Category: Telecom and Wireless

My presentation on the future of connectivity at Telecoms World Middle East TWME 2015, Dubai

It was a pleasure to be at this unique event. Thanks to Terrapinn for asking me to do this keynote. Here are the slides from today: high res via dropbox (42 MB PDF) or Connectivity Future Telecommunications ICT Gerd Leonhard Dubai Futurist Public-web  12MB PDF KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: CONNECTIVITY AS THE VEHICLE AND DRIVER ...

The Futures Agency presents: a conversation with Yuri van Geest and Gerd Leonhard: exponential organisations and the future of telcos and ICT

This is the latest ‘TFA presents’ video, #4,  featuring my friend and fellow Futures Agency member Yuri van Geest, co-author of the must-read book ‘Exponential Organisations’ and Singularity University NL ambassador, for more details see http://gerd.fm/18ib43s and me. We are discussing how exponential technology is changing business, and how it will drive telecom and ICT ...

New opinion piece on CNN Money: "the disturbing consequences of ultra-connectivity" (Gerd Leonhard)

CNN Money just published a new opinion piece penned by me, and edited by Alanna Petroff, in connection with their Mobile World Congress Barcelona coverage. Here are some of the most crucial snippets: Smartphones and mobile devices have given each of us a ‘second brain,’ allowing us to navigate new cities without getting ...

New video: my opening keynote presentation at the ITU Telecom World Leadership Summit for the Future in Doha, Dec 7, 2014

Take a look at all related ITU Future Summit resources and links here Download the slides: ITU Future Summit Gerd Leonhard Opening Presentation-web

The Futures Agency presents: a conversation on digital transformation in the telecoms and mobile business (Rohit Talwar, Simon Torrance, Gerd Leonhard) video #1

The Futures Agency presents: digital transformation in telecoms (Talwar, Torrance, Leonhard) #1 – YouTube. My company, The Futures Agency http://thefuturesagency.com/ runs a very active global network of 30+ futurists that do speaking engagements, conferences, future seminars and advisory sessions together, and individually. We have a lot of interesting conversations when- and wherever we ...

▶ My keynote at Subex User Conference 2014 in Istanbul: the future of telecommunications and ICT

▶ Subex User Conference 2014 – Keynote by Gerd Leonhard – Futurist – YouTube.

Here are my slides from today’s event in Port of Spain, Trinidad (ICT Symposium 2014): future of business, commerce and ICT

Here are my slides from today’s event in Trini  Future Business and commerce digital transformation Trinidad ICT gerd leonhard public-web  7MB PDF High res version 30MB via Dropbox Low res version via Dropbox  

New speaking topic: digital transformation in telecommunications and ICT

As some of you may know, I have always done quite a bit of work in telecom, mobile and ICT but am now getting a lot more requests for speeches, seminars and advisory sessions on this topic. I reckon this is partly because of some recent developments such as Facebook/WhatsApp, ...

A big myth about connectivity in the developing world, busted (via QZ.com)

Almost everyone on earth has a mobile phone, if you believe the mobile industry’s data on active mobile connections. Just take a look at the numbers for “mobile penetration” from GSM Association (GSMA), a trade group for mobile operators: from Pocket http://ift.tt/1nuVaag via IFTTT

Episode 5 of TheFutureShow just went live: Offline is the new luxury

Because of the fact that I had a pretty bad mountain-bike accident last Saturday the release of this episode was slightly delayed – my apologies! So… anyway, here is episode #5 of The Future Show (TFS)  OFFLINE IS THE NEW LUXURY. This is the final episode of TFS’s first season, btw – I hope you ...

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