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Jonathan Brill



AI Inventor

AI in Leadership

Business Futurist

Transformation Architect

Strategic Luck



   Architect Your Future

AI on Your Org Chart

Strategic Luck

​Keynote Topics

Video Experience




Jonathan Brill is an expert on strategic foresight and technology innovation. He writes, speaks, and advises startups, the Fortune 50 and the Secret Service on creating and taking advantage of uncertainty. His warm style, compelling stories, and intellectual rigor inspire visionaries and open even the most hard-boiled executives to new ways of thinking and doing. 

Harvard Business Review recently called Jonathan "The world's leading transformation architect." His visionary yet pragmatic approach to the future is based on years as the Global Futurist at HP, where he directed long-term strategy and planning. He is the Senior Fellow at HBR's China New Growth Institute and Board Advisor at Frost & Sullivan, one of the world's largest market intelligence firms, with offices in 46 countries. 

He is the author of Rogue Waves: Future-Proof Your Business to Survive and Profit from Radical Change (McGraw-Hill), China's #2-selling economics book. The Economist called it, "a very important book for managers" and Adam Grant called it, "An actionable framework for driving change instead of being blindsided by it."  He has taught the techniques to over 27,000 executives, ranging from startups to the Fortune 500 to the United States Secret Service. 

Inc. magazine called Brill "A Silicon Valley Legend" because his innovation consultancies developed over 350 products and generated $27B USD for clients like Samsung, Microsoft, Verizon, PepsiCo and the U.S. government. These projects ranged from AI, search engines, and metaverse technologies to theme park rides and the design of the U.S. Pavilion at the 2015 World's Fair (Expo Milano) to Taco Bell's Gordita. 

He is a frequent thought leader, speaker, and contributor to HBR, TED, Global Peter Drucker Forum, SCMP, SXSW, J.P. Morgan, Singularity, Forbes, Korn Ferry, The Economist Global Business Report, Bloomberg, Sirius XM, Fast Company, The Project Management Institute, Brightline, and Thinkers50.  He has educated corporate leaders at Harvard and Stanford Universities. 

He holds a degree in industrial design from Pratt Institute, He spent years as a research consultant to the MIT Media Lab and in management at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business. 


“Jonathan spreads practical wonder.”

Niki Skene, TedX Global Ambassador


“Our executives walked away changed.”

Anne Devlin, Head of Learning & Development, J.P. Morgan

"His rigorous, unifying message drives results."

Doug Warner, Head of Innovation, Amazon

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