Public speaking and facilitating

While my background is in writing and researching, these days I spend a lot of time on stage helping people understand and adapt the changes that are happening in their personal and professional lives. I’ve had the privilege of delivering keynote presentations at everything from large IT industry conferences to small community gatherings. Regardless of the setting, my key message is that the decisions that we take today are what will shape how well we adapt to an unknown future. The world is full of ideas and concepts that are ready to be harnessed. We don’t need to wait for tomorrow – there is plenty we can work with now, if we know what to look for and how to adapt ideas.

After all, we create our own future through the actions we take today.

Two decades in journalism have given me a knack for taking complicated topics and presenting them in a straightforward and compelling manner.  It’s also given me a chance to investigate multiple industries, so that each presentation is tailored to the specific needs of the audience with information that is relevant, entertaining and thought-provoking.

In addition to delivering keynote presentations, I’m also available for hosting events and round tables, and for leading discussions on the impact of change and the possibilities that it opens up.

More recently I have begun to focus my presentations into two specific topics, outlined below, while also continuing to deliver talks on the broader impact of technology on business and society.

Navigating to a digital future

Smartphones, the internet and other digital technologies have given us access to a massive range of new services and entertainment options, and transformed how we do business. They have also led to the creation of entirely new business models and new internet-based competitors – the so-called digital disruptors of Google, Amazon, Uber and many more. The ultimate impact is the transformation of all businesses – a transformation that is creating significant challenges for while also presenting huge opportunities for those who are willing to embrace it.

With more than 20 years’ experience in reporting, researching and advising on technology and business, Brad brings a unique perspective on how technologies are impacting business today, and into the future. Brad calls upon his experience working across multiple industries to tailor presentations to the specific needs of audiences, explaining how they are – or will be – impacted by digital transformation, and providing practical advice on how to respond and make the most of emerging opportunities.

His presentations cover:

  • Digital disruption – what it is, why it happens, and who is affected.
  • How to think and act like a disruptor
  • The key steps in digital transformation
  • Practical examples of transformation in action

Managing for Change

We know that change is inevitable, but how many of us can honestly say we are able to adjust to change when it happens? But rather than simply reacting to the changes happening around us, what if we could anticipate and plan for change before it happens?

Brad Howarth is fascinated by change. As a journalist he has been reporting on change for more than 20 years, and in 2015 co-authored the book Managing for Change, which provides guidance on taking a more active approach to change. In this interactive presentation/workshop Brad takes participants through practical strategies for better understanding, envisioning and planning for change, with the goal of helping them design and shape their future of in a rapidly changing world.

For more information, contact the Saxton Speakers Bureau, or contact me directly at bradATafasterfutureDOTcom.

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