Studying the impact of innovation on business and society

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"One of the more creative and brilliant business minds of our time." – Forbes
“One of the greatest digital analysts of our time.” – Antonio Lucio, Facebook CMO
"Top futurist speaker." – ReadWrite
“One of the 21st century business world’s leading thinkers.” – ZDNet
"One of the ‘top 10 people to know in Silicon Valley." – Huffpost
"The futurist we all need now." – The Conference Board

Brian Solis is a world-renowned digital anthropologist and futurist. He is also an award-winning author and global keynote speaker. Brian’s research, advisory and presentations humanize the relationship between disruptive innovation and its impact on institutions, markets and societies. He not only helps audiences understand what’s happening and why, he visualizes future trends and inspires people to take leading roles in defining the future they want to see.

Brian serves as Global Innovation Evangelist at Salesforce. His work focuses on thought leadership and research that explores digital transformation, innovation and disruption, CX, commerce, and the cognitive enterprise.

He has advised leading brands, celebrities, and startups and his ideas and work are consistently featured in the press. He’s a regular contributor to leading business and industry publications including Forbes, Harvard Business Review,, TheNextWeb, Adweek, among others. Brian is also an official LinkedIn Influencer. His work is followed by over 700,000 people across social media.

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Leading Analyst and
Strategic Advisor

Always plugged into the future of innovation and market evolution, Brian advises executives, technology vendors, start ups and boards of directors. He also develops internal/external research, roadmapping and analysis programs, hosts custom workshops and speaks at executive, partner and employee events.

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Keynote Speaker

A sought-after international speaker, Solis shares his vision to inspire next-level leadership and business innovation around the world. His talks include digital transformation, innovation and disruption, modern consumerism, culture and employee experience and digital societies.

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Content Strategy

Brian partners with brands and technology vendors on custom content and influencer strategies. His award-winning services include co-branded research and thought leadership reports, original content and media, webinars/webcasts, amplification programs for trends, products and events, and much more.

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Award Winning

An 8x best-selling author, Brian’s books include, Lifescale: How to Live a More Creative, Productive and Happy Life, X: The Experience When Business Meets Design, What’s the Future of Business (WTF), and The End of Business as Usual (a top 10 Business Book by Publisher’s Weekly)

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Brian’s body of research has helped shape the evolution of current and unfolding market trends. As a pioneer of digital business, his research and work has served as a driver for innovation among some of the most lauded brands and startups. His recent areas of study include digital transformation, innovation, Generation-Connected, Culture 2.0, The Future of Work, and more. Brian leads original research directly or with partners who share common goals. This gallery was created to give you instant access to some of his more popular reports.

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Recent Books


Escape from the dark side of distractions to live a better life. Are you struggling with focus, procrastination, anxiety, self-esteem, forgetfulness, or creativity? From simple first steps to reclaiming your attention, to becoming more satisfied, inspired, and creative, this book will lead you through your own journey of lifescaling: redefining success on your own terms.

X: The Experience Where Business Meets Design

X explores why great products are no longer good enough to win with customers and why creative marketing and delightful customer service too are not enough to succeed. Brian shares why the future of business is experiential and how to create and cultivate meaningful experiences.

What’s the Future of Business?

What’s the Future of Business explores in a fun, visual and insightful way how connected consumerism breaks down into Four Moments of Truth, the role of technology in decision-making, and how businesses need to create experiences that mean something in each stage and also spark engagement between consumers based on those experience.

The End of Business as Usual

The End of Business As Usual examines each layer of the complex consumer revolution that is changing the future of business, media, and culture. As consumers further connect with one another, a vast and efficient information network takes shape and begins to steer experiences, decisions, and markets. It is nothing short of disruptive.

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