- One of the leading thinkers in Artificial Intelligence, former Head of Innovation at Autodesk where he and his teams furthered state of the art human-robot collaboration
- Former Chief Innovation Officer at Alpha, Europe’s first Moonshot Factory, building projects that will affect 100’s of millions of people, grow into impactful businesses, and be a net force for good on the planet
- Called a visionary, a leader for change, and a “benevolent mad scientist,” Maurice has worked with companies, governments, and artists to explore the things that will matter to us in the future and build viable solutions
- More than 12 million people have watched his popular TED Talks.
Maurice Conti is a visionary designer, futurist, and innovator. He’s worked with start-ups, government agencies, artists, and corporations to explore the things that will matter to us in the future, and to build the solutions to get us there.
Maurice delights audiences with provocative and illuminating talks on how technology is changing the ways we live, work and conduct business. More than 12 million people have watched his popular TED Talks. His dynamic speaking style, deep subject-matter expertise, and relatable insights based on decades of work “in the trenches” with companies like NIKE, Tesla, Disney, Google, Airbus, and Ford, helps clients understand what’s coming in the near future, why it matters for them, and what they can do to prepare for, and thrive, in our rapidly changing landscape.
As a leader, Maurice has an outstanding track record of building unusually diverse, high-performing, risk-taking teams, and leading them to impactful, large-scale results. He focuses on building a culture of trust, daring, and pride in exceptional performance. An approach that’s a mix of what he’s learned from working in design teams, collaborating with groups like Nike and the Navy SEALS, and pushing successful disruptive innovation projects to reality with companies like Tesla and Airbus.
An explorer of geographies and cultures, Maurice has sailed around the globe once and been half-way around twice. In 2009 he was awarded the Medal for Exceptional Bravery at Sea by the United Nations, the New Zealand Bravery Medal and a U.S. Coast Guard Citation for Bravery for risking his own life to save three shipwrecked sailors.