Gerd Leonhard



Job Title

Futurist & Humanist, Author, CEO, Film-Maker


The Futures Agency


Zurich, Switzerland


English, German


The expert ranks as one of the top 10 futurist keynote speakers, worldwide, with over 1500 engagements in 50+ countries during the past 2 decades and a combined audience of over 2.5 million people.

Speaking Topics

  •  Moving beyond the CORONA crisis: The next 3-5 years
  • Green is the new digital, sustainable is the new profitable
  • The good future: People, Planet, Purpose, Prosperity
  • Awesome Humans + Amazing Tech (Future of Work/Education)
  • Technology and Humanity: Business Ethics of 21stCentury
  • The Fork in the road: Humanity’s 4 existential risks
  • How and why the future is better than we think
  • The 10 mega shifts of exponential transformation
  • Developing a future-ready mindset (focus on leadership)

Expert Profile

Gerd Leonhard is a world-leading keynote speaker and futurist focused on “People, Planet, Purpose and Prosperity,” helping Millions of people to “imagine and create a better tomorrow.”
Through hundreds of conference keynotes, presentations, and speeches over the years and working with the likes of Microsoft, NBC, Visa, Google, the European Commission, and IBM,
Gerd has become one of the leading voices on the dangers of unregulated ‘big tech’ and the possibility of a better, more human-centric tomorrow.

As the bestselling author of Technology vs Humanity: The Coming Clash Between Man and Machine, a Forbes columnist, and frequent contributor and interviewee on the likes of the BBC, The Guardian, CNN, Harvard Business Review, and Business Insider, Gerd has built a name for himself as ‘the humanist futurist,’ leading to him being named to Wired UK’s 100 Most Influential Europeans in 2015.