Top 11 Futurist Speakers for Your Next Keynote

If you had information about tomorrow, would you be able to work better today? Of course you would. But who knows what the future will bring? BigSpeak futurist speakers do.

Whether it’s work, geopolitics, or technology, BigSpeak Futurists know what is trending in your field and can help your company prepare for tomorrow because they are the ones making the future happen today. If you want to be ready for the challenges of tomorrow, consider booking one of these 11 top Futurist speakers.

  • Tan Le
  • Adam Cheyer
  • Eric O’Neill
  • Peter Zeihan
  • Vivek Wadwha
  • Ben Casnocha
  • Mike Walsh
  • Scott Klososky
  • Erik Qualman
  • Rohit Bhargava
  • Peter Diamandis

 

Technology

Brain Technology: The Future is in Your Head

Tan Le is a top future speaker, technology entrepreneur, and founder of EMOTIV—the leader in brain wearables. Her Emotiv EEG headsets allow true “hands-free” technology, as users can operate virtual software and enable devices with thoughts alone. Le speaks about the implications of neuro-technologies on the future of scientific and academic research, advertising and media, education and training, IoT development, and the lives of people with mental and other neurological conditions. Her devices have already made it possible for a quadriplegic man to drive a Formula 1 racing car.

Digital Voice Assistants and A.I.: The Future is in Your Voice

Adam Cheyer is a top future speaker and expert in artificial intelligence. In the area of digital voice assistants, he co-founded and was VP of Engineering for Siri, the Apple voice assistant, and for Viv, which became the basis of the digital voice assistant Bixby in Samsung phones. His talks focus on how to prepare your business for the continuing AI revolution and the new paradigm of human/computer interaction.

Cyber Security: The Future is in Your Data

Eric O’Neill is a top future speaker and cyber-security expert. He worked for the FBI as a counterterrorism and counterintelligence operative in 2001, helping capture the most notorious spy in United States history—Robert Phillip Hanssen. In his talk, Eric speaks about the future of cyber security, cyber espionage, and how to protect yourself from the threats of today and tomorrow.

 

Politics

Geopolitical Strategy: The Future is in World Politics

Peter Zeihan is a top future speaker and geopolitical strategy expert, specializing in global energy, demographics, and security. Peter gained his geopolitical experience working for the U.S. State Department and private think tanks, authoring two geopolitical strategy books, looking at the United States relationship with other superpowers: The Absent Superpower and The Accidental Superpower. In his talks, Peter looks at the future of global energy, global finance, and who will be the new powers of tomorrow.

Globalization: The Future is Innovative

Vivek Wadwha is a top future speaker and has been called “Silicon Valley’s most provocative voice” for his ideas on technology trends, globalization, U.S. competitiveness, and the future. Vivek works as a Distinguished Fellow at Carnegie Mellon University’s College of Engineering, and teaches on CMU’s Silicon Valley campus about the latest exponential technologies, technology convergence, and industry disruption. In his talks, Vivek speaks about the future of technology, healthcare, and the globalization of innovation.

 

Work

The Workplace: The Future is in Small Business

Ben Casnocha is a top future speaker, business expert, and author of two bestselling books The Start-Up of You and The Alliance: Managing Talent in the Networked Age. He founded the e-government technology firm, Comcate, and currently works as an advisor to venture capital firm Wasabi Ventures and as a mentor for the startup incubator Techstars. In Ben’s talks, he discusses the future of work, multi-generational divide in the workforce, innovation, and entrepreneurial thinking.

Business Re-Designed: The Future is Disruptive

Mike Walsh is a top futurist speaker, bestselling author, and IoT expert. He is the CEO of Tomorrow, a global consultancy on designing business for the 21st century, the bestselling author of Futretainment, and publisher of the “Disruptive Future” blog read by thousands of professionals. Rather than focusing on the distant future, in his talks, Mike focuses on the next five years in business design, human resources, data, and the Internet of Things.

Humalogy: The Future is in Human Technology

Scott Klososky is a top future speaker, technology expert, and founder of Future Point of View, a technology consulting firm. He is the developer of the innovative concept of HUMALOGY®, the blending of technology and humanity, and the author of The Velocity Manifesto: Harnessing Technology, Vision, and Culture to Future-Proof Your Organization. In his talks, Scott discusses the future of cybersecurity, leadership, data intelligence, trendspotting and digital marketing. His talks guide leaders on how to best balance technology and human effort to make processes more efficient and effective.

Social Networking: The Future is in Likes

Erik Qualman is a top future speaker, social media maven, and technology expert. Currently he works as an MBA Professor at the Hult International Business School, and is founder and owner of Socialnomics.com, which PCMagazine ranked as a Top 10 Social Media Blog. His book Socialnomics: How Social Media Transforms the Way We Live and Do Business, talks about  how Socialnomics is the key to winning customers’ hearts, minds, and wallets. Erik’s talks focus on the future of social networking, digital leadership, and how to become the disruptor, not the disrupted.

 

Visionaries

Trends: The Future is Non-Obvious

Rohit Bhargava is a top futurist speaker and trend curator. He is a two-time TEDx speaker and routinely rated among the top speakers in the world on marketing, branding, innovation, digital strategy and actionable business trends. His signature trend research report, the Non-Obvious Trend Report, is published annually in December and is regularly read and shared by over a million users. Rohit’s talks focus on the most relevant, non-obvious trends for your company.

Abundance: The Future is Better than You Think

Peter Diamandis is a top futurist speaker, technology expert, and the founder and Executive Chairman of the XPRIZE Foundation, which leads the world in designing and operating large-scale incentive competitions. His books Abundance and BOLD are both New York Times bestsellers. In his talks, Peter examines the human needs —water, food, energy, healthcare, education, communication and freedom—and how we will be able to address those needs in the future.