Noreena Hertz

Host, MegaHertz: London Calling

  • Advises world-leading business and political figures on strategy, economic and geopolitical risk, artificial intelligence, and digital transformation
  • Combines global culture knowledge and economic analysis to provide insight into foreign policy trends, psychology, behavioral economics, anthropology, and sociology
  • Spoken at TED, The World Economic Forum in Davos and Google Zeitgeist as well as for leading global corporations

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Named by The Observer as “one of the world’s leading thinkers” and by Vogue as “one of the world’s most inspiring women,” economist Noreena Hertz is a broadcaster and keynote speaker.

Her previous bestsellers The Silent Takeover, The Debt Threat and Eyes Wide Open are published in more than twenty countries. Her latest book, The Lonely Century – Coming Together in a World That’s Pulling Apart is out now in the UK, and is being published across the world in the coming months.

A regular commentator in print globally, Noreena’s opinion pieces have appeared in publications including The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, The Financial Times, Die Zelt, El Pais, and The South China Morning Post. She makes frequent television appearances around the world including on flagship television shows such as CBS’ This Morning, BBC’s Question Time, NHK’s Global Debate; has created and hosted four television documentaries; hosted her own show on the US’ largest radio network, Sirius XM and served as the economics editor for the UK’s leading commercial television network, ITV.

Noreena has a PhD from Cambridge University and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Having spent 10 years at the University of Cambridge, in 2014 she moved to University College London where she is an Honorary Professor at the Institute for Global Prosperity. Noreena advises corporations globally and sits on the board of Warner Music Group.

Frequently sought around the world as a speaker, Noreena has given keynote speeches at TED, the World Economic Forum in Davos and Google Zeitgeist as well as for leading global corporations, sharing platforms with such luminaries as President Bill Clinton, Professor Stephen Hawking and Jane Goodall amongst others.

Her thoughtfully tailored keynote speeches combine a deep analytical understanding of global trends, threats and opportunities with practical solutions for how to make smarter decisions in a complex world.

Noreena’s inspirational talks leave the audience with a clearer vision for the future, arming them with better strategies that can prepare an organization for the future.

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Noreena Hertz - The World At Our Fingertips (Google Zeitgeist 2015)

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The Lonely Century.  How to come together in a world that’s pulling apart.

How to Make Smart Decisions in the Post-COVID-19 World

What the Next Three Years Will Look Like. The key economic, geopolitical, technological, and societal forces that will shape our near term future.

The Loneliness Economy. How recent events will shape consumer behaviour over the next three years.

Lessons From History. Planning for the future, drawing from the past.

Generation K. How to manage, retain, and inspire your youngest cadre of employees and consumers.

The Future of Work in the Post-COVID World

The Five Forces that are Transforming our World. From artificial intelligence to the continued march of populism, from Brexit to Trump what is the world going to look like in the next two to three years? What are the key challenges business leaders will face? How to overcome them, and what are the opportunities the next few years present?In this landmark keynote speech, Professor Noreena Hertz outlines the key forces – geopolitical, economic, societal, demographic and technological – that are transforming the world and should be on every business leader’s radar. Noreena then spells out in practical terms how, given this fast-moving landscape, to lead with agility, innovativeness and relevance.  

The Robots are Coming: Thriving in an age of Digital Disruption, Artificial Intelligence, and Cyber Hacking. Automation and artificial intelligence will radically transform the landscape over the next three years with huge ramifications for business and society. Sharing vivid insights from her ongoing research into AI and digital disruption – in this keynote speech Professor Noreena Hertz helps decision-makers prepare for the upcoming technology revolution and what it’ll take to thrive in it, and discusses its implications not only for their business but also for society at large.

How To Make Smart Decisions in a Complex World. Through her unique multi-disciplinary integrated approach – combining economic analysis with insights from psychology, neuroscience, anthropology and sociology – and based on insights from her bestselling book Eyes Wide Open – Professor Noreena Hertz seeks to make us smarter decision makers, better able to figure out what to do in a complex world.

In this speech, Professor Hertz identifies thinking traps we all fall into that we are not aware of, but need to be, and comes up with active thinking strategies for her audiences to adopt so as to be able to make smarter decisions in their professional and personal lives.

How to Future-Proof Your Organisation for the Next Generation of 15-25 year olds. You may know all about millennials by now. But what about what comes next?

Based on her 5 years of cutting edge proprietary research on 15-25 year olds, Professor Noreena Hertz shares deep insights into who this generation are, what they care about, how they behave, what they want, and how they consume. Shaped not only by technology, but also the worst recession in decades – as well as a world of heightened existential threat – this generation is manifestly different to those that came before including the older millennials.

Whether you are an employer, marketer, or politician – if you want to future proof your organisation, it’s essential you get to grips with Generation K.

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