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Simon J. Anderson, Futurist Speaker

Simon J. Anderson

    • International Futurist Speaker and Strategic Foresight Consultant
    • Co-author of the 2014 Bellwether Award winning book Foresight 20/20: A Futurist Explores the Trends Transforming Tomorrow
    • Global perspective informed by travel to more than 25 countries 
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Fee Range

$7,500 - $10,000

Travels From

Minnesota

Unlearning Education

Unlearning Education

What is a Futurist?

What is a Futurist?

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Simon J. Anderson is an international futurist keynote speaker and strategic foresight consultant. He has shared his compelling message with thousands of senior executives and other leaders in a variety of industries from coast to coast in the United States, as well as internationally. He is also the founder of Venture Foresight, a company dedicated to helping leaders recognize opportunities in emerging technologies and trends.   

Mr. Anderson co-authored the 2014 Bellwether Award winning book Foresight 20/20: A Futurist Explores the Trends Transforming Tomorrow with fellow global futurist Jack Uldrich. With two new chapters and hundreds of updates, the 2015 “Updated & Expanded” edition broadens the focus to include new industries, insights, and advancements (available in hardcover and ebook on Amazon and through other fine booksellers).

As a key member of the international organization Communities of the Future, Mr. Anderson works to promote and facilitate “future’s thinking’ in communities around the world. His work as a futurist also informed his roles as an advisor to several technology startups and a multinational education non-profit organization.

Having traveled to more than 25 countries, Mr. Anderson brings a global perspective to his work, which has been featured in numerous publications including the World Future Society’s monthly newsletter, “The Futurist” and the Austrian management magazine the “Hernsteiner.”

To book futurist speaker Simon Anderson call Executive Speakers Bureau at 901-754-9404.

Using "3A Thinking" to Be More Future-Resilient

Futurist Simon J. Anderson spent years developing his "3A Thinking" approach to recognizing and understanding significant emerging trends and technologies. In this keynote, he shares this powerful way of thinking about the future differently. Participants leave this presentation equipped to spot important trends, think about ways that these trends could impact the near future, and with actions that they can take that day to be better positioned to thrive in our fast-moving future.

Emerging Opportunities: Recognizing the Technologies and Trends Transforming Your Industry

This customized keynote takes a thought-provoking look into the near future of your industry. It helps leaders recognize important trends and technologies that are reshaping the industry, and provides new approaches to anticipating the opportunities and challenges that these advancements could create. Topics to be covered include the impact of generational trends, workforce and workplace trends, and a variety of important emerging technologies. Lastly, you will learn specific actions and next steps that you can take right away to make your organization more future-resilient.

Creating an Organizational Culture that Will Survive and Thrive in the Future

Are you experiencing difficulties attracting and retaining Millennial talent? If so, you're not alone. Finding qualified workers who are going to stick around for awhile is a chief concern among many executives today. This keynote helps leaders understand how trends and technologies are reshaping the workforce and workplace today. Topics include generational trends, automation, consumer trends, and specific emerging technologies.

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