Leading global speaker, a pragmatic futurist, who covers the future of business, technology and society. Visually stunning presentations, a great sense of humor, custom made videos and an easy going collaborative working style.
Brett King is an International Bestselling Author, a world- renowned futurist and media personality. President Xi Jinping cited his book Augmented. He has spoken in over 50 countries, given keynotes for TEDx, Wired, Techsauce, Singularity University, Web Summit, The Economist, IBM's World of Watson, CES, SIBOS and more. He has appeared on CNBC, BBC, ABC, Fox, and Bloomberg. He advised the Obama administration on Fintech.
King hosts the world's #1 Fintech Radio Show/Podcast called Breaking Banks (180 countries, 6.5 million listeners). He is the founder of Moven, a globally recognized mobile start-up, which has raised over US$40 million to date, and launched the first in-app mobile bank account offered anywhere in the world.
Banking Exchange named him the King of the Disruptors, he was nominated as American Banker's Innovator of the Year, voted the world's #1 Financial Services Influencer by The Financial Brand and listed by Bank Innovation as one of the top 10 "coolest brands in banking". King was shortlisted for the Advance Global Australian of the Year for being one of the most influential Australians offshore. His book Augmented: Life in the Smart Lane, was a top-10 non-fiction book in North America. Bank 4.0 remained a global bestseller in banking more than 12 months after release. The Rise of Technosocialism, his 7th book was released November 2021.
Outstanding, it helped us to have meaningful conversations around our role as technology leaders. Our group walked away with a much deeper understanding of the future landscape of banking and how it will be impacted by technology.
- Kira Dubas -
Head of Strategy, Wealth Management Technology
You truly did a masterful job of delivering a compelling message that was both informative and inspirational. Your insights were provocative and eye-opening, and initial audience reactions speak to the power of your story telling. You definitely set the bar for future speakers!
Manager, Leadership Development | Leadership Development & Talent Management
-TD Bank -
1. The Rise of Techno-socialism
The 21st century is going to be the most disruptive, contentious period humanity has ever lived through. It will challenge our most sacred ideologies around politics, economics and social constructs. It will force humanity to adapt in ways we can’t yet imagine.
There is much to be highly optimistic about, but it will require humanity to unite in respect to our collective goals and purpose. With the emergence of Artificial Intelligence (AI) we are on the verge of perhaps solving the biggest mysteries of the universe. AI will allow us to automate society to provide untold abundance and prosperity, but it brings with it vast disruption to our current working practices. We will soon have the technology to extend our lifespan, to make humanity a multi-planetary species, and to provide for the basic needs of every man, woman and child on the planet, but will this be widely distributed or only for the richest?
The future holds much promise, but today we have the global pandemic, the worst inequality in centuries, emerging large-scale techno-unemployment from AI, and the impact of climate change – creating the worst economic uncertainty the world has ever faced. How do we transition into an optimal future for humanity when we see growing chaos and uncertainty? Join us at this exclusive keynote for TransUnion as we explore together our possible futures and choices.
2. AUGMENTED: Life in the Smart Lane
The internet and smartphone are just the latest in a 250 year long cycle of disruption that has continuously changed the way we live, the way we work and the way we interact. The coming Augmented Age, however, promises a level of disruption, behavioral shifts and changes that are unparalleled. While consumers today are camping outside of an Apple store waiting to be one of the first to score an Apple Watch, the next generation of wearables will be able to predict if we’re likely to have a heart attack and recommend a course of action. We watch news of Google’s self-driving cars, but don’t likely realize this means progressive cities will have to ban human drives in the next decade because us humans are too risky.
Following on from the Industrial or Machine Age, the Space Age and the Digital Age, the Augmented Age is based on four disruptive themes – Artificial Intelligence, Experience Design, Health Tech and Smart Infrastructure. Historically the previous ‘ages’ bought significant disruption and changes, but on a net basis the jobs were created, wealth was enhanced, and the health and security of society improved. What will the Augmented Age bring? Will robots take our jobs, and AI’s subsume us as inferior intelligences, or will this usher in a new age of abundance? Augmented age is a book on future history, but more than that, it is a story about how you will live your life in a world that will change more in the next 20 years than it has in the last 250 years.
3.Bank 4.0 – Banking Everywhere, but not at a bank
Banks are in trouble. It’s not just the likes of HSBC, Deutsche and Citibank who have shrunk their branch and office footprint to a fraction of their previous glory. Every bank in the modern world that is dependent on branch revenue is in virtual survival mode, hoping for a miraculous reversal of emerging customer behavior. In countries like China, Kenya and 20 other countries in Africa alone, mobile payments far exceed those made using traditional bank accounts and artefacts. The most efficient credit risk models aren’t owned by banks anymore. The best investment advice is coming from algorithms and robo-advisors that can adapt your portfolio in real-time as markets shift. Assets, identities, and transactions are being transmitted on blockchains, tangles and hashes that make old payment networks look obsolete and unsafe. Banking has been blown apart.
The banking system of tomorrow is being built from first principles today – in the same way Elon Musk built SpaceX and Steve Jobs designed the iPhone. Just ask yourself, if we were building the banking system today, from scratch with all the technology and knowledge we have, would you end up with Bank branches that require a signature on a piece of paper before issuing you a passbook or a checkbook? No way. Bank 4.0 is about the banking system that we’re building today and why most banks won’t survive to see that day.
1. THE FUTURE OF EVERYTHING – REFRAMING FINANCIAL SERVICES IN 21ST CENTURY ECONOMIES
Content drawn from: TECHNOSOCIALISM + BANK 4.0
What changes will the 21st bring to our economies and our industry? In this exclusive event for Microsoft, Futurist and Author Brett King delves into the major challenges facing humanity over the next 3 decades, how it will reframe economics, human philosophy, the role of work and tackle inequality. He then deep dives in to the changes emerging in the banking and insurance space in response to these changes, and increasingly pervasive technology and digital behavior.
2. WHAT SCIENCE FICTION TEACHES US ABOUT THE FUTURE OF FINANCIAL SERVICES
Content drawn from: AUGMENTED, TECHNOSOCIALISM + VARIOUS
In this entertaining look at the future of financial services, author and radio show host Brett King, delves into the various economic and finance models that science fiction has imagined for our future. King explores which of these futures are more likely that others, and examines why science fiction is often split between the evolution of capitalism versus eliminating money itself. King examines the role artificial intelligence, climate change, longevity and space industrialization might have on financial services.
FROM BANKING and INSURANCE 1.0 to 4.0 and Beyond – From Products to Experiences
Content drawn from: AUGMENTED + BANK 4.0
Insurance, Money and banking have barely changed in the last 500 years, but in the next 2 decades we will face a radical overhaul of financial services as technology allows us to embed financial services in our lives in real-time. As we move from banking products to embedded financial experiences, some of the largest FIs in the world will be overtaken by newly minted startups and tech companies that are more agile, faster growing and more engaged with their customers. From CBDCs to NFTS to the metaverse, how will your business need to respond to these seismic changes?
BUILDING A 21st CENTURY FINANCIAL SERVICES LEADER
The core skillsets and the core systems of the world’s largest financial institutions will be a massive departure from the incumbent, legacy players that still survive today. Who are the fastest growing Financial Institutions in the world, what capabilities do they have, what is their relationship with regulation and technology? In this unique keynote for Microsoft, Brett King (Futurist, Author and Founder of Moven) examines the opportunities and threats to existing incumbent players, and the core differences between new entrants and legacy players operationally. He looks at regulatory environments and investment cycles to anticipate how various markets and core providers of banking and insurance will evolve over the next 20-30 years.
BANK 4.0: FIRST PRINCIPLES ENGINEERING IN BANKING & INSURANCE
In this journey through the last 200 years of innovation, Bestselling author Brett King, examines the lessons from the most disruptive, innovative businesses and inventions in recent human history. From the internal combustion engine to SpaceX, King explores the formula behind disrupting the financial services industry and why banking and insurance are both at risk from radical operational, structural and technological changes emerging globally. We also learn why China is set to lead the world, not only as the largest economy in the world by 2030, but also with many of the largest next-generation financial services players globally.