Top 25 Future of Work Speakers

  • By Declan McManus
  •  Apr 20, 2023

 You need an expert look at what it’s going to take to thrive in a world where AI, digitization, and other trends and technological advances keep changing the landscape. There can be a disconnect between generations. It’s essential for businesses and organizations, no matter how large or small they are, to be ready to embrace these changes and use them to thrive. Our top 25 future of work speakers are the experts you need.

1. Shane Feldman

Shane Feldman created the “Leadership Passport” framework to help businesses and organizations establish work environments that help teams and individuals excel. While still in school, he came up with the social entrepreneurship Count Me In, a community with more than 10 million members around the world that’s led to more than 30,000 projects valued at more than $2.6 billion.

2. Eric Termuende

“Rethink Work” is Eric Termuende’s bestselling book on building teams that are ready for the future of work. He’s the co-founder of NoW of Work and one of American Express’ “Top 100 Emerging Innovators.” He’s a popular future of work speaker who has worked with organizations and businesses around the world.

3. Natalie Nixon

Natalie Nixon’s specialty is in innovation and creativity as being keys to the future of work. She’s known as the “Creativity Whisperer for the C-Suite” and is one of Real Leaders’ “Top 50 Keynote Speakers in the World” in 2022. In addition to speaking around the world on the future of work, she also teaches “Lead With Inquiry, Improvisation, & Intuition” on LinkedIn.

4. Byron Reese

Entrepreneur Byron Reese is an award-winning futurist who specializes in using technology to overcome challenges. He’s an expert in changing technology and how that is going to impact society. He’s given keynotes and talks around the world on the future of work and is just as comfortable on a large stage at events like SXSW or IEEE Conference as he is talking to university students.

5. Tsedal Neeley

Tsedal Neeley is an expert in organizational change, the future of work, and virtual work. She’s an award-winning Naylor Fitzhugh Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School and is in high demand on topics like business agility, digital transformation, and global expansion.

6. Daniel Burrus

Daniel Burrus has given thousands of keynote speeches to audiences around the world. He specializes in building effective strategies that embrace technological advancements. The New York Times named him a “Top Three Business Guru,” and he’s in high demand as a speaker on the future of work, disruptive innovation, and global trends.

7. Seth Mattison

As a future of work speaker, Seth Mattison has shared his expertise with companies and organizations of all sizes, including the Dallas Cowboys, IBM, PepsiCo, and The Walt Disney Company. He’s the founder and CEO of FutureSight Labs, experts in organization design and leadership transformation that help leaders and organizations prepare for the future of work.

8. Tiffani Bova

Tiffani Bova is the bestselling author of “GROWTH IQ: Get Smarter About the Choices That Will Make or Break Your Business” and chief growth evangelist at Salesforce. She’s on the Thinkers50 list of “The World’s Top Management Thinkers” and is an expert in the future of work. She’s often seen sharing insight on Bloomberg, MSNBC, Yahoo Finance, and well over 500 keynotes.

9. Erik Qualman

Erik Qualman holds the honor of being voted the “2nd Most Likable Author in the World.” He’s a five-time bestselling author and expert in the future of work. You may have seen his work with “Socialnomics,” a framework used by NASA, NBCUniversal, and many others. Book him for keynotes or talks on topics like digital leadership, digital transformation, innovation, and his very popular “Socialnomics.”

10. Daniel Newman

Daniel Newman of the founding partner and Principal Analyst of Futurum Research. He’s also the CEO of Broadsuite Media Group. He’s an expert in digital transformation, AI, automation, being adaptable in the digital age, and becoming “Futureproof.”

11. Dan Pontefract

He’s held leadership roles focusing on leadership development, employee experience, culture change, and performance improvement for companies like SAP and TELUS. Dan Pontefract is also an in-demand future of work speaker who’s helped organizations and businesses like Amgen, Canada Post, the City of Toronto, and Salesforce. Dan is also the award-winning author of several bestselling books like “Lead. Care. Win.” And “Work-Life Bloom.”

12. Aaron Bare

For 15 years, Aaron Bare traveled the world and researched how leaders could become more conscious by thinking big. He turned that into the bestselling business book “Exponential Theory: The Power of Thinking Big.” Book Aaron to learn more about the “Seven Universal Truths” or his “Rhodium Rule.”

13. Juliet Funt

Juliet Funt is the founder and CEO of Juliet Funt Group, a boutique efficiency firm. She’s known as a “tough-love advisor” on eliminating busy work to free up a company or organization’s talent for optimal growth. She’s spoken to some of the world’s biggest brands, including Nike, Pepsi, and Vans.

14. Chris Riddell

Chris Riddell is an expert in emerging trends whose career started in IT and telecom. He’s an award-winning futurist who specializes in digital trends and behaviors and business disruption and has been a keynote speaker in the financial, travel, and telecom sectors, among others.

15. Daniel Levine

You may have seen Daniel Levine talking about the future of work on CNN or NBC. He’s the executive director of the trend consultancy firm Avant-Guide Institute. CNN nicknamed him “The Ultimate Guru of Cool.” His expertise in trend spotting has led to him giving more than 326 presentations around the world and helping companies like American Express, Christian Dior, and General Motors.

16. Smiley Poswolsky

Smiley Poswolsky is a workplace expert, future of work specialist, and bestselling author of “The Quarter-Life Breakthrough. His expertise in multigenerational workplaces has helped companies like Apple, Google, and Salesforce increase engagement at work and improve intergenerational teamwork. He launched The Women Speaker Initiative in 2017 to help women and underrepresented speakers get competitive pay.

17. Allison Baum Gates

Allison Baum Gates is the general partner for the venture capital fund SemperVirens. She specializes in B2B technology and the future of work. She’s spoken to audiences around the world and has a lot of experience in venture capital through her work with Goldman Sachs, Fresco Capital (a company she helped found), and SemperVirens.

18. Jennifer Moss

Thinkers50 named Jennifer Moss’s book “The Burnout Epidemic” to its “10 Best New Management Books For 2022” list. She’s a workplace culture strategist, radio columnist, and journalist who has written for Harvard Business Review, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and several others.

19. Andrew Busch

He was the 1st Chief Market Intelligence Officer for the U.S. government where his role was to improve the government’s understanding of the market and economic trends and news. Andrew Busch is an economic futurist specializing in the impact of technology on the economy. He’s an expert at analyzing news and trends to discover the impact it has on organizations, businesses, the government, and people.

20. Brian Solis

Brian Solis is a digital anthropologist and futurist who Forbes calls “One of the Most Creative and Brilliant Business Minds of Our Time.” For two decades, Brian studied the effect of Digital Darwinism on society, organizations, markets, and businesses. He specializes in UX/UI, AI, Web3, creative innovation, and digital transformation as they relate to the future of work and human behavior.

21. Tom Koulopoulos

Tom Koulopoulos is the founder of Delphi Group, one of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. He’s also the founding partner of Acrovantage Ventures, which invests in tech startups. It’s his book “Gigatrends” that is an ideal topic for the future of work talks, as it takes an in-depth look at the technology trends that are going to shape how people live, play, and work.

22. Ian Beacraft

Ian Beacraft is the founder and chief futurist at Signal and Cipher, a strategic foresight firm that helps companies navigate changing technology and use it for company and brand innovation. He’s helped companies like Coca-Cola, Google, Microsoft, and Samsung become more innovative and improve revenues. He’s spoken around the world at events like SXSW, Immersed Global Summit, and Masters and Robots.

23. Jen Wolfe

Jen Wolfe is the CEO of Dot Brand 360, a firm that specializes in next-gen C-suite digital strategies. She’s the author of “Disruption in the Boardroom and a specialist in workshops focused on future digital trends, the future of work in the boardroom, and digital disruption.

24. Ian Khan

He’s known as the author of the “Metaverse for Dummies.” Ian Khan is a futurist, author, and tech filmmaker who has been seen on Bloomberg, CNN, FOX, and many other global media channels. Arrange for him to talk to your business or organization on leadership, the future of work, AI, blockchain, future readiness, and the Metaverse. He’s also a LinkedIn Learning teacher for “Securing the Metaverse.”

25. Kirk Borne

Kirk Borne is the chief security officer at Data Prime Inc., an AI startup, and the founder and owner of Data Leadership Group LLC, an influencer marketing business. Kirk is an expert in data-driven business strategies, machine learning, autonomous systems, emerging digital technologies, and immersive realities.

Prepare for everything coming up in the months and years to come. Book one of our top 25 future of work speakers and hone in on the best ways to prepare your company for what lies ahead.