This is the next blog in the continuing series of interviews with leading professionals. In this blog, I interview Dr. James Canton. It's good to look into the future both here in North America and internationally-- Dr. Canton can provide these insights as a respected global futurist. Moreover, James is a social scientist, top-ranking keynote speaker and author, a visionary world authority on business strategy and innovation, and CEO/Chairman Institute for Global Futures.

You can also catch James in the news since he's a frequent guest of the media. The interview has an Asia slant however there are many nuggets of wisdom embedded throughout. [The interview is slated for Asia but I thought I would share it with you too due to the value of Dr. Canton's insights.] Have a look at his profile and you can use the time index to get to the features you want to repeat. I encourage you to share your thoughts here on these interviews or send me an e-mail at sibaraki@cips.ca.

Enjoy!
Stephen Ibaraki, FCIPS, I.S.P., MVP

About Dr. James Canton

Dr. James CantonDr. James Canton is a renowned global futurist, social scientist, keynote presenter, author, and visionary business advisor. For over 30 years he has been insightfully predicting the key trends that have shaped our world. He is a leading authority on future trends in innovation. He is the author of The Extreme Future: The Top Trends That Will Reshape the World for the Next 5, 10 and 20 Years, Dutton 2006 and Technofutures: How Leading-Edge Innovations Will Transform Business in the 21st Century, Next Millennium Press 2004.

Dr. Canton is CEO and Chairman of the Institute for Global Futures, a think tank he founded in 1990. The largest companies and governments in the world have gained from his foresight. He advises the Global Fortune 1000 on trends in innovation, financial services, health care, life sciences, energy, security, workforce, climate change and globalization. He is a Senior Fellow at the Center for Research in Innovation at the Kellogg School of Management and serves on Motorola's Visionary Advisory Board. He has advised three White House Administrations, the National Science Foundation and MIT's Media Lab, Europe.

Recognized as one of the top presenters in the 21st century by Successful Meetings Magazine, Dr. Canton is a highly sought-after keynote presenter. He has spoken to thousands of organizations on five continents. He is noted for his fascinating, informative, dynamic and entertaining keynotes.

A frequent guest of the media, Dr. Canton is a commentator on CNN. He was named "the Digital Guru" by CNN and Dr. Future by Yahoo. Dr. Canton's media coverage has included CNBC, Fox, PBS, ABC, Fortune, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg Report, The New York Times, US News and World Report, CEO, CIO and CFO Magazines. A worldwide audience follows his Global Futurist blog.