Michael Rogers

Michael Rogers

New York, Ontario
Futurist, Technology, Media and Trend Forecasting Expert
Michael Rogers is a dynamic futurist keynote speaker and an expert in virtual presentations for audiences ranging from startups to Fortune 500 companies. Michael Rogers delivers an entertaining and common-sense vision of change for business and individuals as he blends technology, economics, demographics, culture and human nature.
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Michael Rogers studied physics and creative writing at Stanford University with additional training in finance and management at the Stanford Business School Executive Program. Michael Rogers has worked as a keynote speaker with companies ranging from FedEx, Boeing and GE to Microsoft, Pfizer and American Express, as well as both NASA and the Department of Defense.

Michael Rogers addresses groups ranging from venture capitalists and corporate executives to educators, students and the general public and is also a regular guest on radio and television, including Good Morning America, the Today Show, PBS, CNN and the History Channel. A dynamic futurist speaker who delivers an entertaining and common-sense vision of change for business and individuals, Michael blends technology, economics, demographics, culture and human nature.

Michael Rogers began his career as a writer for Rolling Stone and went on to co-found Outside magazine. Michael Rogers then launched Newsweek’s technology column, winning numerous journalism awards, including a National Headliner Award for coverage of the Chernobyl meltdown.

For ten years he was vice president of The Washington Post Company’s new media division, guiding both the newspaper and its sister publication Newsweek into the new century, as well as serving as editor and general manager of Newsweek.com where he won the Distinguished Online Service award from the National Press Club for coverage of 9/11.

His work in interactive media ranges from early ground-breaking projects for LucasFilm and Apple to dozens of Internet ventures. He has received patents for multimedia storytelling techniques, and is listed in Who’s Who in Science and Engineering.  He has been named to the Magazine Industry Digital Hall of Fame, and has also received the World Technology Network Award for Lifetime Achievement in Media and Journalism.

Rogers recently completed two years as futurist-in-residence for The New York Times and is a columnist for NBC.com. He is also a best-selling novelist whose fiction explores the human impact of technology. He lives in New York City where he works on book and television projects.  His most recent book is Email from the Future: Notes from 2084, available in paperback, Kindle and audiobook.



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Michael Rogers Topic Presentations

what comes after covid?

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training
  • The “virtualization” of our world has greatly accelerated. Work from home, telemedicine, virtual shopping, distance learning, socializing, exercise: this trend alone will impact every sector of the economy.  But of course there is much more. Consumers will emerge with a new desire for security and control, yet lagging incomes will change what they can afford.  The public will continue to seek authoritative information sources, with a new focus on wellness.  Management will face questions about localization, automation, staffing and real estate.  And this are just a start: the prognosis seems to change daily.  What Comes After COVID? is a highly customized presentation.  Michael will work with you and your team in advance to pull out the specific topics relevant to your sector.  He offers either a virtual keynote with a Q&A, or else a full small-group interactive session.

management meets the future - the innovation challenge

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  • Never before has management’s life been so…interesting.  Business, government and society are all creating a vast new digital infrastructure, from smart sensors and cognitive computing to wearable computers, extended social networks and virtual workplaces. That puts leaders in the midst of not just technical challenges but broader social quandaries such as the nature of privacy, white collar automation, reskilling workers, the rule of law in cyberspace–not to mention the strategic direction of the enterprise itself.  How can successful managers discover and implement innovation while still meeting the daily challenges of business?

artificial intelligence will change - everything!

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  • Cognitive computing is the latest and most potent expression of artificial intelligence.   Software and robots can now learn from experience and then reason and act upon information–often coming up with insights that humans might not reach.  Because they are “cloud-based”, these powerful thinking tools will be accessible even to small organizations and individuals.  The result will be new efficiencies and surprising new intelligent services that will change the very nature of work and challenge us to identify what skills are uniquely human.

your business in 2029 - a customized prediction

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  • For this popular speech, Michael—who is also a best-selling science fiction writer— does an interview to learn more about your business, practice or discipline. He then creates a realistic scenario of what your profession or business may be like in the late twenties. He’ll identify potential new products, new customers and new challenges. He’s done it for lawyers, health care professionals, transportation companies, retailers, educators, financial services companies and more—even a luxury goods manufacturer!

the post-covid consumer

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  • Sometimes it seems as if society has fast-forwarded five years in the last five months: far more of our shopping, work and schooling now happens online, and post-COVID, not everything will go back.  In addition, after so much uncertainty, consumers will seek security, safety, trusted relationships and reliable information. At the same time many families and businesses will struggle with limited financial resources.  Big challenges–but also an opportunity for bold thinking and new initiatives around services, communication and community.

the healthcare revolution

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  • The future is bright for medicine: telemedicine, wellness monitors, personal genomics, electronic health records, and more. Plus: “big data” and smart computers will choose the best and most efficient treatment options based on actual outcomes.  All this progress will come with caveats, of course: how do we keep the human element in healthcare?  What are the privacy implications of personal genomic data?   How do we fund the latest technologies while still making sure that basic healthcare is affordable? Michael has presented this topic to pharmaceutical companies, hospital networks, health insurers, medical educators and more.

the virtualization of america--and the world

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  • Over the next decade, more and more of our work, what we care about and how we interact with others will involve the Internet, intelligent computers and the Internet of Things. If you think that’s already happened…just listen to what Michael predicts is next.  Add to that the rise of a new generation of “digital natives” who are remarkably comfortable with virtual relationships. What will this mean for how our businesses and organizations must evolve in the years to come? How will products change to meet new needs and what will companies do to reach their customers?

the radical new world of education

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training
  • We’re all educators–either as professional teachers, or as managers, team leaders, mentors, or parents. In the future, we will be permanent students as well. The online world represents a powerful opportunity for education to reach a wider, more diverse audience.  But it’s also a challenge to the future of both teachers and campuses.

    And there’s a second issue: what do we teach? Now that young people live with one foot in the virtual world, how does that impact education and employment?  What skills will our students initially bring (or not bring) to campus, and what skills will they need to make their way in an increasingly automated world?  Michael has spoken to educators worldwide ranging from K-12 to college, law and medicine.

moderating & consulting

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  • Michael specializes in half or one-day strategy retreats for small groups of senior executives in fields such as finance, law, marketing, media and pharmaceuticals. He combines his presentation with interactive group work such as scenarios or Delphi predictions, all designed to maximize discussion and innovative thinking.

    In addition, he often moderates panels or conferences for clients who have ranged from American Express and Intel to the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

small group work

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  • Michael specializes in conducting small strategy and brainstorming sessions, with groups ranging from five to 50, as well as virtual presentations.  He has worked with sectors ranging from banking and insurance to media, telecommunications, software, manufacturing, consumer goods and retail.

    Most often Michael works with directors or C-suite executives, in a half-day session. The work begins with Michael’s in-depth research on the client and sector, usually involving interviews with key executives. The product is a highly-customized presentation from Michael, along with custom scenarios that realistically describe potential futures. These in turn lead to directed discussions and work to identify the key issues the team needs to address in the years ahead.

    Michael brings multiple skills to this process. His work as an award-winning journalist for Newsweek, The Washington Post and The New York Times gives his research and analysis weight and clarity. His experience as a moderator and interviewer helps him encourage lively dialogue and insight from all participants. His writing skills produce scenarios that are realistic and compelling. And his extemporaneous ability to synthesize the key elements of a discussion means that clients go away with a real sense of progress.


I’ve heard nothing but positive feedback on your presentation. Everyone found it both educational and entertaining. You definitely hit on key points for the attendees with regards to technology and I would highly recommend you to other groups who are looking for forward-thinking speakers.

National Retail Federation

Many of the delegates mentioned that your session was the most informative of the program—they especially appreciated your warmth and wit. We were very pleased that your remarks were so carefully tailored for our audience, and that you delivered exactly the message we had planned.

National Association of Federal Credit Unions

I wanted to let you know that you did an outstanding job of moderating. You pivoted nicely from panelist to panelist and from topic to topic, all the while, keeping with the themes of the conference.

Chubb Group

Your knowledge, expertise, insights and charisma educated our audience and stimulated us to think about where we could be in the near future.

Prudential Financial, Inc.

Michael presents as though he is talking with you versus at you. He’s someone you would love to be seated next to at any event!

General Electric

Your thought-provoking comments generated much discussion and were exactly what we needed to close out our meeting.


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Known as a popular key note speaker in Canada, Michael Rogers creates life changing experiences for the participants with practical insights and strategic advice they can implement right after the session. Working with a one our leading expert speaker like Michael Rogers from New York, Ontario offers organizations a fresh perspective to assist the people of the organization. No matter if it is a government, association, or business crowd, Michael Rogers is a perfect speaker for your event. Through unique practical insights for trending topics and years experience speaking to different organizations, Michael Rogers focuses on changing individuals to make better decisions at work and their lives. No matter if you are holding an in person or virtual event, having an influential speaker such as Michael Rogers will engage, motivate, and activate the audience to make a change in their lives and inspire action for results to meet organizational goals. Your workforce will benefit from Michael Rogers’s presentations and speeches, with measurable results set to shift the people of the organization and core direction of the company. Book Michael Rogers speaker for your annual general meeting, conference, summit, or convention in Canada.

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