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GERD’S STORY

ONE OF THE MOST INFLUENTIAL PEOPLE IN EUROPE

As a Futurist and Humanist, Gerd tells the story of People, Planet, Purpose and Prosperity

People, Planet, Purpose and Prosperity” – that is Gerd Leonhard’s motto. As one of the leading futurists worldwide, having presented at over 1600 leading conferences and events over the past 20 years and worked with the likes of Microsoft, NBC, Visa, Google, the European Commission, L’Oréal, Audi and IBM, just to name a few, Gerd has had the opportunity to influence and inspire Millions to “imagine and create a better tomorrow” – which led to him being named to Wired UK’s 100 Most Influential Europeans in 2015 and to be listed #7 in the global ranking of futurists.

As a leading voice on the pitfalls of unregulated exponential technologies and the bestselling author of “Technology vs Humanity: The Coming Clash Between Man and Machine” Gerd has built a storied reputation as the go-to keynote speaker and thought leader when it comes to digital ethics, human-centric technology, sustainability, and the need for a new form of capitalism.

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In addition to being one of the top 10 virtual keynote presenters worldwide, Gerd is also a former professional musician, a filmmaker, a successfully failed dotcom paper-millionaire, a Forbes column contributor, a fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts (London), and a Visiting Professor at the Fundação Dom Cabral in Brazil.

Gerd is no stranger to media, frequently sharing his often controversial but always prescient views with pieces in The Guardian, Harvard Business Review, Business Insider, Wired UK, and interviews with the likes of BBC, CNN, Arirang TV, Swiss SRF, ZDF, ARD, ARTE, and inclusion as a special guest in over a dozen documentaries.

He is based in Zurich Switzerland. 

The “Good Future” conversation with Gerd can be watched here.

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One of the top 10 futurist keynote speakers, worldwide

Over the past two decades Gerd Leonhard has risen to one of the top 10 futurist keynote speakers worldwide. He has performed at over 1600 engagements in 50+ countries, and boasts a global audience of over 2.5 million people. Gerd’s client list includes most Fortune 500 companies as well as many governments and NGOs. He is a leading global influencer in the field of digital ethics.

Gerd has written five books, including the best-selling ‘Technology vs Humanity’ (2016) - now available in 10 languages. Gerd’s films on the future of technology and humanity, digital transformation and artificial intelligence have reached millions of viewers. His pioneering keynote presentations use animations, video and audio in fascinating new ways.

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