Category: Politics, Public Policy, Government

RadioLiveNZ Interview with Futurist Speaker Gerd Leonhard on the hard futures: work, jobs, government, humanity, and more

Here is a nice interview with RadioLiveNZ, from my last trip to NZ, a few weeks ago. A big thank you to RadioLiveNZ! International technology futurist and author Gerd Leonhard talks about the big themes in technology right now and some of the trends that are beginning to shape the future

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 ...

Interesting Chart: Global Trust Levels In Business And Governments (via Statista), my 2 cents

80 percent of people surveyed in 27 markets across the globe distrust their governments, businesses or both, according to Edelman’s 2015 Trust Barometer. Looking at several key countries in the survey, distrust is most rampant in Britain, France, Germany, Russia and the United States….In Russia, 54 percent of people trust ...

Update: audio recording and slides: presentation at Societe de Lecture in Geneva: private versus public – what is the future?

This was a fun event!  I spoke about the future of privacy in a digital world and also on how all of this will impact the future of Switzerland (incl. banking and what I call ‘Swiss Data‘. 63 MB3 recording of my talk (Dropbox)  or OwnCloud version (high res MP3, low-res below) A ...

#MAYDAY Video Contest Winners (great video on US politics). Go Larry Lessig go!

#MAYDAYin30 Video Contest Winners. This is why I supported Larry Lessig’s Mayday campaign – he’s totally spot-on!  And this video really hits home. Related video with an amazing Ted talk by Larry Lessig

Leadership Summit for the Future at ITU TeleWorld Doha December 7, 2014 (curated by Gerd Leonhard): complete program announced today

The ‘Leadership Summit for the Future’ event at this year’s ITU is going to be fantastic, and it is a great pleasure to serve as curator and moderator.  Please note that this an internal ITU / invitation-only event; please contact the ITU staff directly if you are interested in more information. Download ...

The future of connectivity, big data and consumer rights: my slides from the ACCAN ‘connecting today’s consumer’ conference in Sydney

From today’s ACCAN event Direct download: The Future of Connectivity Big Data Consumer Rights Gerd Leonhard Futurist Speaker PUBLIC-web  PDF 9 MB Low res 9MB PDF on Dropbox  Low res via OwnCloud High res 42MB PDF on Dropbox Every consumer wants to be connected and enjoy the benefits of competitive products and prices, but ...

Interesting Chart: NSA Monitoring Practices Face Stiff Opposition | Statista

• Chart: NSA Monitoring Practices Face Stiff Opposition | Statista. This is an interesting chart provided by Statista  – 3x as many people think this is OK in the US vs Germany. But even in the US, only 37% agree. It seems to me we have a bunch of really different world-views ...

I am featured in today’s LeTemps newspaper in Switzerland (in French): Un futurologue demande de s’opposer à l’approche numérique américaine

This is a really great piece written by one of the best journalists I have ever met, Emmanuel Garessus, at Le Temps in Zürich and Genève, in French. Unfortunately  and somewhat ironically, has such an elaborate paywall that it’s hard to actually read this online, on their site, so… try this ...

My latest guest post on TheGuardian: The future of knowledge and learning in the coming era of intelligent machines

My latest contribution on TheGuardian just went live, here. Download the PDF: The future of knowledge in the coming era of intelligent machines | Futurist Gerd Leonhard TheGuardian I think I managed to nail a few important points in this piece – here are some highlights: Technology is inadvertently making great progress ...


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