Mike Walsh is the CEO of Tomorrow, a global consultancy on designing companies for the 21st century. For the past twenty years, he has been a leading authority on disruptive innovation, digital transformation and new ways of thinking. A global nomad, futurist and author of three bestselling books, Mike advises some of the world’s biggest organizations on reinvention and change in this new era of machine intelligence.
A prolific writer and commentator, Mike’s views have appeared in a wide range of international publications, including Inc. Magazine, BusinessWeek, Forbes and the Wall Street Journal. A regulator contributor to the Harvard Business Review, his articles explores a wide range of cutting-edge leadership topics, including data-driven decision-making, agile organizations, algorithmic management and AI ethics. Each week Mike interviews provocative thinkers, innovators and troublemakers on his podcast, Between Worlds.
Mike’s latest book, The Algorithmic Leader, offers a hopeful and practical guide for reinventing leadership and organizations. The book has been a global hit and is now available in Chinese, Japanese, Korean, German, Polish and Russian. In 2019, The Algorithmic Leader was selected to be given to the world leaders and executive attendees of the Ambrosetti Global Forum at Villa d'Este in Cernobbio, Italy.
Futuretainment, Mike’s first book, was published by Phaidon and was the winner of the design award by the Art Director’s Club in New York. Released in 2009, it predicted how the smartphone would reshape the media and marketing industry and the imminent rise of social media, digital influencers and streaming entertainment. In The Dictionary of Dangerous Ideas, published in 2014, Mike anticipated breakthroughs in microsatellite networks, cryptocurrencies, remote work, digital protest movements, self-driving cars, drones and digital biology.
A dynamic and engaging keynote speaker, Mike has given over a 1,000 talks over the last decade, from strategic briefings for the boards of companies like Verizon and Raytheon to an employee summit for a healthcare corporation that filled a sports stadium with an audience of over 25,000 people. In addition to both in-person and virtual presentations, Mike also works with enterprise learning and development leaders to create compelling programs to up-skill teams for a world of AIpowered competition.
Mike travels over 300 days a year worldwide: researching trends, collecting case studies and presenting on the future of business and leadership.