Gerd Leonhard

Futurist, Keynote Speaker, Author, Film-Maker and Humanist
FEE : £10k-£20k+

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Gerd Leonhard is a renowned futurist who focuses on near-future, ‘nowist’ observations and actionable foresights in the sectors of humanity, society, business and commerce, media, technology and communications.

 

Leonhard is also an influential author, a sought-after executive ‘future trainer’ and a trusted strategic advisor. He is the co-author of the best-selling book The Future of Music and the author of 5 other books including The Humanity Challenge. Leonhard is also the host of the web-TV series TheFutureShow and the CEO of TheFuturesAgency, a global network of over 30 leading futurists.

Gerd Leonhard is considered a leading voice on a wide range of topics including digital transformation and the opportunity-challenges of the coming exponential society. He is also well versed on building a sustainable business and cultural ecology, the future of media, mobile content and commerce, ‘hard-future’ consumer trends, human-machine futures and AI, cognitive computing, the IoT, big data and automation and next-generation advertising.

In 2006, The Wall Street Journal called Gerd Leonhard ‘one of the leading Media Futurists in the World’, and in 2015, Wired Magazine listed him as No 88 of the top 100 influencers in Europe.

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Gerd Leonhard is a top-rated and constantly innovating futurist, keynote speaker and presenter, both in real-life and on actual stages as well as in virtual or digital-only environments such as Zoom .
Presenting online or remotely is an entirely different cup of tea – and one that Gerd has been practicing since 2013, long before the Corona-Crisis and the global shift to ‘remote everything‘.
For his 100% digital talks (the speaker as well as the audience), Gerd is reinventing the very definition of keynote speaking, constantly adapting to this new medium: Less focus on the good old, linear-style keynote or powerpoint slides, no more just ‘talking heads’, no more lengthy monologues but hard-hitting and to-the-point content, deeply immersive and on-demand virtual backgrounds, a cinematic approach to virtual stage and event designs, a dazzling variety of live- interaction options with the audience and other speakers (Q&A, polls, chats, shared media, live social media feeds, call-ins etc.) and overall a much shorter format with more focussed and entertaining content designed specifically for online audiences.

Featured Topics Include:

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Moving beyond the corona crisis: The next 3-5 years
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Green is the new digital, sustainable is the new profitable
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The good future: People, planet, purpose, prosperity
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Awesome humans + amazing tech (Future of work/education)
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Technology and humanity: Business ethics of the 21st century
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The fork in the road: Humanity's 4 existential risks
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How and why the future is better than we think
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Culture eats technology for breakfast: Rehumanize now
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The 10 megashifts of exponential transformation
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Developing a future-ready mindset (Focus on leadership)
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Moving beyond the corona crisis: The next 3-5 years
2
Green is the new digital, sustainable is the new profitable
3
The good future: People, planet, purpose, prosperity
4
Awesome humans + amazing tech (Future of work/education)
5
Technology and humanity: Business ethics of the 21st century
6
The fork in the road: Humanity's 4 existential risks
7
How and why the future is better than we think
8
Culture eats technology for breakfast: Rehumanize now
9
The 10 megashifts of exponential transformation
10
Developing a future-ready mindset (Focus on leadership)
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Working with Gerd was an excellent experience, and he definitely pushed our
executives’ thinking forward. Not only did he outline major technological and societal
trends affecting our business, he did so in a way that was engaging and personal.

Adam Carroll, Inter Public Group

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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
Hotel Group, and this specific event reached the highest score ever in 4 decades. Gerd is a pleasure to work with, and I highly recommend his services.

Nuno Ferreira Pires, SPORT.TV

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