Matthew Griffin – Keynote Speaker

Award Winning Futurist and International Keynote Speaker, also known as the "Fanatical Futurist"

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Specialist Subjects

  • Building future ready organisations
  • AI and the future of work
  • The Future of learning and development
  • The future of risk and cyber security
  • Sustainability and solving the UN SDG



  • English


Matthew Griffin, described as a literal walking encyclopaedia on the future and a futurist polymath, is one of the world’s most renowned futurists and foresight experts. A serial entrepreneur he is the Founder of the 311 Institute, a global Futures and Deep Futures advisory firm working across the next 50 years, XPotential University, the world’s first free to attend futures and foresight university, and the World Futures Forum which works with the UN to help solve the worlds greatest challenges. 12 times author of the Codex of the Future series, and the first person to write a complete book using AI with all profits going to charity, Matthew is a distinguished international keynote, and host of the hit FanaticalFuturist podcast.

A rare talent in his past Matthew helped build and run several multi-billion dollar business units for Atos, Dell-EMC, and IBM, and his ability to identify, track, and explain the impacts of hundreds of emerging technologies and trends on global business, culture, and society has earned him a powerful reputation and a roster of clients that include royal households, world leaders, G7, G20, and G77+ governments, and many of the world’s most respected brands including ABB, Accenture, Adidas, AON, ARM, BCG, Centrica, Citi Group, Coca Cola, Dentons, Deloitte, Disney, EY, KPMG, Lego, Legal & General, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Pepsi Co, Qualcomm, RWE, Samsung, T-Mobile, UBS, VISA, and many others. He was also the only futurist invited to talk at the UN COP28 held in Dubai alongside world leaders.

Regularly featured in the global media including the AP, BBC, Bloomberg, CNBC, Discovery, Forbes, Khaleej Times, Telegraph, TIME, ViacomCBS, WIRED, and the WSJ, Matthews mission is to help organisations create a fair and sustainable future whose benefits are shared by everyone irrespective of their ability, background, or circumstances.

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