MJ Petroni – Keynote Speaker

Cyber Anthropologist, Futurist, Faculty Member at Singularity University

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Specialist Subjects

  • Digital Fluency
  • Trending Technologies: From the Mouths of Nerds
  • The Future of Work: Distributed, Not Disrupted



  • English


MJ Petroni specializes in helping others understand the mental models necessary to navigate digital opportunities.
As a cyborg anthropologist, MJ studied shows like Star Trek at university, but not (just) for fun. Their field of study addresses the complex relationships between humans and machines, exploring how we shape technology and how it is reshaping us.

They help organizations increase their Digital Fluency in preparation for future technologies, attending not just to tools but also the thinking, skills, data, and business models which comprise new value creation.
MJ’s work focuses on raising the lowest common denominator of Digital Fluency for individuals, teams, and entire organizations.

Since founding Causeit, Inc. in 2006, MJMJ Petronihas shifted thinking for hundreds of global enterprises, including NTT, Accenture, Volkswagen, the Gates Foundation, SWIFT, and several major financial and media companies, raising Digital Fluency among hundreds of thousands of professionals.

MJ Petroni sits on the Accenture Tech Vision Advisory Board and is a faculty member at Singularity University.

Popular Talks by MJ Petroni

Digital Fluency

Digital transformation is creating a world where businesses must test new, exponential strategies while maintaining incremental business functions to keep the lights on. How can we manage this balance between old and new? To lead our companies into the future, we need to increase our digital fluency across five pillars: thinking, skills, tools, data and business models.

Futurist and Cyborg Anthropologist MJ Petroni provides the tools to help you get started. He’ll show you how to unlock new potential for yourself and your organization and raise your digital fluency. If you want to lead in a digital world, you need more than catchphrases—you need fluency, or you’ll never be able to cause the “disruptive” movements people talk about.

Trending Technologies: From the Mouths of Nerds

It can be difficult to sort fast-fading fads from technologies that might spark the next digital revolution. From cutting-edge fields like quantum computing to emerging tech like augmented reality, there’s always something new and exciting in the headlines. Knowing the basics of these technologies, how they can be used and their future potential is essential for leaders who need to make smart decisions about which technologies to invest in and how they should be applied.

Futurist and Cyborg Anthropologist (It’s a real thing, we promise) MJ Petroni will take you on a lively and easy-to-understand tour of the tech that’s getting attention and answer your questions. Even the ones you’re too shy to ask your colleagues.

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