Bio

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 future forecasting firm now in its second decade. Webb was named to the Thinkers 50 Radar list of the 30 management thinkers most likely to shape the future of how organizations are managed and led and was shortlisted for a 2017 Thinkers50 RADAR Award. Webb is a 2017-18 Delegate in the United States-Japan Leadership Program. She was a 2014-15 Visiting Nieman Fellow at Harvard University, where her research received a national Sigma Delta Chi award. She was also a Delegate on the former U.S.-Russia Bilateral Presidential Commission, where she worked on the future of technology, media and international diplomacy. Her most recent book, The Signals Are Talking: Why Today’s Fringe Is Tomorrow’s Mainstream (PublicAffairs/ Hachette, December 2016), details what technological changes are ahead, what impact they'll have on business and society, and how you can forecast the future yourself. It was a Washington Post Bestseller, selected as one of Fast Company’s Best Books of 2016, one of Amazon’s best books of 2016 and won the Gold Axiom Award for business books. Signals has been released in multiple international editions and has been translated into a number of languages. Her new book new book—a manifesto about artificial intelligence and implications of humans talking to machines—will be published early 2019 (PublicAffairs/Hachette. Webb regularly contributes research, op-eds and analysis to a number of publications, including the Harvard Business Review, MIT Sloan Management Review, Los Angeles Times, Inc. Magazine, and elsewhere, she is a guest on various broadcast shows (television and public radio) and podcasts. She also consults on movie and television shows that are set in the near and far future.

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