Top Futurist Speaker, Best-Selling Author and Social Media Expert
Dubbed one of the greatest digital analysts of our time, Brian is a Principal Analyst and Futurist at Altimeter and the digital analyst at Prophet. He is a digital anthropologist who seeks to better understand how technology affects and shapes behaviours, norms, and society.
For almost 30 years, Brian has studied and influenced the effects of emerging technology on business and society. As a result of his work, he has helped lead brands, celebrities, and startups to develop new digital transformation and innovation strategies. It has also earned him a loyal audience of over 700,000 people online and made him a “Top Futurist Speaker” (ReadWrite) sought after by leading brands, celebrities such as Oprah, Shaq and Ashton Kutcher, and over 1,000 startups worldwide.
As a world-renowned keynote speaker, Brian makes our digital future approachable and meaningful. He is recognized as one of the most prominent thought leaders in digital transformation, innovation, experience design and digital humanities. He tailors his keynotes to connect with each audience and leaves them feeling empowered.
Brian also hosts (r)evolution, a popular online video series that examines technology and trends and introduces viewers to the thought leaders blazing the trail. Guests have included Katie Couric, Mark Burnett, Shaq, Billy Corgan, and Adrian Grenier.
In addition, Brian is also an award-winning author of eight best-selling books including, X: The Experience When Business Meets Design, What’s the Future of Business and The End of Business as Usual. His research and books help both executives and everyday people to better understand the relationship between the evolution of technology and its impact on people, and the role we each play in evolution.
Brian has published over 60 research papers and has shared his work in industry-leading publications including Forbes, ZDNet, CIO, eWeek, Fast Company, Adweek, and Singularity University.