Keynote

Gerd Leonhard
CEO of The Futures Agency

Futurist, Author, Keynote Speaker, Think-Tank Leader & Strategist
@gleonhard
Basel (Switzerland) & San Francisco

Gerd is considered a leading voice on a wide range of topics including next-generation digital business models, the opportunities and challenges of a networked society, a sustainable business and cultural ecology, social media and communications, TV / film, radio and broadcasting futures, mobile content and commerce, innovation, leadership and entrepreneurship, consumer trends, human-machine futures and AI, big data and automation, next-generation advertising, marketing and branding, and the development of ’green futures’ scenarios. In 2006, The Wall Street Journal called Gerd ‘one of the leading Media Futurists in the World’.


What Gerd's Clients Are Saying

Gerd did a fantastic job at a recent global logistics conference, opening up the opportunities of the future, bringing in varied examples from a host of different industries to explore new ways of thinking - big impact with the team.
— John Marsden, Unilever
Gerd is one of the futurists I genuinely respect and enjoy. We have appeared together on panels and at events and each time I come away thinking hard, feeling smarter, which is the ultimate compliment. I am especially intrigued by his take on intellectual property and what’s next; he’s way ahead of the curve.
— Marian Salzmann, Havas Worldwide