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 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 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

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 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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