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.
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.
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.
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.
Leading Authority in Global Retail & Business Futurism
Kate is a futurist with a tech, consumer, retail and brand specialization, making complex societal shifts and emerging technologies relatable for any audience. She advises on the future of customer experience, how marketing is evolving, and using technology to adapt to new customer behaviors and expectations.
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.
Global Futurist, 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.
Senior Editor-at-Large, Fortune Magazine, and Bestselling Author Arming Leaders to Confront Disruptive Change and Win
Experience counts! Fortune veteran Geoff Colvin gives audiences critical information and insights they need to win. The rules have changed. Winning demands courage to confront reality faster than the competition. Transformation, innovation, and reinvention are on every leader’s mind. Colvin identifies what top companies and leaders are doing to adapt.
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
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.
Bestselling Author, The Lemonade Life; Leadership and Happiness Expert
Zack Friedman's inspirational advice has been read by > 20 million people in 125 countries. He's the bestselling author of The Lemonade Life, which debuted as the #1 new business audiobook on Apple’s bestseller chart. A WhartonMBA/Harvard alum, Zack is a CEO and expert on leadership, happiness and performance.
Strategic Futurist, Author, Gatherer, Keynote Speaker, Founder of playbiginc
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.
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
Alex Goryachev is an award-winning global technology executive and a WSJ Bestselling author of “Fearless Innovation". Born innovator, he has a deep understanding of how business, technology and talent development play together. He can demistify innovation and make it relevant and pragmatic for different audiences.
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.
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.
The CEO'S Futurist
David Houle is regarded as one of the foremost futurists in the world. He has been called "the CEOs Futurist" having advised or spoken to more than 3,500 CEOs and business owners since 2007. He has published seven books and spoken on all six continents and 14 countries.
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
CNBC Senior Analyst and Commentator, Trailblazing Financial Journalist, Bestselling Author and Financial Professional
A regular CNBC and NBC News contributor, Ron Insana analyzes the forces driving the economy and how they impact your business, industry, and investments. Author of four bestsellers, Insana translates market signals and political maneuvers into actionable information audiences can use to protect what they have and uncover fresh opportunities.
A former CEO of three successful tech startup companies and principal at consulting firm Future Point of View, Scott Klososky specializes in seeing beyond the horizon of how technology is changing the world.
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.
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
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.
Workforce Strategist and Management Trendspotter
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 helps leaders prepare their people and organizations for the Fourth Industrial Revolution. McGowan is the co-editor and author of the book Disrupt Together: How Teams Consistently Innovate and a Forbes contributor. Her book, The Adaptation Advantage, was published in 2020.
Future trends analyst helping business stay ahead of the curve
Michael McQueen speaker 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.
American-Peruvian Business Author, Speaker and Strategy Consultant
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.
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.
TED Speaker on the Impact of Genomics on Absolutely Everything, Serial Entrepreneur, and CEO
The Genomic Revolution - a whirlwind journey through our deepening understanding of the genome and its dizzying applications in medicine, agriculture, society, and in defining the very nature of what it means to be human. And beyond human.
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
Leading Futurist and Top-Ranked Financial Forecaster and Economist
Best-selling author of over 30 books. Expert on 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.
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 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 technology.
Futurist, Cybersecurity, Technology and National Security Expert
A NY Times Bestselling author, described in Wall Street Journal as “the premier futurist in the national-security environment, Singer is considered one of the world's leading experts on 21st century technology/security. He's spoken at venues that range the White House and Sydney Opera House to TED and SXSW
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.
Thinque Tank. Futurist. Innovation Strategist. Speaker.
Anders Sorman-Nilsson is a global futurist & founder of strategy think tank Thinque. Since 2005 he has been a strategic advisor to Fortune 500 execs and helped leaders on 4 continents decode trends, decipher what’s next and turn provocative questions into proactive strategies.
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.
Technology Strategist and Certified Futurist, named one of Forbes' 50 Leading Female Futurists
Crystal Washington works with organizations that want to leverage technology to increase profits and productivity. She presents practical, results-driven information on using social media, apps, smartphones and the Web for sales, marketing, and efficiency.
Nicholas J Webb
Top Speaker on Innovation, Healthcare and Customer Experience
Inspire your team to strive for excellence, let Nicholas take you and your audience on an incredible journey through his presentation.
- Awarded over 40 US Patents
- Bestselling Author
- CEO of LeaderLogic, LLC
- WesternU Adjunct Professor and Director of Innovation
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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