James.Canton

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Dr. James Canton is a leading futurist, adviser and keynote speaker to Global Fortune 500 companies and government. He is the CEO of the Institute for Global Futures, a San Francisco think tank he founded in 1990. He is author of Future Smart, the Extreme Future and Technofutures. CNN named the "Digital Guru" for his insights into the digital business model.

James was an executive at Apple and worked on the original Mac project, he also headed up an early artificial intelligence company called Umecorp and has dabbled in investment banking and startups. He has served on the Visionary Board, Motorola Labs, the Knowledge Innovation Network, the Kellogg School and the MIT Media Lab EU, and was a founding co-chair of Futures and Forecasting at Singularity University at NASA Ames.

The opinions expressed in this blog are those of James Canton and do not necessarily represent those of IDG Communications Inc. or its parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies.

Articles by James.Canton

Building the predictive enterprise: What CIOs should tell CEOs about A.I.
Future Smart

Building the predictive enterprise: What CIOs should tell CEOs about A.I.

Artificial intelligence is a powerful, strategically important technology that can turn your organization into a predictive enterprise. But CIOs need to work with their CEOs to clarify the business case for A.I. Get ready for the A.I. revolution, but ask questions like these: How will we delight customers? Become more competitive? And what type of A.I. should we embrace?
February 10, 2017
The 7 strategies of the future-ready CIO
Future Smart

The 7 strategies of the future-ready CIO

CIOs are on the front lines of radical change. Harnessing innovation is the only competitive advantage. CIOs must learn to embrace and predict the future in order to do their jobs. The emerging technologies that are creating disruptive change to markets, businesses and society are daunting. There are seven strategies that CIOs could embrace to become more future-ready and manage changes now and in the future.
November 21, 2016