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Thomas Frey

Over the past decade, Futurist Thomas Frey has built an enormous following around the world based on his ability to develop accurate visions of the future and describe the opportunities ahead. Having started seventeen businesses himself and assisting on the development of hundreds more, the understanding he brings to his audiences is a rare blend of reality-based thinking coupled with a clear-headed visualization of the world ahead. Predicting the future has little value without understanding the driving forces behind the trends, subtle nuances that can be leveraged, and implications for both the people directly affected in the industry as well as others farther down the technological food chain.

Before launching the DaVinci Institute, Tom spent 15 years at IBM as an engineer and designer where he received over 270 awards, more than any other IBM engineer. He is also a past member of the Triple Nine Society (High I.Q. society over 99.9 percentile).

As part of the celebrity speaking circuit, Thomas continually pushes the envelope of understanding, creating fascinating images of the world to come. His keynote talks on futurist topics have captivated people ranging from high level government officials to executives in Fortune 500 companies including NASA, Disney, IBM, Federal Reserve Bank, TED, AT&T, Hewlett-Packard, Visa, Frito-Lay, Toshiba, Dow Chemical, KPMG, Siemens, Rockwell, Wired Magazine, Caterpillar, PepsiCo, Deloitte & Touche, Hunter Douglas, Amgen, Capital One, National Association of Federal Credit Unions, Korean Broadcast System, Bell Canada, American Chemical Society, Times of India, Leaders in Dubai, and many more (see next section below).

Thomas has been featured in thousands of articles for both national and international publications including New York Times, Huffington Post, Times of India, USA Today, US News and World Report, Popular Science, The Futurist Magazine, Forbes, Fast Company, World Economic Forum, Times of Israel, Mashable, Bangkok Post, National Geographics, ColoradoBiz Magazine, Rocky Mountain News, and many more.

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Futurist Speaker Thomas Frey Client List

Futurist Thomas Frey speaks to many groups each year ranging from audiences of 5 to as many as 5,000. Here are a few of the companies and organizations he has worked with in the past:

Banking / Investment / Finance / Insurance:

• Aegon Asset Management
• Argosy Private Equity
• Baraboo Growth
• Blackmont Capital
• Capital Financial Group
• Capital One
• CPA Australia
• Federal Reserve Bank
• Financial Planners Association
• First Data
• FIS Global
• Independent Council on 3-tier Dynamics
• Institute of Internal Auditors
• Institute of Management Consultants
• Institutional Investor Forums
• Iowa Bankers Association
• National Association of Federal Credit Unions
• McWhinney Enterprises
• Rabobank
• The Family Office – Bahrain
• Trusted Choice
• Union Bank Philippines
• United Nations Federal Credit Union (UNFCU)
• Visa
• WebEquity Solutions
• Western Independent Bankers
• Westfield Insurance


• Association of Local Government Information Management (ALGIM)
• ATD (American Truck Dealers)
• ATD General Session
• Byggesocietetet
• COLBA (Chicago Office Leasing Brokers Association)
• Colorado Association for Gifted and Talented Conference
• Denver Mensa
• Great Men & Minds Group
• Iowa Farm Bureau Federation
• Minnesota Bankers Association
• National Environmental Health Association (NEHA)
• National Restaurant Association
• Ontario Trucking Association
• Petrochemical Feedstock Association
• Quebec Transportation Association
• Solinet
• TAPPI – Technical Association of the Paper and Pulp Industry
• Texas Association of State Systems for Computing and

Conferences / Events / Workshops / Forums:

• CIO Summit
• Colorado Inventor Showcase (DaVinci Institute Event)
• Creative Innovation 2012 – Asia Pacific
• Expomanagement Mexico
• Institutional Investor Forum
• Korea Chamber of Commerce
• Korea Global HR Forum
• Movers and Shakers (DaVinci Institute Event)
• Night with a Futurist (DaVinci Institute Event)
• TEDx Istanbul
• TEDxReset
• The Knowledge Summit
• Think BIG! Startup Weekend Boulder
• Whiskey Bay Forum
• World Ag Expo
• World Future Society America
• World Future Society Korea

Manufacturing / Industrial / Distribution / Energy:

• Air Liquide
• Allied Signal
• Bell Canada
• Boeing
• Caterpillar
• Composite Can & Tube Institute
• Croc Incorporated – Russia
• Ford Motor Company
• Frito Lay
• Glovis America
• Hunter Douglas
• Independent Council on 3-tier Dynamics
• Land O’Lakes
• Pepsico
• Piedmont Natural Gas
• Sabritas (Mexican Division of Pepsico)
• Sempra Energy
• Siemens
• Unilever
• Valent USA


• Bloch School of Management
• Cal State University
• Colorado Association of School Boards
• Colorado School of Mines
• Colorado State University
• Lester B Pearson School Board (Montreal)
• Regis University
• Stamats
• Terakki Foundation Schools
• Texas A&M Transportation Institute
• The Future of Education and Its Impact on the Workforce
• University of Colorado
• University of Denver
• University of Illinois
• University of Northern Colorado
• University of Virginia’s College at Wise
• Wake Tech Community College
• WELS Association of High Schools
• William Smith High School
• Wisconsin Lutheran College


• Alabama Library Association
• Allegheny County Library Association
• American Library Association
• Broomfield Library Board
• Columbus Public Library System
• DOK Library Concept Center
• Indiana Library Federation
• Indianapolis Library
• Indianapolis Marion County Library
• Library and Information Association of New Zealand Aotearoa (LIANZA)
• MINITEX Library Association
• Montgomery County Library, PA
• New Hanover County Public Library
• Ontario Library Association
• PlaneTree Health Library
• Salt Lake City Library
• South Dakota Library Association
• State of Florida – Library Directors Meeting
• Topeka Public Library
• Virginia Library Association
• Westminster Public Library

Technology / Science / Communications:

• Alliance for Information Science and Technology Innovation (AISTI)
• AT&T
• Baker & McKenzie
• Direct TV
• GE Global Research
• GMIS International
• Hewlett-Packard
• Jenzabar, Inc.
• Lucent Technologies
• Masergy
• NASA – Goddard Space Flight Center
• OPTI Foundation (Spain)
• Qwest
• Rockwell Automation
• Toshiba Electronics
• UBM Canon


• Addison Economic Development
• Alberta Congress Board (Canada)
• Innovators Colorado
• Medina County Economic Development Corp
• Mountain States Employers Council
• Opportunity Coalition, LLC
• The Conference Board of Canada
• Turkish Post


• City of Norfolk
• Colorado Government Association of IT (CGAIT)
• Colorado PERA
• MicImpact
• Social Security Administration
• Team Lorain County
• The Country of Dubai
• US Department of Energy
• Wright Patterson Air Force Base


• Merrick & Company
• MicroMotion
• Woolpert


  • Amgen, Inc.
• Colorado Business Group on Health
• Colorado Hospital Association
• Delta Dental


• ATD General Session
• Blog World
• BrightSight Group
• Getty Images
• LETA Latvian News Agency
• Times of India
• Wired Media

Non Profit:

• American Water Works
• Colorado Clean Technology Community
• Jaquelin Hume Foundation
• NeighborWorks America


• Chick-fil-A
• Disney Consumer Products
• International Council of Shopping Centers
• Lowe Enterprises

Recreation / Travel:

• Carlson Hotels
• Denver Botanic Gardens
• Tourism Australia

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"Tom is an amazing keynote speaker. His experience and knowledge contributed in a huge way to the success of our sales rally. He gave us vision and clarity in a confusing world of emerging technology, showing us where our business is going, and because of that, many participants now see the urgency to act for our company to maintain its position."

Martin Geoffroy - General Manager, Business Development, Bell Canada

"Thank you again for a most uplifting and informational talk I’ve heard in many years! You hit the nail on the head with the many points you challenged us with!"

 Daryl Lang - NAMIC (National Assoc. of Mutual Insurance Companies)

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