Futurist, Visionary thinker, Keynote speaker and Author
Futurists have supplied some of the most penetrating visions for enterprises and organizations intent on reinventing themselves and redefining their sectors. Gerd Leonhard is something more. A humanist who not only thinks about the future full time, but someone who resides there and travels back to the present day to share his insights and practical wisdoms. Digital transformation may be your view of the future, but in Gerd Leonhard’s world it is only one among multiple Megashifts which will completely reshape business and life. Welcome to a new way of ‘doing the present’ from your chosen future.
Born in Bonn and resident in Zurich as well as San Francisco, Gerd is a global citizen of the future who spends his life travelling through global meetings and conventions on transformational change. A star speaker on topics of major strategic import – from digital disruption to business remodeling to specific vertical scenarios across public and private sectors, Gerd is a rare hybrid of artist and scientist with a pioneering background in digital music ecosystems and a head start in the disruption game. For the last fifteen years he has been the first choice in business leaders’ minds for inspirational and paradigm-shifting advice.
A highly sought-after keynoter and change guru, Gerd Leonhard is also an acclaimed author of futurist manifestos as well as an accomplished creator of future film and media content. Gerd travels the globe year after year, refining his cross-sector awareness and transferring the secrets of successful evolution from one arena to the next. Together with his handpicked team of creatives and designers, Gerd enables his clients to futurize their business from leadership and strategy to innovation and culture. The Futures Agency is a newly reformed unit that supplies the ideas, the events and the content to realize the client’s most promising future.