Shivvy Jervis is Europe’s most booked female business forecaster. Having championed the use of tech-for-good for two decades, she runs a forecasting lab dedicated to helping us discover the latest breakthroughs from digital, science and also neuroscience. She is one of the world’s most trusted voices on forecasting, and underpinning it all is her desire to make this information accessible for everyone with her human touch.
Shivvy’s topics include Adaptive AI, Cyber Security, AR Commerce, the Metaverse and the internet of ‘Everything’.
Shivvy Jervis helps thousands of us discover the most useful and accessible advances that will shape both our businesses and lives. She finds the tools to protect us on- and offline, keep our jobs and livelihoods going, detect we’re ill before the doctors do or make our cities more sustainable.
Shivvy has hosted live debate broadcasts, fronted Discovery Channel documentaries, quizzed the world’s top climate change pioneers and interviewed former PMs (David Cameron) and music legends (the late James Brown) alike. A former CNN Asia and Reuters reporter with solid journalism roots, Shivvy Jervis previously created two successful streaming series’ that enjoyed a five-year run, shining a light on brilliant advances and the maverick minds behind them.
TED Talks, a curator of the world’s most iconic ideas, recognise her for ‘having a remarkable capacity to find what’s relevant from all the noise and hype’. The UK’s former digital minister likens Shivvy to a combination of three of the country’s much-loved household names, noting ‘she carries the authority of Brian Cox with Rachel Riley’s intelligence and likability, and Bear Grylls’ adventurous spirit’!
Shivvy Jervis remains one of Europe’s most booked consumer and business trend forecasters (or what the industry terms ‘a futurist’) and a rare, diverse voice and storyteller in her space. Above all else, the trailblazer named a Champion of Change and one of Britain’s Women of the Year makes it her mission to fulfil our century-old need… to be as prepared as possible for the most pivotal changes coming our way.
Which digital advances need to be on your radar now, to be future ready? In this riveting talk, Shivvy Jervis – one of the globe’s few female and Asian innovation forecasters – will take audiences on a riveting walkthrough of the digital innovations shaping their industry.
Designed to ditch the jargon, the talk aims to be accessible and energetic, focusing only on human-centred innovations and realistic use cases given Shivvy’s approach of separating the hype from the facts. Opening with a relatable subject, Shivvy might quickly share an innovation from a different field – the science behind motivation – and explain how we can use this at work.
Then, for the core part of the session she’ll walk us through what to expect from areas such as either the evolution of automation/AI, Metaverse, digital identity or our connected world (based on what is most relevant to the client).
Time permitting, she will deliver a memorable closing with a window into either the most fascinating jobs of the near future, skills we’ll need or the signals that tell us why the near- and medium-term future is more hopeful than we might think!
Why we underestimate our own individual potential, and how we have more collective mental firepower than we think! The future isn’t solely technological, rather will still be a people-let digital future. Then going into three crucial shifts that are shaping our future…
Shift #1 – JOBS
– Striking shifts in types of jobs and how we’ll earn our livelihood
– AI = augmenting our human roles or decimating them? The true risk and benefits from automation and how we can use it to augment our work and keep our jobs
– The most fascinating and unusual jobs already taking shape now
Shift #2 – SKILLS
– Which skills will we need to stay future ready? - The surprising – and hugely encouraging – finding about what we know of as “soft” skills - The ‘think like an inventor’ skill and why this will be vital to differentiating us from our competition Shift #3 – MINDSET
– The behavioural psychology and neuroscience behind motivation
– Proven triggers that cause us to mentally disengage from someone or something at work
– Practical tips on how to apply this at work, to powerfully engage and hold the attention of our colleagues and clients/consumers
Apart from digital innovation tools, the forecasting lab Shivvy founded 7 years ago has focused in equal measure on discoveries about how our minds work.
She shows us how to apply breakthroughs from neuroscience and psychology to elevate our workforce and consumers, making it personal by sharing first-hand anecdotes, to leave audiences feeling both educated and inspired.
After the astounding success from incorporating the ‘science behind engagement’ theme as a short segment in her signature innovation talk, Shivvy is bringing the ‘science behind…’ theme to the stage as a series of either:
a) stand-alone talk on one topic
b) one keynote covering two topics
Award-winning innovation forecaster Shivvy Jervis goes beyond technological breakthroughs, to uncover the latest advances from neuroscience and behavioural psychology and give us a fascinating window into our minds. The goals are three-fold – elevate our leadership style, better understand consumer and workforce psychology and cope with change more capably. In this motivational-meets-neuroscience keynote, Shivvy sets out to unpack the science behind two familiar elements – motivation or keeping one’s mind engaged on something, and the age-old notion of chemistry or attraction. What triggers us biologically to disengage mentally? What are the surprising ways we can apply the principles of chemistry at work?
What actually triggers us biologically to lose willpower or motivation, and how could we apply it at work to dramatically improve our relationships with our teams and clients?
The surprising way that you can apply this to build a better workforce and consumer base.
We don’t often think of security as part of a company ‘culture’ but taking that approach can achieve remarkable changes in how we protect both the company and employees’ digital identity.
Are we looking at the Internet of ‘Everything’? What does the next generation of connectivity hold?
Tools that are now more human-centred and conversational, and explaining 4-7 use cases. In particular ‘adaptive AI’, i.e. digital tools that are more geared to perceive and adapt to our human needs and way of working; and has the ability to grasp a fuller situational context of what we are asking of it. Evidence shows that many companies are incorporating this approach and that it has in some cases led to up to 40% savings for organisations.
Demystifying what the Metaverse is and within it the role of augmented reality (the simpler level of immersion more accessible to brands) and use cases that will build engagement for the business. ‘Augmented commerce’ is the next wave of e-commerce AR has huge value (5BN $ projection for 2023 alone) but many orgs are missing a trick by not realising its explosive potential.
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"Shivvy really knows how to take a crowd by storm."
Christoffer Omberg, Founder, Oslo Business Forum
"Shivvy is so authentic and engaging - her personality and professionalism when chairing a live panel of top company executives was outstanding."
Stella Medlicott, CMO and Head of Corporate Relations, Ericsson
"An electric presentation and fantastic response from our audience."
C-Suite team at Inmarsat
"I was very inspired by Shivvy’s ability to connect so quickly with the audience and share her unique knowledge."
"One of very few speakers who customised her talk so fully for our fitness industry."
IHRSA European Congress
"Shivvy is one of the most accomplished keynotes we've ever signed up and the feedback we had from attendees was unreal."
Dan Brain, Founder, MAD//Fest
"We were very much taken with a recent speech by Shivvy where she absolutely nailed the brief and demonstrated how organisations can maximise opportunities of the future."
Kevin Ryan, APAC Head, Enterprise Ireland
"Shivvy exhibits a remarkable capacity to make complex concepts easy to understand; to analyse the social and economic impacts of new technologies and to uncouple the relevant from the mere buzz."
Bruno Giussani, Global curator, Ted Talk
"Shivvy’s invaluable insights elevated the E-Nation stage into a prestigious innovation discourse. She proved to be a much needed intellectual feed to help us navigate through the new norm.”
Dzuleira Abu Bakar, Chief Executive Officer, Malaysian Global Innovation and Creativity Centre
"Shivvy has the unique ability to address complex topics in a meaningful and human-centred manner. Her warmth and expertise make her a leader beyond compare."
William Hoffman, Director of Data, World Economic Forum
"Shivvy delivered an excellent presentation for us – she was the highlight of the event and everyone loved her insight and content."
"Shivvy’s talk at our Innovation Nation events was everyone’s favourite session; both because of the content and also the sheer energy of her delivery."
Harry Gaskell, Chief Innovation Officer, EY UK&I
"Shivvy is a true expert with great charisma. She is an extraordinary and rare combination of an intelligent writer and vivacious presenter."
Ed Vaizey, Former Digital Minister for Britain
"Focusing not just on technology, Shivvy uncovered the most meaningful breakthroughs from science, psychology and sociology in our latest Hager Forum talk. It was fantastic."
“Shivvy’s session enraptured the thousands in our virtual audience, making them rethink their business models. She headlined our event alongside the likes of Formula 1 Legend David Coulthard and her session stood out instantly. Transporting a message virtually is an art – Shivvy nailed it & enlightened customers from multiple nationalities, markets & time zones”
Dominic Fischer, Global Manager Events & Sponsorship at Dematic
"An incredible keynote from Shivvy speaking about hunting down human-centred advancements. Truly insightful – she helped make our event a huge success."
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