JESSE HIRSH

JESSE HIRSH

FUTURIST, RESEARCHER & PUBLIC SPEAKER

I am an Internet professional with 25 years experience in research, writing, and public speaking. My key interest is helping people understand what the future holds for them. As a consultant, I provide my clients with the strategic advice that they need to thrive and prosper in a volatile era.

In my efforts to freely share knowledge and insight, I regularly appear on television, radio, and social media like Twitter, Medium, Instagram, and Tumblr. I've also got a TEDx talk on the future of authority, and once hosted an interfaith television show called 3D Dialogue.

I completed a Masters Degree at Ryerson University on the rise and increasing role of algorithms in the governance of our society.

I'm presently spending time at the IBM Innovation Space in Toronto Canada, investigating the impact of artificial intelligence and cognitive computing on all sectors and industries.

Leadership, learning, and innovation are three subjects that motivate my work, and fuel my passions. I'm fascinated by how organizations change, and how individuals adapt. The future is here, let's make the most of it.

WHAT KEEPS ME BUSY

Appearing on CBC Radio and Television
Public speaking, moderatoring, and hosting
Appearing on TVO's The Agenda
Hacking IBM Canada's Innovation Space
Researching the impact of AI on Democracy
Organizing and hosting dinner salons

MY PHILOSOPHY

Intelligence

The mind is a muscle and I'm always looking for opportunities to exercise it by finding and sharing the smartest sources, people, and ideas.

Substance

When I speak and work, I seek to bring depth and substance that helps my clients really understand the opportunities available to them.

Empathy

Technology needs to bend to human needs, rather than the opposite. The role of user experience and design thinking aims to help make this happen.

AN OVERVIEW OF MY PUBLIC SPEAKING

Entertain, Educate, and Enlighten

As a speaker, I'm the teacher, that holds your attention, and gets you up to speed, no matter what sector, or industry you're in.

COGNITIVE COMPUTING
AI AND BIG DATA

How will AI and machine learning impact your business? How can you use data to make better decisions?

FUTURE OF EDUCATION
THE JOY OF LEARNING

We all need to learn at the speed of the web, and doing so is a whole lot easier with help from your friends.

BLOCKCHAINS
FROM BITCOINS TO DAOS

What are blockchains and smart contracts? How will they impact your industry? What are Distributed Autonomous Organizations?

THE RISE OF E-PATIENTS
TECHNOLOGY AND HEALTH CARE

Health technology is empowering patients and shifting power in the health system. What does that mean for you?

KNOWLEDGE ECONOMY
GETTING PAID TO LEARN

Knowledge drives the global economy. What does it take to get paid for your knowledge?

INNOVATION
DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

Make the most of the digital tools and techniques that can help improve your organization and abilities.

OPEN SOURCE
ON THE SHOULDERS OF GIANTS

The future is open source. Discover the technology secrets that drive today's strongest technology companies.

PRIVACY AND SECURITY
WHAT IT TAKES TO DO IT RIGHT

In an era of hacks, attacks, and data breaches, learn what it takes to secure your privacy and corporate information.

Please Get in Touch!

I would love to hear from you. Please use this form and I will do my best to get back to you. It is worth noting however that I am a human being, and there is only so much time in the day, therefore there is no guarantee that I will reply in a timely manner, unless you indicate it is urgent, in which case I will do my best. If it is business related, I may have my agency reply to you directly. If it is PR, or a pitch, I may not reply at all (I get far too many to be able to respond to all of them).

Let's Stay Connected:

One of the best means of connecting with me, so we might get to know each other, is via one of the social media platforms that I use:

LinkedIn
Medium
Instagram
Tumblr
Twitter