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Thomas Frey

Thomas Frey

Google's Top-rated Futurist
Language : English

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  • Unleasing the future: future of innovation and the converging forces of change.
  • Teacher-less education, driver-less cars & worker-less businesses: a battle waged between the needs of the present and the forces of the future.
  • Future libraries and the four crossroads of change.
  • The evolution of work – 2 billion jobs to disappear by 2030.
  • The city of the future.
  • Rethinking transportation in the age of extreme mobility.
  • When ivory towers fall: the emerging education marketplace.
  • The future of agriculture: soon to become the coolest profession on earth.

"The greatest value in understanding the future comes from spotting the major cultural, demographic, societal, and economic shifts early and translating them into viable business strategies"  

Thomas Frey, Executive Director and senior futurist at the DaVinci Institute, is a powerful visionary who is revolutionizing our thinking about the future.

Before launching the DaVinci Institute, Thomas spent 15 years at IBM as an engineer and designer, where he received over 270 awards - more than any

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"The greatest value in understanding the future comes from spotting the major cultural, demographic, societal, and economic shifts early and translating them into viable business strategies"  

Thomas Frey, Executive Director and senior futurist at the DaVinci Institute, is a powerful visionary who is revolutionizing our thinking about the future.

Before launching the DaVinci Institute, Thomas spent 15 years at IBM as an engineer and designer, where he received over 270 awards - more than any other IBM engineer. He has been referred as the "father of invention" by The Boulder Daily Camera.

Thomas is the Editor of the Impact Lab, an online emerging technology blog which was recently rated by Popular Science Magazine as one of the "top five science blogs in the known universe", and currently writes the News from the Future newsletter on a wide range of futurist topics.

Thomas has been a columnist for numerous well known newspapers and a contributing writer for The Futurist Magazine. He is the author of "Inventions of Impact" (1998) and "Communicating with the Future" (2011) on breakthrough tools and techniques to gain a form of control over the future.

He continually pushes the envelope of understanding, headlining events with some of today's most recognizable figures such as Nobel Prize winning economist Joseph Stiglitz, Prince Turki Al-Faisal and former World Bank President James Wolfensohn, just to name a few. 

His keynote talks on futurist topics have captivated people from Fortune 500 companies including IBM, AT&T, GE, Hewlett-Packard, Lucent Technologies, First Data, Boeing, Capital One, Bell Canada, Visa, Ford Motor Company, Disney Corporation, KPMG and many others.

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TEDxUChicago 2011 - Thomas Frey, communicating with the future.
TEDxUChicago 2011 - Thomas Frey, communicating with the future.