Category: Economics, Industry, and Business

My keynote at SAP Italy Executive Summit 2017: exponential technological (r)evolutions and responsible leadership (video and slide deck)

This video was just published by SAP Italia, here. Find out more about the event, here. Here is the edited slide deck SAP Lake Como exponential technological change and the future of humanity gerd leonhard PUBLIC  22MB PDF and the video and the audio only  

Must read: 2017 Edelman Trust Report – welcome to a world of distrust

The new Edelman trust report just came out and it’s full of stats and data that shows how trust is in decline everywhere… read more here 2017 Edelman Trust Barometer – Global Results from Edelman  

Our Automated Future – definitive must-read on the future of work (via The New Yorker)

“Google offers a vivid illustration of how new technologies create new opportunities. Two computer-science students at Stanford go looking for a research project, and the result, within two decades, is worth more than the G.D.P. of a country like Norway or Austria. But Google also illustrates how, in the age ...

The Future of Business: towards a new relationship of technology and humanity (6 key findings by Futurist Gerd Leonhard)

We are at a pivot point: humanity will change more in the next 20 years than in the previous 300 years. Below are the 6 key challenges and opportunities facing society, business and governments in the next 10 years as a result of the exponential speed of technological development. Note: this is a summarised version of my chapter from the book ‘The ...

Thomas Piketty proposes flight tax to raise climate funds (and I’d be inclined to support it)

Read the piece at The Guardian   This proposal makes sense to me – even thought I’d be hit hard by it, myself, given how much I travel for my keynotes and talks. I have suggested something quite similar 5 years ago when I argued that we should pay 2x for each plane ...

Here are the slides from today’s Whitebull 2015 Pathways Barcelona event: investing in the future

Here are the slides as promised:)  Event details here Gerd Leonhard: Futurist, Keynote Speaker, Author, Wired top 100 influencer http://gerd.fm/wired88 : “Investing in the Future: The Key Things to Consider for the Next Five Years.” investing in the future gerd leonhard futurist keynote speaker-web 5MB PDF low res investing in the future gerd leonhard futurist keynote speaker  high res ...

New video on digital transformation, automation, robotics: Futurist Gerd Leonhard’s keynote at KPMG symposium Chicago

This is a nicely recorder video and one of my best talks to-date, imho:)  Thanks to KPMG for making this available!  Topic: the digital transformation of business and society; a futuristic view of impacts that the shift from labor to automation will have on businesses and society in general. Read more about the ...

The complete video of my recent keynote on artificial intelligence (Envestnet India Trivandrum Event)

Here it is, finally! Apologies for the rather undistinguished audio quality. More about this event here.  More about AI and me here and here and some images as usual

Nice and simple explanation of the Circular Economy

… which is rapidly becoming a big part of my ‘future of business’ storytelling. Read more at Wikipedia. Related… system thinking and the IoT Image via MetroVancouver

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