Futurist & AI Keynote Speaker Michael Rogers

Michael Rogers

Award-winning journalist, best-selling author, futurist, and business consultant regularly seen on Good Morning America, the Today Show, and CNN, Michael Rogers is a keynote speaker with a focus on artificial intelligence and emergent technologies.

Meet Michael Rogers

Michael Rogers is an award-winning journalist and highly sought-after keynote speaker on artificial intelligence and disruptive technologies. He has spoken to leading organizations ranging from Boeing and GE to Microsoft, Pfizer and American Express, as well as NASA and the Department of Defense.

For ten years, he was the vice president of The Washington Post Company’s new media division. Additionally, his work in interactive media includes projects with LucasFilm and Apple in early ground-breaking developments. Furthermore, Rogers is an inductee of the Magazine Industry Digital Hall of Fame and recipient of the World Technology Network Award for Lifetime Achievement in Media and Journalism.

His most recent book, Email from the Future: Notes from 2084, is available now in paperback, Kindle, and audiobook. Contact the Mollie Plotkin Group today to inquire about Michael Rogers’s fees.

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Michael Rogers is a Stanford University alumnus with additional training in finance and management at the Stanford Business School Executive Program. 


Rogers began his career as a writer for Rolling Stone. Later, he joined Newsweek to create the magazine’s Technology section. There, he covered the bleeding-edge topics of the day, ranging from Chernobyl and genetic engineering to the rise of the internet. Rogers would go on to serve as the editor and general manager of Newsweek.com. As a visionary for the 21st century, Rogers’ work with Newsweek would earn him the Distinguished Online Service award from the National Press Club for coverage of 9/11. 

Michael Rogers was the futurist-in-residence for The New York Times and a columnist for NBC.com. He is also a best-selling novelist, writing fiction exploring the human impact of technology. Today, he resides in New York City.

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Key Audience Takeaways

What Comes After Covid?

How management can adapt to the rapid “virtualization” following COVID.

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, rapid virtualization has impacted every sector of the economy. Consumers have emerged with a new desire for security and control. In this highly customized presentation, Michael will work with you and your team in advance to pull out specific topics relevant to your sector. Additionally, this presentation can be offered as a virtual keynote with a Q&A or a small-group interactive session.

  • Identifying new consumer demands in the 2020s
  • Facing new obstacles in localization, automation, and staffing
  • Implementing authority with a new focus on wellness


Management Meets the Future: The Innovation Challenge

Utilizing emerging technologies and digital infrastructure.

Leaders are in the midst of not just technical challenges, but broader social quandaries. These include the nature of privacy, white-collar automation, and reskilling workers. Leaders have to address all of these issues, as well as the strategic direction of the enterprise itself. In this presentation, Rogers will cover:

  • How successful managers discover and implement innovation
  • How to meet the daily challenges of business while thinking forward
  • How to address new technical and social issues that have recently become salient


Artificial Intelligence Will Change…Everything!

How new efficiencies from AI will change the very nature of work

The astonishing abilities of ChatGPT are an example of the latest developments in cognitive computing, which allow software to come up with insights that humans may not reach. In this presentation, Rogers explains how:

  • Artificial Intelligence is affecting all enterprises, small and large
  • How the nature of “work” will change in the future
  • What challenges we face in identifying which skills are uniquely human


Your Business in 2030: A Customized Prediction

An interview from Best-selling science fiction writer Michael Rogers 

In this popular speech, Michael Rogers will interview you to learn more about your business, practice or discipline. Then, he creates a realistic scenario of what your business or profession may be like in the late 2020’s. He will identify:

  • New Products
  • New Customers
  • and New Challenges

Lawyers, healthcare professionals, and transportation companies hire Michael Rogers for this consultation and interview. 


The Healthcare Revolution

Big Data and smart computers – all progress will come with caveats.

The future is bright for medicine: telemedicine, wellness monitors, personal genomics, and more. But even with advanced technology that can identify the best and most efficient treatment options, all progress comes with caveats. In this presentation, Michael Rogers discusses the hard questions:

  • 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 ensuring basic healthcare is affordable?

Organizations such as pharmaceutical companies, hospital networks, and health insurers and more hire Michael Rogers for this presentation. 


The Virtualization of America–And The World

The rise of a new generation of “digital natives.”

Over the next decade, more and more of our work, what we care about, and how we interact with others will involve the Internet. If you think that’s already happened, just listen to what Michael predicts is next:

  • What will this mean for how our businesses and organizations must evolve?
  • How will products change to meet the new needs of this generation?
  • What will companies do to reach their customers of “digital natives.”


The Radical New World of Education

We’re all educators, as teachers, managers, or mentors, but now we are permanent students too. 

The online world represents a powerful educational opportunity to reach a wider, more diverse audience. This will create new challenges for the future of both teachers and campuses. 

  • What do we teach to a generation with one foot in the virtual world?
  • How will virtualization impact education and employment?
  • What skills will our students initially bring (or not bring) to campus?

Educators worldwide, ranging from K-12 to college, law and medicine, hire Michael Rogers for this presentation. 


Moderating and Consulting

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

In addition, Rogers often moderates panels or conferences for clients such as American Express and Intel to the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.


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