Amy Webb is a quantitative futurist. She is a professor of strategic foresight at the New York University Stern School of Business and the Founder of the Future Today Institute, a leading foresight and strategy firm
that helps leaders and their organizations prepare for complex futures. Founded in 2006, the Institute advises Fortune 500 and Global 1000 companies, government agencies, large nonprofits, universities and startups around the world. Amy
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 she has won the prestigious 2017 Thinkers50 RADAR Award. Amy’s special area of research is
artificial intelligence, and she has advised three-star generals, White House leadership and CEOs of some of the world’s largest companies on the future of AI.
Amy is the author of three books, including The Signals Are Talking:
Why Today’s Fringe Is Tomorrow’s Mainstream, which explains how to forecast and manage technological change. It is a Washington Post bestseller, was selected as one of Fast Company’s Best Books of 2016, won a 2017 Gold Axiom Medal for the
best book about business and technology and was named one of Amazon’s best books in 2016. Signals has been released in multiple international editions and has been translated into a number of languages. Her bestselling memoir, Data, A Love
Story, is about finding love via algorithms. Her TED talk about Data has been viewed more than 6 million times and has been translated into 32 languages. Data is being adapted as a feature film, which is currently in production. Her latest
book, The Big Nine: How The Tech Titans and Their Thinking Machines Will Change Humanity, is a call-to-arms about the broken nature of artificial intelligence and the powerful corporations that are turning the human-machine relationship on
Amy is a fellow in the United States-Japan Leadership Program. She was a 2014-2015 Visiting Nieman Fellow at Harvard University, where her research received a national Sigma Delta Chi award. Amy 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.