Nikolas Badminton, Futurist Speaker

Nikolas Badminton is one of the world’s top-rated Futurist speakers with over 35 years of experience in building the future with exponential technology. He ignites curiosity, wonder, and action at your event talking about trends, innovation, and  solutions that positively change our lives for the better.

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Keynote Speeches

Nikolas engages and inspires people through energizing keynote speeches about: Exponential Technologies; The Future of Work; Sharing Economy; Mobility; Education; Smart Cities; Artificial Intelligence; Internet of Things; Renewable Energy; Internet of Things; Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies; the Automotive Industry and Self-driving Vehicles; Health and Medicine; Radical Creativity; Human-centred Design; Innovation; and Predictions for 2018, 2030, and beyond.

Watch Nikolas’ opening keynote on how children are affected by capitalism, influence, and technology at the 3Questions Summit at Google:

Client Testimonials

Over the years Nikolas has had the pleasure talking to 200,000+ people at over 300 events. He’s also had the opportunity to share his insights with millions through his insights on TV, film, documentaries, radio, podcasts, and leading online publications like The Atlantic, TechCrunch, Fast Company, BBC, and VICE.

See what his clients have to say:

“I could not let the day go by without sending you a short note of great appreciation for your keynote yesterday. So many employees have shared with us how much they appreciated your insight and delivery. Thank you for helping SAP Montreal think forward.”

Cindy Fagen, SAP, Chief Operating Officer, Canada

“Thank you again for a terrific keynote and panel discussion yesterday. We’ve had a lot of great feedback about the calibre of the event, and the discussion, so a great success!”

Perry Quinton, Ontario Securities Commission

“Nikolas’ genuine enthusiasm and knowledge of technology and industry trends made for a thought-provoking keynote to kick-off our event.”

Jacquie Griffiths, Director, Labour Relations Services, Metro Vancouver

“Nikolas was the perfect start to the day!”

David Rodnitsky, CEO of 3Q talking about their Partner Summit at Google

“As the University of Waterloo launched its 60th anniversary year in 2017, we were eager to engage and energize our community with a high impact kick-off lecture. Nikolas served as a dynamic host for this provocative event which featured MIT robotics researcher, Kate Darling, and Edward Snowden via videoconference.  

In addition to moderating question and answer sessions from the audience, Nikolas also facilitated a panel with University of Waterloo academics, world-renowned in areas of robotics, quantum computing, and big data.

While in Waterloo, Nikolas also offered to deliver an exclusive keynote for a group of our student leaders and entrepreneurs.  They were glued to their seats throughout the thought-provoking presentation, and embraced his engaging presentation style.

Nikolas worked hard to understand the University and our intended outcomes; as a result, we engaged Nik to work with us as our strategic curator for the Waterloo Innovation Summit.”

Kelly McManus, Senior Director Community Relations & Events, University of Waterloo

“The entire AgEx presentation, absolutely brilliant. A jaw-dropping experience!” Heather Watson, Agricultural Excellence Conference

Executive Advice, and Media Production

Conference and event speaking is just one part of what Nikolas offers as a Futurist. He draws on over 35 years of experience to work closely with some of the world’s most innovative companies(from well-funded startups to those over $10 billion in size), financial institutions, and the largest investment / venture capital organizations ($190 billion in size and beyond).

Nikolas works with these organizations in a number of different ways:

Executive engagement – Keynote presentations for AGMs, board retreats, private forums, and direct one-on-one coaching, and strategic advisement on retainer.

Strategic planning – Planning for foresight and strategy functions, exploration of exponential technologies, building a culture of innovation, undertaking research, developing new business models, and planning for policy and ethics, and design.

Media production – Employee and customer engagement through podcasts, videos, social media, TV and radio, and film.

Currently, Nikolas is working on two documentaries – one as the host of a feature-length documentary film for the CBC, and one as a Futurist Advisor for an eight-part series on Artificial Intelligence for a major network. Here’s a short documentary that Nikolas was the Futurist Advisor on for the ‘SHIFT’ series:

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