Biography

James Taylor M.B.A. F.R.S.A. – who started his career managing high-profile rock stars – is now an in-demand keynote speaker and internationally recognized leader in creativity, sustainability, innovation, and artificial intelligence. For over 20 years, he has been advising CEOs, entrepreneurs, educators, governments, and leaders from Silicon Valley to Dubai on designing innovative organizations, unlocking creative potential, and building a sustainable future.

As the host of multiple global summits, he has personally interviewed over 750 of the world’s leading creative minds, including Silicon Valley tech CEOs, New York Times bestselling authors, and artificial intelligence pioneers. Hundreds of thousands of people in over 120 countries have learned about creativity and innovation through his online courses, videos, media interviews, and keynote speeches.

His clients have included Fortune Global 500 companies, government policymakers, and industry associations, and he was recently the subject of a 30-minute BBC documentary about his life and work. Companies including Apple, Cisco, Deloitte, Accenture, Caterpillar, UPS, Novartis, EY, Visa, McDonald’s, ADNOC, and Dell have all brought in James Taylor to inspire and educate through his thought-provoking keynotes and interactive workshops.

James is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts (F.R.S.A.), whose Fellows have included global innovators and leaders, including President Benjamin Franklin, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, Bob Dylan, Adam Smith, Nelson Mandela, and Professor Stephen Hawking. 

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James Taylor is more than a great keynote speaker. He’s a great partner who truly cares about your business, your goals and your audience.
– Jessie States, Head of Meeting Innovation, Meeting Professionals International
James Taylor was a fantastic keynote speaker. His presentation was an insightful and entertaining closing keynote for the event audience. James also hosted a small group presentation for the G3 Company Sales Meeting earlier in the year that was also great. If you are looking for a speaker to inspire your employees to “reclaim their creativity” look no further than James Taylor.
– Kristi Kawana, Events & Marketing Director, G3 Communications
Easy to work with, powerful content, dynamic and engaging. What more can you ask for in a speaker.
– Group Event Director, Informa
In my 20 years of planning conferences and working with keynoters to help them understand our unique audience, I’ve never seen a keynote speaker prepare at the level James did. All that preparation showed during the keynote; it was full of relevant and entertaining stories as well as highly visually engaging. Our members were blown away.
– President, ABPM
Thank you for bringing us a unique session on boosting our creativity in the age of artificial intelligence at our annual event. Your keynote was authentic, inspirational and entertaining, truly engaging the audience from the beginning. Participants and customers provided us with many delighted comments.
– Carine Vaeremans, CEO, Profacts
James Taylor inspires and empowers enthusiastic audiences of business owners.
– FOX News
A former advisor to Grammy award-winning rock stars, global celebrities and high profile Silicon Valley CEO’s, James Taylor has helped hundreds of thousands of high performers and leaders maximize, monetize and market their creative ideas and take advantage of disruptive technologies such as artificial intelligence, machine learning and automation.
– Silicon Valley Business Journal
An inspiring, entertaining and motivational keynote speaker.
– Yahoo Finance
He delivers a deeply insightful yet powerful message to global business audiences from Silicon Valley to Singapore and across multiple industries.
– Dow Jones
James has been phenomenal and very engaging in the session. He really managed to captivate everyone's attention and the feedback from the team has been super good. I would hire James again. He is a great speaker and a very nice person to work with.
– Anna Deppi, Red Hat, Inc (IBM)

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