Brett King

Brett King is a world-renowned entrepreneur, futurist, speaker, international bestselling author, and media personality. China’s President Xi Jinping cited his book Augmented: Life in the Smart Lane on the topic of Artificial Intelligence in his 2018 national address; the same book that was listed as a Top 10 non-fiction book in North America. 

Brett has spoken in more than 50 countries, at TED, Wired, Techsauce, Singularity University, Web Summit, The Economist, IBM’s World of Watson, CES, SIBOS and many more. He has appeared as a commentator on CNBC, BBC, ABC, Fox, and Bloomberg. He has spoken live to virtual audiences of over 42 million people.

He advised the Obama administration on Fintech strategy, and today advises regulators, lawmakers and boardrooms around the world on digital transformation and future readiness

King created the Breaking Banks and The Futurists podcasts (distribution to 180 countries, 9 million annual listeners). He founded the world’s first mobile challenger bank—Moven —in 2011, raising $47m to-date and sits on the board of the largest US non-profit focused on financial inclusion, the Financial Health Network.

His latest book "The Rise of Technosocialism" will be out end of 2021. In this book, authors Brett King and Richard Petty make a strong case for the need to reform capitalism and replace it with what they call technosocialism: a future in which most human labor is automated and technology advancements make basic services like housing, healthcare, and education ubiquitous and low cost. They offer several ideas about how technology can be used to solve problems in government and the economy, including the use of AI to downsize government, the creation of smart infrastructure and food supply chains, and the provision of universal basic income to replace the paychecks lost to automation. Anyone concerned about the impact our current mode of government and technology trends are having on society will find much food for thought in this book.

Book Brett King


The Rise of Technosocialism

How Inequality, AI and Climate will usher in a new world. 

The 21st century is going to be the most disruptive, contentious period humanity has ever lived through. It will challenge our most sacred ideologies around politics, economics and social constructs. It will force humanity to adapt in ways we can’t yet imagine.

There is much to be highly optimistic about, but it will require humanity to unite in respect to our collective goals and purpose. With the emergence of Artificial Intelligence we are on the verge of perhaps solving the biggest mysteries of the universe, but AI will also allow us to automate society to provide untold abundance and prosperity. 

We will soon have the technology to extend our lifespan, to make humanity a multi-planetary species, and to provide for the basic needs of every man, woman and child on the planet. Within a decade or two, we will have retooled most of the world’s energy systems to be completely renewable, and we are starting a journey to reimagine education, healthcare, housing, consumption, food and agriculture with economies built for the 21st century.

Brett King describes the likely outcomes - the rise of a technology-driven collective social consciousness and purpose.

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The Big Shift

How Customer Behaviour & Technology will change the Future of Retail and Financial Service

Ten years ago, no one could have predicted that 90 percent of daily transactions would be electronic, that Internet banking would provide more revenue than branches, that social media would drive your brand, and that growth in mobile banking would be the final nail in the coffin for the dominance of branch banking. Brett King explains:

•  Why customer behavior is so rapidly changing, including the four phases of disruptive change.
•  How branches must evolve
•  Why checks are rapidly disappearing and cash is next
•  Why your mobile phone will replace your wallet in the next 2-3 years
•  How financial institutions must reinvent themselves or become irrelevant

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The Future of Retail & Financial Services

Brett King looks at the latest trends that are redefining financial services and payments.

From the global scramble for dominance of the mobile wallet, the expectations created by Tablet computing, the operationalization of the Cloud and the explosion of Social Media. He explores:

•  Why Banking is no longer a place you go, but something you do 
•  How mobile technology is completely changing the context of banking
•  How customer advocacy is killing traditional brand marketing
•  The growth of the ‘de-banked’ consumer who doesn’t need a bank at all 

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