Jacob Morgan – Bestselling author and futurist

Topical keynote Speakers & Experts -


  • Wrote 5 best-selling books on leadership, the future of work, and employee experience.
  • Provides ongoing educational content such as podcasts, videos, and articles so attendees can always keep learning
  • Endorsed by the world’s top business leaders and executives
  • Uses unique and exclusive research and insights
  • Is a millennial which means he brings a new and fresh perspective
  • A futurist certified in strategic foresight from the University of Houston

About Jacob Morgan

Jacob is one of the world’s most sought-after speakers on leadership, the future of work, and employee experience…and for good reason.

Jacob Morgan’s Background

After graduating with honors in business management economics and psychology from the University of California Santa Cruz, Jacob was excited to join the corporate world. At his first job he was told that he’d be traveling the country, meeting with executives and entrepreneurs, and doing all sorts of exciting work.

A few months in, he was stuck doing data entry, cold calling, and PowerPoint presentations. One day the CEO came out of his nice corner office, handed Jacob a $10 bill and said “I’m late for a meeting, go grab me a cup of coffee, and get something for yourself as well.” That was the last corporate job he ever had.

Today, Jacob Morgan is a trained futurist and one of the world’s leading authorities on the leadership, employee experience, and The Future of work. He speaks in front of tens of thousands of people each year and his content is seen over a million times a year. Jacob is the best-selling author of four books: The Future Leader (2020), The Employee Experience Advantage (2017), the future of Work (2014), and The Collaborative Organization (2012).

He speaks at over 50 conferences a year including TED Academy which is one of the largest TED events in the world. In addition Jacob provides advisory and thought leadership services to various organizations around the world.

He is the founder of The Future of Work University at FutureOfWorkUniversity.com, an online education and training platform that helps individuals and organizations thrive in the rapidly changing world of work.

Courses explore topics such as employee experience, the future of work, and leadership skills. Jacob also created “The Future If,” a global community of business leaders, authors and futurists who explore what our future can look like IF certain technologies, ideas, approaches and trends actually happen.

The community looks at everything from AI and automation to leadership and Management practices to augmented reality and virtual reality, the 4th industrial revolution and everything in between.

His work has been endorsed by the CEOs of: Unilever, Cisco, Mastercard, Nestle, Best Buy, SAP, KPMG, T-Mobile, Schneider Electric, and many others.

In addition, Jacob hosts The Future of Work Podcast a weekly show where he speaks with senior executives, authors, and business leaders about how the world of work is changing. His Youtube channel explores the latest concepts and ideas around the future of work with inspiring and educational 2-3 minute videos.

He has also contributed to and been cited in publications such as Cosmopolitan, The Wall Street Journal, NPR, CNN, Glamour, the MIT Sloan management Review, USA Today, and The Harvard Business Review.


We all spend a lot of time and money trying to create great and meaningful experiences for ourselves.
As humans, this is something we all care about and value. But what happened to experience at work?

In today’s rapidly changing and competitive world the war for talent has never been fiercer and organizations can no longer rely on their brand power or compensation packages to attract people. So what can organizations do?

We are approaching a new world where experiential organizations will dominate.

These organizations look beyond engagement and focus on creating a place where people want to show up, not where they need to show up.

Based on Jacob’s ongoing research of the world’s most forward thinking organizations he will explore how to design this type of an organization that focuses on culture, technology, and the physical workspace.

The future of work is all about the employee experience.

Is your organization ready?

Key Points Discussed

Why and how the workplace is changing
The three employee experience environments: culture, physical space, and technology– Employee experience vs employee engagement
How to design and create employee experiences
What some of the world’s most forward thinking organizations are doing
What employees care about most in the workplace

Jacob Morgan explorer mindset graphic


What Happens When Everything Talks to Everything?

By 2020 it’s estimated that we will live in a world where between 50-70 billion devices will be connected to each other and to us.

That’s almost 10 devices per person on planet earth.

These devices include cars, jets, washing machines, lights, buildings, parking garages, and anything else you can think of. Imagine one day having to pay a premium to take a vacation in a place where there is no connectivity, this is the world we are heading towards.

While living in a connected world sounds intriguing and magical there are also some challenges we will be faced with. In this keynote Jacob paints a picture of what it will be like to work and live in a world where everything and everyone are connected.

Key Points Discussed– Exploration of the Internet of Things– How a connected world impacts work– A day in the life of a connected employee– Pros and cons of a connected world– Privacy and security– Strategies for a connected organization


Innovating Innovation to Stay Ahead of Change

Most of our organizations operate like factories that are process-centric, linear, and enforce the status quo.

In the modern business world this type of an approach kills innovation. Laboratories on the other hand are dynamic; they embrace failure, and encourage experimentation.

How can we shift our organizations from being factories to thinking like laboratories?
An organization’s best ideas used to be sourced from a few people.

This model no longer works. Disruption is happening in every industry and to every company around the world.

This creates challenges for organizations that aren’t able to adapt but also unlocks tremendous opportunities for organizations that are.

Is your organization ready to change? It’s time for us to innovate innovation and In this keynote Jacob will explore how organizations can look beyond their walls, design new approaches, and implement strategies around one of the most critical functions inside of our organizations, innovation.

Key Points Discussed

  • Ideas vs inventions vs innovations
  • Building ecosystems
  • Examples of innovating innovation
  • Doing business in a disruptive world
  • New approaches for innovation
  • Thinking differently