Georges T. Roos – the “5-Premium-Speakers-Questions”

10. November 2017 – Patricia Zoller

How does the world look like in 20 years from now? The well-known futurologist Georges T. Roos is dealing intensively with this subject. As an inspiring speaker he has helped diverse companies, organisations and humans to a better understanding of megatrends and strategical future challenges. Building a better future lies in the human capability because the future can partly be created.

What are the core subjects of your keynote speeches?

Georges T. Roos:

– The future is not what it used to be. Dealing with uncertainty.
– Our world in 20 years. Disruptive changes.
– Smartness: how we will live and work in a smart world.
– Health 4.0: genetic editing and Big Data
– World population: Why we grow (only Europe is shrinking), why extreme poverty will soon disappear, why the middle class will grow worldwide

Which audience or which branch do you reach with your speech?

Georges T. Roos:

– Decision makers in business, society, administration and politics.
– All businesses: From finance to production up to social enterprises.
– Health, education, mobility

Why are you a Premium Speaker? Where do you get your insights from?

Georges T. Roos:

I have been a futurist for 20 years now. It is my passion to help people understand how megatrends change our world. What my listeners like: they get the point, they get good reasons to be confident, my speech is serious but also full of humor, it is a visionary approach.

What will be in the future? Does 'time' play an important role in your work?

Georges T. Roos:

We can know certain aspects of our future because we recognize the drivers of change or we understand early signals. Certain aspects we don’t know: the future will surprise us. Future is a dimension of time. Since change has dramatically accelerated, it seems as if we have lost the past and the future, and instead we see ourselves in an extended presence.

What is your life motto? What would you like to give your listeners on the way?

Georges T. Roos:

My key point: Don’t be frightened by apocalyptic pictures of the future. At least partly, the future can be created – but we need to involve ourselves. I am not an optimist – I am rather a possibilist: I trust in the human capability to build a better future.

Georges T. Roos

Futurist & Global Thinker, Founder & CEO of ROOS ThinkTank for Cultural Innovation