Michael Rogers

Practical Futurist

Michael Rogers was previously a United States Navy admiral and has become a top expert and keynote speaker on national and cyber security. As the former director of the NSA, Rogers understands the cyber threats that we might face in the future and actively speaks on how we can be better prepared for this change.

  • Michael Rogers`s Keynote Speaker Fee This reflects Michael Rogers`s U.S. Speaking Fee

    $10,001 - $20,000

  • Languages Spoken

    English

  • Travels From

    New York, USA

  • Michael Rogers`s Keynote Speaker Fee This reflects Michael Rogers`s U.S. Speaking Fee

    $10,001 - $20,000

  • Languages Spoken

    English

  • Travels From

    New York, USA

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What Comes After COVID?

The “virtualization” of our world has greatly accelerated. Work from home, telemedicine, virtual shopping, distance learning, socializing, exercise: this trend alone will impact every sector of the economy.  But of course, there is much more. Consumers will emerge with ...

The “virtualization” of our world has greatly accelerated. Work from home, telemedicine, virtual shopping, distance learning, socializing, exercise: this trend alone will impact every sector of the economy.  But of course, there is much more. Consumers will emerge with a new desire for security and control, yet lagging incomes will change what they can afford.  The public will continue to seek authoritative information sources, with a new focus on wellness.  Businesses will face questions about localization, automation, staffing, and real estate.  And these questions are just a start: the prognosis seems to change daily.  But the discussion must begin now—and thinking about the future in useful ways has been Michael’s mission for over 20 years.
What Comes After COVID? is a highly customized presentation.  Michael will work with you and your team in advance to pull out the specific topics relevant to your sector.  He offers either a virtual keynote with a Q&A session or else a full small-group interactive session.

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Artificial Intelligence Will Change... Everything!

Cognitive computing is the latest and most potent expression of artificial intelligence.   Software and robots can now learn from experience and then reason and act upon information–often coming up with insights that humans might not reach.  Because they are “cloud-...

Cognitive computing is the latest and most potent expression of artificial intelligence.   Software and robots can now learn from experience and then reason and act upon information–often coming up with insights that humans might not reach.  Because they are “cloud-based”, these powerful thinking tools will be accessible even to small organizations and individuals.  The result will be new efficiencies and surprising new intelligent services that will change the very nature of work and challenge us to identify what skills are uniquely human.

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Your Business in 2025: A Customized Prediction

For this popular speech, Michael—who is also a best-selling science fiction writer— does an interview to learn more about your business, practice or discipline. He then creates a realistic scenario of what your profession or business may be like in the mid-Twenties. He’...

For this popular speech, Michael—who is also a best-selling science fiction writer— does an interview to learn more about your business, practice or discipline. He then creates a realistic scenario of what your profession or business may be like in the mid-Twenties. He’ll identify potential new products, new customers and new challenges. He’s done it for lawyers, health care professionals, transportation companies, retailers, educators, financial services companies and more—even a luxury goods manufacturer!

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The "Virtualization" of America– and the World

Over the next decade, more and more of our work, what we care about and how we interact with others will involve the Internet, intelligent computers and the Internet of Things. If you think that’s already happened…just listen to what Michael predicts is next.  Add to ...

Over the next decade, more and more of our work, what we care about and how we interact with others will involve the Internet, intelligent computers and the Internet of Things. If you think that’s already happened…just listen to what Michael predicts is next.  Add to that the rise of a new generation of “digital natives” who are remarkably comfortable with virtual relationships. What will this mean for how our businesses and organizations must evolve in the years to come? How will products change to meet new needs and what will companies do to reach their customers?

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Management Meets the Future: the Innovation Challenge

Never before has management’s life been so…interesting.  Business, government, and society are all creating a vast new digital infrastructure, from smart sensors and cognitive computing to wearable computers, extended social networks and virtual workplaces. That puts ...

Never before has management’s life been so…interesting.  Business, government, and society are all creating a vast new digital infrastructure, from smart sensors and cognitive computing to wearable computers, extended social networks and virtual workplaces. That puts leaders in the midst of not just technical challenges but broader social quandaries such as the nature of privacy, white collar automation, reskilling workers, the rule of law in cyberspace–not to mention the strategic direction of the enterprise itself.  How can successful managers discover and implement innovation while still meeting the daily challenges of business?

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Privacy: How Can (or Should) We Keep It?

What is privacy in the 21st century?  What kind of personal information will we trade for customized (and often free) services?  How might that come back to haunt us? This is a conversation that every business should have now.  Soon you will know more about your ...

What is privacy in the 21st century?  What kind of personal information will we trade for customized (and often free) services?  How might that come back to haunt us?
This is a conversation that every business should have now.  Soon you will know more about your customers than ever before.  How you use that information will be critical to your public reputation and customer loyalty.  At present, digital privacy is the Wild West.  Customer information databases are increasingly being cross-matched and analyzed by artificial intelligence to achieve new insights.  But what happens when something your customer said to her home voice-control system in the kitchen shows up a day later in your email marketing message?

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The Radical New World of Education

We’re all educators–either as professional teachers, or as managers, team leaders, mentors, or parents. In the future, we will be permanent students as well. The online world represents a powerful opportunity for education to reach a wider, more diverse audience.  But...

We’re all educators–either as professional teachers, or as managers, team leaders, mentors, or parents. In the future, we will be permanent students as well. The online world represents a powerful opportunity for education to reach a wider, more diverse audience.  But it’s also a challenge to the future of both teachers and campuses.  And there’s a second issue: what do we teach? Now that young people live with one foot in the virtual world, how does that impact education and employment?  What skills will our students initially bring (or not bring) to campus, and what skills will they need to make their way in an increasingly automated world?  Michael has spoken to educators worldwide, ranging from K-12 to college, law and medicine.

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The Healthcare Revolution

The future is bright for medicine: telemedicine, wellness monitors, personal genomics, electronic health records, and more. Plus: “big data” and smart computers will choose the best and most efficient treatment options based on actual outcomes.  All this progress will ...

The future is bright for medicine: telemedicine, wellness monitors, personal genomics, electronic health records, and more. Plus: “big data” and smart computers will choose the best and most efficient treatment options based on actual outcomes.  All this progress will come with caveats, of course: how do we keep the human element in healthcare?  What are the privacy implications of personal genomic data?   How do we fund the latest technologies while still making sure that basic healthcare is affordable?
Michael has presented this topic to pharmaceutical companies, hospital networks, health insurers, medical educators and more.

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About Keynote Speaker Michael Rogers

Michael Rogers is an internationally-known futurist, author, speaker and technology pioneer who most recently served as futurist-in-residence for The New York Times. He also writes the popular Practical Futurist column for MSNBC and is a best-selling novelist whose fiction explores the human impact of technology.

Michael is a different kind of futurist—one who combines real business experience with technology skills. Add to that the keen eye of an award-winning investigative journalist and the storytelling skill of a novelist, and you have The Practical Futurist.

Michael Rogers also speaks to audiences worldwide and is a regular guest on radio and television, known for his use of stories and humor to create an optimistic and inspirational view of future challenges.

His consultancy has worked with companies ranging from FedEx, Boeing and NBC Universal to Microsoft, Pfizer and Siemens, focusing on how companies can think about the future in useful ways.

Rogers earned degrees in Physics and Creative Writing at Stanford University, with additional studies in finance and management at the Stanford Business School Executive Program.

More About Speaker, Michael Rogers. . .
Michael Rogers began his career as a writer for Rolling Stone magazine. He co-founded Outside magazine and then launched Newsweek’s technology column, winning numerous journalism awards. For ten years he was vice president of The Washington Post Company’s new media division, leading both the newspaper and Newsweek into the new century and earning patents for multimedia technology. He is also a best-selling novelist whose books have been published worldwide, chosen for the Book-of-the-Month club and optioned for film.

Michael is a dynamic speaker who delivers an entertaining and common-sense vision of change for business and individuals, blending technology, economics, demographics, culture and human nature.

He lives in New York City and is currently working on book and television projects.

Testimonials

“Some futurists are good storytellers with plenty of charisma but no ‘wisdom’ or experience and others have loads of experience but no charisma.  You demonstrated both.”

Gary Battaglia

Pitney Bowes

“Michael presents as though he is talking with you, versus at you.  He’s someone you would love to be seated next to at any event!”

Nicole Freeman

General Electric

“Michael’s practical look into the future was invaluable as it addressed shifting global demographics, emerging economies, technology and the future of the supply chain. Not only did he lead a discussion on challenges but also on opportunities. He laid a strong foundation for planning for the future. He is indeed a “practical futurist.””

Ron Martin

Colgate-Palmolive

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