Amy Webb



Webb believes that the global challenges faced by business and society are interconnected across disciplines and possesses expert-level knowledge of the industries critical to keeping the world moving. She draws from her work and research to share data-driven insights on emerging trends and technologies that will revolutionise the ways we work and live.

She is the author of several bestselling books, including the critically acclaimed The Genesis Machine, which examines the future of synthetic biology, which she predicts will be the most important technology of our lifetime. She is a columnist on the future and big data for Slate and a contributing editor and tech columnist for Inc. Her insights into the future are featured frequently in top publications, including the Harvard Business Review, New York Times, Wired & Fortune.

Webb is a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations, serves as a Steward and Steering Committee member of the World Economic Forum’s Future of Media, Entertainment, and Sport Board, as well as its Global Futures Council. She is also a member of the Bretton Woods Committee, a fellow in the United States-Japan Leadership Program and a Foresight Fellow in the U.S. Government Accountability Office Center for Strategic Foresight. Previously, she served as a visiting Nieman Fellow at Harvard University, as well as a U.S. Department of State delegate for the U.S.-Russia Bilateral Presidential Commission, where she worked on the future of technology, media, and international diplomacy.

A visionary with extraordinary insight into what the future of business and society might look like, Webb is a winner of the Thinkers50 RADAR Award, and has been named on the BBC 100 Women list and the Thinkers50 Radar list of influential management thinkers shaping the future of how organizations are managed and led.


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