VBQ Speakers

Jimmy Wales

Book Jimmy Wales as a keynote speaker with VBQ Speakers. Jimmy Wales is a tech pioneer and founder of Wikipedia. For more information on technology speaker Jimmy Wales, contact VBQ Speakers founding agent Leo von Bülow-Quirk on leo@vbqspeakers.com or 0044 7833 727090.


Jimmy Wales

Wikipedia Founder

Speaker Themes

  • The future of the internet

  • His entrepreneurial journey with Wikipedia

  • AI

  • Data

  • The future of the media

  • Digitalisation

Travels From

UK or US



Leading technology futurist and Wikipedia and WikiTribune Founder Jimmy Wales is one of the most sought after visionaries in business and technology.

Wikipedia is the 5th Most Popular Website in the world, and pioneered the vision of free access for all to the sum of human knowledge.

WikiTribune is a groundbreaking ad-free global news platform, providing evidence-based journalism at a time when the world sorely needs it.

Named one of TIME’s "100 Most Influential People", Wales was also acknowledged by the World Economic Forum as one of the top 250 leaders across the world for his professional accomplishments, his commitment to society, and his potential to contribute to shaping the future of the world. 


When audiences meet Wales, outspoken and defiant in his protection of transformative ideas, they understand why he is compared to historic greats like Gutenberg. 

Hailed as “thoughtful and visionary,” “inspiring,” and “absolutely WONDERFUL,” event organisers are impressed by his infectious optimism for the future and masterful ability to speak on issues ranging from censorship, Artificial Intelligence, automation and the future of the media. 


Jimmy Wales on the birth of Wikipedia (TED)

Jimmy speaks at the One Young World Summit (2014)