David Houle is a futurist, thinker and speaker. Houle spent more than 20 years in media and entertainment. He has worked at NBC, CBS and was part of the senior executive team that created and launched MTV, Nickelodeon, VH1 and CNN Headline News. Houle has won a number of awards. He won two Emmys, the prestigious George Foster Peabody award and the Heartland award for “Hank Aaron: Chasing the Dream”. He was also nominated for an Academy Award. David is consistently ranked as one of the top futurists and futurist keynote speakers on the major search engines and in the world today. He was named a Vistage Speaker of the Year for 2008. In the last eight years he has delivered 700+ keynotes and presentations on six continents and fourteen countries. He is often called “the CEOs’ Futurist” having spoken to or advised 3,500+ CEOs and business owners in the past eight years.. He writes the highly regarded futurist blog www.evolutionshift.com with the tag line “A Future Look At Today.” For those of you on Twitter his user name is evolutionshift, which is also the name of his YouTube channel. He publishes the free Shift Age Newsletter, available at www.davidhoule.com/newsletter. During 2010 Houle was a featured contributor on Oprah.com. His much acclaimed curated visual look into the future, launched in 2013 is www.futurewow.com He has been speaking about the future for 8 years and his influential first book The Shift Age was published in 2007. His second book, Shift Ed: A Call to Action for Transforming K-12 Education, written with Jeff Cobb was published in March 2011. The New Health Age: the Future of Health Care in America, co-authored with Jonathan Fleece, was published by Sourcebooks in January 2012. and became a #1 best seller on Amazon in the categories of Medicine and Future of Health Care. “Entering the Shift Age” was published by Sourcebooks in January of 2013. It is also a #1 Amazon best seller in the category of Business Planning and Forecasting. Houle published the eBook “Is Privacy Dead: The Future of Privacy in the Digital Age” in November 2013. “Brand Shift: The Future of Brands and Marketing” with co-author Owen Shapiro was published in August 2014. It quickly became an Amazon top ten best seller in the category of Media and Communications. In February 2015, it was named one of the top five marketing books published in the world in 2014. His latest book, with co-author Timothy Rumage is “This Spaceship Earth” was published in December 2015. Houle is Futurist in Residence and Guest Lecturer at the Ringling College of Art + Design. On a recent trip to China, he guest lectured at Beijing University, China’s top University and at SINOPEC, China’s largest company and the second largest company in the world. He is Honorary President and Futurist of the Future Business School of China.
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