Futurist | Speaker | Author
FUTURIST & HUMANIST
Gerd Leonhard is not your typical technology-centric future thinker. He pursues practical wisdom and foregoes techno-optimism in favour of progressive humanism. Gerd zeroes in on what the future holds for humanity, and how we can create what he calls “The Good Future”. EQ meets IQ as Gerd blends futurism with humanism, algorithms with androrithms, science with imagination, and business with art. Wired magazine lists Gerd as one of the top 100 most influential people in Europe, and the WSJ called him one of the leading futurists in the world.
LEADING KEYNOTE SPEAKER
When Gerd speaks, it’s not just a presentation; it's a unique, immersive and gripping performance. Gerd’s talks are perfected by thousands of hours of experience in front of a combined audience of over 3.5 million people in 70+ countries. His passionate exploration of our relationship with technology ensures an unforgettable experience for the audience. His extra-wide screen “super-keynote” format, is in high demand for large events around the globe. Gerd is also an expert in online speaking and what he has coined
AUTHOR & FILM-MAKER
Gerd is the author of five books, including his latest work, Technology vs. Humanity. Here, futurism meets humanism in a ground-breaking manifesto of critical observation; exploring the megashifts that will radically alter our society, economy, values, and even our biology. Wherever you stand on the scale between techno-mania, AI, VR, the Singularity or nostalgia for a lost world, this book is sure to challenge, provoke, warn, and inspire you. Now available in 12 languages, as ebook, as audio-book and in-print.
PEOPLE, PLANET, PURPOSE AND PROSPERITY!
is Gerd's mission.
Gerd likes to say that “The future is already here – we just haven’t paid enough attention yet”! Many of us are too busy coping with present challenges to explore the future in any real depth – and when we do, our hopes and fears often run away with us, resulting either in utopias or in dystopias. For countless individuals and organizations around the globe, the solution to this challenge means calling upon Gerd Leonhard. In his latest book “Technology vs. Humanity”, Gerd reminds every one of us what is at stake as we enter a world increasingly run by machines and algorithms.
A musician by origin, and a digital music pioneer in the 1990s, Gerd connects technology and humanity –algorithms and androrithms – for a 360° coverage of the multiple futures that present themselves at any one time. Gerd Leonhard speaks, coaches, advises, and influences around the world. “Business as usual is unfit for the future” is one of Gerd’s often-quoted statements, and he believes we must urgently move beyond the outdated focus on profit and growth to what he calls the 4Ps: People, Planet, Purpose, and Prosperity (take a look at this YT playlist)
A recent conference keynote (TedX Cluj)
A call for us all to spend time thinking about the future and being ready for it when it arrives – hugely inspiring and thought provoking. Everybody can benefit from listening and talking to this man!
Gerd Leonhard has delivered a highly acclaimed, thought provoking and insightful keynote speech on the Sustainable and Digital Transformation at our global DHL Auto-Mobility conference.
A big Thank You to Gerd: your professionalism, great content, fantastic coordination and enthusiasm made our event a huge' success.
We invited Gerd Leonhard for our primary guest speaker at “The Human-Centric Future” event, Online and in Milan in January 2021. Gerd’s extraordinary, inspirational vision of the future was much appreciated by our clients as well as the other speakers...
We had Gerd with us (virtually) for looking forward to BA Glass future. It was fundamental to count on Gerds participation to take us into the Future. Gerd did an exciting presentation and reminding us that the "The Future will be what we will make of it!"...
BA GLASS CEO
Gerd allows the audience to travel to and from the future. The result remains long after the conference, when you rewind his presentations after a few years, and see it happening in front of your eyes. I had the pleasure to hire Gerd when I was at Pestana...
Nuno Ferreira Pire
Gerd really made a big difference to our event because when he speaks about the future changes, technology, behaviors, he worries about connecting all of these changes with the audience reality, showing that it is possible to succeed, as humans...
CommunicAsia, Asia’s largest ICT trade exhibition and conference is truly honored to have Gerd Leonhard as one of our keynote speakers for this year. Gerd’s addition to the Summit has been breathtaking and inspirational. His visionary address on...
Fortinet Convergence 23 What an experience! Using 7 LED screens …Read More