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Simon  Anderson, Futurist Speaker
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Simon Anderson

    • International Futurist and Applied Foresight Expert
    • Co-author of the award-winning book Foresight 2020: A Futurist Explores the Trends Transforming Tomorrow
    • Creator of the Future Ready Formula™ which empowers audiences to navigate challenges and capitalize on opportunities created by rapid change
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From Insight to Impact - Futurist Simon Anderson

From Insight to Impact - Futurist Simon Anderson

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Simon Anderson Speaker Biography

Simon Anderson is an international futurist keynote speaker, applied foresight expert, executive advisor, and award-winning author. With a mission to help executives and organizations move beyond resilience and become future ready, Simon translates complex emerging trends and technologies into actionable insights and strategies using his Future Ready Formula™. Drawing on his extensive experience in applied foresight with executive leadership and a global perspective gained from speaking on four continents and his travels to more than 35 countries, he empowers leaders across industries to navigate challenges and capitalize on opportunities created by rapid change.

As the co-author of the award-winning book Foresight 20/20: A Futurist Explores the Trends Transforming Tomorrow and former advisor to technology startups and a multinational education non-profit, Simon has established himself as an expert in emerging technologies and trends. He was a co-founder of the Future Ready Economies network, and now partners with economic development professionals to prepare and adapt their communities and regions for a successful future.

Simon’s insights have been featured in a wide variety of publications worldwide, including CityWire’s New Model Adviser, Commercial Factor, Crain’s Business News and Executive Connections, a publication of the International Executive MBA Council.

His captivating, insightful, and immediately actionable presentations make him a popular speaker among executives, boards, and organizations eager to increase their success by confidently embracing the future.

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

[Signature Keynote]
Today's rapidly evolving business environment requires more than resilience to remain competitive and achieve long-term success. Simon’s transformative insights will help you and your organization become “Future Ready.” This isn't just about bouncing back from new challenges; it's about proactively using foresight tools and practices to identify and capitalize on the opportunities that change creates. Simon's three-step Future Ready Formula™ provides you with the mindset, core skills, and specific actions you can use right away to excel in our ever-changing world.
Key Take-Aways:
• Discover how to move from a reactive to a proactive approach to rapid change.
• Start “Thinking like a Futurist” to identify emerging challenges and opportunities.
• Learn Five Future Ready actions you can start taking right away to move beyond resilient to be successful in the future.

[Industry/Association Keynote]
Join Futurist Simon Anderson as he takes an eye-opening look at the future of your industry in a fast-changing world. This customized presentation identifies key emerging trends and technologies that could impact your industry, provides insights on key industry advancements, and offers new approaches to navigating the challenges and capitalizing on the opportunities created by rapid change. Industry leaders will learn Anderson’s proven "Five Actions for the Future" that they can start taking right away to make their teams and organizations future ready.
Key Take-Aways:
• Learn about the specific trends and technologies transforming the future of your industry.
• Become equipped to recognize challenges and opportunities at the “edges” while there is still time to do something about it.
• Understand how to use foresight to stay relevant and increase your organization’s competitiveness and success.

[Organization Keynote]
Where, when, and how we work is being reshaped by emerging technologies and trends. The pandemic fast-forwarded many of these changes and reset expectations for how work is defined and measured. New AI-tools like ChatGPT are further accelerating digital transformation. With so much change, the employee experience is more important than ever to attracting and retaining workers. Recognizing that what made us successful in the past may not help us continue that success into the future can help business leaders thrive during constant change.

Key Take-Aways:
• Learn about the technologies transforming the future of work.
• Discover new tools and resources to improve your corporate culture and attract and retain the right people for your organization.
• Identify specific actions you can start taking right away to adapt and thrive in our new business environment.

[Putting the Keynote in Action: Workshop/ Breakout]
Take the next steps to be future ready with this engaging and highly interactive workshop. Participants learn how to apply the lessons and insights from the keynote to specific real-world situations and potential scenarios they might experience in their work. This highly customized workshop works best as a follow-up breakout session after the keynote. In this session, Simon helps business leaders thrive during constant change by teaching specific foresight tools and practices they can start using right away to identify important trends, anticipate how those trends might impact their careers and organizations, and take action to serve their mission regardless of the new technologies or trends that may emerge.


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February 26, 2024

Futures and practical application don't always go together, but Simon found a way to give the audience five things to do today to prepare for an unknown future. As a confernce planner, Simon was very easy to work with and we loved having him at our summit.

The Texas A&M University System

September 22, 2021

Simon was the perfect addition to our 2021 Impact Conference. His ability to approach large subjects with a detailed lens was something our attendees truly appreciated. It is so important to transform professional communities into future thinkers.

Bend Chamber of Commerce


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