Chris Kutarna

Futureworld Keynote Speaker, Business Strategist, Award-winning Author

Dr. Chris Kutarna, an esteemed futurist keynote speaker and award-winning author, illuminates the realms of politics, innovation, leadership, and globalization with his avant-garde insights and disruptive thinking. Renowned as a beacon of clarity in a rapidly evolving world, Dr. Kutarna is a fellow of the Oxford Martin Institute and the co-author of the internationally acclaimed book, “Age of Discovery.”


A visionary business strategist and thought leader, Chris empowers organizations to navigate societal shifts and Asian business realities, especially focusing on China, offering transformative perspectives that challenge outdated paradigms.

In an era marked by unprecedented changes and challenges, keynote futurist speaker Dr. Chris Kutarna stands as a singular voice of insight and balance. Through his extensive knowledge and keen perception, Chris redefines outdated mental maps that have misdirected societal thought processes, leading to misconceptions about the impossibility of events like Brexit and the election of Donald Trump. He meticulously crafts a fresh perspective, guiding organizations, professions, and countries towards a second Renaissance.

As the best-selling author of the book, “Age of Discovery: Navigating the Storms of Our Second Renaissance,” published in eight languages, he unravels the patterns of history to elucidate present-day movements and redefine our approach to the future.

As the visionary behind the Renaissance Expedition in 2018, Chris connected pathfinders leading society and business into uncharted territories, fostering collective learning and paradigm-shifting dialogues.

His pivotal role in Oxford Saïd Business School’s executive education programs and his influential monthly essays further underscore his commitment to shaping global thought processes and societal norms. He is also the visionary behind the Neue Geographical Society, a pioneering nonprofit collective of bold individuals united in their mission to broaden global perspectives and thinking.

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