Category: Globalization

NEW: Interview: Der Futurist Gerd Leonhard über die Angst vor der Digitalisierung, warum die Schweiz mehr Biss braucht und den faustischen Pakt mit Silicon Valley

Auf Deutsch | In GERMAN language. Mehr hier lesen. Von Tim Höfinghoff am 02.03.2018 Wann haben Sie sich gesagt, ab heute bin ich Futurist und mache daraus ein Geschäft? Gerd Leonhard: Ich war früher Musiker und Produzent. Mitte der 1990er Jahre hat mich ein Bekannter dazu ermutigt, in den USA ein Online-Musikgeschäft zu starten. Wir ...

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 ...

New video: artificial intelligence and the future of business and humanity. Gerd Leonhard’s Spark 2017 keynote at Capgemini 2017 CXO Forum, Pebble Beach CA

Here is the video of my entire keynote. You can download the slide deck via this link.  Download the MP4 mobile version 250MB here. Special thanks to CapGemini for making this video available!  

Slide-deck from my presentation at Mayo Clinic Rochester: 2017 Rewoldt Lecture: the future of technology and democracy

Here it is – big thanks to the Rewoldt family for supporting this event, and to the Mayo Clinic for bringing me here! mayo clinic gerd leonhard rewoldt lecture technology democracy the future PUBLIC low res  17MB PDF  

Futurist Gerd Leonhard’s presentation at the NASSCOM BPM Strategy Summit in Bengaluru, India: PDF and video

More details on the event, also here Nasscom BPM Bangalore Gerd Leonhard Technology Humanity The Future Public Deck LOW RES 20 MB PDF UPDATE January 28, 2018: the video Some of the key slides below! SaveSave

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 ...

Video and slides: my presentation from today's CEO Clubs Greece event in Athens: digital transformation, and the future of Europe and… Greece

Great event here in Athens today! Really amazing to see that much optimism and openness despite all the really tough issues, here in Greece, right now. Link to event details (PDF) Update: here’s the video This is the key slide I just added, in retrospect:) Athens CEO Clubs Greece Gerd Leonhard Public nP-web 6MB ...

TFA presents #7: the future of work and jobs. A conversation with futurists Rohit Talwar, Simon Torrance, Gerd Leonhard

This seventh episode of ‘TFA presents’ features futurists Simon Torrance, Rohit Talwar and Gerd Leonhard talking about the future of work, jobs, employment, HR and training. Shot in London January 28th, 2015. Special thanks also to Claire at

Meet me at the CEOClubs Greece event in Athens April 28, 2015: the next 7 years in business

I am delighted to do another event with the CEO Clubs organization, following my engagement in Bucharest last year.  This one will be held in Athens on April 28, 2015, at the Pentelikon Hotel. Please join me if you’re close-by, and spread the word to your Greek friends! PDF with details ...


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