In order to realize a positive preferred future, we must maintain a positive vision.
Explorer - Scientist - Futurist
Jonathan explores the dynamics of large-scale, long term change with a focus on beyond the horizon technologies, providing insight on the evolving role of applied innovation. Jonathan currently serves as the Science and Exploration Fellow at Mission Blue—The Sylvia Earle Alliance; Advisor to Schmidt Marine Technology Partners—a program of the Schmidt Family Foundation; Ideation Director at the NASA Frontier Development Lab; Exploration Officer for the California Coastal Exploration Academy vessel E/V Discovery; and Distinguished Fellow at Singularity University. He sits on the boards of, and as an advisor to, several ocean, space, technology, learning, and exploration start up and nonprofit organizations. With over 20 years in Silicon Valley in leadership positions at Apple, Adobe, and Autodesk, Jonathan is a creative thinker and respected thought leader on future trends, long-range vision, and creating a preferred future. He advises start-ups, business leaders, government officials, and academics around the world.
A popular speaker and moderator in formats ranging from high-profile keynotes to executive roundtables and workshops, Jonathan is focused on helping others understand, make sense of, and put to good use rapidly advancing technologies and the mindset necessary to apply them for the benefit of everyone. Jonathan covers topics from technology trends, entrepreneurship and open innovation, to creating a preferred future. Audiences will explore predictions and possibilities that will prepare them to emerge from the present. Jonathan's dynamic and fun speaking style cuts through the noise, synthesizes the essentials, and connects the dots to assist with in this journey into the future.
For more information contact: speaker @ jonathanknowles. com
Head shot photos
Click here for large version
© 2018 Jonathan Knowles