Chris Kalaboukis is a visionary disruptive innovator, prolific inventor, artificer, philosopher, engineer, and futurist. He is the co-founder of helloFUTURE, a global foresight, innovation, and patent development consultancy specializing in the development of innovative new products, services, patents, and strategies for financial services, technology, media, and retail/e-commerce companies. He is also named on over 100 patents on the internet, social networking, and fintech space. An experienced technologist, and serial entrepreneur, he has helmed several startups from inception to launch. He has authored several books on innovation and the future and blogs and podcasts at thinkfuture.com
Embrace change, don't fear it..
RECENT SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS
The Best Way To Change The Future Is To Invent It
Innovation and the Future
I Write, Therefore I Am
INNOVATION MASTERY: The Definitive Guide To Running The Ultimate Innovation Program, Second Edition
Based on years of research and experience, this is the ultimate guide to envisioning, creating, building, running and managing an innovation program for your company, no matter the size. Chris has run innovation programs at major tech companies, retail companies and financial institutions for the last 10 years. He tells you what works and what doesn't work, and can guide you to the ultimate successful program: generating hundreds of relevant, powerful new product ideas for your company.
Experiencing Tomorrow Today: On Being Innovative
I've been interested in the future since I was young - I remember staying up late with a flashlight under the cover reading science fiction and imagining cool futures that were depicted in those books. As I got older, I realized that I wanted to be involved in creating that future - actually envisioning and developing those products and services ahead of our time.
Our Devices, Ourselves: From Wearable Computers To Homo Superior
We have already evolved to a state of “homo superior” – we just have yet to admit it. We have already evolved to our next state of being, as long as you realize that we are not simply human, we are human + our devices. Homo Superior = Our Devices + Ourselves.
Wonder Man Machine: Fusing Intent, People & The Cloud To Build A Useful Internet
When was the last time you used the internet to look for a flight or hotel and felt that maybe you didn't get the best deal, or what you really wanted? Or the last time to researched and bought something like a car or a big screen TV and maybe were unhappy that you didn't get all the information that you needed in order to make the right decision. Or that you went to a restaurant based on excellent online reviews but had a horrible experience? And didn't you spend an inordinate amount of time doing those things? That you thought that being able to book your own travel, researching your own car purchase, and finding your own restaurant was easy and quick and you always got a great result? How many times have you been happy with the results – getting exactly what you needed, immediately when you needed it?
Futurist & Innovation Speaker
Sep 2010 – Present
A dynamic and effective speaker, Chris excels at developing and presenting compelling future visions of your industry, customers and business. His proven predictive ability provides powerful foresight scenarios which can truly assist you to develop effective strategies for your business.
Founder / Chief Ideator / Futurist
Sep 2015 – Present
Chris' firm, helloFUTURE helps create innovative new products, services, and patents via our foresight, innovation and patent development programs, supported by solid technology strategy and project management. Make a dent in the universe; build your next billion dollar business.
Sep 2016 – Present
Work with the IFTF to map out and make the future real. IFTF is an independent, non-profit research organization with a nearly 50-year track record of helping all kinds of organizations make the futures they want. Our core research staff and creative design studio work together to provide practical foresight for a world undergoing rapid change.