Thomas Frey

Thomas Frey is the executive director and senior futurist at the DaVinci Institute and currently Google’s top-rated futurist speaker.  At the Institute, he has developed original research studies, enabling him to speak on unusual topics, translating trends into unique opportunities. Tom continually pushes the envelope of understanding, creating fascinating images of the world to come.  His talks on futurist topics have captivated people ranging from high level of government officials to executives in Fortune 500 companies including NASA, IBM, AT&T, Hewlett-Packard, Unilever, GE, Blackmont Capital, Lucent Technologies, First Data, Boeing, Ford Motor Company, Qwest, Allied Signal, Hunter Douglas, Direct TV, Capital One, National Association of Federal Credit Unions, STAMATS, Bell Canada, American Chemical Society, Times of India, Leaders in Dubai, and many more. Before launching the DaVinci Institute, Tom spent 15 years at IBM as an engineer and designer where he received over 270 awards, more than any other IBM engineer.

Articles by Thomas Frey

Eleven trends for finding fame
The future of getting noticed: Part II

The futurist: How to become a star
The future of getting noticed: Part 1

The futurist: Why who you were no longer matters
Part II: My 18 reasons

The futurist: Why who you were still matters—and doesn’t
Part I: 18 reasons it matters

More endangered jobs
Tech: Destroyer or creator? Part II

The futurist: 101 endangered jobs
What might be gone by 2030: Part I

The coming age of super materials
Part II: Mind-boggling potential

The futurist: Extreme graphene
Part I: The super materials gold rush is coming

The futurist: Disrupting health care
When devices replace medicine

The futurist: Computing’s next big transformation
Semantic intelligence

Another 112 far-out uses for drones
Will we have drones watching the workers watching the drones?

The futurist: 192 uses for drones
Here are the first 80

The futurist: Should bots have bank accounts?
It's going to get complicated

The futurist: The value of a human life
It's increasing exponentially

More on the liquid library
It will be a focal point for idea-sharing

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