Christopher Kutarna – Keynote Speaker

Map Maker and Co-author Age of Discovery: Navigating the Risks and Rewards of Our New Renaissance

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Specialist Subjects

  • From Chaos to Clarity: Mapping the New World
  • Political Change
  • Societal Structure
  • Global Transformation
  • Future Trends
  • Globalisation
  • Unconscious Bias


  • Chinese
  • English


What if you’re looking at the world the wrong way? Dr. Christopher Kutarna is a map maker. He posits that we are arriving into a new world, and old ways of seeing are quickly becoming obsolete. Kutarna therefore helps his audiences to tear up the maps that might lead them astray, and sets them on a bold quest to rethink, reimagine and redraw their organization, their industry and our world.

Dr. Christopher Kutarna is the best-selling co-Author of Age of Discovery, now published in 10 languages. Among other predictions, Chris publicly foresaw Brexit and the election of Donald Trump. He is a TED Speaker and a faculty member for Oxford University’s premier Executive Education programmes, ranked among the best in the world by the Financial Times.

In this time of giant and rapid change, the true visionaries are those people who can see, not the future, but the present. Dr. Kutarna is a polymath trusted by billionaires, fund managers, Nobel laureates, celebrity journalists, board members, CEOs, students and Uber drivers to help them see the here and now deeply, differently — and clearer than most. His monthly essays (published at are read by senior decision makers around the world.

Mapmaking is an ancient skill and Dr. Christopher Kutarna delivers the modern masterclass. Drawing examples from the world’s biggest trends, challenges and from your own industry, he can help audiences to:
Identify hidden assumptions that need to be challenged right now, reframe problems as invitations to overturn the obsolete and soften the fear of complexities.

By applying these mapmaking skills, audiences can then improve the lens through which they evaluate the landscape of opportunities and risks, boost their odds of achieving breakthrough results, shift the “permission structure” of the organization to accelerate change and better connect performance with a truly transformational purpose.

Transformational people and organizations cannot be map takers. They must be map makers and Dr. Kutarna can help you choose, and achieve, the latter.

Dr. Christopher Kutarna has been a two-time Governor General’s Medallist, a Commonwealth Scholar, and a Fel-low of the Oxford Martin School at Oxford University. He has consulted with BCG in New Zea-land, Australia and China. Chris holds a doctorate in Politics (of China) from the University of Oxford, started a business in Beijing, and speaks Mandarin.

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