Futurists / Trends Keynote Speakers
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Futurists and Trend keynote speakers are adept with their research to address future trends with innovation, technology, genetics, design, workplace, and industries. They are great imagining change and embracing that change. The future is worth pursuing with these futurists and trend keynote speakers emphasizing human values, not just clever technology trend. GDA has a futurists to encourage your next group.
Kate Ancketill Featured
Leading Authority in Global Retail & Business Futurism
Kate is a leading authority in global retail and business futurism. With retail, consumer,
brand, hospitality, and technology specialisation, making complex societal shifts and
emerging technologies relatable for any audience.
Lisa Bodell Featured
Entrepreneur; Author; Innovation Expert; CEO of FutureThink
Lisa Bodell is an award-winning author and CEO of futurethink. As a futurist and expert on change management, she has helped thousands of senior leaders ignite innovation at Google, Pfizer, Lockheed Martin, and more.
Andrew Busch Featured
Economic Futurist; 1st Chief Market Intelligence Officer for US Government
Economic Futurist Andrew Busch converts today’s chaos into tomorrow’s growth opportunities. He presents intensely informative & highly entertaining keynotes. From deep research, he covers economy, public policy & elections & supercharged trends AI/WFH/Climate. He takes all this research and applies it to your industry to show future growth opportunities
Nancy Giordano Featured
Strategic Futurist; Author; Corporate Advisor; Gatherer + Founder of Play Big Inc.
Nancy is a strategic futurist with a drive to help enterprise organizations and visionary leaders transform to meet the escalating expectations ahead. Recognized as one of the world’s top female futurists, she has spent her career building, shaping and guiding a portfolio of $50 billion worth of global brands.
Matthew Griffin Featured
WIRED called him “Visionary and Incredible.” World renowned Futurist, disruption, and innovation expert
Described by Ray Kurzwiel's close friends as a "Young Kurzweil" Griffin is a world renowned futurist. Regularly featured in the media including AP, BBC, Bloomberg, CNBC, Discovery, Forbes, Telegraph, ViacomCBS, and WIRED, his ability to explain the global cultural and industrial impact of hundreds of disruptive emerging technologies is unparalleled.
Shama Hyder Featured
CEO of Zen Media, Best-Selling Author, Keynote Speaker, LinkedIn Top Voice in Marketing 4X
Shama is a trailblazing, award-winning entrepreneur who has built a global audience and is known for helping brands succeed in the digital age. Forbes, Businessweek, and Inc - Top 30 under 30 entrepreneurs in the field of marketing LinkedIn’s Top 10 Voices in Marketing for four years in a row
Vikram Mansharamani Featured
Global Trend-Watcher, Harvard University Lecturer, and Author of Boombustology: Spotting Bubbles Before They Burst
Yale Lecturer, Harvard Senior Fellow, author, Boombustology. Former global equities investor: how to anticipate future and navigate risk/uncertainty, learn to look at the world differently and connect the dots. Topics like global consumption, economic volatility, commodities, food, and bubble-spotting
Jamie Metzl Featured
Technology and Healthcare Futurist, Global Affairs Specialist, Science Fiction Novelist, and Genetic Engineering Expert
Jamie Metzl is one of the world's leading futurists and global public health experts who has been called "the original Covid-19 whistleblower" for his groundbreaking work exploring pandemic origins. He is the author of five books, including recent bestseller Hacking Darwin: Genetic Engineering and the Future of Humanity.
Jason Schenker Featured
Leading Futurist and Top-Ranked Financial Forecaster and Economist
Best-selling author of over 30 books about technology, innovation, economics, financial markets, trade, supply chain, sustainability, and automation. Often on Bloomberg TV, CNBC, CNN. Bloomberg ranked #1 forecaster in 26 categories: jobs, home sales, the euro, the pound, oil and gas prices, industrial metals, gold prices, agricultural prices.
Mike Walsh Featured
Bestselling Author of The Algorithmic Leader & CEO of Innovation Research Lab Tomorrow
Mike designs companies for the 21st century. With an engaging blend of case studies, global perspectives and cutting-edge research, Mike’s original insights help business leaders understand and unleash their future potential.
Crystal Washington Featured
Technology Strategist and Certified Futurist, named one of Forbes' 50 Leading Female Futurists
As a futurist, technology strategist, and author, Crystal works with organizations that want to leverage technology for increased profits and productivity.
Simon J. Anderson
Futurist | International Keynote Speaker & Consultant | Award-Winning Author
Simon J. Anderson uses his "3A Thinking" approach to help leaders be more future resilient. He shows them how to pay Attention to how fast the world is changing, Anticipate some of the possibilities these changes might create, and lastly, take Action to turn those possibilities into opportunities.
Nikolas Badminton grew up with his focus on the future from a very early age to being one of the world’s leading Futurist Keynote Speakers. Read more about his upbringing, education, experience, and some of the projects he became well known for.
Former General Motors VP of R&D, Mobility Consultant for Google Inc.
Lawrence D. "Larry" Burns is the former corporate vice president of Research and Development for General Motors. Burns oversaw GM's advanced technology, innovation programs, and corporate strategy. Within GM, he personally championed vehicle electrification, “connected” vehicles, fuelcells, bio-fuels, advanced batteries, autonomous driving, and a series of innovative concept vehicles.
World Leading Futurist on Global Trends and Disruptive Innovation
Daniel Burrus is considered one of the World’s Leading Futurists on Global Trends and Innovation. The New York Times has referred to him as one of the top three business gurus in the highest demand as a speaker.
Futurist, AI Keynote Speaker and Innovation Expert
Jim is acknowledged as one of the world’s leading global futurists, trends and innovation experts with a massive global blue chip client list. He has a track record of inspiring organizations to re-frame the opportunity for innovation in the context of significant, trans-formative change.
Top Technology and AI speaker, Co-Founder and VP Engineering of Siri and Viv Labs
Adam Cheyer is a top technology speaker and AI expert. He co-founded Siri, which was acquired by Apple, and later co-founded Viv, which became the basis of the digital voice assistant Bixby for Samsung phones.
Future of Work & Change Leadership Expert
Cheryl is a dynamic inspirational keynote speaker who focuses on future of work and change leadership. She gives you strategies, with high energy/dynamic delivery and will provide your audiences with the tools, ideas and strategies to make the changes needed to thrive in today's fast paced reality.
Renowned Visionary of the Age Wave and Longevity in America; Founder & CEO of Age Wave
Dr. Ken Dychtwald has emerged as North America’s foremost visionary and original thinker regarding the lifestyle, marketing, health care, and workforce implications of the age wave. During his career, Ken has addressed more than two million people worldwide in his speeches to corporate, association, social service, and government groups.
National Authority on Women, Aging, & Marketplace Trends
Maddy Dychtwald is a nationally recognized author and leading expert on the changing demographic trends shaping the marketplace, the workplace, and our lives. She has also emerged as an authority on the economic ascent of women and its impact on various industries, including financial services, health care, and consumer marketing.
New York Times Bestselling Author on Customer Experience, Using Data and Buyer Legends
Bryan has spent the last two decades helping companies from Google, HP, GE, Marketo and businesses of smaller size improve their bottom line by focusing on helping their customers buy.
Speaker/Author/Researcher Environment, Business, and Public Policy
Effective communicator in the corporate board room, lecture hall, and on the debate panel regarding the environment, energy, climate change, weather trends, corporate environmental policy, and future trends.
Global Technology Executive - Digitization, Transformation and Innovation, WSJ Bestselling Author
An award-winning global technology operations executive, WSJ Bestselling author. 20+ years of experience, proven expert in building and leading global cross-industry business & technology teams focused on revenue and market share growth, including in AI and IoT. Known for demystifying complexities of emerging technologies, cutting through the hype.
Award Winning Filmmaker, Travel and Human Connection Expert, Recovering Corp Exec, NYU Adjunct Professor, TV Personality
Life looks different for Michaela Guzy since she began OhThePeopleYouMeet to refocus narratives on real people, places + purposes via new media. Michaela is an awardwinning filmmaker, travel+human connection expert AND appears on TVPersonality. Thanks to COVID, she's pivoted to Digital Nomad to document the world reopening safely.
Futurist Emeritus, Futurist.com Think Tank
Glen Hiemstra is dedicated to disseminating information about the future to assist individuals, organizations, and industries in effective strategic planning. Glen goes beyond simple trend analysis to discuss the opportunities that we all have to shape the preferred future.
Futurist & Global Trends Expert
David Houle is a futurist, thinker and keynote speaker. He has keynoted numerous conferences across the country and internationally. In the last seventeen years he has delivered 1200+ presentations and keynotes on 6 continents and 16 countries.He is regularly invited to speak at corporate management retreats.
CEO & Founder of Satalia; Techno Activist; Leading Artificial Intelligence Expert
Daniel Hulme is a leading expert in artificial intelligence and emerging technologies, and is the CEO of Satalia, an award-winning company that provides AI products and solutions for global companies such as Tesco and PwC. He speaks on the topics of AI, ethics, technology, innovation, decentralization and organisational design.
Ryan Jenkins, CSP
Wall Street Journal Bestselling Leadership Author & Speaker | #1 Thought Leader on Team Connection | Generations, Gen Z & Future of Work Expert
Optimize generational dynamics, strengthen team connection, and prepare for the future of work with Wall Street Journal bestselling leadership author and speaker, Ryan Jenkins CSP.
Futurist, Founder Delphi Group, Author Ten books, Speaker, Columnist
Tom Koulopoulos is a leading futurist, author of eleven books including Revealing the Invisible; The Gen Z Effect; Cloud Surfing; and The Innovation Zone, and founder of Delphi Group, a Boston-based think tank named one of the fastest growing private companies in the US by Inc. Magazine.
Daniel Kraft, MD
Physician, Scientist, and Entrepreneur
Daniel Kraft is a Stanford and Harvard trained physician, scientist, entrepreneur, inventor and innovator who speaks on how rapidly developing technologies are and will impact the future of healthcare and medicine.
Urbanist, Futurist, and Expert on the Post-Pandemic Future of Cities, Work, Travel, Mobility, and more
Greg is an up-tempo, high-energy speaker who packs more images, ideas, and provocations into an hour than anyone. Whether speaking about the future of cities, work, technology, or mobility, he weaves fresh insights and speculation into keynotes that alternately thrill, terrify, and inspire audiences.
Serial Entrepreneur, Innovation Strategist and Visionary
Lital Marom is a digital visionary, entrepreneur and strategist leading a new approach to learning and social change. Lital empowers business leaders with the innovation tools required to enter new markets, new sources of revenue, scale faster, increase profit to future proof their businesses in the digital economy.
Leadership, Culture and Future of Work Strategist
Seth Mattison is an International expert on workforce trends and generational dynamics. As founder and CEO of Futuresight Labs and Strategic Partner at BridgeWorks, LLC. Seth advises many of the world’s leading brands and corporations on the key shifts happening around talent management, change, leadership, and the future of work.
Heather E. McGowan
Future-of-work strategist Heather E. McGowan averages 75 speaking events a year from small audiences of c level executives to large forums of thousands. Her speaking while grounded in the changing nature of work extend to include talking points on leadership, DEI/DEIB, engagement, empowerment, culture, innovation, and transformation.
Futurist; Trend Forecaster; Best-Selling Author
Michael McQueen is an award-winning forecaster and best-selling author of eight books. With clients including KPMG, Pepsi and Cisco, he has helped some of the world’s most successful brands navigate disruption and maintain momentum.
Technology and Business Author and Strategy Consultant: AI, Web3, Metaverse and Quantum
Global executives have come to appreciate Edgar Perez for his wide-ranging insights on how they can better position their organizations for success through strong leadership and a comprehensive approach that links business strategy and disruptive technologies.
Accomplished Innovator in Media, Technology and Experience
David has been involved in a wide range of experiential advertising programs, the introduction of virtual reality as a marketing tool and city festivals. He was even a Disney performer. He brings all of those experiences to his speaking engagements, which allow him bring his presentations to life.
Workplace Belonging, Culture & Future of Work Expert, Bestselling Author
One of the top workplace belonging speakers in the world, Smiley helps companies foster belonging and human connection in an ever-evolving workforce. He is the bestselling author of three books including The Quarter-Life Breakthrough and Friendship in the Age of Loneliness.
Inventor; Technologist; Author; Entrepreneur; Eternal Optimist
Inventor, Technologist, Entrepreneur and CEO of AI company JJ Kent. Author of WSJ Best-Seller “The Fourth Age: Smart Robots, Conscious Computers, and the Future of Humanity.” As a technologist & entrepreneur, he knows how to manage change & inspire innovation while meeting the obligations & realities of operating a business.
Award Winning Human Futurist
Award winning, industry recognized futurist, media commentator, nowist and renowned strategist and global trend spotter; Created the corporate digital strategy behind brands such as Whiskas, Pedigree Petfoods, Starburst, and Snickers as Australia and New Zealand’s first ever Chief Digital Officer for Mars, Inc.; Hundreds of primetime television appearances
The Practical Futurist; Technology Pioneer; Best-Selling Author
There are lots of futurists. Michael, however, is a practical futurist with deep business and technology experience. He is also a dynamic and entertaining speaker.
Futures Strategist, Author, Keynote Speaker
Futurist Leading Authority on Technology Trends
As a leading expert in technology trends and a recognized authority on global business trends, Patrick Schwerdtfeger's work focuses on providing insights into the technological forces driving the transformation of businesses around the world.
Innovation and Change Management Strategist, Global Thought Leader and Emerging Tech Futurist
Jack Shaw is an Innovation and Change Management Strategist with more than 30 years' experience helping leaders transform their organizations' digital ecosystems amid new waves of emerging technology.
Best-Selling Author; Founding Leader of the Conscious Capitalism Movement
The world is changing and human beings are evolving rapidly. Business-as-usual will no longer work. Raj’s inspiring and original research shows that companies rooted in higher purpose and built on love and care outperform dramatically financially while creating many kinds of value for all stakeholders, including society and the planet.
Marc’s passionate about fostering the digital health ecosystem. He has been advising on digital health strategy and investment through his company Digitalhealth.Network since early 2015, and has been active in digital health since 2010.
Expert on Consumer Behavior
A leading expert with cutting-edge approaches to sales and consumer psychology. He works with major marketers to help them understand what their brands really mean to the people who buy them.
Business Strategist, Innovation + Trend Expert, Technology Futurist
Award-winning professional speaker, bestselling expert on leadership/innovation. Author of Make Change Work for You: 10 Ways to Future-Proof Yourself, Fearlessly Innovate, and Succeed Despite Uncertainty. Leading futurist/trends expert: 600+ outlets from CNN to TIME. Fortune 500 calls "defining figure” and "top trendsetter to follow."
Corporate Transformation Coach, Award-winning Speaker, Proven Entrepreneur, and Disruption Expert
Emilie Sydney-Smith is CEO of ExO Works. We are entering the era of the highest wealth creation and destruction the world has ever seen. Yet most existing companies are simply iterating on their existing core products and services, many of which will soon be obsolete.
Howard A. Tullman
Entrepreneur, Futurist, Venture Capitalist, Author
Howard Tullman is an American serial entrepreneur, venture capitalist, educator, writer, lecturer and art collector. He currently serves as General Managing Partner of Chicago High Tech Investors, LLC and G2T3V, LLC. He was formerly the Chairman of the Board of The Princeton Review (NYC) and The Cobalt Group (Seattle).
World Renowned Futurist, Author, Expert on Change
Jack Uldrich speaks over 100 times a year to organizations, especially agriculture, education, energy, finance, retail, health care and manufacturing. He says creativity and action are more powerful and versatile than knowledge. He is energetic and full of thoughtful business and personal advice that will educate, entertain, and inspire audiences.
Steven Van Belleghem
Customer Focus Expert, Author, Keynote Speaker
Steven is an expert in customer focus in a digital world. He is a popular international keynote speaker. In his keynote presentations, Steven takes his audience on a journey to the world of modern customer relationships in a clever, enthusiastic and inspiring way.
Nicholas J Webb
Top Keynote Speaker on Innovation, Healthcare, Leadership, Workforce and Customer Experience
Nick is one of the Top Keynote Speakers in the World. His books, What Customers Crave, What Customers Hate, Innovation Mandate, The Healthcare Mandate, Happy Work and his just released, Lucid Leadership are Number One Bestsellers. His Five-Star, Customized Live and Virtual Talks are High Energy, Fun and Impactful.
Geopolitical Strategist; Thinker; Futurist; Author
Geopolitical Strategist Peter Zeihan (pronounced Zion) is a global energy, demographic and security expert whose understanding of demography, economics, energy, politics, technology, and security helps clients best prepare for an uncertain future.
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