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Renowned global futurist and founder and CEO, Fast Future Research.


Rohit Talwar is a global futurist and the founder and CEO of Fast Future Research. An award-winning speaker on future insights and strategic innovation addressing leadership audiences in 40 countries on five continents, he is highly sought-after for his inspirational approach, provocative content and humorous style on topics ranging from future drivers of change, economic futures and innovation to emerging economies and winning in a downturn.

Current work

His Fast Future Research has recently focused on Global Mega Trends, Scenarios for 2015, The Shape of Jobs to Come, Future Science and Technology Timelines, the Future of China and India, the Future of Travel and Tourism, Convention 2020, Scenarios for Migration, Healthcare Innovation, Scenarios for Healthcare, Drug Futures, Demographic Trends and the Future of New Cities. He has led a number of studies on the future of travel, tourism, aviation and the meetings industry.

Rohit also has a particular geographic interest in the emerging economies of Asia and Africa and a strategic focus on the challenges of embedding foresight in leading organisations.

Previous experience

Author: The author of Designing Your Future, he was recently named by The Independent newspaper as one of the top ten global future thinkers, and is widely regarded as a leading authority on how technology is transforming business and society.

Research: He has led futures research, scenario planning and strategic consultancy projects for clients in aviation, travel and tourism, telecommunications, technology, pharmaceuticals, banking, environment, food and government sectors including 3M, Amadeus, BBC, BT, BAe, Bayer, De Beers, DHL, EADS, Electrolux, E&Y, GE, Hoover, Hyundai, IBM, HG, ING, Incheon, Intel, KPMG, M&S, Nakheel, Nokia, Nomura, Novartis, OECD, Orange, Panasonic, Pepsi, Pfizer, PwC, Samsung, Shell, Siemens, Symbian, Travelport and Yell. Rohit has worked with over 30 international associations and governments agencies in the US, UK, Finland, Dubai, Nigeria, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Singapore, and is passionate about helping his clients develop innovative responses to future opportunities and challenges.

Rohit Talwar was a highlight at the 1st European Futurists Conference Lucerne, as a speaker and as a facilitator. In fact, for the state secretary for research and education of Switzerland - a sponsor of our conference - Rohit was 'simply the best'. European Futurists Conference Lucerne

Rohit Talwar is a unique communicator. His capacity for combining fact with narrative, balancing right and left brain and mixing education with entertainment make his presentations compelling. In the cluttered world of professional facilitators, guest speakers, moderators and consultants, Rohit is both a refreshing change and a valuable investment.

Tourism & Transport Forum Australia Ltd

When Rohit genuinely speaks from the heart, about Vision 2020, and where he sees the world moving, it leaves the entire auditorium spell bound, and engrossed in his highly researched, and very creative and innovative visual presentation. Moreover, his interaction with the audience during his Q&A sessions is crisp and impactful. And salute, once again, to his thought provoking, visionary foresightedness.

Emirates Bank Dubai
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