Gerd Leonhard

Gerd Leonhard’s future narrative is grounded in the 4Ps: People, Planet, Purpose, and Prosperity.

“People, Planet, Purpose, and Prosperity” is Gerd’s motto, and helping to design “The Good Future” is his key objective. Gerd is one of the top-rated contemporary futurists worldwide. He has presented at over 2000 leading conferences and events over the past 20 years, worked with Mercedes-Benz, Microsoft, NBC, Visa, Google, the European Commission, L’Oréal, Audi, Deloitte, and IBM. Gerd has influenced and inspired millions to “imagine and create a better tomorrow”. Wired magazine named him one of the most influential Europeans, and he is listed as #7 in the global ranking of futurists.

As a leading voice on the future of humanity and author of the bestseller “Technology vs Humanity: The Coming Clash Between Man and Machine”, Gerd has built a storied reputation as the go-to keynote speaker and thought leader when it comes to digital ethics, human-beneficial technology, sustainability, and the need fora new, future-fit economic logic.

With his unique cinematic ‘super-keynote’ format, Gerd is continuously pioneering the art of keynoting, while his digital/remote ‘keynote television’ style of virtual presentations has propelled him to the top of the list of the most talked-about virtual keynote presenters worldwide.

Gerd was a professional musician, a critically acclaimed filmmaker, producer, a successfully failed .com paper-millionaire, a fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts (London), and a visiting Professor at the Fundação Dom Cabral in Brazil.

Gerd is no stranger to the media. He frequently shares his often controversial but always prescient views in publications such as The Guardian, Harvard Business Review, Business Insider, Wired UK. He’s contributed interviews on the BBC, CNN, Arirang TV, Swiss SRF, ZDF, ARD, and ARTE, and appeared as a special guest in many documentaries.

He is based in Zurich, Switzerland and often works from Las Brenas, Lanzarote.