“Michael has founded five startups and is a top-rated speaker who uses Ubertrends to map the future and shows how leveraging these tectonic shifts can propel innovation and change trajectories.”
Michael Tchong is a published author, cultural anthropologist, plus a FAST Company and ReadWrite innovation columnist. Michael is a serial entrepreneur and founder of five startups in media, software, internet and digital marketing.
A professional people watcher, Michael researches, speaks and writes about cracking the code of the future. He specializes in the evolution of mankind due to the sweeping impact of “Ubertrends” — his proprietary framework of massive waves that are reshaping global human behavior.
Michael is an adjunct professor at the University of San Francisco and UC Berkeley, where he offers innovation workshops that teach how to correctly interpret the dynamics of Ubertrends and their human value changes.
He is a much sought-after public speaker and has shared his Ubertrends research with numerous Fortune 500 companies and groups across the globe, including Accor, Apple, Adobe, Cadillac, Canon, Carlson, Chick-fil-A, Diageo, Dunkin’ Donuts, Evian, Harrah’s, Kraft Foods, MindShare, NAR, Neutrogena, Pfizer, Sennheiser, Shangri-La Hotels, Siemens, Starwood, Verizon, Visa and Zappos.
As the founder of ubercool INNOVATION, he is regularly quoted in the media and has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg TV, New York Times, San Jose Mercury News and USA Today.
Michael was labeled “the most influential trend-spotter in America” by the UK’s Telegraph.