John Vary's entire career revolves around future trends. The keynote speaker is John Lewis Partnership's in-house futurologist, a role that requires him to predict what life will look like in 2030. As described by John himself, a futurist's responsibility is to "influence the future vision of the partnership", to produce radical innovation ahead of its time. John is world renown for his gut instinct, his ability to propose actionable strategies that are sure to result in profitable success. As a leading influence in John Lewis, he ensures that staff of all levels share the same futurist mindset, to be their own thought leaders, as he believes this to be the key to creating innovative products or services.
Want to gain an insight into the future? Book John for your event. This incredibly insightful speaker can transport audiences to a world only few could dream of, addressing changes in technology that can make or break industries. So, according to John, what will the future look like? Well, people will use autonomous vehicles, smartphones will be replaced with augmented reality and death will be cured with technologically advanced medicine. As a speaker, John explores these concepts further, giving audiences a unique insight very few will experience from the perspective of a futurist visionary.
John joined John Lewis in 2014, and immediately built a team of engineers, computer scientists and designers. The team quickly set to work, experimenting with ideas and taking inspiration from such programmes as Westworld and AlphaGo. John is a storyteller, both as a speaker and a futurologist. He has generated thousands of customer engagement that John Lewis otherwise wouldn't have benefited from. His methodology is childlike, using the act of playing to connect with consumers on a more human level. From Room Y, otherwise known as John's workshop at John Lewis, to your stage, this inspiring speaker holds the key to remaining ahead of the curve.