Rohit Talwar

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Topics: Technology, A.I. Robotics, The Future

Expertise: The Future of Business

Rohit Talwar is an award winning global futurist, entrepreneur and specialist advisor on business transformation, disruptive strategies and radical innovation. Nominated as one of the top ten global future thinkers by the UK’s Independent newspaper, he comments regularly on the future and innovation for global news networks. Rohit has been published widely. He is the initiator, editor and a lead author for The Future of Business, which was published on June 23rd 2015 – completed in just 19 weeks. This 60-chapter book brings together the work of 62 future thinkers from around the world to explore the forces shaping our world and highlight the implications for business. He is also a major contributor to a forthcoming US feature film and documentary on the concept of ‘creating a new country’.

 Rohit has an MBA from London Business School and delivers regular keynote speeches to leadership audiences around the world. He focuses on helping us make sense of and respond to a constantly changing reality and a hyper-connected world. Rohit provides clients with critical insights into how to respond to the forces and ideas shaping the future, deliver transformational change and create imaginative new strategies and possibilities. He shows us how to identify the key factors shaping the future, assess their impact and deliver real change both in our own lives and in the organisations we lead or work for.

Through his work, Rohit travels the world researching the innovations, developments and ideas shaping the future and uses these powerful insights, case studies and provocative imagery to shed light on the intangible and ‘yet to be seen’ developments. His interests include the evolving world of technology in business and society, the future of emerging economies and industries, the future of education and embedding foresight in organisations.  He currently leads research projects on drivers of change for the next decade, the long term impacts of cybercurrencies and Artificial Intelligence, practical strategies for delivering sustainable organisational transformation, human enhancement and the shadow economy.

Rohit has worked worldwide with leading corporations, governments, associations and NGO’s and has delivered highly inspirational, thought provoking and humorous keynote addresses to audiences in over 60 countries.

Rohit can tailor a keynote address for your company’s needs. His current key speaking topics closely correlate to the subjects covered in The Future of Business:

  1. Aliens, Barbarians and Magicians: New business behaviours in a disruptive world
  2. Emerging global landscapes: Future global economic, political, social, environmental and business scenarios
  3. The Future of Business: Key forces, trends and ideas shaping future strategies, business models, organisation structures and ways of working
  4. Mayhem, Magic and Muscle – A practical business framework for responding strategically to a rapidly changing world
  5. Emerging Technologies: How advances in science and technology could transform society, business and the human brain and body.
  6. Four Faces of Future Disruption – Business and societal implications of rapid advances in Artificial Intelligence, Cyber Currency, Peer to Peer Networks and the Internet of Things
  7. Empires of Tomorrow – Emerging industries and their implications for individuals, society, business, government and the future of work, employment and professions
  8. The Future of Professional Services – How service firms can transform themselves to survive and thrive in the tomorrow’s business environment
  9. New Horizons: The future of aviation, travel, tourism, hotels and live events
  10. Disrupted – A case study on how Fast Future Publishing is challenging every aspect of thinking and practice across the sector

Fast Future Research

Through his consulting and research work at Fast Future, Rohit is helping global clients deliver transformational strategies and invent powerful new concepts that will disrupt existing sectors and create the industries of the future. Fast Future has four core streams of activity:

  • Live delivery – Futurist presentations, conference chairmanship and designing highly participative executive level futures experiences
  • Reinventing the present – Helping clients determine how to transform their strategy, products and services and create the future design for their organisation
  • Envisioning the future – Helping clients create transformative future visions and organisational models – recently these have included envisioning an airline, airport and city of the future for industry leaders in each sector
  • Investing in disruption – Helping clients spot, invest in and nurture disruptive new ventures and developments that could transform their business.

Example projects include:

  • Future Human / Future Work – Exploring how organisations can respond to the rapid pace of chemical, genetic and technological advancements that will enhance the human brain and body and see robots working alongside these super-humans and their unaugmented predecessors
  • Total Transformation – Advising global professional services firms on how to reinvent their strategies, business models, ways of working, cultures and mindset in order to survive and thrive in an era of disruptive change
  • Smart City 2030 – Developing visions for a truly sustainable city of the future that will become a hub for groundbreaking developments in emerging science and technology sectors
  • Airport 2050 – Redesigning the airport service experience and design to take account of developments in the fields of human capability, robotics, artificial intelligence, smart materials, 3D / 4D printing, grown structures, biomimicry and superfast construction –
  • Future Airline – Reimagining everything an airline does and how it does it to create a truly inspirational customer-centric model for the future of air travel. – Multiple presentations

Videos of Rohit Exploring the Future


  • The Future of Business – Critical Insights into a Rapidly Changing world from 60 Future Thinkers
  • Achieving Transformation and Renewal in Financial Services
  • Designing Your Future – Key Trends, Challenges and Choices
  • 100 Drivers of Change for Business and The Accounting Profession
  • The Path to 2025 – Driving Forces Global Challenges Potential Disruptions and Business Scenarios
  • The Future of China’s Economy
  • Futurium – Science and Technology Transformations Shaping the Path to 2050
  • Reinventing the Airport Ecosystem
  • Hotels 2020 – Beyond Segmentation
  • The Future of Travel and Tourism in the Middle East
  • Law Firm 2024 – Rethinking Law Firms in Digital Era (The ILTA Legal Technology Future Horizons Project)
  • HR2020 – the Future of HR
  • The Shape of Jobs to Come
  • Asia Scenarios 2020
  • Future Migration Scenarios
  • The Narcotics Landscape
  • The Future of the Family


The Future of Business is the first book in the FutureScapes series. The book focuses on the critical social and economic forces, business trends, disruptive technologies, breakthrough developments in science and new ideas that could reshape the commercial environment over the next two decades. It explores how these future factors could come together to force a fundamental rethinking of the purpose, strategy, business models, values and structures of organizations as they seek to survive and thrive in a rapidly changing reality. The Future of Business draws on the latest rich and challenging insights, ideas and visions from over 60 contributing authors – established and emerging futurists, foresight researchers and future thinkers from around the world.

Lead editor and global futurist Rohit Talwar introduces the book:The Future of Business explores the business implications of political, economic and social shifts, cybercurrencies, new business models, and the long term impact of disruptive developments such as neurotechnologies, gene editing, 3D printing, new energy solutions, AI and robotics. It explores the potential emergence of new industries and  new organizational forms, and highlights practical strategies for exploring and embedding the future.


“The Future of Business is essential reading for business leaders, entrepreneurs and anyone who wants to stay ahead of the curve understand how our world and the world of work could be transformed over the next two decades.”