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Futurist & Humanist


Gerd Leonhard looks beyond conventional futurism (if there is any such thing). Pursuing ‘practical wisdom’, Gerd foregoes techno-optimism in favour of progressive humanism. He zeroes in on what the future holds for humanity, and how we will create the future we want. EQ meets IQ as Gerd remixes futurism with humanism, algorithms with androrithms, science with imagination, and business with art. Gerd is listed as one of the top 100 most influential people in Europe.
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Keynote Speaker


When Gerd Leonhard speaks, it’s not just a presentation, it's a unique and gripping performance. One of the most remarkable and unique keynote speakers in the world today, Gerd’s talks are honed by thousands of hours of experience in front of a combined audience of over 2.5 million people in 50+ countries. His passionate exploration of our relationship with technology ensures an unforgettable experience for the audience. Gerd is also an expert VIRTUAL PRESENTER.
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Author, Technology vs Humanity


Gerd is the author of 5 books including the bestseller 'the Future of Music' (2005). In his latest work, 'Technology vs. Humanity', futurism meets humanism in a ground-breaking manifesto of critical observation; exploring the megashifts that will radically alter our society, economy, values and even our biology. Wherever you stand on the scale between technomania and nostalgia for a lost world, this book is sure to challenge, provoke, warn and inspire you. Now available in 12 languages.
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People Planet Purpose and Prosperity

is Gerd's mission statement

Gerd likes to say that the future is already here – we just haven’t paid enough attention to it!  Many of us are far too busy coping with present challenges to explore the future in any real depth – and when we do, our hopes and fears often run away with us, resulting either in utopias or in dystopias. For countless individuals and organizations around the globe the solution to this challenge is calling upon Gerd Leonhard.  In his latest book  “Technology vs. Humanity“, Gerd reminds every one of us what is at stake as we enter a world increasingly run by machines and algorithms.

A musician by origin, and a digital music entrepreneur in the 1990s, Gerd connects technology and humanity – algorithms and androrithms – for a 360-degree coverage of the multiple futures that present themselves at any one time. Gerd Leonhard speaks, coaches, advises, and influences around the world.  “Business as usual is unfit for the future” is one of Gerd’s often quoted statements, and he believes we must urgently move beyond the outdated focus on profit and growth to what he calls the 4Ps: People Planet Purpose and Prosperity (have a look at this YT playlist)

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A recent conference keynote (Fortinet Monaco)




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