Amy Webb is a professor of strategic foresight at the NYU Stern School of Business and the Founder of the Future Today Institute, a leading foresight and strategy firm. Now in its second decade, the Future Today Institute helps leaders and their organizations prepare for deep uncertainties and complex futures.
Named by Forbes as one of the five women changing the world, Webb was named to the Thinkers50 Radar list of the 30 management thinkers most likely to shape the future of how organizations are managed and led and won the 2017 Thinkers50 Radar Award. She is a Fellow in the United States-Japan Leadership Program and was a 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. Webb’s research focus is artificial intelligence, and she has advised three-star generals and admirals, White House leadership and CEOs of some of the world’s largest companies on the risks and opportunities presented by AI.
Her most recent book, The Signals Are Talking: Why Today's Fringe Is Tomorrow's Mainstream, explains her strategic foresight methodology and how to apply it to predict and manage technological change. It was a Washington Post bestseller, was selected as one of Fast Company's Best Books of 2016, was an Amazon best book of 2016 and won the Gold Axiom Award for business books. Her forecasting models and trends have been featured in the New York Times, Harvard Business Review, Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, CNN, NPR and other leading media outlets. She is the tech columnist and a contributing editor at Inc. Magazine, where she writes about the future of technology and business. Her TED Talk has been viewed more than seven million times and she will again be a featured speaker at the March 2019 South By Southwest conference.