Dr. Thomas Ramge’s work connects the dots between technology, economy, and society. His keynotes on business disruption and transformation by tech are fact-based and entertaining, grounded in science and eye-opening for business leaders pondering on the question: How will emerging technologies change my industry – and the word we live in? Thomas has authored about twenty books including bestsellers like “On the Brink of Utopia – Reinventing Innovation to Solve the World’s Hardest Problems”, “Who’s afraid of AI? Fear and Promise in the Age of Thinking Machines” and “Reinventing Capitalism in the Age of Big Data”, which have been translated in more than twenty languages.
Thomas Ramge’s essays and long read articles are being published in MIT Management Review, Harvard Business Review, The Economist, Foreign Affairs, Die Zeit and Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. As a writer Thomas has received numerous awards, including the Axiom Business Book Award (Gold Medal Economics), the Best Business Book Award on Innovation and Technology, the getAbstract International Book Award, the German Business Book Award, the German Essay Prize and the Herbert Quandt Media Award. Thomas has been on stage for more than 20 years, addressing large audiences in English, French and German. He has been invited to speak to leaders of many global companies including Google, Microsoft, SAP, McKinsey, PWC, Roland Berger Strategy Consultants, Volkswagen, Mercedes Benz, BMW, Audi, Siemens, Deutsche Bank, AXA, Allianz, TÜV Rheinland and many others. He tailors each talk to the special needs of the audience and industry.
Thomas Ramge holds a PhD in sociology of technology and serves as a senior Fellow at the Einstein Center Digital Future and the Weizenbaum Institute for the Networked Society. He lives in Berlin with his wife and son. And Thomas stays curious how the next wave of innovation will change the world for the better.
Will the ancient dream of eternal life soon come true? Molecular biologists and geneticists are increasingly understanding the blueprint of life. But what would an extremely long life or even immortality mean for us: a multitude of life chances and experiences? Or overpopulation and endless boredom? Award-winning science author Dr. Thomas Ramge shows the ways in which science aims to conquer death. He questions whether and under what conditions this could be a desirable scenario for individuals or entire societies – or if German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer is right after all, that the often-lamented brevity of life might be the best about it.
We live in less innovative times than we think. Despite having made major technological advancements in a few areas, we are still left with enormous unsolved challenges. A radical shift in the culture of innovation is needed. Award-winning science author Dr. Thomas Ramge offers just that in his talk – a new and coherent framework for fostering breakthrough innovations for human progress. Thomas sketches out a future in which technology will solve real problems, anywhere from climate change and hunger to obesity and menstrual pain. He envisions a future in which biotechnologists work from a platform that enables them to develop effective drugs within months for any emerging virus, where green energy will be too cheap to meter and aerial carbon can be transmuted into a valuable commodity at scale. On the Brink of Utopia is a hopeful and visionary talk that reimagines the roles of innovators, citizens, governments, and financial markets to foster innovation leaps that maximize the well-being of the greatest number of people.
Human decision-making is flawed. Can Artificial Intelligence help us to make better decisions? May clever algorithms reduce human bias or ChatGPT point to interesting options we have not thought of? And will AI-powered decision systems soon be better investors, doctors, or HR managers? In his talk, award-winning science author Dr. Thomas Ramge explores ways how intelligent humans can make use of AI to improve decision-making in daily life and business, science and politics, jurisprudence, and even for our big life choices. Spoiler alert: Intelligent machines will not relieve us of the burden to take important decisions in any foreseeable future. But make no mistake. Combining human and Artificial Intelligence will help us to take better-informed decisions in many circumstances. This is what Thomas calls Augmented Intelligence.
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