Nikolas has provided tailored keynotes for over 300 conferences, private forums, board retreats, and AGMs. He’s inspired more than 300,000 people in-person to take action in their lives and businesses by deep-diving into the latest technologies, signals of change and societal trends that are shaping our thinking in designing the future for 2030, 2050 and beyond. Beyond that he talks to millions through television appearances, documentaries, and to people from over 180 countries online.

Nikolas Badminton Futurist Speaking at Google
Speaking on Privacy and Family Responsibility at Google

Over the past 23 years Nikolas has advised the world’s most impactful companies – ranging from startups to $10+ billion in market cap to international agencies, governments and investors with portfolios up to $192 billion. The digital transformation and innovation programs he has helped establish has resulted in hundreds of millions of dollars in savings, increased revenues, and awards. Here are just some of those companies he’s proud to have worked with:

Nikolas Badminton Futurist Keynote Speaker Clients - UNITED NATIONS, NASA, UNITED WAY

Nikolas Badminton Futurist Keynote Speaker Clients - IDEO, BBC, FAST COMPANY

Nikolas’ clients also hire him for conference hosting, panel moderation, event curation and production, executive coaching, product research, speculative design, and strategic planning. He also provides media consultancy where he hosts documentaries and advises scriptwriters to create amazing future scenarios.

Industry and technology trends

Nikolas speaks to amazing clients about the rise and impact of exponential technologies like big data, artificial intelligence, virtual and augmented reality, internet of things, renewable energy, blockchain, gene editing, nanotechnology, and quantum computing.

He provides deep and truthful insights by talking about the signals of change he sees in:

      • The future of finance, insurance and fintech
      • The future of retail, eCommerce and consumer goods
      • The future of food and agriculture
      • The future of smart cities, construction and city planning
      • The future of automotive and transportation
      • The future of ethics, policy planning, eGovernment and eDemocracy
      • The future of energy, water management and climate change resiliency
      • The future of marketing, advertising and media
      • The future of education and entertainment
      • The future of content, social media, software platforms and privacy
      • The future of medicine, health, wellness and biohacking

He also speaks about many other subject and tailors research and keynote for every client. Reach out to Nikolas today to discuss your event.

Impact and Changing Lives

Nikolas’ futurist keynote speaking goes beyond entertainment and insight into real-world impact.

Nikolas has inspired more than 200,000 people by speaking on trends and the future at over 300 events

Over 23 years he has worked with the CEOs and Executives from world’s most impactful and innovative governments, Fortune 500 companies valued to$10+ billion, disruptive startups, international agencies and and investors with portfolios of $140+ billion).

Nikolas always shares the insights that resulted in hundreds of millions of dollars and he changes the lives of those that see him speak.

One such story was that of a young Government of Canada Analyst that saw a talk and 6 months later chose to leave her position and earn an MBA in Technical Entrepreneurship and start their own company with the aim to change the world. Another story is about a senior automotive lawyer who saw a new world of opportunity from Nikolas’ insights:


See what some of Nikolas’ satisfied clients have kindly said about the work he has done for them, and why they come back to engage him time and time again:

It was a pleasure engaging Nik in foresight work relating to climate change. I found his comprehensive and multifaceted approach to visioning the future and its associated trends quite inspiring and insightful. As the world moves through the coming paradigm shift, it is his type of interdisciplinary and exponential thinking that will be the core skill leading humanity through its inevitable transformation, hopefully towards a better world. Youssef Nassef, Climate Adaptation Director – United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)

Your role as a speaker delivered powerful insights into the challenges, opportunities and importance of understanding the technology that will move our industry, and our world, into the future. Your immense contributions can only enhance the understanding needed to tackle the issues that we continue to encounter together. We greatly appreciate your efforts. Darren Wallis, Vice President, North America Communications, Bayer Crop Science

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

We’ve worked with Nik for over 5 years now and we see him as essential for any world-class conference. He’s always hugely engaging, thought provoking and on the leading edge of future technology and innovative thinking. We bring him in to help our attendees see further into the future though incredible keynotes and deep, engaging expert panels.  Greg Spievak, CEO of Reboot Communications

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

Nik was an absolute pleasure to work with! He was flexible and responsive from start to finish. He is a dynamic presenter and moderator who provided valuable insights on how technology and innovation is transforming the way we do business. His presentation “Our Exponential Future” was tailored towards our needs and was impactful and highly relevant. We would recommend Nik to anyone looking for an innovative Futurist! Julie Rickward, Newfoundland & Labrador Association of Technology Industries (NATI)

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

Nik did a great job – he brought high-energy to start the event. Members were definitely interested in what he was saying – you could tell by looking around the room that everyone was paying attention and not fussing with their smartphones! – Lisa Barata, WESTAC

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

Adding Nik’s insights and considerable expertise to our first ever FutureBiz Penticton: Economic Outlook Forum was an excellent choice for our event. Nik provided a comprehensive overview of the challenges and opportunities facing businesses in today’s age of accelerated change – both topics that are not easily condensed. Working with Nik was a pleasure and we would be happy to have him back again in future.- Jennifer Vincent, Penticton Economic Development

Nik opened the conference with an energetic and fascinating presentation that set the stage and the enthusiasm for the rest of the conference. He was a subject matter expert on the topic of the future of innovation, technology and the workplace. His delivery captured the audience and generated a great deal of thought. – Ted Herman, Director of HR, FLUOR, and Director, Engineering Human Resources Association

If even 10% more humans thought about the future the way you do, we might actually survive it. – Rachel Gertz, Founder, Louder Than Ten