Eamonn Kelly

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Futurist and Change Agent; Expert on Emerging Economic, Social and Geopolitical Order and the Impact on Organizations; Deloitte Consulting Director

Biography

Eamonn Kelly sits at the forefront of exploring the emergence of a new economic, social, and geopolitical order and its far-reaching consequences for organizations and individuals.

Eamonn is a director at Monitor Deloitte, and is CMO of its Strategy and Operations practice. He helps senior leaders navigate an increasingly disruptive environment to succeed in a complex and uncertain future. For 10 years previously, he was a partner and CMO at the Monitor Group, and served as CEO and president of Global Business Network (GBN), the renowned futures network and scenario strategy consultancy. He has developed insights, tools, and methodologies for mastering uncertainty and has consulted to dozens of the world’s leading corporations in many sectors and global and national public agencies. Prior to joining GBN, Eamonn was head of strategy at Scottish Enterprise, one of the world’s most respected development agencies, where he led the creation of effective strategies for economic and social development in a new era. In his highly acclaimed book, “Powerful Times: Rising to the Challenge of Our Uncertain World” (Wharton School of Publishing, September 2005), Eamonn weaves together seven powerful “dynamic tensions” that will fundamentally reshape human life in the coming decades. He offers breakthrough insights into how these tensions will conflict and interact to create huge waves of change beyond anything society has experienced previously.

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Books & Research

Powerful Times: Rising to the Challenge of Our Uncertain World

(Harton School of Publishing, September 2005)

What's Next? Exploring the New Terrain for Business

(Basic Books, September 2003)

Biography

Eamonn Kelly sits at the forefront of exploring the emergence of a new economic, social, and geopolitical order and its far-reaching consequences for organizations and individuals.

Eamonn is a director at Monitor Deloitte, and is CMO of its Strategy and Operations practice. He helps senior leaders navigate an increasingly disruptive environment to succeed in a complex and uncertain future. For 10 years previously, he was a partner and CMO at the Monitor Group, and served as CEO and president of Global Business Network (GBN), the renowned futures network and scenario strategy consultancy. He has developed insights, tools, and methodologies for mastering uncertainty and has consulted to dozens of the world’s leading corporations in many sectors and global and national public agencies. Prior to joining GBN, Eamonn was head of strategy at Scottish Enterprise, one of the world’s most respected development agencies, where he led the creation of effective strategies for economic and social development in a new era. In his highly acclaimed book, “Powerful Times: Rising to the Challenge of Our Uncertain World” (Wharton School of Publishing, September 2005), Eamonn weaves together seven powerful “dynamic tensions” that will fundamentally reshape human life in the coming decades. He offers breakthrough insights into how these tensions will conflict and interact to create huge waves of change beyond anything society has experienced previously.

Speech Topics

Growth in a Low Growth Economy

What can Western enterprises do now to enhance their competitiveness and find growth opportunities in a low growth environment? Drawing on compelling research from the new Monitor report, “Growth in a Low Growth Economy,” Eamonn Kelly paints a challenging picture of the world over the next decade, outlining why we’re likely to experience a low-growth environment for longer than we might expect; describing new realities about consumers and consumption; charting how low growth will magnify and accelerate changes in the nature of globalization. His conclusion: growth will return, but the past patterns will not. Eamonn points to actions leaders can take now to be prepared for new sources of growth — and claim a disproportionate share.

Powerful Times

We’re not just living through an “age of change.” We’re experiencing a change of age: the most profound inflection point in human history since the Enlightenment. In this remarkable presentation based on his book of the same name, Eamonn weaves together seven powerful “dynamic tensions” that will fundamentally reshape human life in the coming decades, from terrorism and nuclear proliferation, to emerging technologies that could change the nature of humanity and the rise of new and innovative economic powers. Whether you are an executive, strategist, entrepreneur, policymaker, or citizen, this session delivers actionable insights to help you understand and prepare for what’s coming and to transform this moment of uncertainty and complexity into unprecedented opportunity.

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Recommendations

“Eamonn Kelly…lays out the dilemmas we face and hints at ways in which the global agenda might evolve. He is a master of the ‘big picture.’ [Powerful Times] is must reading for those who need to know about the future of planet Earth.”

— Ged Davis, Managing Director and Head, Centre for Strategic Insight, World Economic Forum

“Eamonn Kelly carries on the rich tradition of Global Business Network in raising the important questions that society, business, and government will be facing with a richly illustrated story of how the future is unfolding right before us.”

–Andrew Hines, Executive Director, Association of Professional Futurists; Dow Chemical and Kellogg

“Kelly challenges us to think for ourselves about strategies we might not have otherwise imagined.”

– Luis A. Jimenez, Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer, Pitney Bowes

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Eamonn Kelly on blurring boundaries

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