Future Trends Speakers


Jim Bottomley

Future Success Strategies

From Fortune 500s to non-profits, Jim Bottomley has advised organizations across sectors as they set about charting a path for the future. Providing insight into how social, economic, and demographic trends are shaping the years ahead, Bottomley’s presentations combine humour, high-energy, and practical examples to leverage future changes for success.

Bottomley is an entrepreneur and consultant who combines unique planning models with lessons from his own business experience to inspire innovation, uncover opportunity, boost results, and cope with the stress of rallying change. He currently owns businesses in software development and consulting, and has sold in retail and financial enterprises. Previously, he managed marketing programs for brands such as Cap’n Crunch and Life Cereal, along with launching new products such as Kibbles ‘n Bits ‘n Bits.

He is a graduate of the Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario.

Tuning to Tomorrow: Future Success Strategies

Jim identifies the most critical issues facing your organization, explains what is behind them, and guides your future direction with strategies to improve. His value as a futurist is that he looks at the interplay between technologies, economic, social and demographic trends while sharing strategies that cross sectors, often tried first within his own businesses.

Change is accelerating and technology is transforming organizations like never before. Jim addresses the stress of change by stimulating innovative rethinking of the approach to planning, work design, leadership and technical implementation.

Breakthrough Branding: Building Better Benefits

With each of us confronted by over 4,000 ad messages a day, and with all of us facing information overload, effective targeting with an appropriate and clear sales pitch is key.  Jim uses his unique approach developing Better Benefit strategies to boost marketing and sales performance. Increasingly, customer satisfaction measurement combined with social media campaigns will improve customer relationships and drive success.

Leading Innovation: Developing a Culture of Thanks

Jim examines the conditions that produce the best results in the Age of Innovation, looking at the latest methods and ways to improve workplace culture and promote positive change amongst the generations. Jim can demonstrate the power of creating a culture of thanks and can advise of how to avoid the traps that lead to the dark night of the innovator.

Rallying Regional Innovation: Networks & Clusters

Jim has helped organizations and regions innovate, building community capacity in Clusters of interrelated industries in which a region specializes. The Regional Cluster approach to Economic Development drives innovation by forging partnerships between the private and public sector to leverage research, develop new products and services for companies in the region and grow local employment. Jim’s Better Benefit planning approach helps Clusters succeed.