Maurice Conti

Chief Innovation Officer, Telefónica Alpha
“We have an opportunity to change the course of our future history. The time is now, but to do that we need to assemble the brightest minds, the greatest visionaries and the most powerful technology, all in concert, to meet the challenges and opportunities that face our species, and our planet. futur/io is just the kind of place where this could happen.”

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Maurice is a visionary designer, futurist, innovator and explorer of geographies & cultures. He has worked with startups, government agencies, artists and corporations to explore the things that will matter to us in the future, and to design solutions to get us there. Maurice is currently Chief Innovation Offier at Telefónica’s Alpha – Europe’s first moonshot factory. He and his team are responsible for coming up with the ideas, prototypes, and proofs of concept that will go on to become full-blown moonshots at Alpha; projects that will affect 100 Million people or more, be a force for good on the planet and grow into impactful businesses. In 2009 he was awarded the Medal for Exceptional Bravery at Sea by the United Nations, the New Zealand Bravery Medal and a U.S. Coast Guard Citation for Bravery for risking his own life to save three shipwrecked sailors. Maurice is freshly transplanted from Silicon Valley to Barcelona, Spain, and travels around the world speaking to groups about innovation, technology trends, the future, and high adventure. His 2016 TED talk on AI and technology augmenting humanity has been viewed more than 4 million times. As an integral part of the Faculty, Maurice Conti described his vision on the desirable futures in the Moonshots for Europe Book, curated by Futur/io Institute.

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