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David Houle

David Houle is a futurist, thinker, and speaker.
David spent more than 20 years in media and entertainment. He has worked at NBC, CBS, and was part of the senior executive team that created and launched MTV, Nickelodeon, VH1, and CNN Headline News. David has won two Emmys, the prestigious George Foster Peabody award, and the Heartland award for “Hank Aaron: Chasing the Dream”. He was also nominated for an Academy Award.
He is consistently ranked as one of the top futurists and futurist keynote speakers on the major search engines and in the world today. In the last seven years he has delivered 500+ keynotes and presentations on six continents and twelve countries. He is often called “the CEOs’ Futurist” having spoken to or advised 3,500+ CEOs and business owners in the past seven years.
David writes the highly regarded futurist blog with the tag line “A Future Look At Today.” He publishes the free Shift Age Newsletter. During 2010 David was a featured contributor on His much acclaimed curated visual look into the future, launched in 2013 is
He has been speaking about the future for 8 years and his influential first book The Shift Age was published in 2007. His second book, Shift Ed: A Call to Action for Transforming K-12 Education, written with Jeff Cobb was published in March 2011. The New Health Age: the Future of Health Care in America, coauthored with Jonathan Fleece, was published by Sourcebooks in January 2012. and became a #1 best seller on Amazon in the categories of Medicine and Future of Health Care. Entering the Shift Age was published by Sourcebooks in January of 2013. It is also a #1 Amazon best seller in the category of Business Planning and Forecasting.
David published the eBook Is Privacy Dead?: The Future of Privacy in the Digital Age in November 2013. His latest book Brand Shift: The Future of Brands and Marketing with coauthor Owen Shapiro was published in August 2014. It quickly became an Amazon top ten best seller in the category of Media and Communications. In February 2015 it was named one of the top five marketing books published in the world in 2014.
David is Futurist in Residence and Guest Lecturer at the Ringling College of Art + Design.
Watch TEDxPittsburgh — David Houle — Flows. Watch his YouTube channel. Listen to The Future of Privacy with David Houle. Read his LinkedIn profile and his Wikipedia profile. Read his blog. Follow his Twitter feed.