TESTIMONIALS

Nikolas has had the pleasure to speak to so many of the world’s most impactful organizations. Here you will find some testimonials from his clients on how he has helped them think bigger about the future.

I found Nik’s comprehensive and multifaceted approach to visioning the future and its associated trends quite inspiring and insightful.

Youssef Nassef, Climate Adaptation Director – United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)

 

Nik delivered powerful insights into the challenges, opportunities and importance of understanding the technology that will move our industry, and our world, into the future.

Darren Wallis, Vice President, Bayer

So many employees have shared with us how much they appreciated your insight and delivery. Thank you for helping SAP think forward.

Cindy Fagen, SAP, Chief Operating Officer

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

Your illustrations were helpful in pointing out the constant change in urban areas over recorded history and the even higher rates of change affecting mobility, housing, food and energy now.  Your presentation stimulated creative thoughts across a wide array of municipal service providers in attendance and was a helpful catalyst to inspire more progressive outlooks.

Bruce Macgregor, Chief Administrative Officer, Regional Municipality of York

“Nikolas kicked off our big idea day at the Ideas to Impact Virtual Summit with a mind blowing talk about the potential of ‘what if…’ thinking to create a better future. Nikolas’ talk was not only thought-provoking and eye-opening for many of our youth participants but also extremely inspiring to think big and create the future they want to see. We would have Nikolas back any time to spark our future thinking!”

Joanna Buczkowska-McCumber, Executive Director, League of Innovators

I had the pleasure of working with Nikolas during the initial building stages of DisruptHR and he was an immediate standout speaker. Not only is he extremely knowledgeable, but he has a way of engaging with and challenging his audience that unlocks possibility and inspires action.

Kristian Gaetano, COO, Achievers

Nik’s always hugely engaging, thought provoking and on the leading edge of future technology and innovative thinking.

Greg Spievak, CEO of Reboot Communications

Nik’s presentation stimulated creative thoughts across a wide array of municipal service providers in attendance and was a helpful catalyst to inspire more progressive outlooks in our discussions that followed.

Bruce Macgregor, Chief Administrative Officer, Regional Municipality of York

“Nik was an absolute pleasure to work with! He was flexible and responsive from start to finish. His presentation 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 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

“Nik’s 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

Nik was the perfect start to the day!

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

Nik served as a dynamic host for this provocative event which featured MIT robotics researcher, Kate Darling, and Edward Snowden. He also facilitated a panel with University of Waterloo academics, world-renowned in areas of robotics, quantum computing, and big data. The attendees were glued to their seats throughout the thought-provoking event.

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

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 is 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

If even 10% more humans thought about the future the way Nik does, we might actually survive it.

Rachel Gertz, Founder, Louder Than Ten