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Introducing the global business and technology network that can help you thrive and grow in this exponential new marketplace.

Strategic Insight & Thought Leadership

How do you understand and respond to the radical world in which we live? In this warp-speed world, it’s not enough to rely on experience – you have to learn from the future. FutureWorld identifies the megatrends that are reshaping business, society and life itself, and helps you devise powerful strategies for the future.

Strategic (and Real) Cultural Change

Create the culture that really drives your strategy, by blending your own insights with lessons from the best. Enable future thinking, innovation and a customer-first DNA, using the best elements from the top companies to work for, such as Google, Amazon and Zappos.

Strategic Execution

Strategy and culture without execution is worthless. Through its powerful global network, FutureWorld will help you identify your roadmap to an exponential future, and empower leaders to implement practical programs to make the future happen today.

These are currently our keynotes most in demand all over the world:

With Understanding you can Design and Create your future.

Our approach is geared around four primary beliefs:

Rewiring your brain:

We will get your executive team to learn how to be relevant in this disruptive world, to unlearn what is causing failure in your current business model, and to relearn the new rules changing the world today.

Reigniting your heart:

We will help you understand the importance of having a purpose beyond profit: of creating vision, value and culture alignment to bring passion and a desire to grow to your business.

Redirecting your hands:

We will push you to move faster, but in a way that is entrepreneurial and innovative. We will direct internal alignment away from hierarchy and bureaucracy to accelerate positive change.

Refocusing your voice:

We will reveal the importance of being a ‘naked’ and authentic leader where you speak with openness and transparency, to build relationships inside and outside your business, putting the customer at the center of everything you do.

Your Future Awaits!

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  • "We were amazed by your presentation - it was very very good! We now realise that scenario thinking is not a choice, it is a MUST!" - Feedback from delegates to the SAÏD Business School Program
    Deloitte M&A EMEA teamAthens
  • "Thank you for an insightful and thought provoking presentation. You have given us much to think about to adapt to meet the future needs of our market."
    Ravi MoodleyHead of Strategy Nedbank Corporate Banking
  • "Congratulations on a riveting presentation! I really enjoyed the session."
    Leon SteynDivisional Executive: Human Resources, Prestige Cleaning Services (Pty) Ltd.
  • "The cutting edge of what's coming in the future."
    Kate Bulkleymedia journalist
  • “Extremely rich in examples of disruptive change.”
    Delegates to executive leadership programme at the Stockholm School of Economics - February 2016
  • "Wow! That was great! I loved listening to your ideas! That was the most important set of concepts that I've heard anyone talk about in a long time."
    Greg HomanDirector, Emerging Technologies, Nextel Communications
  • "Thank you very much for your involvement in our strategic workshop. It was extremely well received and all present got a huge amount of value out of it. The team are ‘fired’ up to transcend the challenges!"
    Glen GerberCEO, Santova Ltd
  • FutureWorld presents and facilitates regular executive workshops to senior government officials at the Indian School of Business in Hyderabad and Mohali. This is the feedback from two 2017 sessions: Indian Auditor General officials: The one-day workshop was rated 5 out of 5. “Eye-opening.” “Every moment was useful.” “Inspiring.” Officials of the Indian Revenue Service: The two-day workshop was rated 4.9 out of 5. “Immensely beneficial.” “I did not sleep for a moment!” “Spellbinding and engaging.”
  • "Your presentation was a perfect close to a near perfect conference. I could not have been happier about the content or your lively and engaging presentation."
    Anthony TurnerCEO Europe, Publicitas Promotion Network
  • "Anton powerfully opened our eyes and minds to the realization that to remain relevant you need to understand the forces significantly impacting on our businesses. He challenged us with a forward “thinking” as opposed to backward “looking” approach to strategy - we left inspired and excited!"
    Peter BaconFormer CEO, Sun International
  • "The feedback we received about your opening keynote across the board is fantastic. Our delegates loved your style and are inspired. It was of highest value to have you with us, thank you!"
    Stefan LeppCEO, Clearstream, the clearing and settlement division of Deutsche Bourse
  • "Neil presented to a group of Deloitte partners from all over the world, and had them enthralled for two hours. He left them with new thoughts and new possibilities. His presentation was most stimulating."
    Miles CrispDeloittes partner
  • "Thank you for such a thought-inspiring presentation. We received many, many comments from our delegates."
    Beverley FurmanHead: Supervision, Strate
  • "Your remarks were stimulating and thought-provoking, and provided insight into how business might operate in the coming years."
    Timothy D. AdamsPresident & CEO, Institute of International Finance
  • "A mind-blowing presentation on change and the future of financial services."
    Sohana MaharajChief Operating Officer, ABSA Brokers
  • "Anton is a phenomenal communicator, he is passionate about his subject matter and turned what we all thought was science fiction into reality. I would seriously recommend Anton to any business wanting to remain relevant tomorrow."
    Richard RobinsonPresident, South African Chamber of Commerce in Mauritius
  • "Hugely insightful!!! Where has this guy been all of my life?"
    International Internal Audit convention in Boston, USA.
  • "Thanks for an amazingly inspiring and informative presentation"
    Cheryl StilesDivisional Marketing Manager, Nampak Cartons & Labels
  • “Your presentation was vivid and grasped the full attention of our audience.”
    Piros MatusekProgram Manager KBC University, Belgium
  • "Congratulations on a riveting presentation! I really enjoyed the session."
    Leon SteynDivisional Executive: Human Resources, Prestige Cleaning Services (Pty) Ltd
  • "Anton - We thoroughly enjoyed your brilliant, thought-provoking presentation. You ended our convention on a very high note, thank you so much. I have seen many, many presenters in my 27 years in the industry and you are most certainly one of THE BEST!"
    Anton SwanepoelChairman, Financial Planning Institute Convention
  • "Your workshop at the London Business School last year was a milestone in my life.“
    Jaron WiedmaierGeneral Director, Continental Tires Russia
  • "Very good session on running exponential initiatives in large organisations."
    Delegates to executive leadership programme at the Stockholm School of Economics - February 2016
  • "Anton I found your session truly mindset-transforming. And moreover, you provided a level of extremely healthy challenge and robust debate to move our minds towards a distinct and exciting future. The day was a profound and provocative experience!"
    Beth AhleringMD, Duke CE
  • "Outstanding presentation! The feedback from the group was very positive and helped many of the groups gain new perspective on their Action Learning Projects."
    Conrad ViedgeWITS Business School
  • “Neil was succinct, direct and motivating.”
    Senior UAE Government officialattending a leadership program organised by Oxford University's Said Business School
  • "A reality check on the changes facing banking and the way the game is changing..."
    Delegate to Standard Bank New Executives' conference, July 2014
  • "Of all the processes that I have been though with the likes of Oliver Wyman, Bain, McKinsey - this FutureWorld process and the impact it has had is in a league of its own."
    Stephen van CollerCEO Barclays Capital Africa
  • "I would grade this 9.5 out of 10. Very good speaker. Would have liked a longer session."
    Delegate comment from the International Internal Audit convention in Boston, USA.
  • "The best of the bunch: cancel some of the other speakers and use Neil instead! Enthusiastic, inspiring and motivating."
    Executive Delegate2017 KBC University, Belgium
  • "Thank you for another magical morning and interaction. Your lessons are now becoming part of our DNA and it is making a difference in allowing us to always plan ahead and create our own realities. Interoperability and cooperation is now our mantra."
    Monica SingerChief Executive Officer, Strate Ltd
  • "Thanks again for your inspirational session in Mumbai.”
    Jules GoddardProfessor London Business School
  • "Warp-speed into the future, Mr Kirk! I really enjoyed FutureWorld’s workshop!"
    Delegate to executive leadership programme at the Stockholm School of Economics - February 2017
  • "I really enjoyed your 'Future of Media' presentation. The material was well researched, interestingly formatted and your deliver was absolutely great. Well done!"
    Wayne St JohnPast chair, Tourism Association of Canada
  • "The Naked Leadership presentation this morning was brilliant, not just in content but the way it was put together, both in structure and the use of different media. Congratulations!"
    Peter GettliffeMTN
  • "Brilliant! A powerful message, delivered in a truly professional way."
    Delegates to executive leadership programme at the Stockholm School of Economics - February 2016
  • "Fantastic and insightful; extremely relevant in our context."
    Peter SandsGroup CEO, Standard Chartered Bank
  • "We were amazed by your presentation - it was very very good! We now realise that scenario thinking is not a choice, it is a MUST!"
    SAÏD Business School Programme for the Deloitte M&A EMEA team, Athens
  • "This was the most powerful presentation I have ever seen. You have absolutely shaken us out of complacency. We must 'think future' everyday, not just at annual retreats. There is no yesterday, only tomorrow."
    Kitty ChoiHead, Efficiency Unit, Hong Kong Government
  • "My personal thanks to you for your great work today with the audience."
    Bill ChangExecutive Vice President, SingTel Business Group
  • "Extremely surprised at how much I learnt both about what the future could be, and how to look 10 years into the future. Challenged my thinking"
    Delegate to executive leadership programme at the Stockholm School of Economics - February 2017
  • "Phenomenal! Easily the BEST speaker, and the most informative, thought provoking presentation of the entire week!"
    Management delegates at the Murray & Roberts Knowledge Week
  • "The process helped us to establish five new businesses in 18 months."
    Leon VermaakCEO, Telesure
  • "You intoxicated me with your future message at the 2008 East African Business Submit in Kampala, and I have been living in the future ever since!"
    Tom MulwaMD, Liaison Financial Services Group, Kenya
  • "Thanks again for the wonderful presentation - it is the only one I have been able to sit through in at least five years. You are really good."
    Jalene MedalieManager - Special Projects, Sasfin Frankel Pollak Securities
  • "Opened my mind to what we still need to do to remain relevant."
    Delegate to Standard Bank New Executives' conference
  • "FutureWorld delivered a brilliant presentation, perfectly pitched."
    Bernard SwanepoelCEO, Harmony Gold Mining Company.
  • "Mind opening; this session has changed the lens through which I view the world."
    Delegate to the Deloitte Global Lead Tax Partner conference, Berlin, May 2013
  • "You delivered an awesome presentation today at Imagineering India summit! It certainly left a mark and will stay with me a long time."
    Sandeep ThaneyTechnology Director Honeywell, India
  • "Really fantastic. Among the best of the entire three-session program. More please!"
    Executive Delegate2017 KBC University, Belgium
  • “Very inspiring and woke up my thinking.”
    Delegates to executive leadership programme at the Stockholm School of Economics - February 2016
  • "An excellent presentation and a completely new way of thinking about the world. You provided vision and encouraged us to leave our comfort zones."
    Deloitte M&A EMEA teamAthens, October 2008
  • "Your presentation has been rated 'undeniably the best' at this year's Innovation Summit. Wow! That's what you did to our audience!"
    Helena GabrielsPublisher, SA Innovator Magazine
  • "Overwhelmed, useful and practical"
    Commissioners of Inland Revenue India - May 2013
  • “You have presentations in your career which you feel are worthless and others that stand out. The session by Neil from FutureWorld stood out out head and shoulders from the rest and was worth every minute.”
    Wimpie PienaarPrincipal Advisor Strategy, Kumba Iron Ore
  • "Thanx again for making our event such a huge success! The feedback has been resounding."
    Valdy BrinkmanXON Technologies
  • "We have gotten wonderful reviews from your session. It has been inspiring for us all."
    Alan TanHR executive, SingTel
  • "By far and away the best session I have had on future thinking."
    Delegate to an executive programme at the Stockholm School of Economics, June 2015
  • "An excellent presentation on what the future could be for us, and a relevant insight for us to define our critical 'Must Win Battles'"
    Olivier DespondsHead, Nestle Nutrition Africa
  • "I am taking home powerful ideas to develop."
    Delegate to an executive programme at the Stockholm School of Economics
  • "Your presentation was awesome! We are all still talking about it!"
    Madeleine RobbertsSasol Technologies
  • "In previous consulting relationships there has always been an obsession with driving costs down. Our partnership with FutureWorld goes way beyond that, to a constant drive towards new ideas and new revenue opportunities. It's amazing how much we have learnt from the future. That's unique in my experience, and great fun."
    Bernard Swanepoelformer CEO Harmony Gold Limited
  • "The FutureWorld Strategic process was the most powerful experience of my entire corporate life. It was profound, life changing and will shift the future of our company in a way no other process could have. Thank you!"
    Mxolisi MgojoCEO, Exxaro Resources
  • "Neil is a blast! This is a speaker/presenter guaranteed to inform, entertain and stimulate.”
    Guy BergerProfessor of Journalism, Rhodes University
  • "Your keynote was imaginative, thought provoking, mesmerizing, and left deep insights. Some of your ideas struck a deep chord within us. To learn and relearn is something which we need to put in our mind to move forward. I am sure my colleagues in the strategic workout would have felt a bit of twist in their stomach. They would have realized that we are working in a box and there is a wide world outside which we need to look at in a more cognitive and different manner."
    SN SubrahmanyanCEO, Larsen & Toubro Chennai India
  • "I commend you on a brilliant presentation today at the Liberty Life East London Road Show. The things that you and your partners at FutureWorld are doing are truly inspiring. "
    Chad Hayhoe
  • "Thank you for your contribution to the success of our Global Relationships conference in London. With almost 300 delegates representing more than 130 law firms from 97 countries, we had a diverse audience and feedback on your session from delegates has been overwhelmingly positive."
    Cathy Bell-WalkerPartner & Global Board Member Allen & Overy
  • "Inspiring and thought-provoking. Your session set a great tone for our two day session."
    Wendy MartinSenior Vice President, Visa Europe
  • "Without this process, Deloitte's own revenues would be R260m less."
    Vassi NaidooFormer CEO, Deloitte SA
  • “Absolutely amazing! Engaging and an eye-opener!”
    Senior UAE Government officialattending a leadership program organised by Oxford University's Said Business School
  • "FutureWorld's 'Radical Future' is another masterpiece of intelligent thinking."
    Leif AlmöCEO ScandNet AB
  • "Enlightening and impactful - all our delegates were greatly inspired by your presentation!"
    Jinner Tan Gek ChooCommunications Executive, SingTel
  • "I was blown away – your presentation was the talking point of the conference!"
    Sunette SmithFinancial Accountant, Murray & Roberts Cementation
  • "Thanks also for your great presentation at the LBS which I have not only enjoyed but which has also inspired me a lot (does not happen that often!)."
    Thomas BeckerWartsila
  • "FutureWorld - yours is a truly visionary and amazing enterprise!“
    Tanya van der SpuySenior lecturer in tax at the University of Pretoria
  • "Everyone was in awe of your keynote presentation and couldn't stop talking about it; not just on the day but also during the remainder of the workshop."
    Shafeeka ArnoldBritish American Tobacco SA
  • “Anton took the delegates on a journey into their future. In a highly engaging and thought provoking session he brought to life the significant changes in the world that are shaping the global insurance industry and impacting the very nature of what it will take not just to survive but to thrive. It was a remarkable achievement in just a few hours and afforded the delegates the opportunity to think deeply about their own role in enabling the transformation that will be required.”
    Alan MatchamPartner, Accelerance
  • "This was the best, most provocative summary ever about (the future of) China."
    William KistlerPresident, Urban Land Institute, Europe
  • "You showed us the seismic external forces that are changing and will fundamentally change our business models. Status quo is not an option."
    Feedback from delegate to the Deloitte Global Lead Tax Partner conference, Berlin
  • "Your presentation on Technology Megatrends was brilliant!"
    Mxolisi MgojoCEO, Exxaro
  • "Inspiring and thought-provoking session. You set a great tone for our two day session."
    Wendy MartinSenior Vice President, Visa Europe
  • "This process paid for itself three times in 18 months."
    David HathornCEO & Chairman, Mondi SA/Europe
  • "Your session was the most interesting and valuable one in our strategy week!"
    Richard WangCEO Wartsila, China
  • “Anton, your keynote at our global client conference in Bali was truly amazing! You stretched our thinking and excited us about the future. Everyone was buzzing afterwards - thank you!”
    Joni LampinenVice President, Marketing, Danfoss Drives
  • "Practical and inspirational. Highly relevant if you don't want someone else eating your cheese."
    Radames SotoCEO Wall Street Journal.com
  • "LOVED this session, best I've ever experienced!!"
    Delegate comment from the 2012 International Internal Audit convention in Boston, USA.
  • "Just one project we're developing will pay for the entire process for the next five years."
    Bernard SwanepoelCEO, Harmony
  • "Thank you for your inspiring facilitation at the workshop. It was great to stretch the imagination and focus on the positive for a few days."
    Peter MuirDenel Dynamics
  • "Very well presented (most capturing presentation) and real food for thought."
    Delegates to executive leadership programme at the Stockholm School of Economics - February 2016
  • "One of the most insightful presentations I've ever heard."
    Javier RozaManaging Director, Unilever Portugal
  • "Breathtaking presentation. Great insight into future and how you can try and shape it. The future is nearby and we have to deal with that. We must spend at least 10% of our time understanding the future!"
    London Business SchoolSenior Executive Programme
  • "I haven't seen the challenges and opportunities of future business, communities and people so powerfully presented before. FutureWorld’s life cycles reminded me exactly of what went right and wrong in our business."
    Dame Anita RoddickFounder of The Body Shop
  • "You don't know how much value you added! You have blown my socks off!"
    Izak SmitCEO, ABSA Life
  • "Our business was ready for this very necessary mindset change; and FutureWorld has done a tremendous job of helping us."
    Ian Cockerillthen-CEO of Gold Fields
  • "You made it difficult for the speakers who followed to seem interesting!"
    Dave CoatesSKF Group
  • "Your presentation today was one of the best I have ever seen and I really learned a lot of it. Thanks again."
    Nabil DiabPartner, PwC, Abu Dhabi
  • “Great opportunity to look over the garden wall.”
    Delegates to executive leadership programme at the Stockholm School of Economics - February 2016
  • "Extremely rich in examples and evidence of disruption. Very necessary to remind operational managers to lift their heads to look beyond today."
    Delegate to executive leadership programme at the Stockholm School of Economics - August 2016
  • "The two-day Leader of the Future programme was inspirational! The content and tools are real and practical to implement. It would be a travesty for us not to take the learnings and apply them to become even better leaders!"
    Alec JoannuGroup CIO, Sasol
  • "I again want to express my appreciation for the amazing work which you do. It must give you immense satisfaction to know that you affect so many lives in such a profound way."
    Craig HalstedCEO Lasher Tools


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