Gerd Leonhard

Gerd Leonhard, Social Media, International, International Affairs, International Speaker Entrepreneurs, Broadcast & Print Media, change, Futurists, music, Electronic Commerce Gerd Leonhard, Social Media, International, International Affairs, International Speaker Entrepreneurs, Broadcast & Print Media, change, Futurists, music, Electronic Commerce

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THE GREAT TRANSFORMATION: A POST-CORONA FUTURE
Our world has been dramatically rebooted by the covid19 crisis – and there is no ‘going back to normal’, anytime soon. This crisis feels devastating to many of us yet I think it also creates a unique opening for what I like to call The Great Transformation. This keynote can be held virtually, as...
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Why and how SUSTAINABLE will be the new PROFITABLE
We must now face the fact that wide-ranging and disruptive carbon taxes are inevitable. Yet after the initial shock waves – and if done right – carbon taxes might not only inject Trillions of $/ into climate change adaptation and mitigation measures (a huge opportunity in itself), but may also...
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A NEW RENAISSANCE
The first Renaissance was a European movement away from feudal dogma to human artistry and independent thought, led by polymaths such as Leonardo da Vinci. Today, the new dogmas – Technology, Data and Connectivity – are endangering human agency, threatening to literally reprogram us. Something...
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HAPPINESS IN THE DIGITAL AGE
I have spoken a lot about happiness in my talks since 2015, and it’s an important chapter in my book Technology vs Humanity. Trust isn’t digital. Machines don’t do relationships. Happiness is not a download, and it can’t be automated or digitized. Yes, technology is great at giving us more or...
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HUMANITY AND TECHNOLOGY
We are defining our future, today! Scientific break-throughs, exponential technological progress, economic growth and jobs often dominate the discussions when we ponder the future. However, as the world is going rapidly digital, I believe it is our humanity that needs the most attention, and it...
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THE FUTURE OF WORK
The automation of everything, the rise of smart machines and AI: what is the future work, jobs / employment… and education? Automation is everywhere, already: from electronic bridge-tolls to connected cars with dash-cams and self-parking capabilities, to digital wallets and mobile payment...
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FROM TRANSFORMATION TO HUMANISATION
Culture still eats technology for breakfast! We have reached peak ‘digital transformation’ – if you haven’t heard about why you and your business need to ‘go digital’ or ‘transform into a digital organisation’ you just may have lived under a rock during the past 5 years:) But now that this...
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TECHNOLOGY VS HUMANITY?
In this groundbreaking new talk based on his new book, Gerd addresses the “future shocks” that lie in wait for humanity as it tumbles into a world of Big Data / Tech / AI dominance. This impactful presentation at the intersection of technology and ethics will engage your audience way beyond their...
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ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
The next 10 years. AI has become a global buzz-phrase that hogs our attention everywhere – yet the very idea of AI is being frequently misinterpreted, misunderstood and misrepresented. Hopefully this presentation can clear up this confusion! From a non-academic perspective I explain the...
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DIGITAL ETHICS
The ethics of exponential technological progress Science fiction is increasingly becoming science fact. Witness the dramatic technological advances in robotics, artificial intelligence, human genome manipulation, autonomous vehicles and quantum computing. I reckon that in 10 years technology will...
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MAN AND MACHINE: IS IT HEAVEN OR IS IT HELL?
In an era when machines are not only taking our jobs but are starting to run our lives, as well, how will we respond to the unprecedented economic, societal and ethical questions that this human-machine symbiosis will raise? Exponential technological change is impacting our lives at every turn,...
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THE DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION OF BUSINESS AND SOCIETY
Successful businesses always maintain a constant conversation about the future: what lessons need to be operationalized today in order to avoid future irrelevance or worse, extinction ? It is essential to understand that everything that can be digitized, automated or virtualised, will be....
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UNDERSTANDING THE MEGASHIFTS
Transforming your organisation The top 20 global technology brands and digital platforms are growing exponentially while many incumbent enterprises and former household-name-brands are forced to ‘pivot’ and dramatically reinvent themselves, or face sudden disintermediation and irrelevance....
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FROM DISRUPTION TO CONSTRUCTION: FUTURIZING YOUR BUSINESS
In this dynamic talk, Gerd delivers the immersion and the excitement that is often necessary to truly futurize your business or organisation, and to challenge and change established mindsets, toxic assumptions or satisfied attitudes. Understanding that the ‘digital default’ is becoming the new...
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LEADING INTO THE FUTURE
Enterprise leadership has until now been largely based on military examples – hence the chief “officers” of various kinds. But because of exponential technological developments, leadership is changing in radical ways, as well. How can you grasp the changing nature of your role above and beyond...
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EXPONENTIAL CHANGE
The total transformation of business and society Successful businesses always maintain a constant conversation about the future: what lessons need to be operationalized today in order to avoid future irrelevance or worse, extinction? For one thing, it is essential to understand that everything...
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THE TOP 10 THINGS YOU MUST KNOW ABOUT THE FUTURE
The future belongs to those who can hear it coming! In this fast-paced talk, I cut to the chase. Only my most important future-observations make it into this presentation. Culled from my firehose-like-mix of recent reads, news, reports, research, videos and films, and influenced by the many...
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UNDERSTANDING THE FUTURE
9 Game-Changers, 11 Megashifts and 6 Future-Principles In this brand-new talk I share my observations and foresights on three sectors: science & technology, business & society, and mindset & philosophy; customized for every specific client and their industry. Science and technology: We are...
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