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Futurist Gerd Leonhard talks to Business Insider about cryptocurrency, the professions that will disappear over the next 20 years, and why he quit Facebook

Nice piece on my work:) English Polish (original) Thai Leonhard: Everyone should take responsibility for their business. Whatever you create as a tool, it can change culture and society and you are responsible for all consequences. Just like factory owners are responsible for environmental pollution. Leonhard says: “So if you create an AI tool, you’re ...

The IoT Talent Consortium appoints futurist Gerd Leonhard as Special Advisor

Delighted to announce this unique partnership! Beaverton, OR; February 20, 2018: The IoT Talent Consortium (IoTTC) has today announced the appointment of renowned futurist, author, and keynote speaker Gerd Leonhard as Special Advisor. Together, they will work towards addressing the exponential change driven by IoT-enabled digital transformation while assisting the IoT ...

What I said in 2013 about TeleMedia i.e. the convergence of Telecom and Media – and what’s actually happening today

Below are some images I used to describe the key trends for telecoms and mobile operators, back in 2013 (I called this ‘telemedia convergence’). Even though these slides are admittedly quite ugly, design-wise (I think I have improved on that:), I think they were spot-on in terms of what actually happened ...

Some of my best slides from the past 6 weeks: technology, humanity and the future (a special FuturistGerd collection of visual memes)

All images are licensed under creative commons non-commercial attribution license (i.e. you can use all images if you provide proper credit to futurist Gerd Leonhard). You can also download these images via my Flickr Stream.  

New video: the best moments from Gerd Leonhard’s 2017 keynotes and presentations, all in one clip (AI, TechvsHuman, Digital Transformation ++)

I am delighted to announce the publication of a new short film featuring the best moments from over 100 keynotes during the past 2 years (mostly from 2017), covering my key topics such as the global brain, exponential change, the megashifts, digital transformation, technology vs humanity (and of course, my new ...

New video: Futurist Gerd Leonhard in conversation with AT&T’s John Donovan (AT&T Shape LA)

John Donovan (AT&T’s Chief Strategy Officer and Group President) and me had a pretty cool chat about technology, connectivity, media, creativity and humanity – check it out below. I love John’s statement ‘…I guess it is fair to say that you are an optimist”. Indeed.  More details about the event here ...

Human ingenuity will be the genesis for IoT prosperity: thoughtful piece by Jeanne Beliveau-Dunne (Cisco)

Really nice piece by Cisco’s Jeanne Beliveau-Dunne, referring to my keynote at the IoT World Forum in London. We need to think big, beyond business bottom lines, to a common purpose “As business leaders, we must think beyond the fiscal bottom line and technological advances in products and services and ask ourselves, ...

New film by Futurist Gerd Leonhard: Technology vs Humanity – the future is already here!

I am delighted to present this exciting new film on the key topics of my recent Technology vs Humanity book. We shot this in Barcelona, earlier this year, and some of the footage is really special I think. The light and the land/city-scape is just amazing! If I may say so myself, the core ...

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