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Tech Trend Forecaster, Futurist, Director of Special Projects at Trend Hunter

Trend Hunter Futurist Sean Watson

Known as a tech enthusiast with a thirst for new information, Sean brings an enthusiasm to Trend Hunter’s content that is unmatched. After amassing an extensive background at companies like Rogers, Bertelsmann and American Express, Sean joined Trend Hunter in 2015. He has since interviewed over 200 leaders in insight, innovation and strategy to uncover best practices and approaches to facilitating innovation. His keynotes specialize on topics such as technology, entertainment, media and consumer behavior.

As the Director of Special Projects at Trend Hunter, Sean’s capabilities span across both innovation and trend work. He specializes in framing Trend Hunter’s findings through the lens of actionability, formulating custom recommendations and specific growth opportunities using a combination of macrotrends and custom innovation frameworks. He has run custom trend sessions and workshops with iconic brands from the tech space, and spoken at conferences like TMRE and Future Festival.

Keynote Topics

Future Technology

Technology is omnipresent, which has created a shift in what's considered effective in the tech space. Intuitive technology made to streamline life is now seen as the pinnacle of technology, for everyone from tech icons ruling the industry, to everyday consumers looking to improve their day-to-day ritual. Our Artificial Intelligence trend session looks at both these groups and everyone in between.

Future Tech & AI

This presentation looks at the greater implications of smart technology, with a special focus on AI and robotics across multiple categories. In the digital age, brands from all categories are expected to leverage technology. How can your company stay connected, literally and figuratively?

Virtual Health

In the digital age, brands from all categories are expected to leverage technology, but how will this look in the future? This session will answer this question through the lens of virtual and augmented reality specifically. We'll explore concepts and case studies from various industries, with an emphasis on those within health and wellness.

Innovating through Ritual

Explore case studies of how the most innovative people productionize out-of-the-box thinking with their teams. This presentation consists of a curated list of actual best practices, created and used by the world's top innovators. These best practices are organized around the concept of imagined orders -- hierarchies we put in place throughout our daily lives.

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Trend Hunter Futurist Sean Watson Workshop Topics
Innovation Reinvention

This highly customized workshop is designed to give your team a full overhaul. It's ideal for those who are looking to impact the most amount of change in the most efficient way possible.

How to Prototype

This custom workshop begins with your key objectives; your Futurist will then curate the right set of tried-and-tested tools to help you and your team prototype ideas and solutions.

How to Persuade

This custom workshop is intended to help your company more concisely and effectively speak to customers. Your Futurist will help identify the right path of action to help revisit your value proposition, better market your product or service, or even revamp internal language.

How to Disrupt

This custom workshop is designed to help you and your team anticipate upcoming threats to your business, identify your strengths and weaknesses, and become better acquainted with the next 3 -5 years of your industry.

Keynote Sample - Internet of Things

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