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Gerd Leonhard – The futurist who believes in designing a good future

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How does one prepare for the unknown? Gerd Leonhard has made a name for himself as the futurist and humanist with the keys to securing sustainable and foreseeing leadership.

“People, Planet, Purpose and Prosperity” is the motto of futurist and humanist Gerd Leonhard. Over the past two decades, he has claimed his spot amongst the top futurist keynote speakers worldwide and has been listed as ‘One of the leading media futurists in the World’ by The Wall Street Journal.

Not too shabby. 

Resilience in Design Leadership

Gerd’s focus lies in the intersections of humanity, science/technology, business, and culture. He promotes sustainable, human-centric values and emphasizes the importance of foresight, future-ready leadership, and resilience in the face of uncertainty. He is also known for speaking out against the pitfalls of unbridled extractive capitalism. 

Using cutting-edge creative motion design and immersive backdrops, Gerd’s performances (both in-person and for online events) have reinvented the very definition of ‘presentation.’ We can’t wait to see him in action on our stage, delivering what he’s known for – hard-hitting and provocative keynotes that are inspiring, humorous, motivational, and always personal.

Keynote: Designing The Good Future

We need to remember that the future is not something that just happens to us – it is something we design and create every single day, by action or by inaction. A Good Future is possible; it all depends on the choices we make. The Good Future will come down to our ethics and values, to global collaboration and to a collective definition of what kind of future we want (rather than what future we can have), and to reach a consensus on how we can best achieve it.

Gerd Leonhard will talk about technology and humanity – why and how our world is shifting from focusing on profit and growth to the 4Ps: People, Planet, Purpose and Prosperity. He will explain why there is hope for the Good Future, what it may look like, and what we need to do to get there – covering a wide range of topics, including artificial intelligence and the future of work and jobs, education, sustainability and what he calls the 3 revolutions: digital, sustainable and purposeful.

Read about all nine speakers coming to the From Business to Buttons conference in Stockholm on May 12th, 2023.