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LiveWorx 2019

Amy Webb

Professor of Strategic Foresight at the NYU Stern School of Business and Founder, Future Today Institute

Presenter Bio

Amy Webb is a quantitative futurist and a bestselling, award-wining author. She is a professor ofstrategic foresight at the NYU Stern School of Business and the Founder of the Future TodayInstitute, a leading foresight and strategy firm that helps leaders and their organizations preparefor complex futures. Webb was named to the Thinkers50 Radar list of the 30 managementthinkers most likely to shape the future of how organizations are managed and led and won the2017 Thinkers50 Radar Award. Webb is a Fellow in the United States-Japan LeadershipProgram, a Foresight Fellow in the U.S. Government Accountability Office Center for StrategicForesight, and was a Visiting Nieman Fellow at Harvard University, where her research receiveda national Sigma Delta Chi award. She was also a Delegate on the former U.S.-Russia BilateralPresidential Commission, where she worked on the future of technology, media and internationaldiplomacy. Webb’s research focus is artificial intelligence, and she has advised three-stargenerals and admirals, White House leadership and CEOs of some of the world’s largestcompanies on their futures. She is the bestselling author of The Signals Are Talking: Why Today’sFringe Is Tomorrow’s Mainstream, which explains how to forecast emerging technology. It was aWashington Post Bestseller, won the Gold Axiom Award for business books, and was selected asone of the best books the year by Fast Company, Inc. Magazine and Amazon. Webb’s new bookThe Big Nine: How The Tech Titans and Their Thinking Machines Could Warp Humanity(PublicAffairs/ Hachette, March 5, 2019) is a call-to-arms about the broken nature of artificialintelligence, and the powerful corporations that are turning the human-machine relationship onits head.

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