Over the past decade, Thomas Frey has built an enormous following around the world based on his ability to develop accurate visions of the future and describe the opportunities ahead. Having started seventeen businesses himself and assisting on the development of hundreds more, the understanding he brings to his audiences is a rare blend of reality-based thinking coupled with a clear-headed visualization of the world ahead. Predicting the future has little value without understanding the driving forces behind the trends, subtle nuances that can be leveraged, and implications for both the people directly affected in the industry as well as others farther down the technological food chain.
His work is not just restricted to advances in technology. Rather, he takes a much larger view of the playing field including shifts in governance, system changes, evolving attitudes and human conditions, and much more. Each year his talks touch the lives of tens of thousands of people. Here are some of his most popular topics. Don’t feel restricted by this list, every year he designs dozens of custom presentations based specifically around the needs of a particular audience. The following is a list of innovative futurist topics Thomas is known for.
As part of the celebrity speaking circuit, Tom continually pushes the envelope of understanding, creating fascinating images of the world to come. His keynote talks on futurist topics have captivated people ranging from high level government officials to executives in Fortune 500 companies including NASA, IBM, AT&T, Hewlett-Packard, Lucent Technologies, First Data, Boeing, Capital One, Bell Canada, Visa, Ford Motor Company, Qwest, Allied Signal, Hunter Douglas, Direct TV, International Council of Shopping Centers, National Association of Federal Credit Unions, Times of India, and many more.
Because of his work inspiring inventors and other revolutionary thinkers, the Boulder Daily Camera has referred to him as the “Father of Invention”. The Denver Post and Seattle Post Intelligencer have referred to him as the “Dean of Futurists”.
Before launching the DaVinci Institute, Tom spent 15 years at IBM as an engineer and designer where he received over 270 awards, more than any other IBM engineer. He is also a past member of the Triple Nine Society (High I.Q. society over 99.9 percentile).
Thomas has been featured in thousands of articles for both national and international publications including New York Times, Wall Street Journal, U.S. News & World Report, Wired Magazine, Fast Company, Forbes, National Geographic, USA Today, Times of India, and virtually every TV station in North America and Australia. He currently writes a weekly “Future Trend Report” newsletter and a weekly column for FuturistSpeaker.com.
The Thomas Frey Experience
Thomas pushes far beyond the limits of conventional wisdom, often talking about extreme futures and building intriguing “what if” scenarios as a tool for discussing far reaching implications. His presentations not only stretch the imagination but also challenge current thinking.
Tom’s thought-provoking dialog and intense delivery enables audience members to grasp new possibilities and concepts while comprehending the salient touch points he presents. New ideas have a way of infusing audiences with energy and Thomas has the uncanny ability of touching on the most poignant trends, invigorating everyone who attends.
All talks are custom tailored to mesh with the goals of the event organizers as well as those who attend. While his mind may have been traveling to the far reaches of the future to put your presentation together, he’s very much present, ready to tackle the immediate challenges your audience faces, when he takes the stage.
Forever a student of the world, as his talks take him to many countries around the earth, Tom has developed original insights and first hand experiences that go far beyond the conventional stories of others. His talks provide up to the minute worldwide scientific data along with expert global trend forecasting.
While it’s easy to wallow in the trouble filled underbelly of life, Thomas sees every problem as an opportunity and keeps all of his talks positive and upbeat, steeped in the wonderment of possibilities. These opportunities are every cloud’s silver lining, and we truly do have spectacular futures and fortunes that lie ahead.
Tom’s Papers and Writings
Fixing our Insanely Broken Sales Tax System
March 9th, 2016
Introducing the Futurist Hall of Fame
March 2nd, 2016
Entering the Era of Super Scalability – The Billion-Benchmark Club
February 24th, 2016
What Clients are Saying
Mr. Frey, I recently viewed the recorded presentation you delivered at our annual agent’s meeting and it was fantastic — very thought-provoking, and yes a little scary. So many of the things you mentioned are things that I, not unlike any other insurance company researcher, am monitoring for impact to the insurance industry. Thank you!
-Lorie Dorsey Personal Lines Product Development Analyst for Westfield Insurance
Tom is very insightful and definitely an original thinker.
-Bill Owens Former Colorado Governor
Tom’s presentation was absolutely wonderful.
-Richard Lamm Former Colorado Governor