James Taylor

After Dinner & Event Speaker (in association with SpeakOut)

James Taylor is a world renowned, award winning, inspirational keynote speaker, who for twenty years plus, has been on a quest to release hidden, productiveness in people all over the planet.  His clients are top level executives, business leaders, governments and captains of industry who look to James Taylor for his ability to advise on how to build innovative organisations, unlock creative potential, and increase productivity.

James's tailored, entertaining and highly visual keynotes take audiences on a journey to discover the inner secrets of the world's most creative, cutting edge and innovative people and organisations. Blending inspiring stories, inventive analysis, real and actionable takeaways, he shows how any individual or organisation can dramatically increase productivity and innovate by augmenting their human creativity using A.I. (artificial intelligence).

His clients have included Fortune Global 500 companies, government policy makers and industry associations. He has been the subject of a 30 minute BBC documentary about his life and work.

Here are six connected aspects of James' work:

1.    Creativity Expert.
Through his writing, podcast show and YouTube series, he's taught hundreds of thousands of individuals in over 120 countries about the art and science of creativity. As the founder of C.SCHOOLTM and the host of multiple global summits he has personally interviewed over 500 of the world's leading creative minds including Silicon Valley tech CEO's, New York Times bestselling authors, Grammy award winning music artists and artificial intelligence pioneers.

2.    Keynote Speaker.
As an international keynote speaking on business creativity, innovation and artificial intelligence he is passionate about delivering experiences on stage which inspire, educate and entertain audiences. He has spoken at conferences across North America, Europe, South America, Asia and the Middle East. Recognised as an inspiring speaker in his industry he has given keynotes at conferences for National Speakers Association, Professional Speakers Association, Asia Professional Speakers and Meeting Professionals International (MPI).

3.    Author & Host.
James has hosted some of the world's largest online summits including International Authors SummitTM, International Speakers SummitTM, The Creative Life SummitTM and Event Professionals SummitTM. Over 15,000 people attended his last online summits where he interviewed 120 of the world's best keynote speakers and authors including Jack Canfield, Sally Hogshead, Josh Linkner, Fredrik Haren, David Allen, Ron Kaufman, Michael J Gelb, Walter Bond, Rob 'Waldo' Waldman, Dr Shirley Davis, David Avrin, Scott McKain, and Elizabeth McCormick. His forthcoming book is called "SuperCreativity: Augmenting Human Creativity in the Age of Artificial Intelligence".

4.    Entrepreneur.
Having started his first business at age 17, he went on to launch, build and sell businesses in the entertainment, publishing, technology and education industries in both Europe and USA. An entrepreneur with a global outlook he has lived and worked in San Francisco Bay Area, Vancouver, London, Scotland, Italy and Asia. He was awarded the S.D. Southern Prize from Canadian energy services company ATCO, the Award for Excellent from Geneva Group International and named 'ONTRApreneur of the Year' from U.S. business and marketing automation leaders ONTRAPORT.

5.    Advisor & Business Coach.
James has a passion for helping companies, business owners,  entrepreneurs and rockstars launch and build innovative products and services. In addition to advising several multinational companies he also coaches a small number of entrepreneurs, thought leaders, executives and professionals on business strategy, innovation and marketing.

6.    Drummer.
Beginning at age ten, James followed in the footsteps of his father (Jazz guitarist Martin Taylor) and his grandfather by becoming a jazz musician. He went on to record on several best-selling jazz albums, toured the world (several times), played stadium shows, and performed with artists including French jazz violinist Stephane Grappelli, The Grateful Dead's David Grisman, pop singer Mick Hucknall and the Spice Girl's Mel C!

James holds a Masters in Business Administration (M.B.A.) and is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts (F.R.S.A.) whose Fellows have included global innovators and leaders including President Benjamin Franklin, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, Bob Dylan, Adam Smith, Nelson Mandela and Professor Stephen Hawking.


Augmenting Human Creativity In The Age Of Artificial Intelligence usiness is changing at the speed of light. Today exponential technologies such as artificial intelligence and machine learning are creating new disruptive business models almost overnight. In this new world, one where McKinsey & Co predict that 45 percent of jobs will be automated in the next 20 years, there is one distinctly human competitive advantage you and your people must leverage - your creativity. In this tailored, entertaining and highly visual one-of-a-kind keynote, James Taylor takes the audience on a journey to discover the backstage secrets of the world's most creative individuals and innovative organisations. Your audience will learn:

●    What disruptive technologies such as artificial intelligence mean for you, your team and your industry.
●    Which job roles in your industry are most at risk from automation.
●    Why China's richest man believes 'creativity' is the most important skill you need to develop to survive and thrive in the age of disruption.
●    The simple five step process for developing your creative thinking skills.
●    How to lead innovative teams and foster a creative culture to increase innovation ROI.
●    How to use 'SuperCreativity' to generate, evaluate, develop and implement more ideas, more quickly.

WORKSHOP: 'Unlock Your Creative Potential'
This half day or one day workshop will help your people unlock their creative potential, improve collaboration, solve problems and do more innovative work.

Learning Outcomes:

●    Understand the five step process for developing your creativity
●    Discover techniques for generating and developing innovative ideas
●    Learn creative thinking skills to better evaluate new ideas
●    Lead your team to unlock their creative potential
●    Build a more innovative and creative culture at work

To book James Taylor, contact Emkay Entertainments Agency via mark@emkayentertainments.net. Alternatively, speak to a booking agent directly on 01506 855 555.

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