Michael Rogers is an internationally-known futurist, author, 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. 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. He 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.
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.
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. He lives in New York City and is currently working on book and television projects. To book futurist Michael Rogers call Executive Speakers Bureau 800-754-9404.
Management Meets the Future
We’re seeing a confluence of new technology and new employees—the virtual workplace welcomes the Millennials—and managers need a vision of the future in order to forge these elements into a successful organization.
Your Business in 2020
Michael creates a customized vision of what your business might be like in 2020—the trends, the economics, the technology. He’s done this for industries ranging from transportation and law, to television and energy—and even beauty salons.
Use the Downturn to Rethink and Thrive
The US is in a for a slow recovery, but that also includes some exciting new opportunities: low-cost technology tools, new business models, and a surprising range of global opportunities.
Michael presents a vision of “research & development” that works for every size of organization.
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