RADAR Thinker Award 2017
Amy Webb is a quantitative futurist and a bestselling, award-winning author. She is a professor of strategic foresight at the NYU Stern School of Business and the founder of the Future Today Institute, a leading foresight and strategy firm that helps leaders and their organizations prepare for complex futures. Webb was named to the Thinkers50 Radar list of the 30 management thinkers most likely to shape the future of how organizations are managed and led, and won the 2017 Thinkers50 Radar Thinker Award. Webb is a Fellow in the United States-Japan Leadership Program, a Foresight Fellow in the US Government Accountability Office Center for Strategic Foresight, and was a Visiting Nieman Fellow at Harvard University. She was also a delegate on the former US-Russia Bilateral Presidential Commission, where she worked on the future of technology, media, and international diplomacy. She has advised CEOs, three-star generals and admirals, and senior government leadership on strategic futures. She is the bestselling author of The Signals Are Talking: Why Today’s Fringe is Tomorrow’s Mainstream, which explains how to forecast emerging technology. It was a Washington Post bestseller, won the Gold Axiom Award for business books, and was selected as one of the best books of the year by Fast Company and Amazon. Webb’s latest book, The Big Nine: How the Tech Titans and Their Thinking Machines Could Warp Humanity, is a call-to-arms about the broken nature of artificial intelligence, and the powerful corporations that are turning the human-machine relationship on its head.