Chris Kutarna helps you see more new things faster. In his debut international best-seller, Age of Discovery, Chris predicted some of the biggest developments to shape the past five years: a populist US president, Brexit, a global pandemic as the next big risk event.
Now Chris works with teams, organizations, corporations, and communities around the world to amplify and improve their original thinking.
His three core keynotes constantly evolve: Making Sense of the Now, How to Think Differently, and Bring Forth Your Second Brain: The Power of Convening. They have each been delivered and refined before audiences of thousands on six continents over the past four years.
Chris also designs and delivers original workshops for senior leaders through the University of Oxford’s Executive Education programmes, ranked among the best in the world by the Financial Times.
Chris is also the founder of the Neue Geographical Society, a global society of original thinkers who help each other see more, differently. Neue Geo publishes and promotes brave new thinking through podcasts, newsletters, workshops and events. Neue Geo’s nonprofit subsidiary, BaseCamp, works with global corporations, local libraries and world music festivals to create brave spaces for the world’s missing conversations.
In 2019 Chris was invited to TED to reset the whole debate on social media’s impact upon truth in modern society. His reframe: Let social media run amok. What it breaks, already needed fixing.
“People buy from who they trust. People trust who they converse with. Chris breathes new life into client conversations that are stuck in lockdown. He nailed it.”
“Enthralling and enlightening. One of the most interesting and thought-provoking keynotes that we make available to our most important global clients.”
“Outstanding. Rich. Relevant. Unique. Chris gives us a profound sense of 'why'.”
Ellen MacArthur Foundation
'We are being flooded with team messages saying how amazing the talk was so wanted to share that and again say a massive THANK YOU.”
“At a recent event launching the International Business Festival, Chris Kutarna gave a fascinating presentation on the ‘Future’. Such a broad concept would be difficult to explore over the course of several books, but Chris managed to do so in a matter of 15 minutes and in a way which was both enthralling and enlightening. I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Chris as a speaker and look forward to welcoming him as one of the hosts of our Festival main stage this June.”
Chairman, The Riverside Group
“I attend and speak in a lot of conferences. I can say that yours was one of the most interesting and thought-provoking keynotes that I’ve seen recently. I personally have worked on the megatrends, and the way you presented takes people out of their comfort zone.”
Executive Board Member, EDP
“Chris Kutarna was a huge hit. Our industry is very focused on the major trends you predicted and how we can better serve our customers. Thank you for your tremendous insights.”
President, Edison Electric Institute
“Chris was fantastic! We were really happy and his talk fit our conference theme perfectly.”
John West Seafood
“A big thank you for the quality of your presentation: it was very much appreciated by our European Team and it gave us a new way of thinking about our past and about our future. In response to your session, one of my staff wrote me, “I always feel very privileged to work for innovative leaders, who like to share different views and are helping us to think through an uncertain world.” Thank you for making us look great!!”
Liberty Specialty Markets
“The most important Zoom call I’ve been on since this all started.”
Middle Eastern government official
“It is 1 in the morning and I should be heading to bed, but I just wanna share this: In a review of our remote working in my company yesterday I went on a long and controversial rant on how much I miss the human factor in meetings after everything was moved online, how much I miss meeting people that I didn’t plan to meet (which also has made me feel that these couple of months have been one big echo chamber) and that I hadn’t been in one meeting that had really “lifted me”. Most online meetings had been efficient; none have been effective. Tonight that changed. So grateful!”
Executive Vice President, DNB Bank ASA
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