Gerd Leonhard looks beyond conventional futurism (if there is any such thing). Pursuing ‘practical wisdom’, Gerd foregoes techno-optimism in favour of progressive humanism. He zeroes in on what the future holds for humanity, and how we will create the future we want. EQ meets IQ as Gerd remixes futurism with humanism, algorithms with androrithms, science with imagination, and business with art. Gerd is listed as one of the top 100 most influential people in Europe.
Listed by Wired Magazine as one of the top 100 most influential people in Europe (2015), Gerd’s work focusses on the future of humanity and technology, digital ethics, artificial intelligence, future-leadership and communications. In his keynotes, presentations, workshops and advisory sessions Gerd addresses topics such as the what it means to be human in a world of machines and algorithms, the coming redefinition of human-machine relationships, the future of work and jobs and many more.
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, Lloyds Bank, WWF, Nokia, The Guardian, Telkom Indonesia, Siemens and many others. Gerd Leonhard is a member of the Royal Society of Arts (RSA, London), and an advisory board member of the Indian and Canadian Research Institutes. He resides in Zürich, Switzerland.