Futurist & Keynote Speaker Gerd Leonhard

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The Wall Street Journal calls Gerd ‘one of the leading Media Futurists in the World’. Co-author of the influential book ‘The Future of Music’ (2005, Berklee Press), author of ‘Music2.0’ (2008), ‘The End of Control’ (2007) and 'The Future of Content' (2011), Gerd's background is in music; in 1985 he won the Quincy Jones Award and subsequently graduated from Boston's Berklee College of Music (1987). Since 2002, following a decade as digital media entrepreneur and start-up CEO, Gerd speaks at conferences and seminars around the globe on the Future of Media, Content, Technology, Business, Advertising, Telecom, Communications and Culture. Since 2011, Gerd's area of expertise also includes important "green" topics. Gerd's keynotes, presentations and think-tanks are renowned for his hard-hitting and provocative yet inspiring, motivational style. With engagements in 43 countries since 2003, Gerd has addressed over150'000 professionals, and is considered a key influencer. His diverse client list includes Nokia, Google, Sony-BMG, Telkom Indonesia, Siemens, Kuoni, RTL, ITV, the BBC, France Telecom/Orange, Deutsche Telekom, The Financial Times, DDB, Omnicom, the European Commission, Nokia Siemens Networks and many others. Gerd is a fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts (London). He resides in Basel, Switzerland. www.futuristgerd.com www.thefuturesagency.com www.twitter.com/gleonhard www.gerdtube.net

Episodes of Futurist & Keynote Speaker Gerd Leonhard

    • Embracing convergence is crucial for media - Fut...

      This is a short excerpt from a recent speaking engagement on th future of media, explaining why convergence is finally here, and what it means for a media company. Thanks for stopping by! Gerd Leonhard Futurist, Author and Keynote Speaker Basel / Switzerland http://www.futuristgerd.com Please note: audio-only versions of these videos are being made available here: http://gerd.fm/gerdaudiofeed or on the web at http://www.futuretalks.com My Youtube channel is www.gerdtube.com and My vimeo channe...

      • Release date
        Apr 10, 2014
      • Runtime
        01:17
    • The coming evolution of TV & Cable - Excerpt by ...

      This is an excerpt from a recent keynote speech I gave on the future of media, in particular television / video. We are witnessing the convergence of broadcasting and broadbanding. Read my posts on the future of TV here: futuristgerd.com/tag/television/... download my slides at slideshare.net/gleonhard/ Thanks for stopping by! Gerd Leonhard Futurist, Author and Keynote Speaker Basel / Switzerland futuristgerd.com Please note: audio-only versions of these videos are being made available here: g...

      • Release date
        Apr 10, 2014
      • Runtime
        03:06
    • Gerd Leonhard: "Build the Ecosystem, not just th...

      This is a short snippet from a recent talk on the future of media I gave in Denmark. Using Tesla as an example I describe the need to co-create and nurture complete ecosystems when reforming an industry such as media or telecom. Thanks for stopping by! Gerd Leonhard Futurist, Author and Keynote Speaker Basel / Switzerland http://www.futuristgerd.com My Youtube channel is www.gerdtube.com and My vimeo channel is here: https://vimeo.com/gerdfuturist (you can also download all videos from here). ...

      • Release date
        Apr 10, 2014
      • Runtime
        01:26
    • Humanity In A Digital Society: Gerd Leonhard at ...

      This is the TURKISH language overdub-language version of my talk at Future Day in Istanbul, see gelecekgunu.org/eng/default.asp for details. You can download the slides etc at gerd.fm/1mZmwGd Please note: the Turkish track starts at approx 2.45 mins:). The original ENGLISH version is here: youtu.be/fhkOg72vLgI 'Intelligent machines' are increasingly interconnecting. The Internet of Things is imminent, with sensor networks and mobile devices connecting everyone and everything everywhere in the ...

      • Release date
        Apr 10, 2014
      • Runtime
        01:17:23
    • Humans In A Digital Society: Gerd Leonhard at Fu...

      This is the ENGLISH language version of my talk at Future Day in Istanbul, see http://gelecekgunu.org/eng/default.asp for details. You can download the slides etc at http://gerd.fm/1mZmwGd 'Intelligent machines' are increasingly interconnecting. The Internet of Things is imminent, with sensor networks and mobile devices connecting everyone and everything everywhere in the near future., Singularity' -- the moment of when machines become as capable as humans -- is quickly becoming a buzzword tha...

      • Release date
        Apr 10, 2014
      • Runtime
        01:17:23
    • Digital Malaysia 2013: The Future of Digital Mar...

      This interview was filmed at the Digital Marketing conference in KL, Malaysia, May 28 2013, see bit.ly/1cVQOAP and bit.ly/N6CSxl for my entire keynote at this event. bit.ly/1kSoS8T to download my slides from this talk Thanks to MDEC for recording and sharing this Thanks for stopping by! Gerd Leonhard Futurist, Author and Keynote Speaker Basel / Switzerland futuristgerd.com Please note: audio-only versions of these videos are being made available here: gerd.fm/gerdaudiofeed or on the web at fut...

      • Release date
        Feb 18, 2014
      • Runtime
        02:25
    • Meeting of the Minds #8: Futurists Ross Dawson a...

      This is episode #8 of Meeting of the Minds featuring futurists Gerd Leonhard and Ross Dawson, discussing the future of sustainability, the circular economy and the triple bottom line. More about MOTM http://meetingoftheminds.tv/ more on Gerd Leonhard https://twitter.com/gleonhard Ross Dawson https://twitter.com/rossdawson A special thanks to our editor, Jonathan Marks https://twitter.com/jonathanmarks Thanks for stopping by! Gerd Leonhard Futurist, Author and Keynote Speaker Basel / Switzerlan...

      • Release date
        Feb 18, 2014
      • Runtime
        10:07
    • Preparing for a Faster Future with Gerd Leonhard...

      This is my talk (with slides) on the future of internet and technology at FT Innovate 2013. Thanks to the Financial Times Live team for making this available. Original video recording can be found here: ft-live.com/ft-events/ft-innovate-2013/sessions/preparing-for-a-faster-future. Thanks for stopping by! Gerd Leonhard Futurist, Author and Keynote Speaker Basel / Switzerland futuristgerd.com Please note: audio-only versions of these videos are being made available here: gerd.fm/gerdaudiofeed or...

      • Release date
        Jan 13, 2014
      • Runtime
        19:12
    • The Future of the Internet: Highlights of Gerd L...

      Thanks to the ITU for making this available. You can download the PDF and get more details at http://www.futuristgerd.com/2013/11/2... Podcast / MP3 version is at http://www.futuretalks.com/2013/12/th... Thanks for stopping by! Gerd Leonhard Futurist, Author and Keynote Speaker Basel / Switzerland http://www.futuristgerd.com Please note: audio-only versions of these videos are being made available here: http://gerd.fm/gerdaudiofeed or on the web at http://www.futuretalks.com My vimeo channel i...

      • Release date
        Dec 9, 2013
      • Runtime
        04:13
    • The Future of Music: Gerd Leonhard at the 2013 D...

      This is one of my best talks on the future of music; held at the DAFM2013 / SKAP event in Stockholm on November 28, 2013 see http://www.dafm.se/video-0 In this talk I am addressing the key challenges and opportunities facing music creators, the consumers and fans and the in-betweens i.e. the industry. Spotify and the future of music streaming services get some special attention, as well:) You can download ths slides and find out more on my blog http://www.futuristgerd.com/2013/11/2... If you s...

      • Release date
        Dec 9, 2013
      • Runtime
        01:05:30