Meet Gerd Leonhard @ iCEE.fest 2018: bestseller author, producer, speaker and top-rated futurist - UPGRADE 100 News

Meet Gerd Leonhard @ iCEE.fest 2018: bestseller author, producer, speaker and top-rated futurist

The tremendous technological development of recent decades has made the predictability of vital areas extremely difficult.

Focusing his attention on the near future, Gerd Leonhard has managed to provide a concrete vision in business, media, communication, digital transformation and technology areas.

”The future isn’t an extension of the present anymore” Gerd Leonhard

Fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts (London), Gerd is a much sought-after speaker, having presented at more than 1700 events in 60+ countries since 2004.

His list of clients include Google, Sony, UBS, Mastercard, Unilever, WWF, Nokia, The Guardian, Telkom Indonesia, Siemens, RTL, ITV, BBC, France Telecom, Orange, Deutsche Telekom, MTN, The Financial Times, DDB, Ogilvy, Omnicom, The EU Commission, VISA, and many others.

  • Gerd is also an advisory board member of the Indian and Canadian research institutes.

Keynotes subjects:

  • what it means to be human in a world of machines and algorithms
  • the redefinition of human-machine relationships
  • the future of work and jobs

His presentations are renowned for a hard-hitting and provocative yet inspiring, humorous and motivating style. These are the reasons why Wired Magazine listed Gerd one of the top 100 most influential people in Europe. [source]

VIDEO/ The Future of Humanity and the AI

Here you can see other presentations from Gerd Leonhard’s portfolio.

” How much freedom are we willing to sacrifice in order to be either more efficient or more secure?”

” In the digital age, we must retain the right to disconnect. Offline may be the new luxury, but it should remain a basic right”

” There are some things we should not attempt to digitize or automate—because they define what we are as humans.”

These are just some of the ideas Gerd Leonhard puts in his latest book: ”Technology vs Humanity”.

Author of several books about the future, Gerd is also the co-author of the bestseller “The Future of Music,” about which he speaks in detail here.


CEO @ The Future Agency, Gerd Leonhard will be in Bucharest on 14th and 15th of June for iCEE.fest 2018. Tickets available here.