Entrepreneur, Technologist, Futurist
Charlie creates compelling content and experiences that empowers people and organizations to embrace the technological future.
Ever since she launched her first tech startup in 2007 (a web video platform for talk shows), followed by the launch of Served Fresh Media in 2009, specializing in digital media marketing and branding for enterprise companies, Charlie Oliver has been helping professionals to understand and harness the power of advanced, disruptive technologies.
With Tech 2025 (the emerging technology futurist community and platform launched in 2017), Charlie has introduced thousands of people, from all walks of life and industries, to emerging technologies and the limitless opportunities for them to participate in developing tech and solving problems of the future.
Charlie speaks publicly on emerging technologies, the future and how to engage employees and the public in equitable innovation.
Helping people to figure out the future, together.
As Founder and CEO of Tech 2025, a vibrant and diverse community of budding futurists (professionals who want and need to understand technology innovation), Charlie helps people and organizations learn which emerging they should gain a firm understanding of, the big ideas and concepts driving the development of these technologies and how the practical application of emerging tech empowers companies, nations and individuals to create an equitable future and solve some of the biggest problems in society. She does this through informal learning, highly engaging, interactive event experiences, building community and problem-solving think tanks. She not only forecasts the future, she teaches people and organizations to do the same in a meaningful way.
Past Speaking Engagements
Charlie regularly speaks at events on emerging technology, community building, global and corporate innovation, employee engagement, and digital media marketing.
Her speaking engagements include keynotes, panels, moderating compelling conversations, fireside chats, workshops and corporate presentations for teams and executive management.
View her past speaking engagements.
Forecasting future technology tipping points and trends from 2021 through 2025 and strategizing a road map on how to prepare for these disruptive changes. Defining post-pandemic innovation.
Climate change solutions including batteries for electric vehicles, solar tech, carbon capture tech, alternative foods, and smart cities. How should companies evolve?
Technologies that simulate real world systems virtually including VR/AR/XR, Digital Twins, 3D Capture/Printing, Avatars, Deep Fakes, Holograms, Brain-Computer tech (Neurolink), Virtual Beings.
The development, deployment and ethics of the technologies automating our world including AI, Machine Learning, Algorithms, Chat Bots, Robotics, RPA, etc.
Biotech / Bioethics
The biotech revolution that has been well underway for decades, now accelerated due to COVID-19. CRISPR gene-editing, tracking and tracing tech, vaccine tech, medical data, future biotech, bioethics.
Jobs of the Future
The impact of emerging tech on the future workforce. Defining the jobs of the future, income inequality and how to upskill the global workforce post-pandemic.
The Post-Pandemic Innovation Podcast
Produced by Tech 2025 and hosted by Charlie Oliver, Fast Forward explores the new and next era of innovation that will empower each and every one of us to rebuild our world in the aftermath of the 2020 global pandemic.
Every week, Charlie gives listeners news, commentary and compelling interviews with people on the front-lines of demolishing antiquated systems and building new, more inclusive and truly creative solutions that challenges who we think we are and what we hope to become.
This is the podcast that redefines innovation and explores a world of previously-unimaginable possibilities for a new future that is ripe with opportunities everyone.
Nobody Asked Me, But Let Me Tell You
The Advice Podcast
Originally launched in 2016, Nobody Asked Me But Let Me Tell You is back and revamped to address a whole new world full of pandemic problems we never could have imagined back in 2016!
Every week, Charlie offers solutions to some of life’s most daunting problems, plucked from popular advice columns and trending topics across the internet on a range of topics including pandemic problems, personal development, relationships, career growth and the future.
Charlie (and occasional guests) also explores how we can become better problem-solvers and how we can learn how to give and receive good advice.
What They're Saying
After the Tech 2025 event back in December, I thought I’d submit my idea to the Ohio Opioid Tech Challenge, because why not? They liked it enough to make it one of the 40 second place winners (20 experts/20 “citizen scientists”)! I was surprised, to say the least. There were so many amazing ideas from around the world! I just wanted to thank you again for allowing my voice to be heard. Honestly, this wouldn’t have been even remotely possible without you and the Tech 2025 platform! Tech 2025 has changed my life in so many ways!
Natalie A. Borneo
The participants truly enjoyed all the information you shared and have asked whether there is more to come! We had a net promoter score of 98% from survey respondents (at your workshop). Here what one of the participants said on the survey: "This was by far one of the best workshops I have ever attended and that does state quite a lot about the quality of this seminar. It was information packed, uplifting and provided guidance for the future. I look forward to more seminars like this one. Please invite her back!"
Charlie is a great communicator, having had the pleasure of speaking with her on several podcast interviews what is immediately evident is her ability to put you at ease with her disarming nature and easy style of conversation but at the same time able to cover a range of topics connecting them together seamlessly.
I’ve attended three of your events so far and find them fascinating. What you are doing is great and people should be paying attention. I always leave with a bigger worldview than when I arrived and thinking differently. Everyone should be aware of this.