Amy Webb knows what’s coming. As a futurist, author, and founder of the Future Today Institute, she identifies emerging trends maps to show how they will transform the future of business, international relations, culture, and the world. A Wall Street Journal profile described her methodology as combining data-driven research with “aggressive computation.” Webb’s forecasting tools are taught in universities, and her Future Today Institute team advises Fortune 500 and Global 1000 companies, government agencies, large nonprofits, universities, and startups worldwide. Her futures forecasting work has been featured in The New York Times, Harvard Business Review, Wall Street Journal, Fortune, Inc. Magazine, Fast Company, CNN, NPR, and more. She was named to the 2017 Thinkers50 Radar list of management thinkers most likely to shape the future.
She is the author of three books, including “The Signals Are Talking: Why Today’s Fringe Is Tomorrow’s Mainstream,” which explains how leaders and organizations can predict and manage technological change. It was selected as one of Fast Company’s Best Books of 2016, was an Amazon’s best book of December 2016 and was a #1 Bestseller.
The first half of Webb’s career was spent in journalism: she was a reporter with Newsweek (Tokyo) and the Wall Street Journal (Hong Kong) where she covered emerging technology, media, and economic trends.