Paul Armstrong Keynote Speaker

  • Leading Strategist and Author on emerging technologies, disruption, retail innovation & the media industry
  • Founder HERE/FORTH and TBD Conference
  • Featured on BBC, Wall Street Journal, Fortune, Inc. and Reuters

Paul Armstrong's Biography

Paul Armstrong is a leading strategist, author and speaker on the future of technology, disruption, retail innovation, social platforms and consumer trends. Paul runs the technology advisory HERE/FORTH and works with clients like P&G, PwC, Coca-Cola, O2, jkrGlobal and Omnicom helping them to understand trends and sensibly apply emerging technologies strategically.

Paul is a trusted source for the FT, Wall Street Journal, BBC, CNN and others, when industry comment is called for, and currently writes for a number of publications including Fortune, Inc, Reuters, Cool Hunting and Courier. Previously, Armstrong regularly contributed to Forbes and has written pieces for Wired, Entrepreneur, SIngularity University amongst others.

Paul’s book, ‘’Disruptive Technologies: A Framework to Understand, Evaluate and Respond to Digital Disruption’ offers organizations a distinct response to emerging technologies like artificial intelligence and blockchain – that impact their business, client service and product model. ‘Disruptive Technologies‘ became a best seller on Amazon with pre-orders. Volume two will be out in 2023 and he is writing a new book, to be published by Penguin in 2024.

Based on the framework in the first book, Paul founded TBD Conference, which was voted one of the Top 50 global technology conferences. TBD stands for Technology, Behaviour, Data. and is the one-day conference designed to inform, inspire, and challenge the way decisions are made in order to make the best choices possible during and after a period of unprecedented change and uncertainty. TBD also has a live audio product entitled Mouthwash on Twitter spaces, in which he has unscripted, unedited conversations with a series of guests, ranging from New York Times bestselling authors to Silicon Valley royalty on topics such as Non-fungible tokens, and more. The interviews are then shared via Spotify and Apple Music.

Paul also created, ‘What Did Amazon Do This Week (WDADTW)’, the weekly update on all facets of Amazon, including retail, technology, content and advertising 33% of subscribers work for Amazon.

Paul is on the Board for Global Technology Advocates, Cool Brands, Women In Marketing and is NED for select startups.

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Paul Armstrong's Speaking Topics

-Disruption - what's coming next for your business/model.

- Metaverse and Multiverse - what you need to know (and do) now.

-Technology – what’s really now, next and future for you?

- Emerging technologies (NFTs, IoT, AR/MR/VR, artificial intelligence, Audio/Spatial Rooms, robotics, quantum computing, biometrics)

Retail innovation – what’s really coming next and why?

- Amazon – the now, next and future of where the company is going next

- Consumer shifts/trends that are going to change how you do business (GenZ, Chinese App culture, crypto, social media)

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Videos of Paul Armstrong

Behind the Book: Disruptive Technologies
Behind the Book: Disruptive Technologies
How to reach #1 in the app store. | 10x10 with Michael Acton Smith of Calm
How to reach #1 in the app store. | 10x10 with Michael Acton Smith of Calm

Articles, Media & Podcasts

Books by Paul Armstrong

Disruptive Technologies: A Framework to Understand, Evaluate and Respond to Digital Disruption (2nd Edition - 2023)

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