Garry Kasparov

World chess champion, expert in artificial intelligence and strategy.

Speaker Fee Range: $50,000 - $100,000 USD

Travels From: New York, USA

Garry Kasparov is available for virtual keynotes and webinars. Please complete the form or contact one of our agents to inquire about the fees for virtual engagements. Please note: the fee range listed above is for in-person engagements.

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    Garry Kasparov

    World chess champion, expert in artificial intelligence and strategy.

    Speaker Fee Range: $50,000 - $100,000 USD

    Travels From: New York, USA

    Garry Kasparov is available for virtual keynotes and webinars. Please complete the form or contact one of our agents to inquire about the fees for virtual engagements. Please note: the fee range listed above is for in-person engagements.

    Garry Kasparov Speaker Biography

    Born in Baku, Azerbaijan, in the Soviet Union in 1963, Garry Kasparov became the under-18 chess champion of the USSR at the age of 12 and the world under-20 champion at 17. He came to international fame at the age of 22 as the youngest world chess champion in history in 1985. He defended his title five times, including a legendary series of matches against arch-rival Anatoly Karpov. Kasparov broke Bobby Fischer’s rating record in 1990 and his own peak rating record remained unbroken until 2013. His famous matches against the IBM super-computer Deep Blue in 1996-97 were key to bringing artificial intelligence, and chess, into the mainstream.
    Kasparov’s was one of the first prominent Soviets to call for democratic and market reforms and was an early supporter of Boris Yeltsin’s push to break up the Soviet Union. In 1990, he and his family escaped ethnic violence in his native Baku as the USSR collapsed. In 2005, Kasparov, in his 20th year as the world’s top-rated player, retired from professional chess to join the vanguard of the Russian pro-democracy movement. In 2012, Kasparov was named chairman of the New York-based Human Rights Foundation, succeeding Vaclav Havel. HRF promotes individual liberty worldwide and organizes the Oslo Freedom Forum. Facing imminent arrest during Putin’s crackdown, Garry Kasparov moved from Moscow to New York City in 2013.
    The US-based Kasparov Chess Foundation non-profit promotes the teaching of chess in education systems around the world. Its program already in use in schools across the United States, KCF also has centers in Brussels, Johannesburg, Singapore, and Mexico City. Garry and his wife Daria travel frequently to promote the proven benefits of chess in education and have toured Africa extensively.
    Kasparov has been a contributing editor to The Wall Street Journal since 1991 and is a regular commentator on politics and human rights. He speaks frequently to business and political audiences around the world on technology, strategy, politics, and achieving peak mental performance. He is a Senior Visiting Fellow at the Oxford-Martin School with a focus on human-machine collaboration. He’s a member of the executive advisory board of the Foundation for Responsible Robotics and a Security Ambassador for Avast Software, where he discusses cyber security and the digital future.
    Kasparov is also a bestseller book writer, some of their famous books are:
    – How Life Imitates Chess on strategy and decision-making, available in over 20 languages.
    – Two acclaimed series of chess books:
    My Great Predecessors and Modern Chess. Kasparov’s 2015 book.
    Winter Is Coming: Why Vladimir Putin and the Enemies of the Free World Must Be Stopped is a blend of history, memoire, and current events analysis.
    – Deep Thinking: Where Machine Intelligence Ends and Human Creativity Begins. (May 2017) The last book details his matches against Deep Blue, his years of research and lectures on human and machine competition and collaboration, and his cooperation with the Future of Humanity Institute at the University of Oxford. He says,

    “AI will transform everything we do and we must press forward ambitiously in the one area robots cannot compete with humans: in dreaming big dreams. Our machines will help us achieve them. Instead of worrying about what machines can do, we should worry more about what they still cannot do.”

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    Garry Kasparov Keynote Topics

    In this conference the Grandmaster and World Chess Champion Garry Kasparov will set the differences between a good strategist and a good tactician. He will teach us to face future problems from different optics and to put ourselves in the place of others to anticipate their movements.

    "A tactician knows what to do when there is something to do. A strategist knows what to do when there is nothing to do." One of his most famous quotation give us an idea of their thoughts and what we should aim to become.

    In this keynote the Chairman for the Human Rights Foundation, Garry Kasparov, will share the powerful strategies he has learned from his chess experience as a world champion and that can be applied in today's business world. He will give lessons about how to improve strategic and emotional skills to be able to navigate through life's toughest challenges and maximise success despite the competition.

    In this conference the youngest world chess champion in history Garry Kasparov will introduce the different roles managing the organitzation and will plant the seed of doubt about whether an organization needs Leaders or Managers. All will turn around his famous quote: “Leaders have self-confidence; Managers have self-doubt. Both together trump everything with adaptability.”

    The expert in artificial intelligence and strategy Garry Kasparov, will explore the impact of technology on human development with the aim of enhance, limit or possibly even put at risk the human race.

    He will also take in consideration the issues above data and privacy, offering his perspective about the possible advances and advantages it can provide besides it's potential risks.

    In this conference the first human to play chess against supercomupter (Deep Blue) and key to bringing artificial intelligence, and chess, into the mainstream, Garry Kasparov will explain the advance, benefits and limits of AI (Artificial Intelligence).

    Thanks to his experience as an early adopter, Kasparov could give a unique point of view of how Artifical Intelligence is evolving and which are the keys to unlock its full potential.

    In this keynote the bestseller author Garry Kasparov will reveal to the audience the strategic ways of thinking that always give a player - in life as in chess - the edge. He will teach attendees the techniques he used to improve his concentration and confidence when facing his most difficult games in particular against Karpov, Kramnik and Fischer. As he said 'Unfortunately, the number of ways to do something wrong always exceeds the number of ways to do it right.'

    Garry Kasparov Speaking Videos

    GARRY KASPAROV – DEEP THINKING
    Garry Kasparov at TED: Don't Fear Intelligent Machines