There are many reasons to be hopeful about 2021 but deep uncertainty and confusion prevail. It often feels like we’ve lost the plot on what was once ‘normal’ or ‘business as usual‘ before Covid-19. There is a lot of questioning and reckoning, from climate change and decarbonisation to capitalism, globalisation and multilateralism. We are entering a decade of deep transformation, and increased ‘future-readiness‘ will be crucial.
Now more than ever before, every organisation needs to keep talking to its people as well as its stakeholders, clients, customers and partners, while constantly up-skilling its leaders and its workforce.
This is where Gerd comes in. Since dominating the pre-pandemic conference stages around the globe and working with the likes of Microsoft, Audi, Lego, Mastercard, DELL Technologies, UBS, Electronic Arts, the European Commission, and many more Fortune 500 companies, governments and NGOs, his industry-defining presentations and commitment to digital excellence has allowed him to become the world’s leading virtual speaker and presenter for those organizations that look not only to survive but to thrive despite the Corona-Crisis and beyond.
Our future is certain to be a kind of ‘perpetual VUCA’ (volatility, uncertainty complexity and ambiguity), and many leaders and their organizations find themselves at a loss for what to do and how to plan for the future. In this context, Gerd Leonhard can bring some much-needed clarity and hope.
If your organisation or your event needs a truly innovative and inspiring thinker with almost two decades of keynoting, training and advisory experience, Gerd Leonhard is the right choice. Gerd is ready to help your people navigate the massive societal and technological changes that are already here or approaching fast, arming them with the skills, insights and foresight needed to not only survive but to thrive in the upcoming megashifts poised to disrupt the world as we know it. The Future is better than we think – we just need to pay more attention to it!
For more about Gerd’s popular, visually engaging, anything-but-ordinary virtual keynote style, please have a look at these examples of the dozens of highly popular presentations he’s given over the years and throughout the Corona Crisis, or have a look at our uncut, full-length keynotes video page.
Has your life, your industry, your business or your organisation been painfully and irreversibly upended by the Covid-19 crisis, as well? Are you sometimes struggling to stay positive, remain relevant, trying to redesign your future in this utterly uncertain time? Are you trying to boost your resilience or scanning for hope during these difficult times?
The bottom line is that we are not going back to “normal” but that we are heading towards a series of ‘new normals’. Business as usual is quickly fading away, and a strange kind of permanent VUCA (volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity) is here. Amidst and maybe even because of all these challenges, Gerd believes that we can find our way into a Good Future – if we question our assumptions and discover new possibilities. The organisations that can rapidly adapt (and pivot, if needed) will survive and thrive. Resilience, collaboration, agility and creativity will replace efficiency as the key objective as we are morphing from functioning to creating, from KPI to KHI.
While the consequences of the Corona Crisis have been devastating to many (but not all) of us, our businesses or organisations, they have also created an incredibly unique opportunity for what Gerd calls a ‘strange kind of golden age‘ resulting from this great transformation. This is a time for reinvention and for change; a time to take bold risks and reap the rewards, a time to reinvent and daring to be different, a time when dramatic crisis generates radical reinvention.
Gerd Leonhard has delivered a highly acclaimed, thought provoking and insightful keynote speech on the Sustainable and Digital Transformation at our global DHL Auto-Mobility conference.
We had Gerd with us (virtually) for looking forward to BA Glass future. It was fundamental to count on Gerds participation to take us into the Future. Gerd did an exciting presentation and reminding us that the "The Future will be what we will make of it!"...
BA GLASS CEO
Gerd allows the audience to travel to and from the future. The result remains long after the conference, when you rewind his presentations after a few years, and see it happening in front of your eyes. I had the pleasure to hire Gerd when I was at Pestana...
Gerd really made a big difference to our event because when he speaks about the future changes, technology, behaviors, he worries about connecting all of these changes with the audience reality, showing that it is possible to succeed, as humans...
CommunicAsia, Asia’s largest ICT trade exhibition and conference is truly honored to have Gerd Leonhard as one of our keynote speakers for this year. Gerd’s addition to the Summit has been breathtaking and inspirational. His visionary address on...
“Gerd made a great contribution and was a pleasure to work with on our FODM event. His session was a fantastic addition to the programme and a great success. He was delivering a great presentation about future trends.”