What if we dream of equitable futures that transcend reality?
Over 25+ years Nikolas Badminton, Futurist Speaker has worked with global clients in technology transformation, strategic planning and foresight advisory services.
He’s worked with leading consultancies, advertising agencies and platforms teams to boost innovation and creativity, culture hacking, the use of exponential technologies, and foresight planning to help clients have influence, become resilient, think exponential, and have a global impactful. He helped clients create incredible transformation, customer engagement, and he’s won awards in technology and advertising.Contact Nikolas
From computers to the Internet and Artificial Intelligence
He first sat at a computer in 1980 at the age of 8 and was given a copy of the Usborne Book of the Future by his parents. He was given his own computer at 11 and spent hours each day hacking games and programming. In 1989, he started building out graphical programs and database solutions from the ground up. He also started playing in bands around the same time.
In 1993 he enrolled in BSc in Applied Psychology and Computing at Bournemouth University in the United Kingdom. This progressive degree allowed him to experiment with the Internet, data, Organizational Design, Cognitive Psychology, Human-computer Interface design, Chaos theory and Artificial Intelligence. His final year thesis focused on a study into sub-symbolic language systems, how Artificial Neural Networks (ANNs) could infer grammatical structures from them, and how there was a devolution of grammar.
In 1996, Nikolas went on to work for Matra Marconi Espace in Toulouse, and then onto a number of high-profile technology providers and management consultancies where he built new teams and led strategic programs delivering large-scale data analytics and CRM practices for global blue chip organizations. In these roles Nikolas worked with CEOs and their executive teams to change how they see the world and provide impactful strategic advice. His advice has resulted in hundreds of millions of dollars in operational savings and increased revenues.
Speaking, Consulting, Media and Events
Today, Nikolas works as a futurist speaker and foresight consultant with world-leading organizations and governments in Canada, United States, UK and Europe, and Asia.
He has delighted more than 200,000 people at over 300 events with his insights, humour and guidance. He has also connected with millions through TV, media and radio. He is committed to keep pushing leaders to think bigger about their role in the future and to impact billions of people by providing a number of services over and above speaking.
Nikolas advised Robert Downey Jr.’s team for the ‘Age of A.I.’ documentary series, starred in ‘SMART DRUGS – a Futurist’s journey into biohacking’, and features on CTV, Global News, Sirius XM regularly. His mind-expanding research and opinion has also been featured globally on BBC, VICE, The Atlantic, Fast Company, Techcrunch, Business Insider, Huffington Post, Forbes, Sputnik and Venturebeat.
He has a chapter for a 2021 book called ‘The Future Starts Now: Expert Insights into the Future of Business, Technology and Society’ for Bloomsbury – reserve your copy today.