Keynote Speeches – Noreena Hertz


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Noreena is a visionary economist, strategist and best-selling author who has spoken at such illustrious venues as the World Economic Forum, Davos and Google Zeitgeist.

Her thoughtfully tailored Keynote Speeches combine a deep analytical understanding of global trends, threats and opportunities with practical solutions for how to make smarter decisions in a complex world.

Noreena leaves the audience with a clearer vision for the future, arming them with better strategies that can prepare an organisation for the future, and also inspiring them.


Some of the topics she has spoken on most recently include:


A world in flux: global trends& challenges & how to manage them.

In this Keynote Speech Noreena Hertz lays out what she sees as the key Global Trends of our times, identifies the challenges this means we face, and provides a series of insightful and counter-intuitive steps we need to take if we are to successfully manage them.


How to make smart decisions in a complex world.

Here Noreena Hertz lays out concrete and counterintuitive steps we all can take to become much smarter and wiser decision makers ourselves. Steps that include hiring a Challenger-in-Chief, becoming a Digitally-Attune Information-Hunter-Gatherer, encouraging Dissent and Difference and Tapping into your Organisation’s Wisdom Within.


Truer faster: to succeed in the super-transparent world of Twitter, Facebook and Wikileaks.

This Keynote Speech reveals how successful corporations use the 3Cs to their advantage and lays out how new technologies can be deployed to deliver a competitive advantage. She also challenges her audience to think anew about what they can do differently, who they should join forces with, and how they can become truer, faster themselves so as to succeed in this super-transparent new world.



Generation K: What you need to know about today’s teenagers, tomorrow’s consumers.

Based on her cutting edge proprietary research on this demographic Noreena Hertz shares in this Keynote Speech who this generation are, what they care about, how they behave, what they want, how they consume. Shaped not only be technology but also the worst recession in decades and also a world of heightened geopolitical threat, this generation is manifestly different to previous generations. Whether you are an employer, marketer or politician if you want to future proof your organisation, it’s essential you get to grips with Generation K.



Here are some comments from recent clients:

“On behalf of all at UCL, thank you so much for your expert hosting of our Campaign launch event. It really could not have been done better, and we were all overwhelmed by how brilliant you were.”

UCL, Campaign Launch in London


“Most highly rated speaker by our clients in 20 years.”



“Noreena was excellent at our event yesterday evening.  I’ve received many comments from employees and colleagues about how insightful she was – drawing from examples that really helped stretch our employees’ thinking and challenge what we perceive doing the right thing to mean…definitely delighted with our choice.”

RBS, London


“Thank you for doing a fantastic job. The feedback on you has been all positive. We so much appreciated how much time you put into understanding who we are and coming prepared. Both the session and breakout were wonderful and I am not obligated to say that, I promise.”

GS1, 40th Anniversary Event, Los Angeles


“Thank you for an excellent, lucid and fresh talk at the WIRED event. You were a hit.”

WIRED 2011 Conference


“Thank you for your outstanding opening address… Your intervention and the ensuing ‘Questions and Answers’ set the appropriate tone for the day … the executives present found your contribution both challenging and stimulating. Your description of the challenges that we face as an iconic global company set the scene and created an atmosphere ripe for the harvesting of new ideas… many thanks for your willingness to share your ideas with us.”

McDonalds Europe, Brussels


“Having heard you speak yesterday there is no doubt in anyone’s mind that you are the ‘shining light of your generation’. Your knowledge and erudite speaking around such a relevant and pertinent topic set the tone for the whole event. The feedback has been tremendous, thank you so much for making it such a success.”

The Big Lottery Fund


“Your speech at MBX was the highlight of the day. A superb assessment of world economics.”

“Great talk by Noreena Hertz on the world economy. Well worth the trip just for this.”

“A great keynote by Noreena Hertz at MBX. Decision-making in the age of uncertainty. Gen K, a smart relevant demographic.”

Oracle MBX


“Blessed to have spent the day listening to inspiration from Noreena Hertz. If only everyday.”

Weber Shandwick