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 Future of Business’, see … Read more

Futurist Gerd Leonhard’s Best Of 2015 Slides: the key memes to understand

The Futures Agency’s CEO Gerd Leonhard’s most important memes from 80+ talks in 2015 – all in one slideshare deck! The end of the year is always a good time to review and reflect upon what worked well, and what did not, so here are those slides, memes and topics that repeatedly struck a chord with Gerd’s audiences … Read more

Gerd Leonhard, TFA’s CEO, to speak at CIOCITY 16 in Amsterdam, June 27-28

The flagship event for every international CIO is now scheduled. Mark your agenda for June 27-28 in Amsterdam! Do not miss the workshops by @gleonhard and @creativores. Review the brochure of these 2 events, and keep track of the speakers and registration process on CIO CITY’s dedicated website! Click below to easily share or schedule to Twitter, Facebook and … Read more

Download Pwning Tomorrow, an amazing ‘near fiction’ short story collection, presented by the EFF

We recommend that you donate to the EFF and download Pwning Tomorrow, a free, Creative Commons-licensed anthology of short fiction curated by EFF! The anthology commemorates EFF’s quarter-century of fighting for digital rights, and features superstar writers speculating on the upcoming 25 years and beyond.

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Meet Futurist Gerd Leonhard in Malta 1/15/2016: Keynote at Economist Gala Dinner

MEDIA RELEASE What is the Future of Humanity in a World of Exponential Technological Change? The internationally renowned Futurist, Author and Speaker Gerd Leonhard has been confirmed as keynote speaker at The Economist’s “The World in 2016” Gala Dinner on January 15 at the Hilton Malta. Gerd Leonhard will talk about shaping the future of … Read more

The future of humanity and technology: Futurist Gerd Leonhard at Open Innovations Moscow 2015


The future of humanity and technology: Futurist Gerd Leonhard at Open Innovations Moscow 2015

This is Gerd Leonhard`s complete keynote presentation at the Open Innovations Forum 2015 in Moscow: the future of humanity in a world of exponential technologies, see for more event details.

Thanks to the organizers for making this video available. Please note that this version has SUBTITLES IN RUSSIAN.

You can download the slides used in this talk via Gerd`s blog .

A new relationship of man and machine

Thanks to London Business School and the Global Leadership Summit for making this available. You can watch the entire session, including Rohit Talwar and Gray Scott, and the discussion at (LBS site). My slides are on my blog at

The topic: What if robots replaced the world’s workforce? Redefining the relationship between man and machine.

Will Technology Make Human Memory Obsolete?

Will Technology Make Human Memory Obsolete? Yet the real question is: How far will the externalization of our memory go? Quick question for urban citizens who own a car: How do you remember where you parked you car the night before? You could memorize the street name and number, which is not very modern (prehistoric man already … Read more

Cyborgs could be beginning of the end – BBC Click

Futurist Gerd Leonhard has issued a warning against an increasingly connected and online society. He says that the threat to security will only increase as devices become more connected through the ‘internet of things’. He also told BBC Click about the risks that could develop from an increased reliance on artificial intelligence.

Futurist Gerd Leonhard interviewed by Magdalena Petryniak, Biznes Trendy

Gerd Leonhard, CEO of The Futures Agency – is a widely-known and top-rated futurist, an influential author, an acclaimed keynote speaker and a strategic advisor.

In preparation for his speech on 26th November 2015 in Warsaw, Gerd Leonhard was interviewed by the Executive Director of Story Seekers ™ Poland , Grupa SAPR .

Find more Videos, Interviews and Keynotes on Gerd Leonhard`s Youtube Channel.