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7 Speakers Who Will Blow Your Mind About the Future

by Maddie Glading
Speakers on future trends

The future of technology is exploding into our everyday lives. If your next event is future-focused, consider these 7 experts. They blow wide open new possibilities and ways of thinking for audiences across the globe:

Neil Jacobstein, Chairman of the Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Track at Singularity University
For a high-speed and incredibly visual look at future trends, Neil’s a top choice. Think videos of robots doing backflips paired with insights on what this all means for your business. His presentation on “The Power of Exponential Technology” looks at the latest tech breakthroughs, and the applications of AI, robotics, and exponential change across industries.

Mitch Joel, Technology and innovation expert and best-selling author
Mitch talks about how technology is creating disruption in almost every industry. His presentations focus on why not to view disruption as destruction—but rather as opportunity—and how to find “micro-transactions” to invest it. Mitch has 100% new content in every speech he gives, meaning you get an up-to-the-minute overview of what’s changing in technology now.

Salim Ismail, Former VP of Yahoo!, Executive Director of Singularity University, Best-selling author of Exponential Organizations
Salim works to solve humanity’s greatest challenges and shares informative, entertaining, and downright jaw-dropping insights on the future of technology and its social impact. His presentation is fast-paced, cool, and memorable. He looks at advances in AI, biotech, sensors, medicine, and even energy—and tailors a speech on their impact to each specific audience.

Mike SteepExecutive Director, Stanford Engineering Center for Disruptive Technology and Digital Cities
The big question for many businesses today is how to take disruptive technology and turn it into new revenue streams. Mike has spent his career spent consulting with companies including BMW, P&G, and Boeing to turn revolutionary technology into new products. Mike’s talks are fast-paced, highly-customizable, and all about getting ahead of change, driving new ideas, and helping your business take advantage of the kind of disruption that often trips up incumbent organizations.

Greg Williams, Editor-in-Chief of Wired magazine
As editor of Wired, Greg has early access to new technologies being developed globally and is one of the most plugged-in tech journalists of the day. His fast-paced overview of the key trends in AI and machine learning is jaw-dropping and gets audiences thinking about the business implications of emerging tech.

Paul Zikopoulos, Award-winning author, speaker, and future trends expert, VP of Big Data and Cognitive Systems at IBM
Paul is an award-winning speaker and the author of 19 books on the intersection of technology and business. His talks are energetic and easy to follow as he presents a framework for breaking down the ways markets and industries will change in response to new technology and platforms coming out of Silicon Valley.

Daniel Kraft, Physician, Scientist, Entrepreneur, and Repeat TED Speaker
Dr. Kraft is the Harvard and Stanford-trained head of the medicine track at Singularity University. He's reinventing the future of health and medicine by exploring the impact and potential of disruptive technologies. Tapped into healthcare’s cutting-edge advances, Dr. Kraft's presentations are full of live demonstrations where he often pulls out the most revolutionary new gadgets to hit the market. 

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