About Me


  • "Theo is one of the smartest people I have had the pleasure of working with. He deeply understands technology but more importantly how it can impact the lives of business and people."

    About Me

    I started my career in tech as a mainframe software developer in 1998. Since then I've done many different things, undertaken many roles, and worn many hats. After all, a Jack of all trades is a master of none, but oftentimes better than a master of one." as the full saying goes.


    During that time I found a knack for researching emerging and future technology and business trends, writing about them and telling them like it is; peeling back the curtain of hype but also projecting where both the positive and negative effects could take society. For fifteen years that forthright voice has led me to write for many publications and travel the globe speaking to audiences as small as twenty and as large as two thousand who want to learn about those possible futures.


    If you're looking for a speaker who will leave your audience with some key takeaways to implement that you could have asked ChatGPT for, keep looking.


    If you're looking for a futurist and keynote speaker who will leave your audience reeling, debating amongst themselves, and give them sleepless nights ahead thinking of what if - you've come to the right place.



    Theo Priestley is a globally recognised and sought-after futurist and international speaker, author, and authority on the future of business, technology and society focusing on the convergence of emerging trends, including Metaverse, Web3, Spatial Computing and Artificial Intelligence. He speaks to the topic of 'hyperchange', and 'accelerated transformation', an emerging enterprise trend that goes beyond digital transformation.

    He is widely known and sought after for his forthright views on both the positive and the negative impacts of technology on society and currently works to inform political and business leaders of the risks and benefits of adoption.


    Theo has been listed as a Top 100 global technology influencer and thought leader multiple years in a row.

    Priestley has worked with some of the biggest names in tech and business including Capgemini, SAP, Siemens, Bosch, Software AG, AON Insurance, and Hewlett Packard Enterprise - consulting, speaking for, and advising on strategic foresight, and emerging technologies.

    He has mentored for a number of startup accelerators including the HTC ViveX VR incubator and Alchemist, one of Silicon Valley's Top 10, and gives guest lectures at Universities.

    He has published more than 300 articles on a variety of forward looking topics for Forbes, the European, WIRED, Huffington Post, and more. He has also contributed op-eds to VentureBeat, GigaOM, and The Times Raconteur, and has been interviewed for radio and national television news on future technology trends.

    He recently authored the book, The Future Starts Now, published internationally through Bloomsbury.

    An energetic, informative, and polished speaker, he has engaged groups ranging from 20-2000 on emerging technology trends and their impact on society and business, and featured talks have taken place globally at conferences, corporate events, meetups, webinars, and innovation boot camps.