Future Strategist and CEO @ The Futures Agency

A musician by origin, Gerd Leonhard connects left and right sides of the brains for a 360-degree coverage of the multiple futures that present themselves at any one time. Delivering the “Realopia” that one can work on immediately, Gerd Leonhard coaches, consults and influences around the world.

Turning futurism into a pragmatic science designed to reinforce strategic thinking, Gerd represent an additional mind for mastering the complex nodal points of change that dictate evolution or extinction in the Digital Age. “Technology vs. Humanity” his newest work, reminds every one of us what is at stake as we enter a Faustian pact with the computing entities now serving us.

Towards Exponential Growth

Understanding the future in a world where Technology is exponential and Humans are linear

Exponential technological change is all around us; science fiction is increasingly becoming science fact: self-driving cars, machines that can think, smart-everything (cities, logistics, farming, energy), computers that understand language and gestures, and rapid advances in nanotechnology, genetic engineering and material sciences.

We are truly at the take-off point on the exponential growth curve and the next 20 years will bring more changes than the previous 300 years.

What are the opportunities and the challenges arising from this?
What do we need to do to make sure technology remains a positive force, and that the downsides can be controlled?
What skills will be needed in a future where machines can do a lot more of our work?
How can we better understand what’s coming, and shape our preferred futures towards exponential growth?

What our clients say about us – RICS

As a leading global provider of e-learning content, with a real understanding of our business, Cegos were a natural choice of supplier to partner with to populate our in-house Learning Management System (LMS) and grow our online CPD offering.

Pierpaolo Franco

Global Director of Training Products, RICS

What our clients say about us – Total

At Cegos, we found all the skills necessary to design this bespoke training module. The Cegos team demonstrated strong engagement, professionalism and availability to make the project a complete success.

Patrick Antoine

Manager, Total Digital Academy

What our clients say about us – Nissan

We chose Cegos for its ability to provide guidance and support on aspects other than training expertise. This team of motivated, responsive professionals was able to satisfy our request for greater participant engagement and attentiveness, using a fun but effective approach to training.

Nadine Vienne

Section Manager Network Training and Sales Method, Nissan

What our clients say about us – Hutchinson

We decided to set up the Purchasing University to build our function's professional skills and develop a common set of standards and tools. We chose Cegos to be our partner in this initiative, which gives us the added advantage of being able to design new training modules to meet the demands of a fast-moving international market.

Pascale Garois

Hutchinson Group

What our clients say about us – Sun Chemical

Working in partnership with Cegos allowed us to bring about a real change in attitude to value selling across the group. The training they provided was a real eye-opener for many of the staff, and supported a company wide drive to build better long-term customer relationships.

Mark Frost

Commercial Director, Sun Chemical

What our clients say about us – Berendsen

We had already put in place LEAD Development Centres for our senior leader group, and it was very important to introduce Centres that would work for our large population of Plant Managers across Europe. Cegos have been excellent partners in helping us get the design right, and then in the delivery of lively, action learning based programmes. I have greatly enjoyed seeing our managers have ‘light bulb’ moments!

Chris Thrush

Berendsen Group Director, Human Resources