Jim Carroll - Bio

Futurist, Trends & Innovation Expert

The PGA of Ontario is thrilled to announce that Global Futurist Jim Carroll will be a featured keynote speaker at our upcoming fall Golf Industry Expo in Kitchener.

Jim Carroll is one of the world's leading international futurists, trends and innovation experts, with a client list that ranges from Mercedes Benz to Volvo, the Swiss Innovation Forum to the National Australia Bank; the Walt Disney Organization to NASA. A native of Mississauga, he'll be fitting us in between events in San Diego and Morocco (where he will be the opening keynote speaker for a major event for the World Bank).

Jim’s global client list gives him a front row seat to the high velocity change that is occurring as disruption comes to take hold of every industry and every organization. With that insight, and the customized research that he undertakes for every engagement, he helps to transform growth-oriented organizations into high-velocity innovation heroes!

Organizations worldwide are working hard to determine what to do in the era of acceleration and disruption – and in large numbers, turn to Jim for the high-level strategic guidance into the trends they must align to and the strategies they need to adopt.

A member of Credit Valley Golf and Country Club, Jim has been invited in twice by the President of the PGA of America to address opportunities for growth and innovation within the industry. In 2010, then President Jim Remy invited Jim to open the 94th Annual General Meeting of the PGA of America to challenge 500 golf pros as to how to think about innovation and future trends. Jim was the first external speaker the PGA had ever engaged to speak at their AGM. He was also invited to open the 2016 PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando, with a similar message of opportunity and innovation.

A 12 handicap, he as high hopes that he has helped to shape the future direction of the world's largest sport. He's also hoping to inspire you in a similar way in Kitchener.

CLICK HERE to see Jim in ACTION!