The IoT Talent Consortium appoints futurist Gerd Leonhard as Special Advisor

Delighted to announce this unique partnership! Beaverton, OR; February 20, 2018: The IoT Talent Consortium (IoTTC) has today announced the appointment of renowned futurist, author, and keynote speaker Gerd Leonhard as Special Advisor. Together, they will work towards addressing the exponential change driven by IoT-enabled digital transformation while assisting the IoT ...

Here is the slide-deck from my presentation at Mobile Week Barcelona: the future is now – 9 key future-principles

Here is the deck – that was a fun event! Gotta love Barcelona every time! mobile week barcelona future is now 7 key principles gerd leonhard low res  PDF 12MB

Why Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google Need to Be Disrupted (good read via Esquire)

  “Meanwhile, Facebook and Google (now known as Alphabet) are together worth $1.3 trillion. You could merge the world’s top five advertising agencies (WPP, Omnicom, Publicis, IPG, and Dentsu) with five major media companies (Disney, Time Warner, 21st Century Fox, CBS, and Viacom) and still need to add five major communications ...

Until March 1: write a review and get a free copy of Gerd Leonhard’s book “Technology vs Humanity”

If you are interested in reviewing Gerd Leonhard’s new book we will send you a free promotional copy. This offer is limited to the first 30 people that contact us before March 1, 2018. Interested? Use our contact form or send an email to emily@thefuturesagency.com and we will have a book delivered to you ...

The Revolt Against Silicon Valley’s Failed Dream- hard hitting post by Umair Haque

  “I’ve warned for a long time that organizations — whether societies or corporations or political parties — must focus, in this troubled, fractured age, on mattering to people: really improving and transforming their lives. The “backlash” tech faces now is what happens when you don’t. More accurately put, people and societies are losing trust ...

There Is One Thing Computers Will Never Beat Us At: Imperfection!

  “In the world of the future, automated perfection is going to be common. Machines will bake perfect cakes, perfectly schedule appointments and keep an eye on your house. What is going to be scarce is human imperfection.” There Is One Thing Computers Will Never Beat Us At – NewCo Shift https://shift.newco.co/there-is-one-thing-that-computers-will-never-beat-us-at-f66af30565f0 via Instapaper    

Maybe It’s Time To Regulate Gadgets And Apps Like Cigarettes

  “On Wednesday Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff said Facebook should be regulated like a tobacco product. “I think that you do it exactly the same way that you regulated the cigarette industry,” Benioff said on CNBC’s Squawk Alley. “Here’s a product: Cigarettes. They’re addictive, they’re not good for you,” Benioff said. ...

New keynote video: exponential change and the future of technology and humanity (Gerd Leonhard Applause Digital XChange 2017)

Thanks to Applause San Francisco for inviting me and for making this video available.  

New keynote video: Technology and Humanity – what’s our future? Futurist Gerd Leonhard at Sogeti Digital Happiness event, Brussels Nov 2017

Nice one … imho:) At Sogeti Executive Summit 2017: ‘In Pursuit of Digital Happiness’. For more info about the event see: https://www.sogeti.com/ summit2017 and labs.sogeti.com

My presentation at MARCA2018 in Bologna: exponential change, the megashifts and what it means for brands

As promised, here is my deck from my talk at #marca2018 in Bologna today. A special ‘thanks’ to Valerio at Ambrosetti for inviting me. ADM Bologna Keynote Deck Gerd Leonhard Futurist Megashifts PUBLIC  20MB PDF Some key slides SaveSave

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