Theo Priestly

Theo Priestly

Theo Priestly

Global Thought Leader, TEDx Speaker


He has had the pleasure of appearing at some of the biggest conferences and at smaller, intimate corporate events, delivering keynote talks to audiences ranging from 50 to 4,000. He has been part of panel discussions and chaired conferences across the World including USA, Peru, Australia, Dubai, Germany, UK, Sweden, China, Malta and South Africa.

Theo has published more than 100 articles on topics including Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence, Fintech, Smart Cities, Education, Healthcare, Marketing, Digital Transformation and Virtual Reality, for Forbes, the European, WIRED and Huffington Post. He has also contributed to VentureBeat, GigaOM, The Times Raconteur and been interviewed for BBC Radio and UK national television news on technology trends.

He is widely known and sought after for his forthright views on the negative impacts of technology on society and currently works with the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change to research technology’s wider impact on society and public policy with a view to informing political leaders of the risks and benefits of adoption.

Theo has been listed as a Top 100 global technology influencer and thought leader on the Internet of Things (IOT), Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Fintech multiple years in a row.

He hosts the “We Didn’t Start the Fire” podcast, examining the intersection of technology, business and society with guests.

His book, ‘The Future Starts Now’, co-authored with Bronwyn Williams will be available early 2021 from Bloomsbury.

The future is an uncertain, uncomfortable prospect for employees, employers and society at large. A flurry of unprecedented events have proven that, despite what some politicians and economists may tell us, the future is not set in stone. Instead, it is constantly being shaped and redefined by the everyday decisions of individuals and organizations. With a comprehensive history of tomorrow, we will explore ground breaking topics such as AI, privacy, education and the future of work.