Thomas Frey

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Thomas Frey is an American futurist and celebrity speaker.[1]

Frey is based at the DaVinci Institute in Westminster, Colorado, which he founded and where he is currently the executive director and senior futurist.[2][1] Before this, he was an engineer with IBM for fifteen years.[3]

He is part of the celebrity speaking circuit[2][3] and has shared billing with Rudy Giuliani, Tom Peters and Jack Welch.[1] Frey's clients are located both internationally and in the United States, speaking to audiences of high-level government officials such as those of NASA, executives of Fortune 500 companies such as IBM and AT&T, Lucent Technologies, First Data, Boeing, Capital One, Bell Canada, Visa, Ford Motor Company and Qwest. He has travelled to South Korea, Saudi Arabia, India, Russia, Mexico and many other countries.[3][4]

Frey has been interviewed in numerous publications such as the The New York Times, The Huffington Post, The Times of India, USA Today, U.S. News & World Report, The Futurist, Morning Calm (in-flight magazine of Korean Air), Skylife (in-flight magazine of Turkish Airlines), ColoradoBiz Magazine and Rocky Mountain News.[3]

At the Institute, he works to develop original research studies in areas not normally addressed by futurists.[2] He has predicted the end of traditional colleges and printed books, but not the library.[2]

Frey is the author of the 2011 book Communicating with the Future and Epiphany Z, 8 Radical Visions for Transforming Your Future, published in 2017.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Brett Greene (June 2, 2010). "Interview With Futurist Thomas Frey on the Future of Colleges and Universities". Huffington Post. Retrieved December 14, 2015.
  2. ^ a b c d Tom W. Sloan (July 16, 2010). "The Future of Libraries: Interview with Thomas Frey". American Libraries magazine. Retrieved December 14, 2015.
  3. ^ a b c d "Thomas Frey". The Harry Walker Agency. Retrieved December 14, 2015.
  4. ^ "El Tecnológico de Monterrey llama a la transformación de la educación para enfrentar los retos del futuro" (in Spanish). December 14, 2015. Retrieved December 14, 2015.[dead link]