HarperCollins Speakers Bureau

Daniel Burrus

Leading Technology Forecaster & Business Strategist


  • Flash Foresight: Seven Radical Principles That Will Transform Your Business
  • Accelerating Growth
  • Leading with Strategic Foresight and Certainty
  • Business Process Transformation: The Big Ideas that are Changing Everything
  • Technology Enabled Innovation: Creating and Sustaining Competitive Advantage
  • Transforming How We Market and Sell: See the Invisible to Do the Impossible
  • The Seven Pillars of Digital Marketing
  • Transforming Health Care with Technology-Enabled Innovation
  • Transforming Education: Using Technology to Accelerate Learning



Daniel Burrus is considered one of the world's leading technology forecasters and business strategists, and is the founder and CEO of Burrus Research, a research and consulting firm that monitors global advancements in technology driven trends to help clients better understand how technological, social and business forces are converging to create enormous, untapped opportunities. He is the author of six books, including his newest New York Times and Wall Street Journal best-seller Flash Foresight: How To See the Invisible and Do the Impossible (HarperBusiness), as well as the highly acclaimed Technotrends (HarperBusiness). The New York Times has referred to Daniel Burrus as one of America's top three business gurus in the highest demand as a keynote speaker -- he has delivered over 2,500 keynote speeches to corporations, associations, and professional organizations worldwide.

In his keynote presentations, Burrus is a master at tailoring his message to each individual audience as he addresses relevant trends and offers powerful, practical guidance for turning rapid technology-driven change into a competitive advantage. His captivating style blends timely and provocative insights and actionable knowledge with just the right amount of humor and motivation.

In 1983, Burrus became the first and only futurist to accurately identify the 20 technologies that would become the driving force of business and economic change for decades to come. Since then, he has continued to establish a worldwide reputation for his exceptional record of predicting the future of technological change and its direct impact on the business world. He has helped hundreds of clients identify new opportunities and develop successful competitive strategies based on the creative application of leading-edge technologies. He is also a featured blogger on the topics of innovation, change, and the future for CNBC, Huffington Post, and Wired magazine, among others.

Burrus's client list encompasses a wide range of industries, and includes many Fortune 500 companies such as GE, IBM, Oracle, Microsoft, DuPont, Google, Toshiba, Procter & Gamble, American Express, Northwestern Mutual, ExxonMobil, and Sara Lee. He has been the featured subject of several PBS specials, has appeared on programs on CNN, CNBC, and Bloomberg, and is quoted in a variety of publications, including The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Fortune, and Industry Week. He has founded and managed six businesses, three of which were national leaders in their first year. As a highly successful entrepreneur, he knows how to translate research findings into practical business advantages.

Praise for Daniel Burrus's Presentations:

"A 'must-hear' presentation."
-- Steven A. Ballmer, CEO, Microsoft

"By applying the principles of Flash Foresight to our business, in less than a year we have been able to double our revenues and increase the value of our company by a factor of four, and we feel the biggest impact is yet to come."
-- Arni Bellini, CEO, Connectwise

"I don't know any other speaker that could present after Bill Gates and 'wow' an audience of CEOs like you did! You were the perfect choice."
-- Steve Morrison, Policy Management Systems Corp.

"This is the third time you've addressed this conference and each presentation has been better than the last ... and I wouldn't hesitate inviting you back to a future conference!"
-- John E. Burkey, First Data Resources

"You were fabulous! You received rave reviews from our participants for the relevancy, insight and expertise of your presentation material and style. You are the only keynote speaker we have invited back numerous times. I am convinced the extraordinary success of your continued contribution is due in no small part to the enormous amount of time you put into each presentation by customizing it to fit the unique and challenging needs of our CMO audience each year."
-- Stephanie Fischer, CEO, global retail marketing association

"Our people, without exception, felt that your ideas were provocative, original, and timely. Your entertaining style captured the audience and compelled them to listen, think, and apply your thoughts to their own professional and personal lives. You truly made a memorable impression on the audience."
-- Mark McNutt, Xerox Corporation

"It came as no surprise that you were rated the top speaker in our audience evaluations. Your unique blend of wit and insight awakened all of us to the need to develop the knowledge network necessary to move to a 21st century mind set."
-- Robert Howe, IBM Corporation

"Your thoughts on how to create an opportunity for change through a customer focus is the excellence our team is striving for. The framework you provided on innovation, creativity and customer value will be instituted as a management practice to enable the technology infrastructure group to take Wells Fargo to the next stage."
-- Victor Nichols, Wells Fargo