Category: The Futures Agency

Rise of the machines: who is the ‘internet of things’ good for (via TheGuardian)

  “the colonisation of the domestic environment by similarly networked products and services is intended to deliver a very different experience: convenience. The aim of such “smart home” efforts is to short-circuit the process of reflection that stands between having a desire and fulfilling that desire by buying something.” Rise of the ...

Video and slides from my keynote at The Economist Innovation Forum 2017 in Berlin: Technology, Business, Digital Ethics (updated)

Here is the deck, below (PDF 20MB), More about the event here.  Business Technology and Digital Ethics Gerd Leonhard @Economist Innovation Forum Berlin 2017 Public Deck Update August 18th 2017: here is the entire video (presentation and interview with Tom Standage).    Note: you can download audio-only, MP3 versions of most of ...

New podcast: a conversation with Tim Leberecht (The Business Romantic) and Gerd Leonhard (Technology vs Humanity)

I just recently discovered Tim Leberecht’s work on Ted and on Youtube, and am currently reading his book ‘The Business Romantic.’ Similar to fellow futurist Richard Watson, and fellow ‘team human’ thinker Douglas Rushkoff, my work and Tim’s work have some pretty amazing overlaps, and many of our key messages (see some ...

Here’s a brand-new video clip introducing my new book “Technology vs Humanity” (Conversations with Gerd, episode #1)

We (TFA Studios) just launched a new video series called ‘conversations with Gerd’ and the first episode is about my new book, Technology vs Humanity.  Most of the upcoming episodes will be related to the topics covered in the book. You can watch it below and of course via my ...

3 new podcasts with fellow future thinker and keynote speaker Rudy de Waele: the future of work/jobs, humanity, IoT

3 new tracks you’ll enjoy.  More about and from Rudy here and here IoT Videos by Gerd Humanity Keynotes by Gerd Direct MP3 downloads (all provided under creative commons attribution / non-commercial license)

The future of cars and transportation: conversation with futurists Rohit Talwar, Simon Torrance, Gerd Leonhard (TFA presents, video #9)

This is the latest video in our TFA presents series; this one on the future of cars and transportation, featuring Rohit Talwar, Simon Torrance and Gerd Leonhard. Future of the car The entire playlist with all 9 episodes is below

Exponential organisations, digital transformation and the future of banking: a short video conversation with keynote speakers Yuri Van Geest and Gerd Leonhard (TFA presents series #8)

There are some real nuggets in this talk my friend and colleague Yuri Van Geest, co-author of the must-read book ‘Exponential Organisations’, discussing the future of banking, money and financial services. The other TFA presents videos are here. Related images:

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 ...

The future of media, publishing, advertising: a conversation with Yuri van Geest and Gerd Leonhard (TFA presents #5)

This is the latest addition to ‘The Futures Agency presents‘, featuring a conversation with Yuri van Geest and me.  Yuri is the co-author of the must-read book ‘Exponential Organisations’ and Singularity University NL ambassador, for more details see http://gerd.fm/18ib43s and futurist Gerd Leonhard http://www.futuristgerd.com   Yuri and me discuss the key trends in media, content, publishing, ...

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 ...

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