Rohit Talwar Biography
Rohit Talwar is an internationally renowned futurist, award winning keynote speaker, consultant and change agent. His core talent lies in motivating teams to think differently, act fast and be FIRST to the FUTURE. Rohit is a personal advisor to CEOs of global corporations, innovative start up companies and governments.
Rohit focuses on how companies can address emerging opportunities and risks, develop powerful and inspiring future visions and create organisations capable of achieving and sustaining peak performance in a fast changing environment. He is currently helping clients respond to the rise of Asia and is writing a book on China’s impact on 21st century global businesses.
Rohit is a motivational keynote speaker with a reputation for inspiring audiences with cutting edge insights and practical ‘how to’ advice. He was invited to share the platform with Arnold Schwarzenegger to discuss California's future in a changing global economy.
Rohit has delivered several keynote presentations including the joint conference of the California Economic Development Board and California Workforce Association, Berwin Leighton Paisner, Nationwide, Shell, Halliburton, BAe Systems, Whirlpool, the US Department of Defense, the Association of Chief Executives, Strategic Planning Society, DTI Foresight Programme, Professional Speakers Association, Fast Company Network San Diego, Defence Manufacturers Association and Cass Business School Risk Hub.
Career - Rohit's Exploits
Rohit has been profiled as one of the top 10 global futurists by the UK's Independent Newspaper.
In October 2005, Rohit's keynote address on the Future of Travel received the prestigious ‘stickiest guru’ award after being voted best speaker at Asia’s largest travel conference.
Rohit has completed an assignment running the largest Horizon Scanning and Futures Programme in Europe for UK Government and leading a study on the critical global trends over the next 50 years. He also facilitated the consultation for the UK MoD's major study on Strategic Trends 2030 and has recently completed the design and facilitation of an Accelerated Scenario Learning programme for a global pharmaceutical company.
He has written widely on futures, strategy and change and was the editor and lead author of the book Achieving Transformation and Renewal in Financial Services. He has appeared on BBC TV, CNBC and BBC Radio 4 to talk about future trends.
Rohit provides practical support to help his clients in critical ways:
- To prepare them to cope with an uncertain future
- To identify ways of profiting from future insights
- To spot opportunities for innovation and enhanced customer service
- To rehearse the future using scenario planning and other techniques
- To spot and prepare for potential risks and uncertainties
- To 'future proof' their thinking
- To map out and take control of their personal futures.
Seize the Future
Rohit uses experience gained from working on 5 continents to motivate organisations and individuals to challenge the orthodoxy, consider future possibilities and create their preferred futures.
He uses in-depth research, practical experience and powerful imagery to help people understand, act on and benefit from the complex trends, forces for change and uncertainties that are shaping our world. Rohit is most commonly asked to consult on and speak about the following topics:
• Agility - How do you survive and thrive in a fast changing world?
• Foresight - How can we identify and benefit from key future global trends and drivers?
• Growth - What are the implications, opportunities and risks of EU enlargement?
• Strategy - How we develop focused, fast and flexible strategies?
• Imagination - Where can we exploit breakthrough technology?
• Innovation - How do we use foresight to drive rapid innovation and create new ventures?
• Change Leadership - How do we develop future-focused leaders and motivate our top talent to be first to the future?
Rohit Talwar is an internationally renowned futurist and award winning inspirational speaker. He inspires and educates through 'how to' messages and advice.
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Rohit Talwar Reviews
Rohit Talwar has spoken and appeared at a number of recent corporate events. Please find some client speaker testimonials and reviews for Rohit Talwar for a number of these events and conferences. If you would like some additional information as to how to book Rohit Talwar for your corporate event, then please contact one of the Speakers Corner booking agents on +44 (0)20 7607 7070 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Rohit's delivery and content was fantastic; really interesting and engaging throughout. We were really pleased with the extent at which Rohit had researched our company and tailored ideas which were relevant to the audience. Rohit was extremely enthusiastic about the topic and closely followed the brief to match what we were looking for.
Your presentation on 'Future strategic trends and their implications for the defence and security market' was fascinating. It gave me a number of ideas and leads to follow, which have in turn influenced the strategy we have adopted for our small but technically leading edge company.
The insight Rohit Talwar brings to examination of future trends is always expressed in an entertaining, compelling, coherent and challenging manner. This is a 'must' for all who are trying to understand an increasingly turbulent business environment and build this into their strategic plans. His ability to create an engaging debate with his audience always makes his sessions a thought provoking occasion.
Dear Rohit, Id like to express our sincere thanks and most heartfelt appreciation for your excellent presentation at the Middle East Duty Free Conference last week in Abu Dhabi. The delegate feedback we have received on you is also nothing short of outstanding. We greatly appreciated your commitment to the conference theme and the way you responded to the brief - it was spot on. Not only was your presentation informative and provided real learning experience, you also delivered it in a truly entertaining manner keeping delegates on the edge of their seats throughout. We wish you all the best and hope to work with you again in the future.
Rohit is recognised as a global leader in his field, but is also an engaging and inclusive speaker/facilitator, always making sure that non-expert groups feel relaxed and able to participate. I would recommend him highly for future events of this nature
Rohit's presentation was very much tailored to the audience and provided an eye opening vision of what the future may hold and its impacts to all businesses. His delivery was excellent, providing an engaging, challenging and humor filled talk. As a keynote speaker, Rohit definitely delivered
I have had the valuable opportunity to see several presentations from Rohit Talwar and he continues to make complex, and very important issues real. His studies and presentations on the incredible growth story of the Middle East, thought provoking yet real data on future trends and the need to take responsibility for the future through the environment have provided me a different perspective on how I look into the future. Rohit key note addresses extend beyond his sessions and he has made time to provide further guidance to myself and my team in areas we should explore in the subject area. I also recently attended the PATA CEO Challenge on Climate Change where Rohit presented and also facilitated this tourism industry wide discussion with a goal to discuss and develop how the Travel and Tourism industry will confront and unify in their commitment to climate change. I congratulate Rohit on leading and focusing the views of the presenters and delegates.
Rohit Talwar was a highlight at the 1st European Futurists Conference Lucerne, as a speaker and as a facilitator. In fact, for the state secretary for research and education of Switzerland - a sponsor of our conference - Rohit was simply the best.
Rohit dinner speech had the audience spellbound - I know because the room was absolutely silent! I even overhead a delegate on his mobile, relaying some of his points back to his European office at the airport the next day
Regardless of whether you are one who runs towards the future; or is sliding towards it, kicking and screaming, desperately holding on to the past, Rohit Talwar's seminar will give you pause. His energy and humor, coupled with extensive knowledge of the 'what could happen' and 'what if's' equip workshop participants with the knowledge to make decisions that affect their personal future as well as our corporate well-being.
The future is what we make it - this is where you start to see what it may look like. Well-researched and superbly presented, this will challenge your strategic thinkers.
Rohit's talk is a must for any organisation wishing to reach their potential; understanding possible future changes/developments is critical for effective strategic thinking. His presentation was extremely informative, leading-edge, entertaining and essential viewing
There is nothing bushiness and individuals desire more than to look into the future. We will give almost anything to know what's going to happen next. Listening to Rohit was one of the most interesting and rewarding experience I've enjoyed in a very long time. Not a book report but instead an insightful and attention grabbing experience from a credentialed expert.
Your presentation received an extraordinary response from delegates with many saying it was the best they had ever seen. You were mobbed!
Rohit's presentation was clear, informative and entertaining, giving a global perspective to the challenges faced by businesses going into the next decade. The presentation provoked a truly illuminating discussion among the delegates, facilitated by Rohit's insightful comments.
Q & A with Rohit Talwar
Rohit Talwar answered some probing questions for Speakers Corner. For speaking secrets revealed - read on! To book Rohit Talwar for your event, please contact one of the Speakers Corner booking agents on +44 (0)20 7607 7070 or email@example.com
Speakers Corner: How did the corporate speaking start?
Rohit Talwar: Was doing occasional speaking at public conferences and then a friend of a friend who was a professional speaker saw me speak and encouraged me to become a professional. Approached some bureaus and started networking to generate speaking opportunities – blossomed from there.
Speakers Corner: Can you remember your first speaking engagement?
Rohit Talwar: I think the first ever paid gig was for Time Manager International in Denmark at their annual internal conference – 200 very positive people – quite an experience.
Speakers Corner: And your last event?
Rohit Talwar: A dinner speech for the top 48 executives of Ball Corporation in Tucson Arizona – my role was to inspire their thinking about growth over the next ten years at the start of a strategy retreat
Speakers Corner: Which event has been your favourite and why?
Rohit Talwar: Hard to say – lots to choose from. Really enjoyed chairing and keynoting the PATA CEO conference – a very senior audience and lots of great content.
Speakers Corner: If you could speak at any event, past or future, what would it be?
Rohit Talwar: Davos World Economic Forum, World Business Forum in the US.
Speakers Corner: Who would you most like to share a platform with?
Rohit Talwar: Obama
Speakers Corner: On average, how many times a year do you speak at corporate events?
Rohit Talwar: I typically do around 50-60 events a year – about 50% corporate – the rest association and public conferences
Speakers Corner: Do you use powerpoint?
Rohit Talwar: Yes
Speakers Corner: Are you as happy speaking to 50 as to 1,000 people?
Rohit Talwar: Yes
Speakers Corner: How do you like to be introduced?
Rohit Talwar: Global futurist who helps clients understand and respond to the trends and forces shaping the future
Speakers Corner: Do you always like to do a briefing call before the event?
Rohit Talwar: Prefer it – builds a relationship with the client
Speakers Corner: What are the most asked for topics?
Rohit Talwar: Future of the global economy, the next ten years, driving growth, radical innovation, competing in emerging markets, business sustainability
Speakers Corner: Is your speech interactive with audience participation?
Rohit Talwar: Ideally – depends on what the client wants
Speakers Corner: Do you have any funny/embarrassing speaking anecdotes you care to share?
Rohit Talwar: Did a workshop in the dark in Nigeria. Gave a three minute speech in Portugal because the chair overran by 45 minutes and I had to leave to catch a flight. Stood in for Schwarzenegger at a conference
Speakers Corner: Your favourite film?
Rohit Talwar: Shawshank Redemption
Speakers Corner: Favourite book?
Rohit Talwar: Name of the Rose
Speakers Corner: Favourite holiday destination?
Rohit Talwar: Italy
Speakers Corner: What’s your tipple – wine, beer, champagne?
Rohit Talwar: Champagne
Speakers Corner: Country or townie?
Rohit Talwar: Bit of both
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