77 posts categorized "About Me"
March 02, 2013
January 04, 2013
October 26, 2012
If you are in Sao Paulo Nov 5, please be sure to join me for this event. The video below outlines some of the topics I am planning to talk about. See you there!
August 02, 2012
July 27, 2012
My younger son (18) is a budding video producer and just created these 2 short reels for me, cutting and pasting from various speaking engagements, presentations and interviews. I think they are quite entertaining - would love to get your feedback!! Have a look:
This is a short video with some of my best snippets from the past 5 years, taken from various keynotes and speaking engagements.
German version / Auf Deutsch
Ein kurzes Video, auf Deutsch, über meine Arbeit als Futurist und Keynote Redner. Mehr Details auf meiner deutschen Seite http://derfuturist.com
July 25, 2012
I have just added some 25 new audio-only versions (podcasts) of my various keynote speeches, talks and presentations from the past 12 months to my free iOS / Android app - check it out (this is a great way to get really distracted while driving ;). I also have a new web-app if you don't want to download anything, here.
Never a boring moment:)
And yes, you can subscribe to my video podcasts here, as well (and download them directly onto your iPod etc)
July 03, 2012
I just received this nice PDF-version (excerpt) of the LfM Digital Magazine from the LfM Digital people in Cologne, Germany. I am interviewed by Sebastian Lehr / Goldmedia, on the topic of the future of social media. This is in GERMAN language.
June 24, 2012
42MB MP3 below (click to play, right click to download). The video is here
Of course, content & media is one of my essential topics, and most of the crucial stuff is covered in this 30-minute audio version of the DES video. I hope you like it - if you do, please share it widely.
You can use my mobile app to listen to 50+ audio versions of my latest talks, as well as assorted podcasts I did during the past 10 years.
June 21, 2012
June 19, 2012
Please check out my 3 Tumblr blogs: The Future of Business & Communications, GerdFuturist, GreenFuturist
You may have noticed that I caught the Tumblr bug about 18 months ago and that I have been busy curating my findings - as opposed to actually writing longer stories, myself, as I used to do on this blog - on 3 new blogs. Most of the posts on this blogs are a direct by-product on what I actually read and digest via the fabulous Instapaper and Read-It-Later apps, published directly to Tumblr via some nifty APIs:)
Some of these blogs are quite popular already; please take a look and follow me there as well if you like:
- The Future of Business and Communications (the name says it all - currently 7689 followers)
- Green Futurist (all my posts on Green Futures, energy, climate change, sustainability etc, currently 4685 followers)
- GerdFuturist.com: my latest addition (only approx. 150 followers so far); this site will become my new hub for pretty much everything that I want to share online, regardless of topics
Please take a look and let me know how you like them; all 3 are mobile-optimized via Tumblr, as well, btw.
June 17, 2012
June 15, 2012
May 22, 2012
May 18, 2012
On May 24th Sberbank will hold the Next Great App conference, dedicated to the future of cellular applications, at Digital October. The conference will be conducted in a talk-show format with the participation of the creators of the most popular applications.
The appearance of smartphones and the iPhone and the development of social networks and services have caused explosive growth of a new area of program development – cellular applications. The most popular games; image, video, and audio-processing programs; instructional programs; and navigation and communications services are downloaded by several million users within a week after release.
Today, the biggest mergers and the most eye-catching startups are taking place in this area, and the greatest rates of increase in the cost of business are related to the sphere of applications. According to the predictions of analysts, this is only the beginning. It is the beginning because the new technologies are simple, easy to use, and are opening up infinite possibilities.
• What sort of possibilities are these?
• How can they affect our lives?
• What will be the next application to make waves?
In order to take a look at the future, specialists will assemble at the conference who will share their views on the newest trends and developments in the area of cellular applications. The event program features the world’s most popular developments and a prognosis of the future of cellular technologies.
The special guest of the conference will be Gerd Leonhard, a specialist in the area of digital technologies, communications, and media.
Would be fun to see you there. No idea if this event is open or free - but think so:)
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May 17, 2012
I finally got around to updating my futurist app (iOS and android) as well as adding a new html5 web app (shortcut is http://www.gerdfuturist.com ) all provided by my friends over at MobileRoadie.com
To get the app just click on the link below, and please let me know how you like the new design, and spread the word if you think it's cool. I will publish some exclusive content on here, weekly so stay tuned.
Get my free iPhone & Android apps http://mobileroadie.com/apps/Futurist