As one of the world’s most sought-after futurists, Amy Webb advises CEOs of the world’s most-admired companies, three-star admirals and generals, and the senior leadership of central banks and different intergovernmental organizations. She has a powerful ability to anticipate trends and emerging technology that will disrupt tomorrow. She envisions and helps others prepare for the impact such developments will have on business and society.
Amy Webb is a quantitative futurist. She is a professor of strategic foresight at the NYU Stern School of Business and the Founder of the Future Today Institute, a leading foresight and strategy firm that helps leaders and their organizations prepare for complex futures.
Founded in 2006, the Institute advises Fortune 500 and Global 1000 companies, government agencies, large non-profits, universities and start-ups around the world. Named to the 2017 Thinkers50 Radar list of management thinkers most likely to shape the future – and also shortlisted for its 2017 Distinguished Achievement Award – Amy is already making an impact on today’s Fortune 500 and Global 1000 companies, government agencies, large non-profit’s, universities and start-ups worldwide. Amy is a Fellow in the US-Japan Leadership Program and a Foresight Fellow in the U.S. Government Accountability Office Center for Strategic Foresight. She was a Visiting Nieman Fellow at Harvard University, and her research received a national Sigma Delta Chi award.
Amy is also a best-selling author of three books, she writes extensively about corporate foresight strategy, uncertainty and emerging technologies. She regularly contributes to a number of different publications, which include the Harvard Business Review, MIT Sloan Management Review, New York Times, Wired, Fortune and many others.
Amy’s “clear, insightful and humorous” style in writing and also in speaking makes it very easy to understand why audiences are drawn to her and her incredible work. Every one of Amy’s engagements, from keynotes to hands-on workshops – is bespoke and highly customized to suit each audience. She spends extensive time in advance with every client to learn about their interests and needs and develops keynote speeches and interactive workshops anchored in original research and insights specific to an organization, industry or conference. For her clients, Amy Webb includes a folder of digital assets for organizers and participants, which includes her open-source frameworks and foresight tools as well as curated research on emerging technology.