Futurist & Humanist, CEO The Futures Agency and Author
Gerd Leonhard Text Reviews
He talked about the future of advertising and media. The feedback of our guests was great. Gerd perfectly combined his knowledge and expertise with his unique talent to inspire and entertain the audience. The up front coordination went perfect.
Gerd Leonhard wrote The Future of Music, which basically said that the record business was terminally ill. . . . He's shaped our thinking. None of us know what the future looks like, so we can invent it, be part of it.
Gerd is one of the few people who is able to see clearly beyond the current state of the music industry, experiments in digital music business and squabbling over copyright issues.
Gerd was a keynote speaker at our recent Spark2020 Leadership Conference and was central to setting up the discussion about what the future might look like and importantly what that means for our industry, our business and the people in it. Gerd's opening session was a great outside in view of the future and what that means for us. His perspectives were excellent and thought provoking and it set the day up well.
WWF International staff had the pleasure of listening to Gerd as a keynote speaker during the 2013 Learning Week - when he addressed the topic of moving "From conversation to conservation action". I know that everyone in the audience found Gerd to be inspiring, informative and challenging, and wanting more. Delivered in a punchy and dynamic
"TED" style, Gerd's talk catalyzed much discussion after the talk, and since, and generated a thirst for further interaction. I, for one, am looking forward to further opportunities to hear his thoughts on moving from ego to eco.
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.
Gerd kicked off ShipServ's SmartProcurement conference as keynote, with an inspiring and thought-provoking look at how technology is likely to change our world in the next 15 years. His content and energetic delivery were spot on and set the stage well for the day. I recommend him highly.
I had a chance to listen to Gerd about future trends. I also had a chance to meet him in person. His views and the way he structured his speech was not only eye opening but also helped me understand the essence of some of the concepts I have been hearing. Before Gerd, I did not fully realize how these concepts and trends may affect us, not only as a corporation, but also as a human. Gerd's background and experiences also helps him deliver a very convincing presentation.
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.