Amy Webb


The future of news

In this provocative session, futurist Amy Webb will detail the most important technology trends journalists need to monitor in 2017 and beyond. She’ll also explain how to use the tools of a futurist within your newsroom.


Amy Webb is an author, futurist and Founder of the Future Today Institute, a leading future forecasting and strategy firm that researches technology and answers “What’s the future of X?” for a global client base.

Her future forecasting work has been featured in the New York Times, Harvard Business Review, Wall Street Journal, Fortune, Fast Company and more. Her research has also been cited in several academic papers.

She is an Adjunct Professor at the NYU Stern School of Business, where she teaches the Future of Technology and a Lecturer on the future of media at Columbia University.

She was a 2014-15 Visiting Nieman Fellow at Harvard University. She founded Webbmedia Group (FTI’s predecessor); co-founded Knowledgewebb Training, which facilitates hands-on workshops; and co-founded Spark Camp, a next-generation convener that facilitates important conversations on the future of a better society.

Amy Webb book

Her third book, The Signals Are Talking: Why Today’s Fringe Is Tomorrow’s Mainstream is about how to predict technological change––and what to do about it in the present. 

Social Media:

Twitter: @amywebb