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Jay Tuck

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Journalist and US Defense Expert advising organisations on media politics and Middle East business strategies

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Keynote speaker Jay Tuck is an experienced keynote speaker, who has great knowledge on matters of modern warfare. As a US defense expert and a combat correspondent Jay Tucks journalist career has brought him much insight to international relations, and today he advises international corporations and investment bankers. A keynote speech with Jay Tuck can help answer some important questions on global media and politics.

Reasons to book Jay Tuck

  • He advises broadcasters, foundations, investment bankers and international corporations on media politics, as well as strategies for business in the Middle East.
  • In his 35 years at the German network, he produced over 500 television segments and served twice as combat correspondent in Iraq.
  • Jay alo investigative reports on security policy, espionage activities and weapons technology appear in leading publications in Europe, including Cicero, Focus, Le Point, Stern, Welt and ZEITmagazi

Jay Tuck is an American journalist and television producer based in Hamburg, Germany. As a featured keynote speaker he has appeared with Chambers of Commerce in Hamburg and Dubai, Emirates Economic Forum, Hamburg Ratsherrenrunde, German Association of Women Entrepreneurs and the World Bank.

In regards to Jay Tuck’s early life, he was born in Brooklyn, New York as son of newspaper journalist Jay Nelson Tuck. He attended Wayne High School in New Jersey and studied at Antioch University in Yellow Springs, Ohio, where he received his Bachelor of Arts Degree.

During his studies he also held jobs as a student economist at the Federal Trade Commission, the US Treasury and as a social worker in Harlem. Tuck began his journalistic career at age twenty as radio reporter for WYSO, the university’s FM station.

As a recognized conscientious objector during the Vietnam War he travelled to Germany, where he served his two-year civilian service in Hamburg.

His German media career began in 1971 as a free-lancer for local TV at Norddeutscher Rundfunk (NDR) in Hamburg, where he interviewed many entertainment personalities, including Joan Baez, Johnny Cash, Mick Jagger, Leonard Cohen and Andy Warhol. 

During his 35-year-employment with ARD German Television, Tuck worked as investigative reporter, war correspondent in Iraq and Executive Producer of the daily network news magazine ARD-Tagesthemen. In 2001 he founded Airtime Dubai Ltd, an international media company based in United Arab Emirates, where he produces Arabic-language programming for 40 million viewers. As voice talent Tuck can be heard on international commercials and cinema trailers.

In addition to his impressive resume Jay Tuck is also the author of several books that were published between 1985-1987. Titles include “High-Tech Espionage” – a non-fiction book on Soviet espionage, “The T Directorate”, “The Computer War” and many more.

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Artificial Intelligence

Humanity’s most serious challenge

Artificial Intelligence is neither science fiction nor a PowerPoint dream. It is here and now, already changing our world at breathtaking speed. From airline markets to world financial markets AI is integrating billions of bits of global data into instantenous decision-making, macro managing our global resources, defining unseen challenges and securing our food chain and global environment. In the industrial world of 4.0, billions of indicators can be analyzed in microseconds. We, as individuals and as institutions, must be prepared to redefine ourselves constantly. But must we fear that AI will one day surpass us?

It already has – in many sections of our society. Today, it is no longer just menial jobs that are being consumed by intelligent computers. We are relinquishing highly skilled positions of major responsibility. Slowly, surely, we are passing control in top management and marketing, in high finance and federal government, in medical research and in the military to the superior cognitive capabilities of Artificial Intelligence. This responsibility, once relinquished, will never return to humans. While the potential advantages – and profits – are enormous, many of the greatest thinkers of our time hold AI for a global threat far greater than nuclear arms.There is no guarantee that we will always be Darwin’s Darling.

The Great Race for AI

The global competition for artificial intelligence is already in full swing. The stakes are high. Whoever takes the lead in AI today will be a front runner in the global society of tomorrow – in business and economics, in science and technology, above all in military technology. Artificial intelligence, many visionaries believe, will shape our civilization far more radically than the steam engine, the printing press or the electric lightbulb. And the race is developing into a two-party competition between the technology titans USA and China.

It is no surprise that the American “Big Five” are among the favorites: Amazon, Apple, Alphabet/Google, Microsoft and Facebook. But in the Far East a number of powerful newcomers have joined the frey – mostly from China – such as Alibaba (E-Commerce), Baidu (search engines) or Tencent (social media). Today, China already has more internet users than Europe and USA combined. Over one-third of all global venture capital is being invested in Chinese startups.

How did that happen? What are their chances?

Qualifications: Jay Tuck is an internationally acclaimed speaker whose lively talks are accompanied by exclusive video and photographs. His TED-Talk reached 2 million views on the internet. Tuck speaks to private banks and financial institutions (World Bank, Chambers of Commerce, Patrizia), to gala events (Deloitte, ServicePlan), Media and Medical Congresses (WAZ, Universitätsklinikum Essen), Innovation and Research Symposia (Vodafone, Goethe University), as well as security and law enforcement conferences (Bundeswehr Officers Academy, Sicherheitsgespräche 2017).

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Middle East

Aftermath of the Arab Spring – Doing Business in the Middle East

Mass media often presents a confused picture of today’s Middle East – riots in Egypt, murder in Benghazi, kidnappings in Sinai. Trusted alliances collapse as the influence of extremists continues to grow, even in Gulf countries such as Bahrain, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia. For governments, this means the loss of strategic partners, for investors and businesses an unpredictable situation. Who are the players? What are the prospects? How stabile are the governments?

Understanding the Power Elite – The Untold History of Abu Dhabi

Jay Tuck has just finished producing a major 45-documentary on the history of the Royal Family of Abu Dhabi. He interviewed members of the ruling family and some of the richest people in the world, filming in their palaces as they described a childhood in the poverty of the early years, when the country had no streets or hospitals, no electric light and no running water. The film was broadcast in Germany in ZDF and by Natioinal Geographics. Its author offers behind-the-scenes background on the history and heritage of the UAE and how their leaders think.

Qualifications: Jay Tuck has deep understanding of the Middle East. As founder and CEO of Airtime Dubai, a leading media company in the region, he has produced over 250 weekly half-hour segments – in Arabic – for Al-Jazeera Television. As a businessman, he has travelled the region extensively. As keynote speaker, he has appeared before the Chambers of Commerce in Dubai and Hamburg, the Emirates Economic Summit, as well as the World Bank.

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Artificial Intelligence: it will kill us | Jay Tuck | TEDxHamburgSalon

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Extremely entertaining, extremely competent.

Hamburg @ Work

Be prepared for shocking surprises on humanity’s chances in the Age of AI.

High-Tech Press Club Hamburg

Humor did not come up short. Feedback from our investors was very, very good.

Aramea Asset Management

Jay Tuck is among the top tier of internationally recognized keynote speakers.

Alster Business Club, Hamburg

It will take AI a long time to replace an inspirational speaker like this.

Viactiv Health Insurance
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