Stowe Boyd

Futurist, researcher, and writer. Stowe Boyd leads Work Futures, an exploration of critical themes of the ecology of work, and the anthropology of the future. He coined the terms “hashtag,” “social tools,” “work management,” and “publicy.”

Mr. Boyd has worked with dozens of companies in the past decades, including Microsoft, Google, IBM, and many startups. Earlier, he was a computer science researcher/educator, led a software startup, and contributed to many journals and analyst firms.

Formerly Head of Research, Gigaom, President, Corante. Mr. Boyd served on Microsoft’s future of work advisory board and the Pew Research advisory board on robotics and automation. He has spoken at dozens of conferences and events worldwide, including Web 2.0, Enterprise 2.0, GigaOM Net:Work, Reboot, Next, Mesh, Shift, Lift, SIBOS, Defrag, SXSW, SocialNow, Business Innovation Factory, and various TEDx events.

Mr. Boyd has a BS from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and a MS Computer Science from Boston University.