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Richard Yonck
Futurist

International Keynote Speaker
And Bestselling Author

Richard Yonck Futurist - Boy Astronaut

My Story

I’ve been a huge science geek since I was a young boy, enthralled with inventions, progress, the history of science and, of course, the future.

As a preteen, I started learning to program computers the same year futurist Alvin Toffler’s book Future Shock was published. All of this fed my fascination with the future and the transformational changes it routinely brings about. With early careers producing science education programs and in computer science, I had a front-row seat to the digital convergence taking place in the 1980s and 1990s. While this was an exciting time, it also allowed me to witness the very real and disruptive impact that progress can have on people’s lives. All of this contributed to my passion for futures work, for understanding the impact of emerging technologies and the positive difference foresight strategy can make in building a better and more inclusive tomorrow.

Richard Yonck Futurist - Boy Astronaut

My Story

I’ve been a huge science geek since I was a young boy, enthralled with inventions, progress, the history of science and, of course, the future.

As a preteen, I started learning to program computers the same year futurist Alvin Toffler’s book Future Shock was published. All of this fed my fascination with the future and the transformational changes it routinely brings about. With early careers producing science education programs and in computer science, I had a front-row seat to the digital convergence taking place in the 1980s and 1990s. While this was an exciting time, it also allowed me to witness the very real and disruptive impact that progress can have on people’s lives. All of this contributed to my passion for futures work, for understanding the impact of emerging technologies and the positive difference foresight strategy can make in building a better and more inclusive tomorrow.

Richard Yonck at TEDx

My Journey

An internationally known futurist, I consult to Fortune 500 businesses, nonprofits, government agencies and other organizations.

I explore short- to long-range futures with an eye to how this knowledge can bring about the kind of real change that helps clients advance their strategic goals and realize their preferred futures. A sought-after keynote speaker, I’ve energized and excited audiences all over the world. The former computing/AI contributing editor for The Futurist magazine, I’ve written for Scientific American, World Future Review, Fast Company, GeekWire, Salon, American Cinematographer and many others. I’ve been interviewed and quoted in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Wired, BBC News, Forbes, Puget Sound Business Journal, Investor’s Business Daily, Singularity Hub and numerous podcasts and radio programs. It’s my mission to provide organizations and individuals with insights that spark imagination, reduce risk exposure and effectively connect the dots towards a preferred future.

Richard Yonck at TEDx

My Journey

An internationally known futurist, I consult to Fortune 500 businesses, nonprofits, government agencies and other organizations.

I explore short- to long-range futures with an eye to how this knowledge can bring about the kind of real change that helps clients advance their strategic goals and realize their preferred futures. A sought-after keynote speaker, I’ve energized and excited audiences all over the world. The former computing/AI contributing editor for The Futurist magazine, I’ve written for Scientific American, World Future Review, Fast Company, GeekWire, Salon, American Cinematographer and many others. I’ve been interviewed and quoted in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Wired, BBC News, Forbes, Puget Sound Business Journal, Investor’s Business Daily, Singularity Hub and numerous podcasts and radio programs. It’s my mission to provide organizations and individuals with insights that spark imagination, reduce risk exposure and effectively connect the dots towards a preferred future.

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