Jonathan Brill is the Executive Chairman of the Center for Radical Change, where he advises notable leaders, governments, startups, and Fortune 50 organisations on how to navigate and turn disruption into an advantage. He is also an Adjunct Faculty at Singularity University, sharing his thought leadership on automation and its impact on business models and organisational design with senior executives. Named the World’s Leading Transformation Architect by the Harvard Business Review, he is a highly sought-after speaker on AI, Metaverse, digital disruption and uncertainty.
Educated at renowned institutions, Jonathon earned a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Design at Pratt Institute and completed Stanford’s one-year general management program. He began his career as a Design Manager at IBM before becoming an Executive Creative Director at Implied Sciences, spearheading the development of products for digital entertainment. In 2013 Jonathon joined Frog Design as a Creative Director, focusing on interactive places, smart objects, gestural interfaces, and networked life. Following that, he co-founded the Special Projects Agency and became a Chief Executive Officer at CCD Innovation.
In 2017 he landed the role of Global Futurist and Research Director at HP, working on HP’s long-term investment strategy and advising global leadership on growth opportunities. He is currently a Board Advisor and Fellow at Frost & Sullivan, one of the largest market intelligence firms, and a Futurist in Residence at Territory Studio, where he invents future worlds for Hollywood films, including Blade Runner 2049, Ex Machina, and Ghost in the Machine. Jonathon is also a Senior Fellow at HBR’s China New Growth Institute and a contributor to Forbes, The Economist Global Business Report, Thinkers50, HBR and Bloomberg. Named the number one futurist by Forbes, he is the bestselling author of Rogue Waves: Future-Proof Your Business to Survive and Profit from Radical Change.
A thought leader in strategic foresight and technology innovation, Jonathon has educated corporate leaders at Harvard and Stanford, and taught his cutting-edge change framework to over 27,000 executives from startups to Fortune 500 companies. Moreover, his innovation consultancies have generated over $27B for prominent clients, including Samsung, PepsiCo, Microsoft, and Verizon. With such distinguished credentials, he is a highly sought-after speaker who has spoken in over 20 countries. In his keynotes, he tailors his speeches to his audiences using his corporate savvy and creativity, leaving them curious and excited. A pragmatic visionary, hire Jonathon Brill now!
In October 2023 we sat down virtually with Jonathan Brill and discussed how companies can identify emerging trends and best apply this knowledge to their organisation. Watch our exclusive interview with Jonathan Brill.
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