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Tom Koulopolous

Tom Koulopolous

Leading futurist and expert on new technologies & innovation


North America

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Tom Koulopolous is the founder and President of the Delphi Group. This think tank is based in Boston and functions as an advisory firm that has worked with almost twenty thousand clients across all industries and continents.

Since its inception in 1989, the company has become one of the 500 fastest growing companies in the USA, with offices spanning the globe. A trusted brand, the Delphi Group, under Tom’s leadership, has become a leading independent advisor on all things business and technology-based to both corporations and governments.

Besides his business interests, Tom Koulopolous is an avid columnist for Inc.com, an Executive in Residence in Bentley University, a Board member of the Kaplan School for Information Technology, and faculty member of Harvard University’s School of Public Health. He has also fulfilled the role of adjunct professor at the Boston College Wallace E. Carroll Graduate School of Management and has been a guest lecturer at the Boston University Graduate School of Management. Additionally, he is also the past Founding Executive Director of the Babson College Research Center for Advanced Business Management.

Tom was named one of the most influential management consultants by Information Week Magazine, and is commonly referred to as one of the industry’s ‘Killer Consultants’.  Amongst his clients, he counts some of the largest organizations spanning the globe. These include Apple, Hewlard Packard, IBM, Pepsi, Intel, Library of Congress, Department of Justice, British Airways, Exxon Mobil, Microsoft, and a plethora of others.  An expert in innovation, Tom says: “We’re all creative. It’s the essential human condition. The problem is that team dynamics often stifle that creativity.”

The author of ten books, The Gen Z effect and Cloud Surfing being the most recent, Tom’s books introduce a number of core industry concepts such as touch points, innovation zones, smart zones, business operating systems, digital control rooms, and so much more. They are widely used for describing the impact of technology on business. His works and insights have received accolades from a number of luminaries, including Tom Peters, who said of his work, “…a brilliant vision of where we must take our enterprises to survive and thrive.”

Despite his full schedule, Tom takes time to focus on philanthropic works. He is an advisor to Tech Foundation, a non-profit that makes technology accessible to the non-profit sector, and an advisor/donor/team manager for Destination Imagination, a K-12 programme operating on a global scale focusing on developing creative problem solving and team-building skills in children.

Tom Koulopolous – Speaker

Tom Koulopolous is a futurist, visionary, and leader who takes you into the possibility and reality of the future. As a leading global speaker. Tom combines humor, pop culture, and loads of research to engage and entertain his audiences, tailoring his talks to his client’s specific needs.

“AIIM is a community of leaders focused on information-driven innovation, so it is a difficult group to impress when talking about technology issues.  But that is exactly what Tom did at AIIM15; he left everyone speechless. His combination of deep insight, a great sense of humor, and an incredible personal connection with the audience was exactly the right recipe for our event.” –  John Mancini, President and CEO, AIIM

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  • "Tom's provocative insight into how emerging technology will impact our industry and how leaders can better connect with their customers and employees for sustained growth was one of the highlights of the Forum. Additionally, Tom moderated a stimulating conversation with retail CEOs about their glimpse of the future and then led all attendees in a fabulous discussion about finding pathways to success. Tom engaged with the attendees well before his presentation and then joined us at dinner so that all attendees had the ability to be inspired by his breadth of knowledge and his passion for making us all better!"

    Stephanie Fischer, President & Chief Executive Officer, Global Retail Marketing Association

  • Tom Koulopolous "Tom's provocative insight into how emerging technology will impact our industry and how leaders can better connect with their customers and employees for sustained growth was one of the highlights of the Forum. Additionally, Tom moderated a stimulating conversation with retail CEOs about their glimpse of the future and then led all attendees in a fabulous discussion about finding pathways to success. Tom engaged with the attendees well before his presentation and then joined us at dinner so that all attendees had the ability to be inspired by his breadth of knowledge and his passion for making us all better!"
    5 / 5
  • “It was nothing short of incredible. The manner in which he was able to work in our core values and Navigating Life program was masterful. His presentation set the tone for the rest of the day and to a person, we felt he was spectacular.”

    Gregory Morris, Vice President of Marketing and Communications, NuPath, Inc.

  • Tom Koulopolous “It was nothing short of incredible. The manner in which he was able to work in our core values and Navigating Life program was masterful. His presentation set the tone for the rest of the day and to a person, we felt he was spectacular.”
    5 / 5

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