Jack Uldrich

Jack Uldrich is a well-recognized global futurist, speaker, and the author of thirteen books, including a number of award-winning best sellers. He is a frequent speaker on technology, change management and leadership and has addressed hundreds of corporations, associations and not-for-profit organizations on five continents. He regularly makes television appearances on PBS’s Frontline, the Science Channel, and the Discovery Channel, and is a frequent guest on major media outlets, including CNN, CNBC, Fox and National Public Radio.

Jack is also an ongoing contributor on emerging technologies and future trends for a number of publications, including The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Wired Magazine and Inc.

Jack is a former naval intelligence officer and Defense Department official. He served as the director of the Minnesota Office of Strategic and Long-Range Planning under Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura. His most recent book is Business as Unusual: A Futurist’s Unorthodox, Unconventional, and Uncomfortable Guide to Doing Business and his forthcoming book is The Rise of Generation RE.


Most Requested Programs

Custom presentations
Jack Uldrich is known for his willingness to work with clients in order to deliver highly tailored presentations that are guaranteed to inspire and motivate. His sessions are designed to not only help your organization profit today but continue to prosper long into the future. Jack tailors presentations to a variety of fields, including health care, energy, education, agriculture, finance, manufacturing, retail and investing. Ask how he can create a customized presentation for your organization.

Business as Unusual: How to Future-Proof Your Business in Transformational Times
The pandemic has catapulted the world into a future of deep change. In this engaging, provocative, and insightful keynote session acclaimed global futurist and best-selling author Jack Uldrich will not only discuss how Coronavirus is transforming the world of tomorrow, he explains why it is accelerating many of the trends that were already at work prior to the epidemic.

History reminds us that great crises produce great change – as well as great opportunities. To take advantage of these extraordinary opportunities, businesses must position themselves now to operate in a world where “business as unusual” is the new “usual.” This session will help leaders at every level of an organization leverage ten “unconventional” techniques to succeed in today’s–and tomorrow’s–transformational times.

The Great Reset: The Emerging Age of Reimagination, Reconnection and Renewal ---and Generation RE
A great reset is now upon us. Less obvious is the reality that the world was quietly being reset prior to the pandemic. The rules of business were being rewritten by an extraordinary cadre of individuals, enterprises, and organizations willing to rethink long-held assumptions, reinvent products and processes, and reestablish new and innovative ways to re-engage with both their employees and the wider world. These leaders are at the vanguard Generation RE--an ageless cohort of change agents working to recreate the world anew.

In this refreshing, entertaining, and insightful keynote presentation, global futurist and best-selling author Jack Uldrich shares key insights from his forthcoming book, The Great Reset: The Emerging Age of Reimagination, Reconnection, and Renewal (Greenleaf Book Group, 2021). He also explains how leaders can embrace and leverage the principles of “Generation RE” in order to reframe problems into opportunities, restore communities and our natural world, reconnect with employees and customers at a deeper, more meaningful level, and reimagine a better, bolder and more beautiful future.

How to Think Like a Futurist
The average lifespan of a Fortune 1000 company is 15 years–and dropping. Why is this happening? Primarily, it’s because companies are so focused on the present, they fail to appreciate how the world of tomorrow is changing. Smart companies hire futurists to survive. Wise companies learn how to think like a futurist and instill a “future mindset” throughout their organization.
In this interactive, engaging and educational seminar, best-selling author and renowned global futurist Jack Uldrich will instruct you and your team on how to “think like a futurist” and “future-proof” your organization in the process.

Specifically, audiences will:
· Understand the trends transforming the world of tomorrow and learn how to become aware of what is coming next before your competitors;
· Develop an appreciation for both why humility is critical in navigating the uncharted waters of tomorrow and why unlearning will be as important as learning in the future;
· Learn how to take action in the face of uncertainty, ambiguity, and rapidly changing conditions;
· Most importantly, you will adopt the mindset and acquire the tools to begin creating the future yourself.

The Future Requires Unlearning
Today, we live in a world where “constant change is the only constant.” New advances in technology bring forth exciting discoveries every day. But often lost in this new reality is the fact that organizations must unlearn old, obsolete knowledge and old ways of doing business, before they can seize tomorrow’s opportunities.
In this fascinating, informative and interactive presentation, Jack Uldrich — hailed by BusinessWeek as “America’s Chief Unlearning Officer”— explains why unlearning is a critical skill for your organization.



Testimonials

Your presentation was extremely well received and contributed to what is being called our “best program ever.” We continue to hear positive comments about your session and are absolutely delighted with the audience response.
I can’t thank you enough and would highly recommend you to conference organizers looking for a speaker to engage audiences in a thought provoking conversation about what the future holds.
- International Dairy Foods Association, H. SOUBRA

What a fantastic presentation. The feedback from our colleagues has been a mix of “OH MY GOD” and “THAT’S SO COOL” and “Where do we even begin?” – exactly what we wanted to accomplish today. You helped us set the stage for the team as to why we need to keep our eyes open, and not be blind to the change coming and the opportunities that these changes could represent for us should we be willing to have a “beginner’s” (aka learner’s) mindset.
- Pfizer Essential Health I Pfizer Canada Inc.
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Judging from the number of people that lingered to ask a question and the general ‘post-meeting buzz’, it’s clear that your presentation had people thinking. In all honesty, this is one of the best programs that we’ve had in a long time and we’ve had plenty of excellent ones. Thank you for an entertaining and thought provoking program.”
-Wells Fargo ,J. H.

We received excellent comments about your presentation and how relevant your content is to the conversations we are focused on here about building the strategy for our future and taking action to move us in a positive direction. You did a great job of hitting the mark for us, and folks are quoting you and referencing points and examples from your presentation - which is certainly a testimonial on your effectiveness. We are happy we found you! - Tennessee Valley Authority, T Ashworth