J. Walker Smith
is Executive Chairman of Kantar Futures, the leading global futures
consultancy. Walker has been described by Fortune as “one of America’s leading analysts on
consumer trends,” and he is the co-author of four highly regarded books, a columnist, a
blogger, an avid daily tweeter, and a former public radio commentator. In 2014, he won the WPP Atticus Award for Strategy
and in 2013 for Consumer Insights. Walker holds a doctorate from the University of North
Carolina at Chapel Hill.
At the morning keynote, Walker will share his latest perspectives on emerging trends and their
transformative impact on businesses.