Amy Webb

Professor, Stern School of Business, New York University

Amy Webb is a quantitative futurist, best-selling author, and founder of one of the world’s most influential strategic foresight consulting firms. She is CEO of the Future Today Institute (FTI), where she pioneered a data-driven, technology-led foresight methodology that reveals the future though trends and scenarios. Together with her colleagues, she identifies threats, white spaces and opportunities early enough for action. FTI advises executive leadership of large corporations, investment banks, government and defense. Amy was honored as one of the BBC’s 100 Women of 2020 and was ranked #4 on the Thinkers50 list of the 50 most influential management thinkers globally.

Amy also serves as a professor of strategic foresight at New York University’s Stern School of Business, where she developed and teaches the MBA-level strategic foresight course with live case studies. She is a Visiting Fellow at Oxford University’s Säid School of Business. She was elected a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations and is a member of the Bretton Woods Committee. She is a former Visiting Nieman Fellow at Harvard University, where her research received a national Sigma Delta Chi award. She was also a Delegate on the former U.S.-Russia Bilateral Presidential Commission, where she worked on the future of technology, media and international diplomacy.

A lifelong science fiction fan, Amy collaborates closely with Hollywood writers and producers on films, TV shows and commercials about science, technology and the future. She helped create the world for The First, which was Hulu’s first big sci-fi drama. She is currently working on two Netflix projects and a project with Oscar winning director Kathryn Bigelow. Amy is a member of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and has served as a Blue Ribbon Emmy award judge.

Regarded as one of the most important voices on the futures of technology (with specializations in both AI and synthetic biology), Amy is the author of four books, including the international bestseller The Big Nine and her most recent, The Genesis Machine, which was listed as one of the best nonfiction books of the year by The New Yorker. A widely published and quoted thought leader, Amy has appeared in publications and broadcasts including The New York Times, Fortune, Wired, The Atlantic, The Wall Street Journal, Harvard Business Review, MIT Sloan Management Review, the BBC, CNN, NBC and NPR, among others. Amy is an all-season, competitive long-distance cyclist and a member of USA Cycling.

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