Talking about the Future of TV and Social Networks, Gerd Leonhard shares bold yet insightful predictions in one of his typically colourful presentations, made at MIPTV in April 2010.
Gerd is a media futurist, blogger, writer, keynote speaker and strategist with twenty-five years of activities in the technology and entertainment industries in all major markets. Leonhard’s focus is on new technologies in content and media and technological convergence.
Leonhard’s work focusses on digital content, media, the cultural and creative industries, telecom, marketing and communications. From 2007 to 2009 he served as Co-Founder and CEO of SONIFIC, an angel investor-funded company in San Francisco that provided music widgets and streaming applications for blogs, social networks and online communities. The company seized operations in April 2009 due to licensing issues with the major record companies.
In 2010, as an extension of his work as a futurist, Leonhard established The Futures Agency which offers think-tank and training events, workshops and executive seminars, presentations, keynote speeches and various advisory services to leading companies in the telecom, media, advertising and technology industries. Leonhard also serves as an advisory board member for various start-ups.