Jonathan Brill is an expert on strategic foresight and technology innovation. He writes, speaks and advises startups, the Fortune 50 and the Secret Service on how to create and take advantage of uncertainty. His warm style, compelling stories, and intellectual rigor inspire visionaries and open even the most hard-boiled executives to new ways of thinking and doing.
Harvard Business Review recently called Brill, “The world’s leading transformation architect.” and is Forbes’ top ranked futurist. His visionary, yet pragmatic approach to the future is based on years as the Global Futurist at HP where he directed long-term strategy and planning. He is the Senior Fellow at HBR’s China New Growth Institute and Board Advisor at Frost & Sullivan, one of the world’s largest market intelligence firms, with offices in 46 countries.
He is the author of Rogue Waves, Future-Proof Your Business to Survive and Profit from Radical Change (McGraw-Hill), the #2 selling economics book in China. The Economist called it, “A very important book for managers.” and Adam Grant called it, “An actionable framework for driving change instead of being blindsided by it.” He has taught the techniques in it to over 27,000 executives, ranging from startups to the Fortune 500 to the United States Secret Service.
Inc. magazine called Brill “A Silicon Valley legend.” because his innovation consultancies developed over 350 products and generated over $27B USD for clients like Samsung, Microsoft, Verizon, PepsiCo and the US government. These projects have ranged from AI, search engines, and metaverse technologies to theme park rides and design of the US Pavilion at the 2015 World's Fair (Expo Milano) to Taco Bell’s Gordita.
He is a frequent thought leader, speaker and contributor to HBR, TED, Global Peter Drucker Forum, SCMP, SXSW, J.P. Morgan, Singularity, Forbes, Korn Ferry, The Economist Global Business Report, Bloomberg, Sirius XM, Fast Company, The Project Management Institute, Brightline and Thinkers50. He has educated corporate leaders at Harvard and Stanford Universities.
He holds a degree in industrial design from Pratt Institute, spent years as a research consultant to the MIT Media Lab and in management training at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.
AI ON YOUR ORG CHART: HOW TO TRANSFORM TO WIN
How will AI make you a better leader? ‘Silicon Valley Legend’ Jonathan Brill will take you on a behind the scenes tour of the world’s advanced technology labs to find out. This talk is not about science fiction. It’s about inspiration and action. There’s a reason HBR called Brill, “The world’s foremost transformation architect”. As HP’s Global Futurist, an AI inventor and the bestselling author on innovation, he has successfully helped both legacy and AI native companies transform to win. In your time together, you’ll have access to the same customized insights as clients like Microsoft and the Secret Service.
In the process, you’ll:
- Learn how AI is reshaping your industry
- Invent ways for AI to help you capture value
- Discover how to align your team with a shared vision, values and goals that leverage AI
- Learn to think through complex problems with speed and creativity using AI
- Perhaps, most importantly, you’ll discover that AI isn’t replacing humans. It’s making us more human
ARCHITECT YOUR FUTURE: TRANSFORM CHANGE INTO OPPORTUNITY
Don’t just watch your future happen — architect it. Take a thrilling journey to the frontlines of tomorrow, where technology, geopolitics, and society collide to create what’s next. If you know how to turn disruption to your advantage, it’s your biggest opportunity.
There’s no better guide to the changes we face — or coach on how to take advantage of them — than Jonathan Brill, HP Global Futurist, bestselling author, and celebrated inventor. His repeated ability to spot disruption and flip it into opportunity is why Forbes recently ranked him as the #1 Futurist in the world.
Your assumptions will be challenged by hard data. You’ll be inspired by extraordinary people who are changing the world. Your imagination will be ignited as you gain the same exclusive access as the Fortune 50 CEOs and government leaders Brill advises. You’ll discover skills that are equally important, no matter the size of your organization.
In this inspiring talk, you’ll learn how to:
• Navigate Uncertainty — Discover the 10 trends shaping the 2020’s
• Invent Tomorrow — Leverage AI on your org chart
• Do What Matters — Learn the ABC’s, the three actionable tools to Architect Your Future
As Adam Grant said, The ABCs are “an actionable framework for driving change, instead of being blindsided by it.” Which path will you choose?
STRATEGIC LUCK: THE SCIENCE OF THRIVING IN UNCERTAINTY
Most people think luck is coincidence, fate or that you make it yourself. It’s none of the above. It is, however, a science-based skill, and your audience can get dramatically better at it — in less than an hour. Luck isn’t chance. It’s a choice. Your audience can have more joy, success and ease with less effort through this science based, interactive keynote — no matter how lucky they are. Brill, an international bestselling author and scholar on decision making, and principal investigator of the largest study on luck, persuasively argues that luck isn’t an option, it’s perhaps the most impactful factor of success. It’s strategic in your business and in your life.
Throughout your time together, he’ll create a sense of wonder and open up a world of practical possibility through hilarious personal stories, intimate interactive moments and hard data. Along the ride, you’ll learn how to find rainbows, dodge riptides, survive meteors and make gold.
More importantly, you’ll learn four science-based methods to turn uncertainty into opportunity in nearly everything you do. Once you understand the science of luck, uncertainty won’t ever paralyze you. You’ll embrace it! Would you like a little more luck in your life?
WHAT YOUR CHILDREN NEED TO KNOW ABOUT TOMORROW
AI. Robots. Biotech. Global Business. The world is changing faster than ever and the first question on every responsible parent’s mind is: what does this mean for my kids?
The answers might surprise you. The high value skills change in a world where technology is augmenting our cognitive skills, like the ability to do math, write code and organize teams. Your children will need to learn to think bigger and master the skills of today’s senior managers at the beginning of their careers, not at the end. In this powerful talk, you’ll gain tips from international bestselling author Jonathan Brill, whom Forbes recently ranked as the world’s top futurist, on how to help your kids build the skills to invent tomorrow.
You’ll learn how to help them:
- Make leaps of imagination reliably
- Make sense of the unknown
- Increase their comfort with disruption and the opportunity it creates
- In the process, you might just enhance some of these skills yourself!
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