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

The futurist: The “Great Barrier Backlash”
Exposing the ethical gray zone

More about the next bold step in transportation
Need for speed? No problem!

The futurist: The next bold step in transportation
Getting your ride on: Personal Rapid Transit

The futurist: The last batch of 162 future jobs
Starting with "driverless everything"

The futurist: More of 162 future jobs
Big data, crafted houses, 3D printing

The futurist: The first 47 of 162 jobs of the future
Plus 14 hot new skills

The futurist: Creating the ultimate fortune cookie
People would stand in line for one

The futurist: Confessions of an epiphany junkie
Living for that "Aha!" moment

Tiny houses: Casting off the big mortgage
Eight things we give up to own a home

The futurist: The huge potential of the tiny house movement
A mortgage-free alternative

Eight big opportunities ahead
We need a just-in-time mindset

Pioneers of the shared economy
Some key players

The futurist: The cure for stuffaholics
The sharing economy and the next great opportunities

The futurist: Nature’s not all about us
Here's why that's important to remember

The futurist: The quantified self
You getting to know you better

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