Spellcaster / Evangelist / Futurist / ex-Microsoft / ex-FBI / ex-Google / Scientist / Chaotic Good (USA)
James Whittaker: Fuck The Future, Love The Future: The Next 30 Years For Better or for Worse
Saving the world from boredom one audience at a time, James Whittaker is the Sriracha hot sauce in the world of ketchup. The first computer science graduate ever hired by the FBI in 1986, he didn’t last long, and not just because he was repeatedly written up for not wearing a tie, but because his alternative personality opposed the rigid government approach.
DO EPIC SHIT ambassador – an authentic, incredibly engaging speaker and a compelling thought leader, Whittaker’s alternative personality also means he refuses to be anything but brutally honest. A notable author of many highly renowned publications, he has written a book on Career Superpowers, providing invaluable insights on how to make a career journey extraordinary and get the most out of it.
As an ex-MICROSOFT, ex-FBI, ex-GOOGLE, Whittaker made remarkable contributions to the technology industry and wrote a series of bestselling books on how to break software code. Led by the thought “If we don’t change the world, someone else will”, he is known to spend weeks thinking, writing and developing even the smallest section of his ground-breaking and life-changing speeches.
Considering that it’s not unusual for him to drop and punch out a set of 50 push-ups backstage before he goes on, expect to be blown away by his high-energy presentation. In a talk that’s going to be all about future, because as he puts it – the present pisses him off, Fuck The Future, Love The Future: The Next 30 Years For Better or for Worse will change your life if you let it. When his opening is complete, all eyes will be on him. Marry the future – for better or for worse.