Jack Shaw

E-commerce, Futurists, Innovation, Science, Social Media, Technology

Travels from Georgia, USA

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Jack Shaw Profile


Jack Shaw has been a Technology Futurist for over 30 years – which is about 15 years longer than anyone, including Jack, realized such a profession existed! But helping others understand the strategic implications of emerging technologies has only continued to increase in importance in the days since the first PC’s.

At the start of 2014, Jack was voted by over 12,000 meetings planners, executives and conference attendees from around the world as one of the world’s Top 5 Technology Futurists for 2014. In fact, he was the only Technology Futurist who was among the overall Top 5 Speakers in votes.

Jack Shaw has provided advisory services to leading Technology Solution Providers including IBM, SAP, Oracle, CA Technologies and others. He has also delivered expert guidance and best practices to many such Fortune 500 Companies as GE and Coca Cola as well as hundreds of small to mid-sized businesses.

A business and technology strategist, Jack has spent his career helping companies from many industries, and the providers of their technologies, find better ways to conduct and operate their businesses. He is widely recognized for his expertise in such breakthrough business technologies as:

      • “Big Data” (Data Analytics)
      • Decision Management
      • Cloud Computing
      • e-Commerce / OmniCommerce
      • e-Procurement
      • Intelligent Systems
      • Mobile Commerce
      • Social Media
      • Supply Chain Management

He’s a Marketing Strategist, Industry Thought Leader, and Author of three critically acclaimed books and numerous White Papers. He was the Founder and Editor of the e-Commerce Executive newsletter, and of the e-Commerce Buyer’s Guide.

A charismatic speaker, he’s delivered more than 1000 paid keynote addresses and executive presentations in more than 20 countries. The advisory services of the Management Consulting Firms Jack founded, Breakthrough Business Technologies and e-Commerce Strategies, have made corporations billions by using technology to implement better processes and help them compete more effectively today and in the future.

His keen perception and vision into emerging technologies and business practices have also enabled Technology Solution Providers to build products and services that anticipate where the market is headed thus generating hundreds of millions of dollars in revenues for those organizations.

Jack graduated from Yale with a degree in Business Administration and has an MBA from Kellogg in Finance and Marketing.

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Jack Shaw's Speech Descriptions

Whether you are a technology solution provider looking to help your target markets see the value of your offerings, or are with an organization who wishes to better understand the significance of new technologies, Jack can help you communicate more effectively with your audiences.

Jack speaks on many topics, and his presentations are custom-developed for each client. Below is a list of representative topic titles with brief Topic Descriptions. More detailed descriptions of each topic are available on request.

Jack delivers customized presentations on these and related topics. Or you can work with him to integrate aspects of multiple topics into a unique program that precisely meets the needs of your business and your audience.

OmniCommerce – Meeting Business’ Next Grand Challenge

As we become an ever more mobile global society, people expect to be able to work, shop, and play from wherever they are located. And customers expect, indeed demand, a seamless experience across physical stores, web presence, and their mobile devices – that is, everywhere. This is OmniCommerce.

But making this happen means businesses must integrate their physical processes and their IT systems to provide consistent customer experiences and to make near real time decisions on virtually everything from product designs to marketing campaigns to investment strategies.

Join us for a session that will both stimulate action for today and catalyze change for tomorrow.

Bracing for the Big One: Business Systems and Processes That Think for Themselves

The Big One is coming, and it’s coming soon. Intelligent Systems will utterly transform business, commerce, and society. Self-optimizing production scheduling, autonomic supply chains, and self-configuring business ecosystems are just a few examples of Intelligent Systems that will shake the world.

In this presentation, Jack will cite case studies, real-world examples, and success stories show how leading edge businesses are using these technologies to cut costs, improve service, and promote innovation.

Join us as he explains intelligent systems and what your organizations can do to plan for the most dynamic, breathtaking set of business technologies yet.

Intelligent Decision Management – Infusing Discipline into Decisions

We now have access to more information than we can possibly comprehend. In many cases, this glut of data has made it even more difficult to make decisions than in the past. What we need are systems and processes that help us make better decisions, and can do so faster, more accurately, more consistently, more flexibly, and at lower cost than traditional systems.

In this presentation, Jack will help you understand Decision Management – the principles and processes that make up a sound approach to handling decisions in the organization – whether day-to-day or strategic in nature.

Emerging Technologies for Executives

Mobile Commerce, Cloud Computing, Social Media, “Big Data”, Intelligent Systems – these and other emerging technologies are changing how we do business at an accelerating rate. Most executives recognize that their companies should address these new technologies, but few fully understand their implications or how to respond to them.

In this speech, Jack presents practical, scalable ideas and innovations already in use. He shows how these technologies are facilitating deeper collaboration and how advanced practitioners are using them to better anticipate and meet the needs of their customers.

The Impact of Emerging Technologies on Energy Utilities

In this presentation, Jack will show how leading-edge energy utilities are using advanced technologies to cut costs, improve service, and promote innovation. Equally importantly, he’ll act as your guide to the future evolution of the energy ecosystem – showing how the integration of advanced technologies and sophisticated business processes will transform power generation, energy transmission and distribution, and energy management in the future.

Staying One Step Ahead of Mobile Devices

The rapid growth in payments via mobile devices epitomizes two key elements of the mobile revolution — smartphones and tablets are changing the business landscape at wildfire speed, far in excess of anyone’s expectations.

The relentless surge in mobility is forcing marketing and IT departments to change priorities. Companies are realizing that they need to design their websites for mobile users first, rather than make this an afterthought.

With mobile devices growing in popularity, CIOs will need to rapidly adjust for this change or they’ll have to redo much of what they are currently planning relatively quickly.

Mobile Computing: Moving the Construction Industry Ahead

Jack Shaw grew up in the construction business and has worked with and spoken to numerous construction businesses and related groups about how mobile computing is driving change and innovation in the construction industry. Mobile, cloud-based communications are cutting costs and speeding jobs through better scheduling and inventory control. This means improved margins and competitive position.

Mobile apps also are allowing builders to keep clients apprised of progress and resolve issues before they become problems. And forward looking construction businesses will use location based marketing and geofencing to promote their work to prospective new clients and the broader market.

Taking Cost Out of Your Supply Chain

The companies that comprise the most competitive supply chains take costs out of their supply chains through optimized, collaborative supply chain event management. Collaboration means the sharing of key supply, demand, and inventory information among partners up and down the supply chain – and in real time.

The Future of Manufacturing and Distribution

Autonomous Machinery; 3-D “Printing”; Dynamic Routing; Intelligent Production Planning; Optimized Picking, Packing, Loading, and Shipping. The future of manufacturing and distribution depends on emerging technologies that add increasing levels of intelligence to critical processes.

Manufacturers will dynamically reroute production orders as conditions change. Sophisticated planning systems will account for changing economic conditions and even weather to optimize production, picking, packing, loading, shipping, and distribution.

And breakthroughs in shared supply networks will cut costs and speed availability of parts and materials for manufacturers and finished products for distributors, retailers, and end consumers.

Enterprise Risk Management

After Lehman Brothers, the Japanese tsunami, and the Greek monetary crisis, businesses have realized that risk is a critical strategic issue. And, they've recognized that they can no longer manage risk in silos, but must address it on an enterprise-wide basis from the topmost levels of the company.

What People are Saying about Seeing Jack Speak

Rating Entries

    Clients are saying…

    “As a convention planner I know the key to a successful meeting is a great lead-off speaker and you sure fit the bill! Thank you again for a riveting presentation.”
    Bethany Corum, Senior VP and Chief Administrative Officer, Florida Bankers Assn.

    “Your keynote speech perfectly set the tone for a professional, informative conference.”
    Anne Lyndrup, Director, Conference, National Golf Course Owners Association

    “Jack is the best speaker IÕve ever seen.”
    Richard Carlin, IS Manager, Airgas

    “Your general session presentation was extremely informative and thought provoking. You brought new information and insight to even the most seasoned industry professionals”
    Brad Ballance, Program Director SPEC 2000, Air Transport Association

    “Your program delivered (and then some) at every level. It was informative, entertaining, challenging, visionary, and stimulating.”
    Richard R. Kurtz, Alltech Associates, Inc.

    “Great presentation! Thanks again.”
    Valerie Bothun, State of California, Department of General Services

    “I am pleased to say that you exceeded our expectations. Your instant rapport with the audience and your sense of humor kept them fully engaged throughout your presentation.”
    Richard B. Curtis, American Trucking Association

    “We were hoping you would spark our members′ interest in electronic commerce. You succeeded!”
    Patti Rouzie, National Beer Wholesalers Association

    Air Transport Assoc.
    Analytical & Life Science Systems Assoc.
    American Petroleum Institute
    American Resort Developers Assoc.
    American Supply & Machinery Manufacturers′ Assoc.
    American Trucking Assoc.
    Associated Equipment Distributors
    Association of High Technology Distributors
    Ceramic Tile Distributors Assoc.
    Credit Union Executives Society
    Farm Equipment Manufacturers Assoc.
    Floor Installation Assoc.
    Florida Bankers Assoc.
    Health Industry Distributors Assoc.
    Industrial Distribution Assoc.
    Laboratory Products Assoc.
    Meeting Professionals International
    Mid-America Payment Exchange
    National Alcohol and Beverage Commission Assoc.
    National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers
    National Beer and Wine Wholesalers Assoc.
    National Funeral Directors Assoc.
    National Golf Course Owners Assoc.
    National Rural Electric Cooperative Association
    Plumbing Manufacturers Institute
    Rigid Plastic Packaging Institute
    Tag & Label Assoc.
    Tile Council of America
    U.S. Cutting Tool Institute
    Utility Purchasing Managers Group
    Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of America

    Georgia Power
    Pacific Bell
    PP&L (Pennsylvania Power & Light)
    Southwestern Bell

    PanCanadian Petroleum

    Arthur Andersen
    Thomas Group
    Finance and Insurance
    Crawford & Company
    CUNA Mutual Insurance Group
    Farm Credit Council
    Northern Trust
    Seabury and Smith

    Government and Related Agencies
    California Dept. of General Services
    Cobb County Georgia Chamber of Commerce
    Department of Defense Fuel Supply Center
    Federal Aviation Administration
    U.S. Department of the Treasury
    U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

    Allied Signal Aerospace
    Alcan Cable
    B.F. Goodrich Aerospace (Rohr)
    Coca-Cola USA
    Georgia Pacific
    Greenlee Textron
    Johnson & Johnson
    Kaiser Aluminum
    Motorola (Europe)
    Quaker Oats
    Sonoco Products
    Textron Aerospace Fasteners

    Information Technology
    Computers Unlimited
    GE Information Services
    Navision Software
    Other Corporations
    Morrison Homes

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