Category: Economics, Industry, and Business

NEW: Handelszeitung.ch Interview: Der Futurist Gerd Leonhard über die Angst vor der Digitalisierung, warum die Schweiz mehr Biss braucht und den faustischen Pakt mit Silicon Valley

Auf Deutsch | In GERMAN language. Mehr hier lesen. Von Tim Höfinghoff am 02.03.2018 Wann haben Sie sich gesagt, ab heute bin ich Futurist und mache daraus ein Geschäft? Gerd Leonhard: Ich war früher Musiker und Produzent. Mitte der 1990er Jahre hat mich ein Bekannter dazu ermutigt, in den USA ein Online-Musikgeschäft zu starten. Wir ...

Slide-deck from my talk at the PWC Banking Day in Luxembourg today

PwC Banking Day 2018 – Banking on the move: embracing new dynamics This year’s edition will be focused on Banking on the move: Embracing new dynamics. 2017 has been another year of boundless change for the Luxembourgish business environment and we expect that 2018 will be much the same. We very much look forward ...

My keynote at SAP Italy Executive Summit 2017: exponential technological (r)evolutions and responsible leadership (video and slide deck)

This video was just published by SAP Italia, here. Find out more about the event, here. Here is the edited slide deck SAP Lake Como exponential technological change and the future of humanity gerd leonhard PUBLIC  22MB PDF and the video and the audio only  

Must read: 2017 Edelman Trust Report – welcome to a world of distrust

The new Edelman trust report just came out and it’s full of stats and data that shows how trust is in decline everywhere… read more here 2017 Edelman Trust Barometer – Global Results from Edelman  

Our Automated Future – definitive must-read on the future of work (via The New Yorker)

“Google offers a vivid illustration of how new technologies create new opportunities. Two computer-science students at Stanford go looking for a research project, and the result, within two decades, is worth more than the G.D.P. of a country like Norway or Austria. But Google also illustrates how, in the age ...

The Future of Business: towards a new relationship of technology and humanity (6 key findings by Futurist Gerd Leonhard)

We are at a pivot point: humanity will change more in the next 20 years than in the previous 300 years. Below are the 6 key challenges and opportunities facing society, business and governments in the next 10 years as a result of the exponential speed of technological development. Note: this is a summarised version of my chapter from the book ‘The ...

Thomas Piketty proposes flight tax to raise climate funds (and I’d be inclined to support it)

Read the piece at The Guardian   This proposal makes sense to me – even thought I’d be hit hard by it, myself, given how much I travel for my keynotes and talks. I have suggested something quite similar 5 years ago when I argued that we should pay 2x for each plane ...

Here are the slides from today’s Whitebull 2015 Pathways Barcelona event: investing in the future

Here are the slides as promised:)  Event details here Gerd Leonhard: Futurist, Keynote Speaker, Author, Wired top 100 influencer https://gerd.fm/wired88 : “Investing in the Future: The Key Things to Consider for the Next Five Years.” investing in the future gerd leonhard futurist keynote speaker-web 5MB PDF low res investing in the future gerd leonhard futurist keynote speaker  high res ...

New video on digital transformation, automation, robotics: Futurist Gerd Leonhard’s keynote at KPMG symposium Chicago

This is a nicely recorder video and one of my best talks to-date, imho:)  Thanks to KPMG for making this available!  Topic: the digital transformation of business and society; a futuristic view of impacts that the shift from labor to automation will have on businesses and society in general. Read more about the ...

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