Rahaf Harfoush Speaker

Rahaf Harfoush

A strategist, digital anthropologist, and best-selling author who focuses on the intersections of emerging technology, innovation, and digital culture

Rahaf Harfoush: Biography highlights

Rahaf Harfoush is a strategist, digital anthropologist and best-selling author who focuses on the intersections of emerging technology, innovation and digital culture.

Known for:

After Dinner Speakers
Authors
Futurists

Based in:

Europe

Languages spoken:

English

Full biography

  • Digital Anthropologist
  • New York Times Best-Selling Author
  • Executive Director, Red Thread Institute of Digital Culture
  • Professor, SciencesPo School of Management and Innovation
  • Member France’s National Digital Council
  • Visiting Policy Fellow, Oxford Internet Institute

Rahaf’s research centres on the human impacts of artificial intelligence, algorithms, social networks, and big data. Her latest book, entitled “Hustle & Float” (February 2019) reveals how the collision of disruptive technologies and centuries-old beliefs about work, is creating an untenable tension for workers in the ideal economy, and what organizations need to do to help their creatives thrive.

Rahaf is the Executive Director of the Red Thread Institute of Digital Culture, a think-tank and consultancy that focuses on helping organizations translate innovation trends into strategic opportunities. Her clients include UNESCO, L’Oreal, Estee Lauder, Bank of America, Facebook, Google, IBM, Ernst & Young, PwC, Airbus, Lenovo, Logitech, the OECD and more.

She teaches “Innovation & Emerging Business Models,” at SciencePo’s school of Management & Innovation in Paris. Rahaf is a member of France’s National Digital Council. She is also a Visiting Policy Fellow at the Oxford Internet Institute. She was named a Young Global Changer at the G20 Think Tank Summit.

Rahaf sits on the Steering Committee for the Peter Drucker Forum as well as the Peer Reviewing Committee for the Association of Internet Researchers. In 2014, Rahaf was named as a Rising Talent by the Women’s Forum for the Economy and Society and a Young Global Changer by the G20 Think Tank Summit. She was also selected as one of the Top 30 future thinkers by the prestigious Hay Literary Festival. Rahaf’s has been featured in TED, Harvard Business Review, Wired Magazine, MIT Technology Review, The Globe & Mail, The CBC, Bloomberg, Monocle, France24, The Guardian, The LA Times, Fast Company, Forbes, and more.

Formerly, Rahaf was the Associate Director of the Technology Pioneer Programme at the World Economic Forum in Geneva. She was the Research Coordinator on Don Tapscott’s best-selling “Wikinomics: how Mass Collaboration Changes Everything.”

An engaging and passionate speaker, Rahaf has been sharing her insights on technology and innovation since 2006. She excels at making trends and research easy to understand and uses case studies, stories and anecdotes to deliver presentations that are entertaining, informative and funny.  Rahaf also has extensive experience moderating panels and MC’ing events.  All sessions can be customized for audience, industry, and function and are available in both keynote and workshop (full day/half day) for clients.

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Available for:

After Dinner Engagement
Moderating and Emcee
Panel Participation
Workshop

Watch Rahaf in action

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How burnout makes us less creative | The Way We Work, a TED series
How burnout makes us less creative | The Way We Work, a TED series
05:05
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Rahaf Harfoush, Keynote Speaker - Transform APAC
Rahaf Harfoush, Keynote Speaker - Transform APAC
18:38
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Clubhouse 101: Hacks, Tips, Tricks!
Clubhouse 101: Hacks, Tips, Tricks!
20:03
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RAHAF HARFOUSH - Hustle and Float
RAHAF HARFOUSH - Hustle and Float
19:01
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Rahaf Harfoush | 4ª Convención de Industriales 2018
Rahaf Harfoush | 4ª Convención de Industriales 2018
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Key Takeaways from Leading through Emerging Technology & Digital Culture | Rahaf Harfoush
Key Takeaways from Leading through Emerging Technology & Digital Culture | Rahaf Harfoush
01:21
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Workshop Community: Digital Anthropology: Rahaf Harfoush
Workshop Community: Digital Anthropology: Rahaf Harfoush
30:07
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#EmTechFR Rahaf Harfoush - Forecasting the Next Generation of Leaders
#EmTechFR Rahaf Harfoush - Forecasting the Next Generation of Leaders
16:37
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The Evolution of the Creative Worker | Rahaf Harfoush
The Evolution of the Creative Worker | Rahaf Harfoush
04:15
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RAHAF HARFOUSH - Hustle and Float
RAHAF HARFOUSH - Hustle and Float
19:01
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How Productivity Metrics Stifle Creativity | Rahaf Harfoush
How Productivity Metrics Stifle Creativity | Rahaf Harfoush
02:04
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The Information Ecosystem: Why We’re Overwhelmed | Rahaf Harfoush
The Information Ecosystem: Why We’re Overwhelmed | Rahaf Harfoush
05:37
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Rahaf Harfoush Speaker Reel
Rahaf Harfoush Speaker Reel
03:24
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Rahaf Harfoush "How Social Media Strategy Built the Obama Brand" @ The CMA's next:2010 Convention
Rahaf Harfoush "How Social Media Strategy Built the Obama Brand" @ The CMA's next:2010 Convention
05:42
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D3 2014: Rahaf Harfoush - Swimming, Not Sinking, in an Ocean of Information
D3 2014: Rahaf Harfoush - Swimming, Not Sinking, in an Ocean of Information
25:39
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The Dallas Festival of Ideas Signature Event: The Innovative City
The Dallas Festival of Ideas Signature Event: The Innovative City
22:04
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BLC Education Conference: Rahaf Harfoush - Yes We Did - Social Media in branding
BLC Education Conference: Rahaf Harfoush - Yes We Did - Social Media in branding
01:04
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Rahaf Harfoush Social Networks
Rahaf Harfoush Social Networks
07:22
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Rahaf Harfoush CTV newsnet
Rahaf Harfoush CTV newsnet
04:35
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Rahaf Harfoush: De 'yes we can' a 'yes we did'
Rahaf Harfoush: De 'yes we can' a 'yes we did'
22:39
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The value of Analytics according to Rahaf Harfoush
The value of Analytics according to Rahaf Harfoush
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Rahaf Harfoush Explains Why Productivity Kills Creativity
Rahaf Harfoush Explains Why Productivity Kills Creativity
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CrossKnowledge Trailer: Rahaf Harfoush
CrossKnowledge Trailer: Rahaf Harfoush
01:28
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5 Theses for Rahaf Harfoush
5 Theses for Rahaf Harfoush
01:48
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Rahaf Harfoush: The Future of Work Is Human
Rahaf Harfoush: The Future of Work Is Human
01:28:37
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RAHAF HARFOUSH - The Dallas Festival of Ideas Signature Event: The Innovative City
RAHAF HARFOUSH - The Dallas Festival of Ideas Signature Event: The Innovative City
22:04
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What is a 'Micropreneur'?: Rahaf Harfoush
What is a 'Micropreneur'?: Rahaf Harfoush
01:47
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Legislators Don't Understand The Internet: Rahaf Harfoush
Legislators Don't Understand The Internet: Rahaf Harfoush
02:20
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The Balancing Act of Social Media Privacy: Rahaf Harfoush
The Balancing Act of Social Media Privacy: Rahaf Harfoush
01:56
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ABC13 Rahaf Harfoush
ABC13 Rahaf Harfoush
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What Morality Looks Like When the Robots Decide | Rahaf Harfoush
What Morality Looks Like When the Robots Decide | Rahaf Harfoush
03:46
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Rahaf Harfoush: How ‘Work Devotion’ Has Become the Norm
Rahaf Harfoush: How ‘Work Devotion’ Has Become the Norm
03:24
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Digital DNA: Rahaf Harfoush at TEDxESCP
Digital DNA: Rahaf Harfoush at TEDxESCP
13:27
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Big Data in the Workplace: Rahaf Harfoush
Big Data in the Workplace: Rahaf Harfoush
03:19
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Rahaf Harfoush: Why Too Much Work Means Less Creativity
Rahaf Harfoush: Why Too Much Work Means Less Creativity
02:18
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Micro Influence, Entrepreneurship & The Future of Protest: Rahaf Harfoush at TEDxWallStreet
Micro Influence, Entrepreneurship & The Future of Protest: Rahaf Harfoush at TEDxWallStreet
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CRF Summer Lecture

I just wanted to thank you for your amazing lecture at the CRF event today. I found a lot of what you said inspiring and thought-provoking and I especially agree on the GOT disaster on the final episode! It is rare that an event like this is as engaging and mind-bending as yours was. Thanks ever so much.'

Lotte Van Gerwen

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