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.
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.
When I speak and work, I seek to bring depth and substance that helps my clients really understand the opportunities available to them.
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.
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.
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.
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?
GETTING PAID TO LEARN
Knowledge drives the global economy. What does it take to get paid for your knowledge?
Make the most of the digital tools and techniques that can help improve your organization and abilities.
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.
"Listening to him on the radio is one thing, but to see him in person and to hear what he has to say on the use of technology and social media by public servants and the public in general was really thought provoking and eye opening. Everyone, and I mean everyone, was talking about it at the breaks, over lunch, and likely when they returned home to their families."
"Jesse was absolutely fantastic. Great ideas, great presentation, terrific speaking style. He was also very down to earth and approachable. Really we couldn't be happier with Jesse... I hope we will have an opportunity to engage him again in the future."
"He was AMAZING. One of the best speakers we have ever had. He really hit the mark well with us. It was a powerful end to a great couple of days of speakers."
"His presentation was entertaining, engaging, provocative (as we requested) and very, very well received. He started a twitter discussion with his points, points that we are repeating in our conference summary and in the follow up action plan from the conference."
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).