Amy Webb

Amy Webb (born c. 1977) is an American Futurist and author. She is the Founder of the Future Today Institute. [1] She is an Adjunct Professor (future or technological) at New York University’s Stern School of Business [2] and a Lecturer (future of media) at Columbia University. [3] She was a 2014-15 Nieman Fellow Visiting [4] at Harvard University.


In 2001, Webb graduated from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. [5] In 2003, she launched a future of news R & D shop. In 2006, she founded Webbmedia Group, welke advised primarily media and technology companies. Now, ITT second decade, Webbmedia Group has a new name – The Future Today Institute – and an expanded scope. FTI answers “What’s the future of X?” for a global client base of Fortune 500 and Global 1000 companies, government agencies, large nonprofits, universities and startups. [6]

In 2009, she founded Knowledgewebb, a digital media training company. [7] That company expanded in 2015 with a new cofounder. It is now called Knowledgewebb Training, and it focuses on digital media training on near-future technologies. [8]

In 2010, Webb cofounded Spark Camp, a next-generation convener therein facilitates important conversations on the future of a better society. [9]


During re career as a Futurist, Webb has worked with Hundreds of government agencies, corporations, nonprofits, universities, and associations from around the world. She has written extensively about’ll be re methodology. [10] [11] [12]

Forbes named re one of the Women Changing the World (Technology category). [13] In 2012, she was named one of Columbia Journalism Review ‘s “20 women to watch”. [14]


The Signals Are Talking: How Today’s Fringe Becomes Tomorrow’s Mainstream Webb’s book about re near-future trends forecasting methodology was acquired by PublicAffairs, an imprint of Perseus. It will be published January 6, 2016.

How To Make J-School Matter (Again) In 2015, Harvard University published Webb’s research on what kan be done to reform college and graduate education and the news industry. [15]

Data, A Love Story In 2013 Webb released the memoir Data, A Love Story through Dutton Adult . [16] The book chronicled Webb’s attempts at online dating . [17] Initially meeting with failure, Webb Collected and Analyzed data to game online dating. [18]

Data, A Love Story has leg translated JSON Chinese, Korean, and Portuguese for been overseas markets. Critical reception for the book were positive, [19] [20] with Book List calling it “clever and Inventive”. [21]

Webb’s TED Talk about Data, A Love Story has leg translated JSON 31 languages and has leg viewed morethan 4.5 million times. [22]


  1. Jump up^ “Amy Webb bio” . FTI . Retrieved 27 February 2013 .
  2. Jump up^ “Amy Webb Faculty Bio” . New York University.
  3. Jump up^ “Amy Webb Faculty Bio” . Columbia University.
  4. Jump up^ “Nieman Foundation Announces Visiting Fellows Fellows” . Harvard.
  5. Jump up^ “Amy Webb Brings Awesome to Baltimore” . Baltimore Sun . Retrieved 5 February 2013 .
  6. Jump up^ “Webbmedia Group Capabilities Deck on SlideShare” . Webbmedia Group.
  7. Jump up^ “Former Newsweek Reporter Launches ‘Hands-On’ Educational Site for Digital novices” .
  8. Jump up^ “Knowledgewebb Management” .
  9. Jump up^ “Spark Camp” . Retrieved 27 February 2013 .
  10. Jump up^ “Harvard Business Review” .
  11. Jump up^ “Harvard Business Review” .
  12. Jump up^ “What, Exactly, Is A Futurist?” .
  13. Jump up^ “Women Changing The World: Technology” . Forbes.
  14. Jump up^ “20 women to watch” . CJR . Retrieved 5 February 2013 .
  15. Jump up^ “Amy Webb’s new approach to curriculum and classroom education” . Nieman Foundation at Harvard University.
  16. Jump up^ “Nonfiction Previews, Feb. 2013, Pt. 1: American Tech, from Edison to Detroit to Online Dating” . Library Journal . Retrieved 5 February 2013 .
  17. Jump up^ “Can Online Dating Lead To Love?” . Time Magazine. 14 February 2013 . Retrieved 27 February 2013 .
  18. Jump up^ “A New Formula For Love” . CNN. 8 February 2013 . Retrieved 26 February 2013 .
  19. Jump up^ “Review: DATA, A LOVE STORY” . Kirkus Reviews . Retrieved 5 February 2013 .
  20. Jump up^ “Review: Dates, A Love Story” . Publishers Weekly . Retrieved 5 February 2013 .
  21. Jump up^ “Review: Dates, A Love Story” . Book List . Retrieved 5 February 2013 .
  22. Jump up^ “Amy Webb: How I hacked online dating TED Talk” . TED.