At a recent KPMG Robotic Innovations event, Futurist and The Futures Agency CEO Gerd Leonhard delivered a keynote titled “The Digital Transformation of Business and Society: Challenges and Opportunities by 2020”. Frank Diana highly recommend viewing the Video of his presentation. As Gerd describes, he is a Futurist focused on foresight and observations – not predicting the future. We are at a point in history where every company needs a Gerd Leonhard. For many of the reasons presented in the video, future thinking is rapidly growing in importance. As Gerd so rightly points out, we are still vastly under-estimating the sheer velocity of change. With regard to future thinking, Gerd used Franks’ future scenario slide to describe both the exponential and combinatorial nature of future scenarios – not only do we need to think exponentially, but we also need to think in a combinatorial manner. Gerd mentioned Tesla as a company that really knows how to do this…. More
Watch Gerd’s keynote on “The Digital Transformation of Business and Society: Challenges and Opportunities by 2020” here below.
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