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Gerd Leonhard

Gerd Leonhard is a globally known futurist who focuses on near future 'nowist' observations covering areas such as society business, media technology and communications. His keynotes are famous for their hard-hitting and provocative style, entwined with a humorous and personable tint. 

Gerd's background is in the music business; in 1985 he won Berklee College’s 'Quincy Jones Award' and subsequently spent 12 years working as a professional guitarist, composer and producer.

He then turned his hand to internet based ventures and became a digital music & media entrepreneur, serving as Founder/CEO of several internet startups, based in San Francisco. In 2002, following the .com meltdown and the 9/11 crisis, Gerd returned to Europe and discovered his new calling as a futurist.

As an author, Gerd has co-authored the best-selling book 'The Future of Music' alongside five other books covering areas of futurology and more. 

He is the host of the web TV series, TheFutureShow and CEO of TheFuturesAgency, a global network of over 30 leading futurists. 

Gerd is considered a leading voice on a wide range of topics, from digital transformation, traditional and social media, to AI, cognitive computing, IoT, big data, marketing and the 'green future'. 

In 2015, Wired Magazine listed Gerd as #88 of the top 100 influencers in Europe. He’s #21 on the global list of futurists. 

As a sought-after keynote speaker, Gerd Leonhard makes the ideal addition to any event where the audience want to use his insights to stay ahead of the game. 

For further information or to book Gerd Leonhard, call us on +44 (0)20 7607 7070 or email info@speakerscorner.co.uk

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