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Key Points
  • Dr Angus Hervey and Tané Hunter (Future Crunch) generate optimism and shift perceptions to create new and better ways of doing things in the 21st of century.
  • Future Crunch are a collective library of innovative brains, who have expertise in economics, coding, politics and data analytics with design, art and music.
  • They are disruptive in their optimism and cut through the dominant discourse of a planet destined to destruct.
  • Show how to harness the forces of technological disruption, drive cultural change and take advantage of the opportunities ahead.
Topics
  • The next economy
    Technology used to be thought of as a function to be outsourced, or a sector on its own. Today it's a layer across all aspects of the economy.

    Connectivity, digital disruption, machine learning and artificial intelligence, intuitive computing, automation, additive manufacturing, decarbonisation, regeneration, gene-editing, synthetic biology, brain-machine interfacing. Each of these technological trends are transformative in their own right. Together, they’re a roaring tornado creating once in a hundred year revolutions in every industry at once.

    Understanding what's on the horizon is essential for any organisation wishing to harness the opportunities of a rapidly changing global economy in the 21st century. Audiences will come away from this talk with the ability to think clearly and critically about technological disruption, a skill that's particularly relevant for leaders who wish to maintain a strategic advantage — and protect their organisations against competitors looking to do the same.

  • The world is not on fire
    The world is becoming a better place. Poverty is disappearing, war deaths are falling, violence is less common, people are becoming more tolerant, suicide is decreasing, life expectancy is increasing, literacy is on the rise, child mortality is declining. Yet most people have no idea that this is happening.

    This presentation helps audiences imagine new futures, and direct their energies towards creating a better world for everyone, and an economy that doesn’t cost the earth. It’s a story about people who are coming up with solutions to some of the big problems of our time. It's about opportunities, rather than threats. It's a story that's informed by intelligent, evidence-based optimism.

    Audiences will learn how our cognitive biases distort our view of the world, making us feel unnecessarily pessimistic, and preventing us from achieving our true potential. And they’ll walk away with a renewed sense of hope, purpose, and commitment to problem solving, innovation and organisational change.
  • The robot rule of thumb 
    Advancements in technology have provided a catalyst to redefine the needs of people in the workplace, and as a result, we see a move towards more flexibility and a greater desire for meaning and purpose in the next economy. While these changes present challenges, they also offer an opportunity for the workforce of the future to find a sense of renewed freedom.

    In this presentation, Future Crunch explores the changing world of work, and how technological disruption is redefining the skills that matter. The machines aren’t here to take our jobs - but they will change them. And that means that counter-intuitively, it’s the human skills that really count. Audiences will walk away with a better understanding of how to start building a workplace that is prepared for automation, disruption and changing work patterns. Essential insights for any organisation searching to drive innovative ways of working in the 21st century.

  • The adaptability quotient
    Technological disruption requires us to learn faster than we ever had to before. Behaviours we’ve honed for decades are becoming obsolete in a few short years. Combined with a generational mindset shift in how we view the world, many are wondering how to remain relevant. What’s the key quality for success in this world of constant change?

    With trademark humour, dynamism and gold-plated research, Future Crunch tackles what the Harvard Business Review calls, “the new competitive advantage.” You’ve heard of IQ and EQ; this century belongs to those that are quick to read and act on signals of change. People with a high Adaptability Quotient (AQ): the ability to thrive in unpredictable environments. Instead of being really good at doing one thing, adaptive people are really good at learning how to do new things.

    Drawing on the latest insights from the worlds of technology, neuroscience and management, this talk reveals why the best predictor of success is how individuals and organisations embrace rapid experimentation. Audiences will walk away with an understanding of what it takes to foster AQ, how to identify it in others, and how it can be a superpower for anyone looking to maintain an advantage in the next economy.

  • The Robot Rule of Thumb
    The future of work, and how to prepare yourself for it.

    Advancements in technology have provided a catalyst to redefine the needs of people in the workplace, and as a result, we see a move towards more flexibility and a greater desire for meaning and purpose in the next economy. While these changes present challenges, they also offer an opportunity for the workforce of the future to find a sense of renewed freedom.
    In this presentation, Future Crunch explores the changing world of work, and how technological disruption is redefining the skills that matter. The machines aren’t here to take our jobs - but they will change them. And that means that counter-intuitively, it’s the human skills that really count. Audiences will walk away with a better understanding of how to start building a workplace that is prepared for automation, disruption and changing work patterns. Essential insights for any organisation searching to drive innovative ways of working in the 21st century.

  • The Optimism Experience
    Feeling negative about the state of the world in 2019? Is the news getting you down? Have you had enough of people arguing on your Facebook feed? The Future Crunch team might be able to help. Showcasing their infectious brand of musically inspired, intelligent optimism, this is a story about the human race you've never heard before.

    Diseases are being eradicated, war is decreasing, millions are being lifted out of poverty and billions are gaining access to the greatest information resource humanity has ever known. We can control robots with our minds, use machines to translate any language, cut and paste our own DNA, and we’re taking brave new steps into space. We're just not hearing a lot about it.

    We know the challenges we face. This is a musical journey into how – with boldness, creativity, and and revolutionary technologies that build on thousands of years of human ingenuity – we are rising to meet them.

 

 

 

Testimonials

Incredibly engaging presenters who delivered a talk that was entertaining, insightful and tailored to our audience. The talk has sparked much discussion about how we can best prepare for an uncertain future and has given us all a renewed optimism for the challenges ahead. Thank you!   
Melbourne University

The best presentation on the state of the world that I've seen in years.
CEO
Fair Trade Australia

Future Crunch delivered a mindblowing keynote presentation at our inaugural tech event. We couldn’t have asked for a better opening act. Their collective knowledge of current and emerging technological trends and developments is truly inspiring. They are highly entertaining, engaging and thoughtful presenters. Smart organisations understand the need to embrace technology and there’s no better thought leader and educator than Future Crunch.
CEO
The Real Estate Institute of Queensland

I consider the offering from Future Crunch to be outstanding. Their presentation on the important role of science, the need for critical thinking and the optimism we should hold for our future is unique and probably needs to be delivered to everyone in Australia. Before a recent event for our attorneys, I was questioned on why we were having a scientist and an economist taking up the first 90 minutes.  By the end of those 90 minutes in which everybody sat enthralled, our team was full of questions and asking for more.  If you get the chance, go see them. You will be entertained, informed and feel so much better about the world and its prospects.
Managing Parner
FB Rice

Future Crunch have an incredible ability to put the biggest global challenges in perspective and create a sense of grounded hope that we can make the world a better place - mobilising changemakers from wherever they start to see they can, and are, participating as world shapers.
CEO
World Vision Australia

Future Crunch are fantastic, they take a complicated subject and present it in a simple but fun positive way. They had the audience captivated from start to finish. If you want a clear vision of the future, and the rapid change technology is driving, these guys are perfect… an hour wasn’t long enough… 10 out of 10.
CEO
Mildura Development Corporation

Future Crunch delivered a keynote speech like never before. Coming into a room full of pharmacists (a notoriously tough crowd), they shocked us and left us in awe about the way technology is changing the world – not in the years to come, but in the days and weeks ahead. Working with them to pull together the content was a breeze and it was great that they tailored their presentation to be focused on what our audience wanted
Organisational Development Manager
TerryWhite Chemmart

Future Crunch gave a thoroughly uplifting and entertaining closing keynote at our conference in Sydney. Their speaking scores were excellent and elicited such comments as ‘I am leaving the event feeling energetic and hopeful. A great way to conclude the event!’ and ‘Loved the positivity. So refreshing in this world of hyped up doom and gloom.’  Their talk gave our event a very strong finish and satisfied attendees.
Vice President & Distinguished Analyst
Gartner

To all those out there who feel overwhelmed by the scale of the problems that need to be dealt with if humanity is to survive on this beautiful planet we call home, may I recommend a solid dose of Future Crunch. They were keynote speakers at the recent EIANZ conference in Wellington and they proved to be brilliant presenters with a well-researched, positive and energising message for environmental practitioners. There is hope, there is a way. Everyday we get better at saving ourselves by becoming a more benign species on planet earth. Future Crunch are helping us replace despair and complacency with motivation, knowledge and action.
Vice-President
Environmental Institute of Australia and New Zealand

Future Crunch was engaged by the Australian Federal Police to provide insight into technologies and environmental changes likely to impact future societal and criminal behaviours. They provided us with an understanding of the future operating environment not previously conceived, which helped shape our future capability requirements.
Deputy Commissioner
Australia Federal Police

Future Crunch delivered an incredibly optimistic and empowering message of human potential as keynote speakers at our  media conference. People were energised and inspired, creating a first-class environment for the rest of the event. I really enjoyed their take on the world.
CEO
Domain Group

Future Crunch's content was fascinating, insightful and most importantly, thought-provoking. The audience engagement and entertaining style enabled the messages of embracing technology and keeping an open mind as the key takeaways. Thank you Gus and Tane for your willingness to share your knowledge and insights with us.
Managing Director
BT Select

The opening keynote from Future Crunch alone was worth my flight to Australia to attend this mind-opening gathering. With their action-igniting talk, they invite each of us to have an objective look at the world around us.
Editor
Parking Today

We invited Future Crunch to come along and speak to 37 of our top talent individuals from across various business units at a recent development event. I’d seen their videos but nothing could prepare us for the download of data we received. The participants remained engaged for the whole session, including asking a LOT of questions at the end. Future Crunch was ranked as one of the top activities / speakers for our 3 day development event. I hope we get to work with them again in the future.
Global Learning
Telstra

Hundreds of speakers have taken the stage at REMIX Summits across the globe and I have been privileged to see some incredible talks over the years. Future Crunch are part of a rarified group that stand out from the rest.
They use vivid imagery, humour, statistics and soundscapes to convey powerful and important messages that challenge you to think again about the world. This magic combination of ingredients makes them compelling storytellers and guides to an age of fundamental change where everyone needs to understand the forces and trends that continue to reshape everything we know.
Co-Founder
REMIX Summits

I had seen Future Crunch speak at a conference and thought they were incredible commentators with a very interesting story to tell. When we began to organise APN’s 20th year anniversary, we wanted to cover not only the past and present of our company, but also look forward and see what the future could hold. Future Crunch were the first ones we thought of.
The guys provided a dynamic, progressive and fascinating talk on science, technology and a balanced view of humanity’s current and progressing achievements, presenting them in an attainable, easy to understand way. They created a piece that also incorporated technologies that would directly impact our area of business. It really resonated with our broad audience who were enthralled and engaged by this quick-witted, charismatic and abundantly knowledgeable duo. We couldn’t be more pleased and thank them enormously for adding considerable value to our event.
Executive Director
APN Property Group

Future Crunch were among the best speakers I’ve ever heard – hugely knowledgeable, credible, articulate and engaging – I could have listened to them all night. An absolute bargain for an hour of fascinating insights.
HR Manager
Vantage Group

Future Crunch's performance at our inaugural World of Words Stage was a hugely successful, with feedback from our audience being overwhelmingly positive about the issues covered in the presentation and the very professional, entertaining and informative way it was delivered. We highly recommend them for inclusion in a festival or event that's looking to explain big world issues, with accurate information, while keeping it highly entertaining to boot.
Chief Executive
WOMAD New Zealand

Future Crunch's message is very positive and up beat. We all receive so much negative press about the world, society and humanity. Their theme of having an opportunistic  mindset sits really well with me as the principal of a boys' school. I loved the careful and yet thorough evidence that they put forward to build their premise that we can all look for and take opportunities that will contribute to building a better world.
Headmaster
Marist College North Shore     
  
Future Crunch really captured our students' imaginations with their well-researched presentation, delivered with a style that connected superbly with the demographic. Remarkably, students were still talking about the insights they gained days later.  Future Crunch have a great, positive message that deserves to be widely known.
Course Director
Monash Business School

Listening to the Future Crunch guys talk was exhilarating – they were our closing keynote and even though they were speaking on the graveyard shift (last session of the last day) they were so energetic and compelling that the delegates were left enthralled. We have had a number of speakers going through our conferences and there has never been a more inspiring pair.
Conference Director
Chilli IQ

Future Crunch were speakers at the SW/TCH Festival in Sydney. In one word? Extraordinary! They were masterful storytellers, delivering superb content, had the audience captivated and had a certain gravitas on the stage seldom seen. I would unequivocally recommend them. Fantastic to work with, heaps of energy.
Founder
650 Labs

Brilliant. Restored my optimism and enthusiasm for what is to come in the future. Articulate, funny and genuine. You have to hear these guys present. They are great.
Director
Benchmark Business Sales and Valuations

Future Crunch delivered a sensational opening keynote at the ANZ Innovate day. They provided engaging insights into an ever-changing world which enabled the team to think differently before the event kicked off. It was refreshing to see the passion, knowledge and thinking behind the team and we wouldn’t hesitate to engage them again.
Innovation and Digital Engagement
ANZ

Future Crunch provided an excellent opening session at the Managing Partners Forum. It was fascinating, stimulating, uplifting and affirming in equal measure.
Managing Partner
Henry David York

I can’t image any situation where Future Crunch couldn’t apply their extensive knowledge to create an impact on anyone. Their breadth of experience and their presentation style challenged our audience to think more holistically about their place in the world, their choices and the impact that they may have in shaping the future.
Senior Development Officer
Monash Business School

Future Crunch provided a dynamic, stimulating, professional and witty opening to our National Conference. Through clear and articulate communication, they showcased a diversity of possible alternative futures that fully engaged and challenged the audience. As a refreshing voice outside of our sector, they were the perfect scene setter for the a discussion about the disruptive challenges facing our globe and innovative pathways forward. Excellent and inspiring communicators, we highly recommend them.
CEO
Australian Council for International Development

Future Crunch delivered a powerful opening keynote for Link Festival. They set the scene by sharing both stories and current trends across politics, technology and social affairs. Their engaging keynote framed the context of how technology and innovation will shape our future. They were approachable while being rigorous and made a real impact on the attendees and were cited as one of the highlights of the event.
Director
Engineers Without Borders, Australia

You know you’re on to something when the audience Q&A session after an hour-long presentation continues for another hour. The Future Crunch team fielded some fantastic and complicated questions from audiences in both Hobart and Launceston. The depth of their knowledge around these issues is remarkable and a testament to their passion for promoting science and technology in an accessible way.
One audience member commented, “I’m a scientist and I haven’t felt so inspired about my own profession for a long time. It’s nice to be reminded that the work we do is valuable and, in fact, vital to the future of humanity!
Tasmania Director
Inspiring Australia