Futurist.Matt – The ideal keynote speaker to inspire your positive future

We can never be future-proof, but we can be future-ready. As the world navigates its way past the pandemic, equip your teams with the foresight to gain new competitive advantage. Futurist.Matt shows you the trends that are shaping our lives in realistic and human terms; and how you can apply them to build your positive future.

Equip your organisation with the latest thinking to enable fresh realisation in your team. The topic areas I cover feature below.

"Matt brings a wealth of knowledge to any brief you give him, and his enthusiasm and commitment is evident in everything he does."

Grace Herbert-Lo,
Commercial Partnerships Manager, Unibail Rodamco, Westfield


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Get in touch today to book Matt for your event.

Power up your people with fresh insight – and watch your organisation thrive

Why Futurist.Matt is the Ideal Keynote Speaker for Your Event

Most speakers believe their job is delivering content. To me, that's selling short. I judge success by enabling actionable, fresh realisation on the world around us. My job is only complete if your audience leaves feeling inspired to do something different tomorrow than they did today.

I bring unique expertise to your conference with a view to enabling fresh understanding for your participants. It's not just about facts and figures, but also entertaining and motivating your audience with stories, stunning visuals and humour. With the Covid-19 pandemic still ongoing, I'm equally comfortable presenting on a range of virtual event platforms or in person. Your audience will leave feeling reinvigorated and motivated to create their positive futures.

"You were easy to work with and provided really practical insight and contacts to help us move forward."

Dave Barrett
Deputy CEO, British Board of Film Classification

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Future of Work

What are the technologies set to change the workplace? We explore how existing jobs will be destroyed - and those that will be created. Why will this happen? And – importantly – how can we prepare ourselves for an exciting and very different Future of Work?

The Big 21st Century Trends

Here, we explore the big technologies and challenges facing our species. Artificial Intelligence, Biotechnology, Future of Work and Climate Change. What should audiences be aware of and how can they live harmoniously and productively in a dramatically changing world?

Machines vs. Humans

We hear so much about how machines are taking over the world. Is that really the case? How can we future-ready ourselves and, importantly, prepare our children for a world so different to the one we inhabit now?

Post-Pandemic Life

The future is less predictable than it has ever been, because the COVID-19 pandemic has thrown up challenges in the connected worlds of health, politics, consumer needs and market uncertainty. There is opportunity, and we explore what this is and where it comes from.

Future of Leadership

Leaders of the future will need new skills and characteristics to propel them forward. That’s because organisations will look entirely different. In this keynote we explore new forms of organizational structure, why brute force analysis should be left to the machines and the human skills we need to develop as leaders and foster in others.

Bespoke keynotes and workshops

I have created industry- specific content for numerous sectors. That includes retail, manufacturing, construction, software, financial services and more. Get in touch to discuss.

Who is Futurist.Matt?

Prior to becoming a Futurist, Matt O’Neill spent over 20 years developing marketing and communications businesses. They include an innovative events company, cutting edge video marketing products and a marketing communications agency. He has worked at the cutting edge of media throughout.

His real interest lies at the intersection between technology and humanity. His positive outlook means he’s always looking for ways to fuse the best of what technology has to offer and how we humans flourish alongside. What you get from working with Matt:

Client Testimonials

"You pushed the limits of some of our attendees’ minds with ideas that have since created conversation and debate – something which was a key part of the brief. He even visited one of projects before the event to gain some specific examples relevant to our audience."

Emma Tongue
Communication Manager Morgan Sindall PLC

"To say Matt is generous with his time, energy and intellect is an understatement. And his generosity of spirit sets him absolutely over and above."

Caron Fassetta
Membership Director British Parking Association

"Your presentation had people talking for days. Your insights into the Future of Work were invaluable as was the interactive and insightful discussion. We look forward to inviting you back again."

Ryan McCarthy
Head of L&D Macquarie Corporate Bank

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6 years working with wide-ranging clients:

  • Association of Association Executives
  • British Board of Film Classification
  • British Parking Association
  • Epicor PLC
  • Greenwood Academies Trust
  • Greenfields Community Housing
  • International Association of Business Communicators
  • Joseph and Co - Events
  • Macquarie Corporate Bank
  • Morgan Sindall Infrastructure
  • National Accident Helpline Group
  • Ocean Outdoor
  • Randstad Risesmart
  • Sage Software
  • Swan Housing
  • Unibail Rodamco Westfield
  • Vistage Leaders Network
  • And many more...