Ben Gaddis

President at T3

Ben Gaddis is obsessed with practically preparing people, companies, and industries for the future by testing possibilities and getting them one step ahead of the curve — a practice that’s earned him the moniker of ‘Pragmatic Futurist.’

As the President of T3, an Austin based innovation firm with over 250 employees, he helps guide Fortune 500 clients on how technology will radically transform their business in a 5-to-10 year period, while outlining the things they can do today to get ready for that future.

T3 has been recognized by Forrester research as the #4 innovation agency globally and has an extensive client list including Home Depot, Allstate, UPS, Pizza Hut, 7-Eleven, and Waste Management.

Ben is the founder of T3 Labs, which develops emerging technology in the marketing space, and of T3 Ventures, T3’s venture arm, which makes early stage investments in startups and has grown to a portfolio of over 20 companies, four of which are in the home management and construction space.

He is also a frequent industry speaker and writer and has been featured in Forbes, TechCrunch, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg TV, and many more. He’s the co-host of the podcast “Cocktails and Questions,” which covers all things technology, business, culture, and booze, and he’s the author of the forthcoming book, Embracing Irrationality: How crazy thinking can save your career, your company, and possibly the world, available in June.