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2013 Hotel Technology Forum
Jim Carroll 2013 HTF SpeakerJim Carroll
Author; Innovation & Trends Expert

Jim Carroll is one of the world's leading international futurists, trends and innovation experts, with a client list that ranges from Northrop Grumman to Johnson & Johnson, the Swiss Innovation Forum to the National Australia Bank; the Walt Disney Organization to NASA; the Fairmont / Raffles brand to Signature Travel.

His focus is on helping to transform growth oriented organizations into high-velocity innovation heroes. He has authored such books as The Future Belongs to Those Who Are and What I Learned from Frogs in Texas: Saving Your Skin with Forward Thinking Innovation. Jim is globally recognized for his unique wisdom and insight into trends. BusinessWeek on Jim: “a leading source for innovation insight;” CNBC guest expert on innovation; insights also covered by ABC News, INC, Fast Company, the South China Morning Post (Hong Kong), STOrai Magazine (Retail Association of America), The Age (Sydney, Australia), American Way, CAPITAL Magazine (Dubai/United Arab Emirates) CEO Magazine Hungary, Association LEADERSHIP, the National Post and PROFIT.

Jim loves to golf, but isn't very good at it, which caused him some amazement when he was invited to open the 94th Annual General Meeting of the PGA -- the Professional Golf Association of America -- to challenge 500 golf pros as to how to think about innovation and future trends.

Jim was the first speaker the PGA has ever engaged to speak at their AGM, and has high hopes that he has helped to shape the future direction of the world's largest sport. He's also hoping to inspire you in a similar way today in terms of the potential for innovation at the 2013 Hotel Technology Forum.