pharmaceutical, energy, educational, agricultural, retail, insurance and computer industries about nanotechnology’s impending impact on their businesses.

Investing in Nanotechnology: Think Small, Win Big.
This topic, which is the title of Uldrich’s third book (released in March of 2006), is ideal for audiences in the investment or financial services industries who are looking to profit from emerging trends.

Leadership/History topics:

Into the Unknown: Leadership Lesson from Lewis & Clark’s Daring Westward Adventure.
Adapted from his book of the same name, Uldrich tells the inspirational story of Lewis & Clark’s amazing Journey of Discovery and explains what today’s businesses can still learn from these explorers’ trek into the unknown.

Five-Star Leadership.
Taken from his awarding-winning book Soldier, Statesman, and Peacemaker: Leaderships Lessons from George C. Marshall this talk explores the leadership principles of the man Winston Churchill called “The Last Great American.”

Common Sense, Uncommon Wisdom.
Adapted from his full length article, “The Extraordinary Leadership of Benjamin Franklin, in the fall 2005 edition of Leader to Leader, this talk outlines what businesses and individuals can still learn from one of America’s greatest scientist, businessman, diplomat, politician and Founding Father.

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Full Biography

Full Biography

Jack Uldrich is a renowned global futurist, independent scholar, sought-after business speaker, and best-selling author. His books include the best-selling, The Next Big Thing is Really Small: How Nanotechnology Will Change the Future of Your Business, and the award-winning, Into the Unknown: Leadership Lessons from Lewis & Clark’s Daring Westward Expedition. His latest book is Jump the Curve: 50 Essential Strategies to Help Your Company Stay Ahead of Emerging Technologies.

Mr. Uldrich’s other written works have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, The Futurist, Future Quarterly Research, The Wall Street Reporter, Leader to Leader, Management Quarterly, and hundreds of other newspapers and publications around the country. He is also a frequent guest of the media worldwide—having appeared on CNN, MSNBC, and National Public Radio on numerous occasions.

In addition to speaking on future trends, emerging technologies, innovation, change management and leadership, Uldrich is a leading expert on assisting businesses adapt. He has served as an advisor to Fortune 1000 companies and is noted for his ability to deliver provocative, new perspectives on competitive advantage, organizational change and transformational leadership.

Highly regarded for his unique ability to present complex information in an entertaining, understandable and digestible manner that stays with his audiences long afterwards, Uldrich has spoken to hundreds of businesses and organizations, including General Electric, General Mills, the Young Presidents Organization (YPO), Pfizer, Invitrogen, St. Jude Medical, AG Schering, Imation, Fairview Hospitals, Touchstone Energy, The Insurance Service Organization, The National Kitchen & Bath Association, The National Paint & Coatings Association and dozens more.

Jack Uldrich is also known for his willingness to work with clients well in advance of his presentations in order to deliver highly tailored presentations that are guaranteed to help his clients not only profit today, but continue to prosper long into the future.