Jim Harris

Jim Harris

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Toronto, Ontario

Futures | Strategy | Innovation | Change Expert

Jim Harris is a leading disruptive innovation speaker who is one of North America's foremost management consultants and thought leaders on change and leadership. Jim Harris is known for his future thinking and is ranked as a best business speaker for managing disruption, innoviation and business transormation.
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AI, People, and the Power of Curiosity with Jim Harris, Keynote Speaker and International Bestselling Author

JIM HARRIS BIOGRAPHY

Jim Harris is one of North Americas foremost management consultants, authors and thinkers on disruptive innovation, leadership, innovation, organizational change, future trends and mitigating risk. Association Magazine ranked him as one of the nation’s top-ten speakers. As a management consultant, Jim Harris speaks internationally and conducts strategic planning sessions with executive teams.  He focuses on many of the most pressing issues in business, including:

  • Future Trends and Disruptive Innovation
  • Collaborative Leadership, Stakeholder Engagement
  • Innovation and Creativity
  • Leading Organizational Change
  • Creating Learning Organization as well as Big Data & CRM.

Jim Harris also offers presentations on strategic planning amid complexity, disruptive innovation and creating a common mission/vision. A staggering 88% of CEOs say innovation is important to growing their top line and increasing profitability, according to a study by Leger Marketing in conjunction with The Globe and Mail. Yet only 33% of CEOs are happy with the current results they are achieving. These future trends presentations focus on how to drive growth and profitability.

Jim Harris has worked extensively with the health care sector, government, financial services, retailers, and professional services firms. As a management consultant, he works with leading businesses, Fortune 500 companies, and organizations aspiring to join these ranks. For several years Harris represented the Covey Leadership Center in Canada, teaching Dr. Stephen Covey’s work, The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. He was also one of the first seven Canadians personally trained by Al Gore to present the slide show for An Inconvenient Truth.

Jim Harris disruptive innovation speaker, is a catalyst for conversation and change. He excels at leading people to new ways of thinking – making productive, profitable change possible. His sessions are highly informative, thought-provoking, interactive, and lots of fun!

Books

Blindsided
Blindsided
Blindsided - How to Spot the Next Breakthrough That Will Change Your Business
THE LEARNING PARADOX
THE LEARNING PARADOX
THE LEARNING PARADOX

Articles & Media

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Jim Harris Topic Presentations

AI Customized Presentations for Tech Industry

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training
  • At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas in January 2024, Pat Gelsinger, the CEO of Intel, said that he was seeing use cases demonstrating 10X to 10,000X productivity increases. Jim’s session will validate Pat’s analysis.

    Global IT spending hit $4.6 trillion in 2023 according to Garner. Artificial intelligence (AI) can cut software engineering cost and speed and improve efficiency by 20 to 45%, according to McKinsey. ARK Invest predicts that companies using AI for programming will be 10 times more productive that those only coding with humans by 2030.

    Why is this Important? 

    • Technological driven change is accelerating
    • Companies using AI will thrive and far outperform those that aren’t

    AI and Generative AI are revolutionizing the tech, software, programming and cloud computing.  Organizations are asking is “What does this mean for us and what do we have to do to benefit and win?”

    Focusing on actual business use cases, the session will provide practical, proven strategies, tools and tips and how AI can transform businesses and client experiences:

    AI tech session can help:

    • Improving operational efficiency
    • enhancing product innovation and development,
    • improving operational efficiency,
    • enabling better decision-making through data analysis,
    • enhancing customer service through automation,
    • driving personalized marketing and sales strategies,
    • optimizing supply chain management,
    • improving cybersecurity measures,
    • facilitating predictive maintenance,
    • enabling cost savings through process automation,
    • fostering new business model creation and revenue streams.

     

Customized AI Presentations for Healthcare & Pharma

Disruption Turbo Charging Innovation: A Decade of Change in Just Two and A Half Years

Revolutionizing Business Success: Unleashing the Power of Chatgpt

Exponential Organizations: Why Some Firms are 10 Times Better, Faster & Cheaper Than Traditional Companies

Thriving in the Era of Disruptive Innovation

Reaping the Benefits of Differences for Collaboration and Engagement

Surviving & Thriving Through Innovation

Managing Change and Leveraging Creativity

Future Trends That are Changing Your Business and Industry

The Impact of the Internet of Things On Organizations

Social Media Endorsement: Jim Harris the Social Influencer

Testimonials

Jim’s session was one of the most highly rated and I am certain that we will work with him in the future. What was particularly noteworthy was the accessibility and relevance of his material. Jim’s friendly, open style is critical in encouraging participants to take the material on board and shift their thinking.

Geoff Merchant

Centre for Management & Policy Studies
UK Cabinet Office

As if the enthusiastic response of our audience wasn’t enough, the results of our post conference survey are conclusive: you were a major hit! In fact, the response of 2,000 delegates closely paralleled my own assessment: the content was on target, the presentation superlative

President
Mackenzie Financial

Jim Harris was a wonderful speaker. The delegates and I really enjoyed his presentation and he was extremely professional.

Mirissa Caldarola

Senior Coordinator
Events Supply Chain Management Association

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Speakers Bureau Canada assists companies and event planning teams seeking to hire talent like Jim Harris for speaking engagements, virtual meetings, conference appearances, training sessions and workshops facilitations. Our Canadian speakers bureau does not claim to exclusively represent Jim Harris, however they are represented by Speakers Canada, and we work with them closely for their Canadian speaking opportunities and bookings. As Canada's top speaker bureau, we represent Canadian motivational keynote speakers and professional guest speakers that will be available on your upcoming events date and location that are withing the budget. Our talented bureau speaker booking agency can help find business speakers or celebrity speakers that aligns with each organization, audience, event theme and the topic themes you hope for the speaker to address in their presentation. 

When SBC receives a request to book Jim Harris we provide you with their speaker fees, travel costs and check their schedules. We work closely with the host organization's event planning team and the speaker to handle the logistics and to relay or negotiate associated costs. Our talented team members then will work with our talent directly or their agent/manager/assistant to confirm the Canadian speaker fee and travel expenses, so that event planning teams can receive an official quote for the speaker appearing at the event. Speaker fees and travel costs vary per speaker and our role is to contact Jim Harris about your event, after we have connected with the event organizers to learn all the event details and/or conference program. Each booking request is unique since session durations and audience sizes can vary which may affect the speaker's fees. If you are looking to hire Jim Harris, we recommend filling out the booking request form so a booking agent from Speakers Bureau Canada can get in touch with our talent to help you coordinate with your team to engage the speaker for a successful event.

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