Dex Torricke-Barton: Artificial Intelligence & The Future of Work
Dex Torricke-Barton is an expert speaker on technology trends and what they mean for individuals and organizations. A unique story teller, Torricke-Barton has a background in speech writing and communications for some of the largest most well-known companies in Silicon Valley. His resume includes writing for Google’s CEO Larry Page and Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt, managing communications for Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg and most recently was Senior Director of Communications for Elon Musk at SpaceX.
Speaking of communications, did you know that when the first telephone was invented it took nearly a century before land lines were commonplace? In comparison, when mobile phones came to market, it only took 7 years to reach 1 billion users worldwide. Today there are over 3.8 billion individuals with smart phones. Torricke-Barton demonstrates how this type of exponential growth will translate to AI and job growth. He predicts that over the next 25 years more than 40% of today’s jobs will be replaced by artificial intelligence.
Due to the major changes anticipated in job markets, Torricke-Barton is passionate about communicating how we can develop great talent across organizations when most entry level positions are occupied by AI. From worldwide collaboration to a whole new set of jobs yet to be invented, Torricke-Barton shares first-hand insight on why every company is in the tech business and how new technologies can present tremendous opportunities for all.
Torricke-Barton is adept at sharing his expertise on a wide range of topics including customer experience, corporate and social responsibility, future trends, branding and sustainability. Contact us via e-mail, chat, phone or view Dex's speaker page to learn more about how Torricke-Barton can help your audience think and communicate in the information age.
Fmr. Head of Communications at SpaceX, Communications Executive at Facebook, & Google Executive
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Dex Torricke-Barton has managed communications for leaders and organizations working at the heart of global change. From 2012 to 2016, he led the executive communications team at Facebook and served as speechwriter for Mark Zuckerberg. Prior to Facebook, he was Google's first executive speechwriter, supporting Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt, CEO Larry Page, and other senior Google leaders. Before coming to Silicon Valley, he was a speechwriter and spokesperson for the United Nations. He also led SpaceX's communications team, reporting directly to Elon Musk. He is currently head of communication for the Oversight Board, the independent body that will be making decisions on Facebook and Instagram's most challenging content issues. Dex is passionate about technology, public policy, and storytelling, and in his talks, he helps leaders and organizations craft their messages.