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Named one of the industry’s “Killer Consultants”, Tom Koulopoulos is a leading futurist. The founder of the 25-year-old premier think tank, Delphi, he provides advice on innovation practices and methods to Global 2000 organizations and government agencies. Delphi has served nearly 20,000 clients across all industries as well as federal and state government agencies around the world.

Mr. Koulopoulos is an authority on the implications of information technology on global organizations. He is the author of 10 books, many of which have introduced core industry concepts, frameworks and vernacular such as Innovation Zones, Smartsourcing, Single Point of Access, and Touch Points, among others. His latest books are The Gen Z Effect and Cloud Surfing.

A regular columnist for Inc., his articles and market insights also frequently appear in national and international print and broadcast media such as BusinessWeek, the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, The Economist, CNBC, CNN and NPR. Geoff James of CBS Interactive Media called Tom “one of the truly deep thinkers in the arena of technology and culture.” Forbes.com named Tom one of its Business Visionaries with “an incisive view of world trade…”

Mr. Koulopoulos is also an Executive in Residence at Bentley University, where he teaches graduate courses on Innovation; a Board member of the Kaplan School for Information Technology; and a faculty member of Harvard University’s School of Public Health. He has been an adjunct professor at the Boston College Wallace E. Carroll Graduate School of Management and a guest lecturer at the Boston University Graduate School of Management. He is the past Founding Executive Director of the Babson College Research Center for Advanced Business Innovation, where he oversaw some of the world’s leading research and thought leadership on the topic of Business Innovation.

Full Profile

    Leader
    Tom Koulopoulos is the founder of Delphi Group, a 20-year-old Boston-based thought leadership firm providing advice on leading edge technologies to global 2000 organizations and government. He sold Delphi to Perot Systems in 2004 and today serves as Managing Director of a global innovation lab.

    Futurist
    Named one of the industry′s most influential information management consultants by InformationWeek magazine he is recognized as an authority on the implications of information technology on global organizations, with articles and market insights appearing frequently in national and international print and broadcast media such as BusinessWeek, the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, The Economist, CNBC, CNN and NPR.

    Author
    His seven books include: Smartsourcing, Corporate Instinct, Smart Companies, Smart Tools and The X-economy. During the past two decades mr. Koulopoulos′ works have introduced core industry concepts, frameworks and vernacular such as Single Point of Access, Touch Points, Digital Control Rooms, Business Operating Systems, Corporate IQ, Information Value Chains, and Smartsourcing that are widely used today in describing the impact of technology on business. His insights have received wide praise from luminaries such as Peter Drucker, dee Hock, and Tom Peters who called his writing, “a brilliant vision of where we must take our enterprises to survive and thrive.” According to Peter Drucker, Tom′s writing “makes you question not only the way you run your business but the way you run yourself.” He is also editor of the Delphi Report, a quarterly journal for business and technology leaders.

    His current book, Smartsourcing: How to Drive Innovation, Jobs, and Growth in the age of Globalization (to be released in the Fall of 2005) looks at the core drivers and broad implications of outsourcing and globalization.

    Mr. Koulopoulos has also been an adjunct professor at the Boston College Wallace E. Carroll Graduate School of Management and a guest lecturer at the Boston University School of management and Harvard University.

    His philanthropic interests include being a founding advisor to the non-profit Tech Foundation, which makes technology accessible to the non-profit sector in an attempt to bridge the widening digital divide.


Tom Koulopoulos Speaker Videos Back to top

Keynote Speech


Tom Koulopoulos pinpoints two trends that will affect every industry: the increasing number of computing devices and the squaring of the population pyramid. He reports that in a world of 7 billion people there are currently 6 billion cell phones. By 2100, it is projected that there will be more computing devices on earth than grains of sand.

Changing demographics are also an influential factor, companies cannot ignore, he suggests. The “age pyramid” of 50 years ago is evening out to the point where by 2020 in the U.S. every age ban from “0-4” to “60-64” will be almost equal in population size. “What does that mean to social programs? What does that mean to the way we connect?” Mr. Koulopoulos asks. “And every one of these people will be educated. They’ll all be consumers.” Taking into account the “technological change” combined with “human change” he states that the most important thing we should be examining “is how behavior will ultimately change.”

Keynote Speech


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Speeches / Speaking Engagements Back to top


Tom Koulopoulos provides a remarkable combination of energy, deep knowledge, business insight, and humor in a keynote package tailored for each audience. Weaving a rich tapestry of story telling and technology vision, Mr. Koulopoulos connects with audiences on a deep level as he challenges them not only to question the way they run their business, but the way they run themselves, as well.

Drawing on material from ten books, not to mention three decades of business and technology leadership, his presentations will do more than motivate and entertain; they will fundamentally change the way you look at yourself and your organization.

    Cloud Surfing: A New Way to Think About Risk, Innovation, Scale and Success
    When people hear "the Cloud," they think of cloud computing and Salesforce.com, just a sliver of what the Cloud is today. The Cloud now represents the consummate disruptor to structure; a pervasive social and economic network that will soon connect and define more of the world than any other political, social, or economic organization.

    The Cloud is the first megatrend of the twenty-first century, one that will shape the way we will address virtually every challenge we face for at least the next 100 years. It is where we will all live, work, and play in the coming decades. It′s where your kids are when they dive into online play. It′s where you meet and make friends in social networks. It′s where companies go to find the next big idea. It′s where political campaigns are won and lost. Groundbreaking presentation Cloud Surfing will explain how to access the full value of the Cloud.

    Tom Koulopoulos, leader, futurist, and author of eight business books on the intersection of business and technology, is uniquely qualified to explain the Cloud to us. He walks us through the characteristics of the Cloud that businesses and individuals will need to be aware of, and take advantage of, including such concepts as:

    • Truth in the Cloud: How transparency will keep us honest
    • Innovation in the Cloud: How the way we create will be redefined
    • Commerce in the Cloud: How we will radically change the notion of value without risk
    • Reputation in the Cloud: How influence is redefining the economics of business
    • Learning in the Cloud: How we will go about educating ten billion brains
    • Community in the Cloud: How we will rely on one another going forward

    Koulopoulos cautions us to not confuse the internet with the Cloud. The internet is a way to connect, a facilitator; the Cloud is far more—new ways of being and doing in the digital world that will develop over the coming decades. It may sound radical, he says, but "the Cloud is the evolution of a new human order whose structures and patterns, for just about everything, will challenge our notion of the familiar."

    Cloud Surfing shows us that the Cloud is not something to be feared, but to be embraced.

    The Innovation Zone : A deep look at how Innovation will change companies and careers. Tom uses examples from some of the world′s leading innnovators, lessons from his mentor Peter Drucker and challenges us to all become world-class innovators.

    The Future of Globalization: Coping With and Profiting From the Effects of Globalization.

    The Uncertainty Principle: How to build organizations that can survive and thrive in times of uncertainty

    Managing Knowledge: The Myth and the Reality of Managing Knowledge and Those Who Own It.

    FutureTech: A Look at the Future of Technology and Organization in the coming Decades.

    The Social Economy: Tom′s take on Social Networks enlightens and entertains audiences on the core issues that make the Social Economy such a quagmire for large organizations, many of which are still trying to figure out the risks and threats of going social.

    The Space Crowd: Why Ambition and Achievement in America are Alive and Well
    Tom′s Space Crowd keynote includes brilliantly edited video from the NASA archives and STS-135 that stirs the soul of baby boomers who grew up with Apollo, as well as GenXrs who are just entering the frenzy over the next era of privatized space exploration.

    Combine this with Tom′s personal anecdotes of the space race, his front-lines coverage of the STS-135 mission, and his own trademark brand of humor and passion, and you have a powerful keynote package with:

    • breathless images,
    • cutting insights about the way a new generation will drive business through the social network,
    • lessons about how social media can and does work,
    • a spirit of pride in the USA and the International Space Exploration Community,
    • and a dynamic optimism for the future - something we sorely need right now!

    This keynote is ideal for event organizers who: need to inspire their audience to achieve new levels of performance, have mixed demographics of boomers and Xrs, are interested in the impact of social networking as a driver of innovation, want to create a sense of optimism and excitement about the future.

    All of Tom’s keynotes are customized to your audience’s specific requirements, interests, and industry.



Tom Koulopoulos Speaker Testimonials Back to top

    "I cannot tell you how may of our attendees commented on how well you hit the mark in you obserrvations. Your presentation made a huge impact on the attendees and, as our fist presentation of the day, set a great tone for the remainder of our program."
    Pauline A. Seleski, Marketing Manager
    DoxSys, Inc.

    "Tom Koulopoulos of Delphi played a key role in the winning formulae. Not only did his keynote speech receive accolades, as evidenced by the attendee questionnaire, but in his key role as moderator for the two panels he adroitly provided much needed linkages in the diverse subject matter. Tom′s breadth of knowledge coupled with his podium panache are no doubt the reasons why he is one of North America′s most sought after speakers."
    Pat Griffith- Director, Business Processes and Information Division
    Hill & Knowlton Canada Ltd., Treasury Board of Canada

    "Tom is an outstanding presenter with a firm grasp on the material."
    Chuck Seeley
    Intel

    "Tom is an exceptional master of ceremonies, whose thoughtful remarks pull it all together. Thanks!!"
    Susan Saraidaridis
    Harvard Business School

    "Tom Koulopoulos is a captivating speaker who brings a wealth of knowledge and vision into the presentation."
    Mike Mandiziara
    Accenture

    "Tom Koulopoulos is a powerful speaker. His presentation style captures your interest, leading to the absorption of new information."
    Lynne Hanf
    Federal Aviation Administration

    "Tom′s knowledge and understanding of the Information Systems arena is phenomenal!"
    Gary F. Miller
    Eaton Corporation

    "Tom Koulopoulos is the best presenter I′ve seen in 26 years."
    Cheryl Watchek
    Minorco USA, Inc

    "Tom′s delivery was fast-paced, engaging and entertaining, as he used a well-oiled combination of humour, industry research, pop culture references and video clips to illustrate his points and to challenge his audience. Most of all, Tom was approachable yet authoritative in his delivery, and was able to hammer home important points gleaned from his research and experience. As impressive as his actual presentation was, we were pleasantly struck by his determination to get to know his audience and the conference themes and objectives during pre-conference planning, and to tailor his presentation accordingly. All in all, it was a fabulous way to kick off our event."
    Reg Sackmann
    Policy Advisor




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    "I cannot tell you how may of our attendees commented on how well you hit the mark in you obserrvations. Your presentation made a huge impact on the attendees and, as our fist presentation of the day, set a great tone for the remainder of our program."
    Pauline A. Seleski, Marketing Manager
    DoxSys, Inc.

    "Tom Koulopoulos of Delphi played a key role in the winning formulae. Not only did his keynote speech receive accolades, as evidenced by the attendee questionnaire, but in his key role as moderator for the two panels he adroitly provided much needed linkages in the diverse subject matter. Tom′s breadth of knowledge coupled with his podium panache are no doubt the reasons why he is one of North America′s most sought after speakers."
    Pat Griffith- Director, Business Processes and Information Division
    Hill & Knowlton Canada Ltd., Treasury Board of Canada

    "Tom is an outstanding presenter with a firm grasp on the material."
    Chuck Seeley
    Intel

    "Tom is an exceptional master of ceremonies, whose thoughtful remarks pull it all together. Thanks!!"
    Susan Saraidaridis
    Harvard Business School

    "Tom Koulopoulos is a captivating speaker who brings a wealth of knowledge and vision into the presentation."
    Mike Mandiziara
    Accenture

    "Tom Koulopoulos is a powerful speaker. His presentation style captures your interest, leading to the absorption of new information."
    Lynne Hanf
    Federal Aviation Administration

    "Tom′s knowledge and understanding of the Information Systems arena is phenomenal!"
    Gary F. Miller
    Eaton Corporation

    "Tom Koulopoulos is the best presenter I′ve seen in 26 years."
    Cheryl Watchek
    Minorco USA, Inc

    "Tom′s delivery was fast-paced, engaging and entertaining, as he used a well-oiled combination of humour, industry research, pop culture references and video clips to illustrate his points and to challenge his audience. Most of all, Tom was approachable yet authoritative in his delivery, and was able to hammer home important points gleaned from his research and experience. As impressive as his actual presentation was, we were pleasantly struck by his determination to get to know his audience and the conference themes and objectives during pre-conference planning, and to tailor his presentation accordingly. All in all, it was a fabulous way to kick off our event."
    Reg Sackmann
    Policy Advisor


      Cloud Surfing: A New Way to Think About Risk, Innovation, Scale and Success
      When people hear "the Cloud," they think of cloud computing and Salesforce.com, just a sliver of what the Cloud is today. The Cloud now represents the consummate disruptor to structure; a pervasive social and economic network that will soon connect and define more of the world than any other political, social, or economic organization.

      The Cloud is the first megatrend of the twenty-first century, one that will shape the way we will address virtually every challenge we face for at least the next 100 years. It is where we will all live, work, and play in the coming decades. It′s where your kids are when they dive into online play. It′s where you meet and make friends in social networks. It′s where companies go to find the next big idea. It′s where political campaigns are won and lost. Cloud Surfing is the groundbreaking book that will explain how to access the full value of the Cloud.

      Tom Koulopoulos, leader, futurist, and author of eight business books on the intersection of business and technology, is uniquely qualified to explain the Cloud to us. He walks us through the characteristics of the Cloud that businesses and individuals will need to be aware of, and take advantage of, including such concepts as:

      • Truth in the Cloud: How transparency will keep us honest
      • Innovation in the Cloud: How the way we create will be redefined
      • Commerce in the Cloud: How we will radically change the notion of value without risk
      • Reputation in the Cloud: How influence is redefining the economics of business
      • Learning in the Cloud: How we will go about educating ten billion brains
      • Community in the Cloud: How we will rely on one another going forward

      Koulopoulos cautions us to not confuse the internet with the Cloud. The internet is a way to connect, a facilitator; the Cloud is far more—new ways of being and doing in the digital world that will develop over the coming decades. It may sound radical, he says, but "the Cloud is the evolution of a new human order whose structures and patterns, for just about everything, will challenge our notion of the familiar."

      Cloud Surfing shows us that the Cloud is not something to be feared, but to be embraced.
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      > The Innovation Zone: How Great Companies Re-Innovate for Amazing Success

      The Innovation Zone demonstrates that most dynamic innovations are not a single stroke of brilliance and great, new products but are a disciplined, easily-learned business process that includes an organizational incubator that supports and sustains the practice of turning ideas into breakthrough innovations. Debunking nearly all other books′ approach that innovation is just great products, classic examples such as GM and OnStar(R) and 3M and Post-It-Notes(R) demonstrate how the author′s Six Lessons of Innovation can be learned, refined, and developed by leaders and organizations into core competencies for success.

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      > Corporate Instinct: Building the Knowing Enterprise for the 21st Century

      Written by one of the nation′s best-known technology consultants, this book presents a set of management and technology tools to help manage an organization′s shared knowledge and cultivate its intellectual assets. Drawing on interviews with 350 companies from across the economic spectrum, Corporate Instinct offers a detailed road map for developing your own corporate instinct and a comprehensive context for understanding how and why this sixth sense offers enduring competitive advantage. Filled with insights on revamping a corporation′s culture, structure and core competencies for the 21st century, this book offers a blueprint for a business which focuses on innovation, not administration.

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    Cloud Surfing: A New Way to Think About Risk, Innovation, Scale and Success
    When people hear "the Cloud," they think of cloud computing and Salesforce.com, just a sliver of what the Cloud is today. The Cloud now represents the consummate disruptor to structure; a pervasive social and economic network that will soon connect and define more of the world than any other political, social, or economic organization.

    The Cloud is the first megatrend of the twenty-first century, one that will shape the way we will address virtually every challenge we face for at least the next 100 years. It is where we will all live, work, and play in the coming decades. It′s where your kids are when they dive into online play. It′s where you meet and make friends in social networks. It′s where companies go to find the next big idea. It′s where political campaigns are won and lost. Groundbreaking presentation Cloud Surfing will explain how to access the full value of the Cloud.

    Tom Koulopoulos, leader, futurist, and author of eight business books on the intersection of business and technology, is uniquely qualified to explain the Cloud to us. He walks us through the characteristics of the Cloud that businesses and individuals will need to be aware of, and take advantage of, including such concepts as:

    • Truth in the Cloud: How transparency will keep us honest
    • Innovation in the Cloud: How the way we create will be redefined
    • Commerce in the Cloud: How we will radically change the notion of value without risk
    • Reputation in the Cloud: How influence is redefining the economics of business
    • Learning in the Cloud: How we will go about educating ten billion brains
    • Community in the Cloud: How we will rely on one another going forward

    Koulopoulos cautions us to not confuse the internet with the Cloud. The internet is a way to connect, a facilitator; the Cloud is far more—new ways of being and doing in the digital world that will develop over the coming decades. It may sound radical, he says, but "the Cloud is the evolution of a new human order whose structures and patterns, for just about everything, will challenge our notion of the familiar."

    Cloud Surfing shows us that the Cloud is not something to be feared, but to be embraced.

    The Innovation Zone : A deep look at how Innovation will change companies and careers. Tom uses examples from some of the world′s leading innnovators, lessons from his mentor Peter Drucker and challenges us to all become world-class innovators.

    The Future of Globalization: Coping With and Profiting From the Effects of Globalization.

    The Uncertainty Principle: How to build organizations that can survive and thrive in times of uncertainty

    Managing Knowledge: The Myth and the Reality of Managing Knowledge and Those Who Own It.

    FutureTech: A Look at the Future of Technology and Organization in the coming Decades.

    The Social Economy: Tom′s take on Social Networks enlightens and entertains audiences on the core issues that make the Social Economy such a quagmire for large organizations, many of which are still trying to figure out the risks and threats of going social.

    The Space Crowd: Why Ambition and Achievement in America are Alive and Well
    Tom′s Space Crowd keynote includes brilliantly edited video from the NASA archives and STS-135 that stirs the soul of baby boomers who grew up with Apollo, as well as GenXrs who are just entering the frenzy over the next era of privatized space exploration.

    Combine this with Tom′s personal anecdotes of the space race, his front-lines coverage of the STS-135 mission, and his own trademark brand of humor and passion, and you have a powerful keynote package with:

    • breathless images,
    • cutting insights about the way a new generation will drive business through the social network,
    • lessons about how social media can and does work,
    • a spirit of pride in the USA and the International Space Exploration Community,
    • and a dynamic optimism for the future - something we sorely need right now!

    This keynote is ideal for event organizers who: need to inspire their audience to achieve new levels of performance, have mixed demographics of boomers and Xrs, are interested in the impact of social networking as a driver of innovation, want to create a sense of optimism and excitement about the future.

    All of Tom’s keynotes are customized to your audience’s specific requirements, interests, and industry.



Keynote Speech


Tom Koulopoulos pinpoints two trends that will affect every industry: the increasing number of computing devices and the squaring of the population pyramid. He reports that in a world of 7 billion people there are currently 6 billion cell phones. By 2100, it is projected that there will be more computing devices on earth than grains of sand.

Changing demographics are also an influential factor, companies cannot ignore, he suggests. The “age pyramid” of 50 years ago is evening out to the point where by 2020 in the U.S. every age ban from “0-4” to “60-64” will be almost equal in population size. “What does that mean to social programs? What does that mean to the way we connect?” Mr. Koulopoulos asks. “And every one of these people will be educated. They’ll all be consumers.” Taking into account the “technological change” combined with “human change” he states that the most important thing we should be examining “is how behavior will ultimately change.”

Keynote Speech


Keynote Speech