Craig Wing is a partner of FutureWorld International, inspiring companies to “future proof” themselves by “imagineering” their future strategy and complementary culture to survive the emergent world of technology, changing customers and the “New World or Work.” He speaks about Bitcoin, AI, Robotics, Genetics, Millennials, Autonomous cars, Customer Experience, Innovation and Lean start-up. Some of the countries he has spoken in include: USA, UK, Romania, France, Belgium, Germany, India and UAE. He is a frequent keynote speaker, including the SA Innovation Awards, Finance Indaba, Pioneer Nation, Africa Agri conference & ITWeb Digital Economy. He is an adjunct professor at the Indian School of Business (ISB) and adjunct faculty for Duke Corporate Education. Clients include Discovery, Barclays, Standard Bank, Investec, BMW, Huawei and the Indian Ministry of Communication. As a futurist, he speaks across industries, specifically FinTech, Consumer goods, Mining, Agri, and Mobility. He has been profiled on TV, radio and guest writer for CFO South Africa and French publication: Octave.
He has a BSc (Eng), MSc (Usability) and MBA from Babson College (USA) as a recipient of the prestigious Frederic C Hamilton scholarship for significant entrepreneurial achievement. During his MBA he was elected the first “non-American” class president. As Head of Small Business Marketing for Google, he launched South African Business Woza online, where in its inaugural year, SMEs created 50,000 websites– one every ten minutes. He grew revenue by 82% YoY and selected the African “Googliest Googler!” He is an AFLI Desmond Tutu Fellow, AshokaU Changemaker, World Economic Forum Global Shaper, Mail and Guardian Top 200 under 35, Destiny Man Top 40 under 40, disruptive Innovation speaker at TEDx and profiled at the Clinton Global Initiative. He is a Non-Executive for WomHub, a non-profit organisation, inspiring woman into engineering and finance. Further, he is Chairman of Moving into Dance, which educates disenfranchised youth through dance, as well as the former council member for PACOFS in the Department of Arts and Culture Performing Arts Center in the Orange Free State, where he reported to the Minister of Arts and Culture.