Michael OFarrell
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  • Emerging Technology Innovator & Futurist
Michael is ranked in the Top 10 Global Thought Leader for Emerging Technology and 5G Technologies by Thinkers360.

"I predict telepathy and teleportation will become possible by the year 2020 — with both commonplace by 2040."  --  Michael J. O'Farrell

As Founder of The Mobile Institute, he is a notable technology pioneer and has chaired international forums; co-authored digital industry publications; and led emerging technology initiatives with F1000 organizations worldwide. 

Michael is an active member at Singularity University (Exponential Foundation Series); featured contributor to shift2020: How Technology Will Impact Our Future and Taking Ontario Mobile; lead-author, Mobile Internet For Dummies; and more.

As a global subject matter expert in the mobile + digital industry, he has been a notable technology pioneer and considered a leading industry expert. Since the early 1990s, Michael has chaired international forums, co-authored digital industry best practices, guidelines, research, articles; and led corporate development initiatives focused on the next wave of opportunities to service over 6+ billion Mobile Internet users world wide.

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Jan 2005 - Present

Founder, The Mobile Institute