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Garry Kasparov

Garry Kasparov

Keynote Speaker: World Champion Chess Expert & Strategist; Chairman of the Human Rights Foundation based in New York

Garry Kasparov 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’s famous matches against the IBM super-computer Deep Blue in 1996-97 were key to bringing artificial intelligence, and chess, into the mainstream. They also sparked Kasparov’s passionate interest in the human relationship with our increasingly intelligent machines, a theme he has investigated for decades beginning with the invention of “Advanced Chess” in 1998. His vision for the importance of processes that dynamically combine the best of human and machine intelligence has become influential across the financial and tech sectors.

Kasparov 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 prodemocracy movement. In 2012, Kasparov was named chairman of the New York-based Human Rights Foundation, succeeding Václav Havel. HRF promotes individual liberty worldwide and organizes the annual Oslo Freedom Forum. Facing imminent arrest during Putin’s crackdown, Kasparov moved from Moscow to New York City in 2013.

In 2017, Kasparov founded the Renew Democracy Initiative, dedicated to promoting the principles of the free world. Bringing together prominent figures on the left and the right, the non-partisan RDI has launched programs to support civics education, integrity in public office, and the vital importance of engaged citizenry. 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, Singapore, and Mexico City.

Kasparov’s book "How Life Imitates Chess" on strategy and decision-making is available in over 20 languages. He is the author of two acclaimed series of chess books, My Great Predecessors and Modern Chess. Kasparov’s prescient 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 analysis of the threats to the modern world order.

Kasparov’s latest book is "Deep Thinking: Where Machine Intelligence Ends and Human Creativity Begins" (2017). It reveals the full story of his matches against Deep Blue and his optimistic and pragmatic analysis of our future with intelligent machines. He says, The combination of human plus machine is the only way to map the world of uncertainty and achieve our greatest dreams. That’s why I prefer to call AI "augmented intelligence". It’s a tool that makes us smarter, that extends our minds the way a telescope extends our eyes.

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Garry Kasparov Speaking Topics

Innovation

A conversation with Garry Kasparov

Titles are selected to fit the theme of the conference or meeting and some recent titles have been

"Strategy & Tactics"

"Achieving Your Potential"

"Strategy & Competition"

"Logical Thinking"

"Strategy - the Big Picture"

"Limit of Endurance"

"Leaders vs. Managers"

"Success is in the Mind"

"How the Computer Changed the Game of Chess Forever"

"From Man to Machine"

"Making use of Strategic Thinking in Business & Politics"

"Strategy for decoding the Complexity of Life"

"All you have to do is find the courage to make up your mind"

Garry Kasparov Videos

Stand with Ukraine in the Fight against Evil | Garry Kasparov | TED
Garry Kasparov Teaches Chess | Official Trailer | MasterClass ...
Garry Kasparov's 5 Most Brilliant Chess Moves

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What topics does Garry Kasparov speak about?

Garry Kasparov is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Business, Strategic Leadership, World Affairs, Inspirational, Disruptive Thinking, Big Think, Technology, Science, Personal Growth, Motivational, Corporate Strategy, Futurism, Philosophy, Political, Government, Economy, Literary, Mind Sports, Authors, Innovation, Leadership, Women's Empowerment and TED.

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Garry Kasparov generally travels from New York, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances.

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Garry Kasparov is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Business, Strategic Leadership and World Affairs. The estimated speaking fee range to book Garry Kasparov for live events is $50,000 - $100,000, and for virtual events $20,000 - $30,000. Garry Kasparov generally travels from New York, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Peter Diamandis, Daymond John and Dr. Michio Kaku. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Garry Kasparov for an upcoming event.

Garry Kasparov Speaking Topics

  • Innovation

  • A conversation with Garry Kasparov

  • Titles are selected to fit the theme of the conference or meeting and some recent titles have been

    "Strategy & Tactics"

    "Achieving Your Potential"

    "Strategy & Competition"

    "Logical Thinking"

    "Strategy - the Big Picture"

    "Limit of Endurance"

    "Leaders vs. Managers"

    "Success is in the Mind"

    "How the Computer Changed the Game of Chess Forever"

    "From Man to Machine"

    "Making use of Strategic Thinking in Business & Politics"

    "Strategy for decoding the Complexity of Life"

    "All you have to do is find the courage to make up your mind"

Garry Kasparov Videos

Stand with Ukraine in the Fight against Evil | Garry Kasparov | TED
Garry Kasparov Teaches Chess | Official Trailer | MasterClass ...
Garry Kasparov's 5 Most Brilliant Chess Moves
Garry Kasparov Keynote: Molotov-Ribbentrop
Garry Kasparov at FICO World 2018

Garry Kasparov Reviews

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