Harish Shah

An autodidact and a polymath, Harish is Singapore’s first local born Professional Futurist. The world leading Futurist in the area of Technological Evolution & Foresight, he is endearingly referred to most commonly as “The Singapore Futurist”, apart from also being referred to as “The Asian Futurist” and “The Millennial Futurist”. He has been invited to contribute to international research studies and projects, such as the study on “Technological Innovations for the Physical Domain” by the Council for Environment and Infrastructure, of the Netherlands, for example.

In 2017, Harish was interviewed, regarding the future of the Brain Computer Interface, on an episode of Scitech Voyager, a series exploring emerging technologies, aired on Turkey’s English Language international cable channel, TRT World.

Harish was the Opening Keynote Speaker for the inaugural TOP HOTEL WORLD TOUR event in Singapore, in 2018.

Harish’s favourite Keynote engagements to date include:

❖ Opening Keynote at the Hotel Management Singapore Summit 2015
❖ Dimension Data, Asia Pacific People and Culture Conference 2015
❖ Opening Keynote at the Hotel Technology Conference (Singapore) 2016
❖ Opening Keynote at the Deloitte GES Asia Pacific Conference 2016
❖ CIO Leaders Singapore Summit 2019Harish is a Commerce graduate from The University of Western Australia with Triple Majors in Human Resource Management, Industrial Relations and Management along with electives in Marketing.

Published Articles of Interest
➢ “Marketing to the Millennial and iGen Consumers: The Role of Content”, The Singapore Marketer, Jul – Sep ’16
➢ “Protecting Your Reputation in the Age of Access”, The Singapore Marketer, Oct – Dec ‘15
➢ “The Future Mall Experience”, The Singapore Marketer, Jul – Sep ‘15
➢ “Top 10 Disappearing Futures: Smartphones”, The Futurist, Sep ‘13, Volume 47 Number 5, published by the World Futures Society

Topics Covered
  • Future of Work
  • Future of Travel
  • Future of Hotels/Hospitality
  • Future of Technology
  • Future of Retail
  • Future of HR
  • Future of Marketing
  • Future of Automation
  • Future of Learning
  • X Reality
  • Immersive Technologies
  • Emerging Technologies
  • Future of Innovation
  • Future of Leadership
  • Future of Organisations
  • Future of IT
  • Future of UX
  • Future of Social Media/Networking
  • Industry 4.0
  • Future of Everything
  • The Changing Consumer
  • Future of Industry
  • Fintech

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