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Thornton May

Futurist and Executive Direct at the IT Leadership Academy
The keynotes of Thornton May are future-forward, delving into the far reaching potential of the internet in the context of the business world.

Thornton graduated from Dartmouth College with a bachelor's degree in Asian studies. He then obtained a master's degree from Carnegie-Mellon University. He also attended the University of Michigan and Keio University in Japan, solidifying his Japanese competence.

He started his career as a senior consultant at KPMG, holding various leader positions at Nolan, Norton and Company, AIIM International, and Guardent thereafter. In 2001, he assumed a position as a Futurist at Toffler Associates. His next career move led him to become a professor at the Fisher College of Business, where he stayed for 14 years. Currently, he writes for a column at ComputerWorld and is the Futurist and Executive Director of the IT Leadership Academy.

His work has appeared in several business publications, including Business Week, The Financial Times, and the Wall Street Journal. He has served as an advisor to the founding editors at Fast Company Magazine.

By imploring audiences to explore the implications of the Internet on a deeper level, the keynotes by Thornton May challenge the creative capacity of students and leaders alike.