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Gerd Leonhard

CEO of the Futures Agency

Gerd Leonhard is a well-known Futurist and Author of five books, a highly influential Keynote Speaker, Think-Tank Leader & Advisor, and the Founder of the Futures Agency. Gerd's background is in music and the music business; he spent 10 years working as a professional guitar player, composer and producer. He then caught the Internet bug and became a digital media entrepreneur, serving as CEO with several Internet start-ups, based in San Francisco for 7 years.

"A versatile and experienced keynote speaker"

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In detail

In 2002, Gerd returned to Europe and started his career as Futurist, Keynote Speaker and Strategic Advisor. Gerd is considered a leading expert on topics such as digital business models, the networked society, a sustainable business ecology, social media and social communications. In 2006, The Wall Street Journal called Gerd 'one of the leading Media Futurists in the World'. Gerd is a fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts (London), a member of the World Future Society and with his company The Futures Agency an institutional member of the World Futures Studies Federation.

What he offers you

Gerd offers audiences insights into the future of business, big data, the networked society, social business, mobile strategies, leadership and entrepreneurship, consumer trends, marketing and branding. He speaks at major events, company retreats, seminars and in-house training sessions.

How he presents

Gerd's keynotes, speeches and presentations are renowned for his hard-hitting and provocative yet inspiring, personal and intense motivational style.


He presents in English.

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  • Discovering the Future
  • The Digital Transformation of Business and Society
  • The Future of the Internet: Big Data, Big Brother, Big Tech, Big Telco and Big Gov...?
  • Discovering the Future
  • Innovation
  • Disruptive Technological Change and the Future of the Professions


  • 2011
    The Future of Content
  • 2010
    Friction is Fiction
  • 2008
    Music 2.0
  • 2007
    The End of Control
  • 2005
    The Future of Music


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