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Futurist Speakers

Where are the risks and opportunities for your business over the next 1-5 years? Our futurist speakers are following the disruptors across industries to spot the trends driving change and to identify the opportunities on the horizon.

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Nick Bilton
Special Correspondent at Vanity Fair, Acclaimed Author, & Former Lead...
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Nick Bilton, Special Correspondent for Vanity Fair and former Lead Technology Writer for the New York Times, is a journalist, designer, UI specialist, technologist, author, hardware hacker, and researcher. Bilton has worked in many industries within the context of design, research and development, and technology. He is also the author of Hatching Twitter and I Live in the Future: & Here’s How It Works, which explores the effects of new technology on our brains. With highly visual presentations, he addresses innovation, the future of media, technology, and society and how technology affects our work and minds.
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InnovationFuture TrendsSocial Media & Social NetworkingTechnologyAI, Machine Learning, & Big DataFintechModeratorMediaAuthors

Chair of the Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Track at Singularity...

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Neil Jacobstein is the chair of the Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Track at Singularity University, an organization whose founders hail from Google and the X PRIZE Foundation and has a goal “to educate, inspire and empower a new generation of leaders to apply exponential technologies to address humanity’s grand challenges.” Jacobstein shares one of the most thoughtful and up-to-date looks at the future of technology and how it will impact a variety of industries. He explores innovation, disruption, and artificial intelligence as he offers audience a glimpse into the future and its real-world applications.

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InnovationFuture TrendsTechnologyAI, Machine Learning, & Big DataRobotics & DronesFintech

Futurist, Economist, and Best-Selling Author

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Dr. Shawn DuBravac is former chief economist of the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), the U.S. trade association representing more than 2,000 consumer electronics companies, which owns and produces the world’s largest gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. In his role as CTA’s chief economist, DuBravac provided crucial economic analysis to association and industry leaders regarding future economic activity and the relative health of the technology industry. He also contributes research on technology trends that underpin the industry.

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InnovationFuture TrendsTechnologyDisruptionAI, Machine Learning, & Big DataBusiness Leaders From Major Brands

Partner & Managing Director of A.T. Kearney’s Global Business Policy Council...

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Erik Peterson sits at the intersection of global economics, geopolitical changes, and future trends. His riveting presentations are eye-opening glimpses into how we can and should address some of the most challenging global issues of our time. He maps the key long-range trends transforming the opportunities and risks and traces the simultaneous and significant global shifts in the areas of population, resources, technology, economy, security, and geopolitics. He untangles these complex trends for audiences and examines the real-world implications—both present and future.

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EnergyInnovationCyber SecurityEconomic OutlookFuture TrendsTechnologyGeopoliticsDisruptionAI, Machine Learning, & Big DataRobotics & Drones
Science and Technology Editor, Defense One, Author of "The Naked Future:...
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Patrick Tucker is the author of “The Naked Future: What Happens in A World That Anticipates Your Every Move?” Big data, analysis, and increased computational capability will radically change the way we live in the next decade and Patrick seeks to help audiences understand how they can be used legitimately in the service of public and consumer empowerment, better living, learning, and loving, and also come to understand how these tools can be abused.
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Future TrendsTechnologyAI, Machine Learning, & Big DataConsumer BehaviorRobotics & DronesFintech

Tech Strategist & Fmr. VP of Yahoo!

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Salim Ismail is the best-selling author of Exponential Organizations – required reading at the world’s top brands, and the Founder and Chair of ExO Works. The former executive director at Singularity University and a former Yahoo! exec who built and sold his company to Google, he consults on innovation and growth. Believing that “if you aren’t disrupting your business or industry, someone else is,” he shares jaw-dropping insights on how companies can leverage technology and strategy to grow 10 times faster than their peers. He turns cutting edge ideas into thriving startups and applies leading-edge thinking to invigorate industries.
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InnovationChange ManagementFuture TrendsBusiness StrategyTechnologyGrowthDisruptionAI, Machine Learning, & Big DataRobotics & DronesBusiness Leaders From Major BrandsAuthors

Global Futurist and Best-Selling Author

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Introducing the business world to the next big thing, Jack Uldrich helps companies understand what future trends to expect and how to adapt quickly. A technology guru and global futurist, Uldrich is a leading voice on nanotechnology and forward-thinking leadership.

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InnovationFuture TrendsTechnologyAI, Machine Learning, & Big DataRobotics & DronesTED Speakers

Editor-in-Chief, WIRED Magazine

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Greg Williams is a leading authority on technology trends and how those impact business and society. As Editor-in-Chief of WIRED, Greg meets the innovators, thinkers, scientists, entrepreneurs and creatives who are changing the world and writes on a variety of subjects, including innovation, technology, business, creativity and ideas. As a journalist and author of five novels, Greg possesses a unique combination of storytelling expertise and an in-depth knowledge of the future of technology and entrepreneurship. This enables him to transform complex information into entertaining and accessible insights that prepare audiences for what’s coming next.
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InnovationCyber SecurityEntrepreneurshipFuture TrendsTechnologyDisruptionAI, Machine Learning, & Big DataRobotics & DronesFintechMedia

Futurist, Emerging Technologies Expert, Author, & Distinguished Fellow and...

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Named one of the "40 Most Influential Minds in Tech" by TIME magazine, Vivek Wadhwa is a Distinguished Fellow at Carnegie Mellon University Silicon Valley. Based in Silicon Valley, he researches exponentially advancing technologies that are soon going to change our world. Wadhwa has held appointments at Duke University, Stanford Law School, Harvard Law School, and Emory University and is a faculty member at Singularity University. He is a globally syndicated columnist for The Washington Post and the author of four books on the intersection of technology and society.

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InnovationEntrepreneurshipFuture TrendsTechnologyDisruptionAI, Machine Learning, & Big DataRobotics & DronesFintechSomething Different

Discover Opportunity With Our Futurist Keynote Speakers


As our futurist keynote speakers will tell you, we’re experiencing a historical transformation. Technology advances happening right now — such as the rise of Big Data and artificial intelligence — are revolutionary. And the pace of change is something we’ve never seen before. That’s why identifying possible, probable, and preferable futures, plus high-impact wildcard events, are more important than ever before.

Spearhead your company’s efforts with the insight of our futurist speakers. These individuals are leaders when it comes to trends in technology and science — from former and current C-suite executives at innovative companies to educators, authors, and editors who study and cover the latest technological advance and their anticipated impact.

With the expertise and charisma of our futurist speakers, you can count on an engaged audience. And our team at Leading Authorities speakers bureau will help you choose the best speaker for your event. Our client-focused approach concentrates on your preferable events’ future: what you want audiences to feel, how you want them to react, and what budget you need to meet.

Get an idea of what our futurist keynote speakers bring to an event by browsing their profiles. If you have questions, feel free to contact us!

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