Greg Williams is an authority on technology trends and the ways they impact business and society. As editor-in-chief of Wired magazine, 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. A journalist and author of five novels, Greg formerly served as the executive editor of WIRED for seven years before taking the publication’s helm. Greg transforms complex information into entertaining and accessible insights that prepare audiences for what’s coming next.
Greg’s specialist subjects are the Internet of Things (IOT), smart phones as a remote control for life, wearables, hardware as the new software, robotics, and artificial intelligence (AI), 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 has interviewed business leaders 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 has had an international career – he has lived in both London and New York – and travels regularly in search of the people and ideas that are transforming our world. In recent years, he has 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. Greg’s success as a long-form storyteller in novels and journalism means that he has a particular interest and expertise in the power and role of content as traditional media channels transform and new ones proliferate.
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