Gerd Leonhard

Futurist and Humanist

Gerd Leonhard is a widely known and top-rated futurist, founder and CEO of the Futures Agency, a global network of over 30 leading futurists. He focusses on the intersections of humanity, science / technology, business, and culture. He promotes sustainable, human-centric values, and emphasises the importance of foresight, and resilience in the face of uncertainty.

"The future is no longer a time-frame; it's a MINDSET"

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  • The Future of AI and How it will Transform Our World
  • Green is the New Digital, Sustainable is the New Profitable
  • The Good Future: People, Planet, Purpose, Prosperity
  • Awesome Humans on Top of Amazing Tech
  • Culture Eats Technology for Breakfast: Rehumanise!
  • Humanity and Technology: Digital Ethics in the 21st Century
  • The Fork in the Road: Tackling Humanity's 4 Existential Risks
  • The Role of Leadership in an AI-Driven Future
  • ChatGPT, The Future of AI


He presents in English.

How he presents

Gerd's acclaimed and pioneering (both live and virtual) keynote presentations use animations, video and audio in fascinating new ways.

Books & Media

  • Technology vs. Humanity - The Coming Clash between Man and Machine
  • The Future of Business
  • The Future of Content
  • Friction is Fiction

In Detail

Gerd has been listed by Wired magazine as one of the Top 100 Most Influential People in Europe, and as "one of the leading media futurists in the World" by The Wall Street Journal. Over the past two decades, he has risen to one of the top 10 futurist keynote speakers worldwide and has recently become the #1 virtual speaker in the age of Corona. His diverse list of clients includes countless governments, NGOs and Fortune 500 companies. A true thought leader in the futurist space, Gerd is above all a dedicated humanist who believes that all technological progress should further collective human flourishing.


As a Futurist and Humanist, Gerd tells the story of People, Planet, Purpose and Prosperity. He is a leading global influencer in the field of digital ethics.



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