Category: Futurists and Futurism

Video and slide-deck from my DOTS2017 Prague keynote: digital transformation, humanity and technology – the future (updated)

This was a really great event here in Prague: DOTS 2017. I enjoyed hearing Satya Nadella speak about his vision on the future of Microsoft – exciting stuff. He’s from the future, too:) DOTS 2017 Praque Digital Transformation Technology Humanity Futurist Gerd Leonhard Public  27 MB PDF Digital technology transforms day-to-day business. Yours too? ...

New Podcast with fellow speaker and Futures Agency Member Thimon de Jong: digital transformation, media, truth, trust and… tech vs human?

My fellow Futures Agency member Thimon de Jong and me just had a really good chat on the future of trust and on the general topic of humanity and technology. This is an engaging and informative talk I think; be sure to check it out.  My Soundcloud channel is here btw. About Thimon Future ...

Why We Need to Pick Up The Alvin Toffler (RIP) Torch

“All around, technology is altering the world: Social media is subsuming journalism, politics and even terrorist organizations. Inequality, driven in part by techno-abetted globalization, has created economic panic across much of the Western world. National governments are in a slow-moving war for dominance with a handful of the most powerful ...

Here is my brand-new 2016 show-reel: 3 minutes 15 seconds on what I do, and how I do it (Futurist Speaker Gerd Leonhard)

This is huge !!!!  A big thanks to my brilliant art director and producer Jean Francois Cardella.  Finally, here is an easy way to understand what I do without watching dozens of youtube videos :)))  I would love your feedback on this so… please comment below!  Download this film via ...

Former Cisco Futurist Dave Evans on being a Futurist… and the key future trends

Nice piece in QZ.com (one of my fav new destinations for great stories) on Dave’s work and what he learned while he was a futurist at Cisco. Here are some snippets: I often get asked how I predict the future. Let’s be clear: Predicting the future is impossible. In fact, being ...

The best story for understanding exponentiality: rice corns on the chessboard (video)

Just found this video:) Here is the best written explanation of the concept The must-read book Exponential Organisations, by my colleague Yuri van Geest Podcast, Exponential Keynote (Gerd) My video on what all of this means And as usual, some images on this topic:)

Redefining the relationship of man and machine: narrated chapter from the ‘The Future of Business’ book (video, audio, pdf, German translation)

I am very fortunate to be part of a group of 62 leading futurists that compiled their ideas and visions in the amazing ‘The Future of Business’ book, edited by my good friend, colleague and publisher Rohit Talwar. The book is a fantastic read and the 500+ pages are worth every minute you ...

Very interesting global ranking of futurist influencers based on Twitter, Alexa etc – via Ross Dawson. Delighted to be part of it.

Nice to be part of this, among so many esteemed friends, colleagues, influencers and people I admire:). Thanks Ross! Futurist Influence Rankings from Ross Dawson  

Mary Meeker's 2015 Internet Trends: great food for thought and a goldmine of intel

Every year, Mary Meeker delivers her masterpieces – the latest one is here. 2015 Internet Trends Report from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers   Here are some key moments and my comments: So true – we are going beyond software as means-to-an-end; now great software has to be an experience and egg-on ...

New video: digital transformation in travel, tourism, airlines: TFA presents #6 (conversation)

This sixth episode of ‘TFA presents’ features futurists Simon Torrance, Rohit Talwar and Gerd Leonhard talking about the future of travel, tourism, airlines, and how that relates to big data and technology. The Futures Agency http://thefuturesagency.com/ is a global network of some 30+ futurists that do speaking engagements, conferences, future ‘experiences’ i.e. seminars ...

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