Dr. Graeme Codrington

Tagline: Future Trends

Talent Highlights

  • Too many businesses are simply taking their old systems and processes and putting them online, without understanding or taking advantage of the new principles of the digital age.
  • True innovation in the digital age is not merely about product, service and distribution, it’s actually about innovating your whole business model too.
  • Dr. Graeme Codrington session will show you how, and in workshop format will help your team come up with these new ways of thinking.
  • Sell Solutions not Products.
  • Not just something for the sales team to consider, but for every person in our businesses.
  • As we scan the horizon we must look for opportunities to add value and to push our organisations into the future.

Keynote Topics

As you look ahead at the next few months we know that there will be more disruptions, making planning for next year – and beyond that – difficult, but there are at least three things we know for sure: 

While you can’t plan for disruption – you can prepare and make sure you’re ready for whatever comes your way. It’s a subtle distinction – prepare, not plan – but it is important that you understand it.

The next wave of disruptors will bring massive opportunities… but only for those who are prepared. 

You can turn disruption fatigue into excitement for the future. If you are prepared for whatever happens, anticipating at least some of the biggest disruptors, then threats become opportunities, and change becomes your friend.

Our latest insights, titled, “Thriving in a Perfect Storm”, help you to do just that. It’s the product of a few years of research, obviously accelerated and spotlighted by Covid. We’ve identified the main disruptors coming your way in the next few years, as well as the foundations your business needs to be building now to be prepared for what happens next. 

By preparing your team for tomorrow’s world, you’ll open yourself up to the immense opportunities the rest of this decade will bring. This presentation or workshop delivers the following outcomes:

Insights into the seven most significant forces that are already changing the shape of the world around us. These are seven scenarios for disruption we have labelled:

Ageing, Angry Planet, Multipolarity, Big Squeezes, Inequality, Intelligent Advancements, and Angry People.

Together, we call these “Grey elephants” – highly probable, high impact yet ignored catalysts and forces of change. The session takes what you and your team already can see, and shows you a bigger horizon and the significance of “a perfect storm” as these forces combine to create immense waves of change.

We use the Greek concept of “kairos” – a rare opportune moment where those who are tuned towards change can seize opportunity – to focus on opportunities, rather than threats.

This is a much needed corrective after two years of defensive and responsive approaches to change and disruption.

Knowing that we cannot be entirely certain how these scenarios will play out, we show your team what it means to shift from a planning mindset to one of preparation: building foundations that will ensure your business can handle whatever comes your way.

The four key foundations we focus on are: ecosystems (becoming the preferred place to work and an anti-fragile partner in your network and industry), being bionic (integrating technology and a future-focused workforce, getting the best out of both), an explorer mindset (recognising that we cannot think our way into a better future, but need to build experimental mindsets and innovation by design into our DNA), and being a force for good (an absolutely essential shift in mindset and positioning for success by 2030).

These reasonably well worn themes come to new life when seen through the lens of kairos opportunities in the context of the “grey elephant” scenarios. Your team will be informed, inspired and engaged to change how they view the future and contribute to it today. 

One of the most important skills to develop in order to respond to disruption, to respond to deep structural change is adaptability – the ability to be responsive when our environment changes. 

Many people of been struggling with this, and Covid has shone a massive spotlight on many organizations that have been incapable of responding quickly enough to the changing world around them.

TomorrowToday’s new presentation and workshop is titled ReImagine and is designed to help you and your team upgrade your thinking to improve the way that you see the world around you, to improve the way that you think about your strategies, your plans, your targets, your goals, your projects and all the things that you need to do to be more responsive to change 

This has got nothing to do with intelligence. The problem is that actually the more intelligent you are and the more experience that you have in a particular environment, the more difficult it is for you to think again, to think differently, or as we refer to it – to ReImagine. 

Our team has put this program together to help people, whether they are senior leaders with the responsibility for strategy or anyone throughout an organization who just needs to be able to see what’s going on around them, to respond effectively to change. 

We want to help you and your team to be able to reimagine, to understand how cognitive bias works and overcome it, to be able to see change happening and be excited and respond to it in ways that are valuable and add value to the business. 

Most importantly, as we look ahead to what the world will be like as we come out of the Covid disruption and probably head into a digital transformation, other disruptions and climate change disruptions, we want you to see what it looks like to not just rebuild what’s been bruised and battered by change but to actually be able to reimagine what a new, exciting, different future might be. 

If all of that sounds interesting, make sure you contact our team at TomorrowToday Global, to learn how we can help you to reimagine and see what you haven’t been seeing before.

A few years ago, Keith Coats and Graeme Codrington, wrote a book called “Leading in a Changing World”. The key theme of the book was that we need to be prepared for disruptive forces that are coming our way, even though we might not know what they are.

Covid proved that we were right about disruption. And our book has helped many leaders navigate the Lockdown. 

Now, though, we need to help leaders and their organisations deal with a world that has changed. This presentation or workshop looks at three key questions (and provides answers to each):

What just happened (What has been disrupted? What has taken place,  what’s going to be the lasting legacy of the disruption that we’ve lived through, and could we have done better to anticipate it)?

  • What now? What do we need to rethink and unlearn.
  • What next?
  • How do we build adaptability into our systems, so we can deal with whatever disrupts us next? 

This framework is focused on developing your team’s capabilities and the capabilities of your leaders in particular.

If asking these 3 questions and making sure that you and your team unpack the answers and the implications of what leadership needs to do and what leadership needs to be in this changed and changing world sounds like something that would be valuable for you, then make sure that you connect. We’d love to show you how to lead in a changed and changing world.

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  • Thinking  Like a Futurist
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Travels from:

  • Johannesburg, SA

Fee Range:

  • Fees* $20,001 - $35,000

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In a world defined by rapid change and uncertainty, having a guide who can navigate the complexities of the future is invaluable. Dr. Graeme Codrington stands as a beacon of insight and foresight in the realm of business, renowned as one of South Africa’s best futurist speakers. With a blend of academic rigor, practical experience, […]

In a world defined by rapid change and uncertainty, having a guide who can navigate the complexities of the future is invaluable. Dr. Graeme Codrington stands as a beacon of insight and foresight in the realm of business, renowned as one of South Africa’s best futurist speakers. With a blend of academic rigor, practical experience, and a knack for understanding human behavior, Dr. Codrington is more than just a speaker – he is a trusted advisor for leaders preparing to navigate the challenges and opportunities of tomorrow’s world.

Dr. Graeme Codrington | Futurist Speaker

A Renaissance Scholar

Dr. Graeme Codrington’s journey towards becoming a leading voice in futurism is as diverse as it is impressive. Armed with formal qualifications and a passion for understanding the intricacies of human society, Dr. Codrington embarked on a journey of exploration that would shape his unique perspective. His academic credentials speak volumes, with degrees and research credentials that underscore his commitment to knowledge and learning.

A Visionary Perspective

What sets Dr. Codrington apart is not just his academic prowess, but his ability to translate complex concepts into actionable insights. He possesses a rare gift for distilling vast amounts of information into clear, understandable frameworks that resonate with audiences. Whether discussing the impact of emerging technologies, demographic shifts, or cultural trends, Dr. Codrington’s presentations are as enlightening as they are engaging.

Global Experience, Local Expertise

Dr. Graeme Codrington’s influence extends far beyond the borders of South Africa. With over two decades of experience working with business leaders across the globe, he brings a truly international perspective to his work. From boardrooms in Johannesburg to executive suites in New York, Dr. Codrington has helped organizations of all sizes prepare for the challenges of tomorrow. His insights into global trends and local nuances make him an invaluable resource for leaders seeking to stay ahead of the curve.

Why Choose Dr. Graeme Codrington?

Event planners seeking a speaker who can captivate audiences while delivering actionable insights need look no further than Dr. Graeme Codrington. As one of the leading digital futurists in Johannesburg and Cape Town, his reputation precedes him. Here’s why event planners should book Dr. Codrington through Speakers Inc:

  1. Expertise: Dr. Codrington’s breadth of knowledge and expertise make him a highly sought-after speaker. His ability to address a wide range of topics – from technology and innovation to leadership and organizational change – ensures that his presentations resonate with diverse audiences.
  2. Engagement: Dr. Codrington’s dynamic speaking style and interactive approach keep audiences engaged from start to finish. Whether delivering a keynote address or leading a workshop, he has a knack for capturing attention and sparking meaningful conversations.
  3. Relevance: In today’s rapidly evolving business world, staying ahead of the curve is essential. Dr. Codrington’s insights into emerging trends and future developments help leaders prepare for what’s next, giving them a competitive edge in an ever-changing landscape.
  4. Track Record: With a track record of success spanning two decades, Dr. Codrington has established himself as a trusted advisor to organizations around the world. His client list includes Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, and industry associations, all of whom have benefited from his expertise.
  5. Customization: Recognizing that every audience is unique, Dr. Codrington works closely with event planners to tailor his presentations to their specific needs and objectives. Whether addressing a small group of executives or a large conference audience, he ensures that his message resonates with attendees on a personal level.

Book Dr. Graeme Codrington Today

In a world where change is the only constant, having a guide who can navigate the complexities of the future is essential. Dr. Graeme Codrington’s unique blend of expertise, experience, and insight make him the go-to resource for leaders who are gearing up for what’s next. Contact Speakers Inc today to book Dr. Codrington for your next event and discover why he is South Africa’s best futurist speaker.

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