Rohit Talwar is a global futurist. The founder of Fast Future Research and an award winning speaker with the reputation for inspiring audiences, he leads a team researching the ideas, people and organisations shaping the future, and works with leaders in business and governments to help them respond to future opportunities and challenges.
Rohit Talwar is the author of Designing Your Future and he has led futures research, scenario planning and strategic consultancy planning for clients in aviation, travel and tourism, telecommunications, technology, pharmaceuticals, banking, environment, food and government sectors. He presents audiences with his cutting edge insights and practical ´how to´ advice.
Rohit focuses on how companies can address emerging opportunities and risks, develop powerful and inspiring future visions and create organisations capable of achieving and sustaining peak performance in a fast changing environment. He has consulted with leading associations, corporations and governments agencies globally on scenario planning, development of future strategy and driving innovation and change. He has undertaken in depth research on the future of food and is a regular speaker on food and drink futures around the world. He also has a particular interest in the evolution of China, India, the emerging economies and the future of associations, travel, tourism, meetings and events.
He has led a major study on the Future of Travel and Tourism in the Middle East and the on mega-real estate developments across the region. He has also completed major global studies on the Future of China’s Economy – The Path to 2020 and is working on scenarios for 2030 and the implications for global migration.
Rohit has addressed leadership audiences in 40 countries on 5 continents including Australia, Belgium, Canada, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Holland, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Nigeria, Pakistan, Panama, The Philippines, Portugal, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, UAE, UK, USA and Zimbabwe and has worked with over 30 international associations and governments agencies in the US, UK, Finland, Dubai, Nigeria, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Singapore.
Rohit´s global clients include 3M, Amadeus, ABN Amro, Aerovista, Alliance and Leicester, The BBC, BT, BAE, Bayer, Berwin Leighton Paisner, Chloride, Citibank, DeutscheBank, Diamond Trading Corporation (De Beers), DHL, EADS, Electrolux, Ernst & Young, GE, HBOS, Hyundai, IBM, ING, Intel, Intercontinental Hotels, KPMG, Linklaters, Marks and Spencer, Morgan Stanley, Nakheel, Nokia, Nomura, Novartis, Orange, Panasonic, Pfizer, Playtex, PwC, Qatar Airways, Royal Bank of Scotland, Samsung, Saudi Supreme Commission for Tourism, Shell, Siemens, Siraj Capital, Thames Water, Travelport, Wragge and Co. and Yellow Pages.
Rohit was nominated as one of the top ten global future thinkers by the UK’s Independent newspaper. He has appeared on BBC TV, CNBC and BBC Radio 4 to talk about future trends.
His core talent lies in motivating teams to think differently, act fast and be first to the future. He spends his time traveling the world researching the ideas that will shape the future and meeting the people and organizations behind them.
- Agility – How do you survive and thrive in a fast changing world? Foresight – How can we identify and benefit from key future global trends and drivers?
- Growth – What are the implications, opportunities and risks of EU enlargement?
- Strategy – How we develop focused, fast and flexible strategies? Imagination – Where can we exploit breakthrough technology? Innovation – How do we use foresight to drive rapid innovation and create new ventures?
- Change Leadership – How do we develop future-focused leaders and motivate our top talent to be first to the future?
“Rohit Talwar was a highlight at the 1st European Futurists Conference Lucerne, as a speaker and as a facilitator. In fact, for the state secretary for research and education of Switzerland – a sponsor of our conference – Rohit was “simply the best”.
Georges T. Roos, Director European Futurists Conference Lucerne
“Rohit Talwar is a unique communicator. His capacity for combining fact with narrative, balancing right and left brain and mixing education with entertainment make his presentations compelling. In the cluttered world of professional facilitators, guest speakers, moderators and consultants, Rohit is both a refreshing change and a valuable investment.”
Christopher Brown Managing Director TTF (Tourism & Transport Forum) Australia Ltd
“When Rohit genuinely speaks from the heart, about Vision 2020, and where he sees the world moving, it leaves the entire auditorium spell bound, and engrossed in his highly researched, and very creative and innovative visual presentation. Moreover, his interaction with the audience during his Q&A sessions is crisp and impactful. And salute, once again, to his thought provoking, visionary foresightedness.“
Cyrus Magol – Emirates Bank Dubai