Gerd Leonhard

Futurist and Humanist, Author, Keynote Speaker, CEO The Futures Agency, Zurich / Switzerland
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Gerd Leonhard

Futurist and Humanist, Author, Keynote Speaker, CEO The Futures Agency, Zurich / Switzerland

Biography

Gerd Leonhard is a hunter and gatherer of human values from the future. From culture and society to commerce and technology, he brings back the news from the future so business and society leaders can make better choices right now. In his latest book, Technology vs. Humanity, Gerd explores the key ethical and social questions which urgently require an answer before we increasingly abdicate our very humanity. For organizations in the grip of disruption, Gerd supplies visionary insights and concentrated wisdom that inform key decisions makers today. A musician by origin, Gerd Leonhard has now redefined the vocation of futurist as a new humanist.

Gerd was listed as one of the top 100 influencers in technology by Wired magazine (2015). His clients include over 200 companies and organizations in 50+ countries, including Google, IPG, UBS, Roche, WWF, Cisco, KPMG, Accenture, Nestlé, Unilever, US Social Security Agency, the BBC, Universal Studios, the EU Commission and many more.

“I’ve been a Futurist for more than 15 years; I focus on 5- to 10-year future scenarios, yet my work is becoming increasingly ‘nowist’ i.e. about the here-and-now, because ‘the future is already here – it’s just unevenly distributed’ (as one of my favorite science fiction writers, William Gibson, likes to say).”

All sessions by Gerd Leonhard

Opening Keynote: Technology and Humanity – The Next 10 Years

22 May 2018
10:15 am - 11:15 am
Rocky Mountain Ballroom

Lunch and Book Signing with Gerd Leonhard

22 May 2018
11:45 am - 1:00 pm
Mountain View Terrace