Dr Patrick Dixon is often described in the media as Europe's leading Futurist and has been ranked as one of the 50 most influential business thinkers alive today. Chairman of Global Change Ltd, he is author of twelve books printed in nine languages – titles include Futurewise: Six Faces of Global Change, The Genetic Revolution, The Truth about Westminster, The Truth about Drugs and The Truth about AIDS.
Dr Dixon has spoken to audiences in 43 countries and is one of the world's most sought after keynote speakers at corporate conferences and client events. His multimedia vision of the future is experienced by up to 3,000 people a time, in up to four countries a week. Challenging, hard-hitting, provocative, dynamic, passionate and practical as well as entertaining, motivating people to change, backed by data and original research.
He advises multinational company boards and senior teams on strategic implications of a wide range of global trends such as the new economy, the digital society, financial services, biotechnology, health care, geopolitical issues, lifestyle changes, consumer behaviour, employee motivation, public policy, corporate ethics and social responsibility.
His clients include Microsoft, IBM, UBS, World Bank, Siemens, Ford, ABN AMRO, Freshfields, Sara Lee, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Hewlett Packard, Gillette, Roche, BASF, Credit Suisse, Forbes, Fortune, Royal Bank of Scotland, Zurich Financial Services, Tetrapak, Unisys, BT, BBC, Fedex, UNIDO, Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and the American Management Association. He has addressed participants at the World Economic Forum (Davos), The WEF Southern Africa Economic Summit, the International Emirates Forum and Internet Expo (Helsinki), and has contributed to executive programmes at four business schools.
Originally a physician by training, Dr Dixon has a Web TV site which is visited by up to 385,000 different people a month (5 million since 1996) and radio/TV studio in his home from which he broadcasts worldwide for the BBC and others. He has appeared on many TV stations, including CNN, CNBC, Fox News, Sky News and ITV commenting on global events and ethical issues, with features in the Times, Telegraph and Time magazine.