Book IBM’s Top Futurist & Big Data Expert, Paul Zikopoulos

Are you looking for a speaker who can explain how innovation will affect your bottom line? Searching for a future trends expert who can help your team reevaluate their potential sales, obstacles, and growth—in plain English? On the lookout for a future trends speaker who will pique curiosity and deliver insights applicable to your audience? 
Paul Zikopoulos, VP of Big Data Analytics at IBM, has been at IBM for 21 years, and has seen first-hand how to use technological advancement to overtake the competition.

Answering the question “How does that AI work?”, Paul offers a really smart and accessible look at how technologies like facial recognition, voice-to-text, language translation, neurolinguistics programming, and more are being used today. 

He’s the antithesis of what most people envision when they hear “big data analysis”—he’s energetic, conversational, and uses visual and tech aides to break apart the confusing jargon that often surrounds innovation. He’s an authority on disruption and is able to speak to how things like GPS and social media data will influence future relationships and brand loyalties. Blending live demos on stage with both technological background and pop culture references, Paul encourages audience participation with a “choose your own adventure”-style keynote.

An ideal speaker for any event focused on future trends, innovation, and market disruption, Paul shares real-time, right-now examples of ways emerging technologies are being used, and the threats and opportunities they present.

In a recent presentation at my office, he talked about facial recognition and used the actor Will Ferrell as a hilarious example. He then went one step beyond just explaining the technology by walking us through the ways it could impact our business and the opportunities it presents.

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