Speaker profile

Greg Williams

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Greg Williams is a leading authority on technology trends and how those impact business and society. As Editor of WIRED, Greg meets the innovators, thinkers, scientists, entrepreneurs and creatives who are changing the world and writes on a variety of subjects, including innovation, technology, business, creativity and ideas.

As a journalist and author of five novels, Greg possesses a unique combination of storytelling expertise and an in-depth knowledge of the future of technology and entrepreneurship. This enables him to transform complex information into entertaining and accessible insights that prepare audiences for what’s coming next.

He speaks on aspects such as the internet of things, smartphones as a remote control for life, wearables, hardware as the new software, robotics and artificial intelligence, the power shift from top-down to distributed models, e-commerce, data and why old business models don’t work.


Spending his days scanning the horizon for world-changing technologies, ideas and companies, Greg is constantly on the lookout for genuinely transformative trends. His dynamic presentation style enables his audiences not only to understand these shifts, but also inspires them to implement the changes they need to make in order to move their businesses and brands forward is a fast-changing landscape. Greg has delivered keynote speeches at technology and corporate events throughout Europe and the Americas, at educational institutions such as the Strelka Institute in Moscow, the Institute of Practitioners in Advertising in London and Oxford University, and has given future trends presentations to numerous corporate clients in the energy, banking, retail, and fashion sectors. He also consults for several advertising agencies.He’s interviewed CEO-level business-people at both private and public events and has moderated panels with executives from FTSE 100 and Fortune 500 companies at high-profile conferences and private gatherings.
 
Greg enjoys an international career – he’s lived in both London and New York – and travels regularly in search of the people and ideas that are transforming our world. This year he’s delivered keynotes, moderated panels and facilitated conferences in Europe, North America, Asia and the Middle East.His essay on neuroeconomics was recently featured in the book Connecting Minds, Creating the Future. Greg is also the co-founder of the digital storytelling platform MyLondonStory, which is available as an iOS app.Keynote Speaker:
 Greg Williams primarily speaks on what’s new and what’s next and how businesses and brands can best prepare themselves for what’s coming.

Topics include:
The ten key trends that are shaping the world.
How to leverage trends in mobile.
Future learning.
The new data economy.
Building brand advantage with perpetually connected customers.
How technology is creating powerful new economic models.
The application of new web-based social and innovation models.
Best practice in content marketing.
Digital empowerment and the new social-mobile model.
How businesses can create a successful narrative for themselves and their brands.

‘I would like to thank you for a terrific presentation. The audience loved it. It was exactly what we were hoping for.’

Todd Mann, Executive Director, International Association for Human Resource Information Management. Atlanta conference, USA.

‘For almost a decade, Globes, Israel’s leading business newspaper, has been hosting the MAD Conference for Media, Marketing, Advertising and Digital, considered the most prestigious media event in Israel. Greg gave a fascinating keynote about the ‘On-demand’ economy. Participants at the conference actually fought to find a seat and hear him speak.’

Iris Zieber, The Globes’ Media, Marketing, Advertising and Digital Conference, Tel Aviv, Israel.