Being future of work keynote speakers, futurist market researchers, and consultants, we’re constantly asked to research and advise on emerging trends. Just a few recent business topics we’ve been asked to explore include:


The Future of Work: Dealing with Data Privacy and Online Security – Data privacy and online security are becoming sources of massive concern for modern organizations that will only grow in prominence going forward as more interactions happen digitally and more content becomes user-generated. And that’s before you consider the sheer number of virtual touchpoints at which customers now interact with brands. We considered the different types of issues that can arise, and how to nip them in the bud.


Designing a More Secure Approach to Digital Transformation – As it turns out, and discussed in our recent book Digital Transformation: The Definitive Guide, digital transformation is a three-part process that revolves around People, Processes, and Technology. We took a closer look at how to structure and manage these efforts to maintain security and productivity; handle data and IT operations; minimize privacy and security risks; and design an organization’s virtual back-end in such a way that every department benefits. Likewise, we also considered how every department needs to be involved from day one not only to help identify risks, but also structure operations in such a way that they have 360-degree visibility into organizational operations and full access to data/information.


Zero Trust: A Smarter Approach to Security – Cybercrime is today’s fastest growing form of criminal activity, and potential points of high-tech compromise have also grown exponentially. From malware and viruses to fraudulent phishing emails designed to trick companies’ staffers and criminals posing as valued contacts, the concept of a zero trust IT security model is designed to offset a growing range of digital dangers. We were asked how to do it right.


The Future of Cyber Security – First we had to protect computers and networks. Then smartphones. Now it’s hybrid clouds, wearable devices, and even ever-more-computerized cars and vehicles. And that’s before you consider just how much information is being shared online between 30+ billion Internet of Things devices. A partner requested that we provide a futurist’s take on what’s coming – and how to be prepared for it.