Silicon Valley entrepreneur and technology expert Jerry Kaplan is uniquely qualified to explain the impact of Artificial Intelligence to corporate and conference audiences. His dynamic, visionary keynotes engage and inspire participants across the globe. Kaplan has an extraordinary gift for unpacking complex legal, social, and economic issues into clear, memorable insights that spark discussion and creativity. Energize your event with a timely and relevant presentation from one of the leading thinkers of our time.

Artificial Intelligence is widely expected to be a key driver of global power and influence.” 

~ Jerry Kaplan



For Business and Trade Audiences

“How will Artificial Intelligence Disrupt (your industry)?”

A lively and visual explanation of the basic concepts and key technologies that comprise the field of Artificial Intelligence, followed by its likely future impact, customized to the interests of your specific audience. Takeaways include:

  • What is Artificial Intelligence? 
  • How to separate hype from reality.

  • How to integrate A.I. into your business. 

  • How will your organization be affected?

  • What new business opportunities will arise?

  • Which will come under threat?

  • Which jobs will thrive and which will wither?

For General Audiences

The Promise and Perils of Artificial Intelligence”

Some experts suggest that Artificial Intelligence poses a threat to humanity, while others extoll it as our saving grace. Who is correct, and why? This inspirational and stimulating speech separates fact from fiction, while informing and entertaining your audience. This presentation covers such topics as:

  • How realistic is what you see in the movies?

  • What does A.I. mean for the future of work, wealth, and play?

  • Will robots rise up against us and what should we do about it?

  • Will it ever become possible to upload our minds into a computer?

  • How can our children best prepare for their futures?

General Audiences #1


For Policy Makers, Officials, and Planners

The Global Economic and Social Impact of Artificial Intelligence”

Over the next few decades, Artificial Intelligence is widely expected to be a key driver of global power and influence. This practical and informative briefing explains how to best leverage this emerging technology for economic development, trade, security, and innovation. Your audience will learn:

  • Which industries and strategies will increase their global competitiveness?

  • How will local labor markets be affected?

  • What will the impact of A.I. be on wealth inequality, social stability, government control, and individual freedom?

  • What are the likely military uses of A.I.?

  • How to thrive in the coming age of extreme automation.

What Audiences Say:

“Jerry’s keynote speech was totally engaging, beautifully delivered, extremely well prepared and equally well received by a packed room of genuinely enthused young Koreans. (It was literally standing room only.) With a perfect blend of subtle humour and interesting facts delivered in an easy to digest format backed up with some excellent slides his presentation was spot on. Definitely a 10 out of 10, very well done.”
Ben Myatt, Asian Leadership Conference

“Thank you for speaking at our Wall Street Journal CEO Council last week. I very much enjoyed your thought-provoking conversation with John Bussey and value your participation as a subject expert during the breakout session. I know I speak for all of our attendees when I say we were grateful to have you take the time to share with us.”

William Lewis, CEO, Dow Jones & Co., Publisher, The Wall Street Journal
“Jerry was great. He was fantastic to work with and spent a lot of time learning about our industry. He had a ton of questions in the exhibit hall. We liked him VERY much.”
Mike Fratantoni, Chief Economist, Mortgage Bankers Association
“Dr. Kaplan packed our Shanghai headquarter’s auditorium for this special Saturday event. His speech captivated our audience with its mix of humor, content, and vision.”
Kng Hwee Tin, Executive Director and CEO, OCBC Bank
“My staff attended an evening keynote by Jerry Kaplan, and were so impressed that they insisted that I invite him to lunch the next day. It was well worth my time.”
Dong Ming, China Region Vice President, Huawei
“Jerry gave an amazing talk. It was completely captivating.”
Guruduth Banavar, VP, Cognitive Computing, T.J. Watson Research Center, IBM
“Dr. Kaplan’s keynote speech was the highlight of the conference. It set the perfect tone of innovation, ideas, and business for the entire event.”
Anna Zhang, Co-founder and Senior Vice President, Cheers Publishing
“Dr. Kaplan was the perfect keynote speaker for the conference. We were all inspired by his visionary ideas, delivered in a highly entertaining and informative fashion.”
Chen Jin, Professor, School of Economics and Management, Tsinghua University

​“The Dong-A Economy Summit 2017 was a great success. Your lecture and Q&A session received positive feedback and high praise from government officials, businessmen, scholars, and experts. I believe your contribution was one of the most essential factors behind the event’s success. I would like to thank you for your hard work and dedication.”

CEO, Dong-A Media Group, South Korea

Selected Recent Appearances