global futurist, social scientist, keynote presenter, author, and visionary business advisor. For over 30 years, I have been predicting the key trends that have shaped our world. I research and analyze future trends in innovation and have authored two books, The Extreme Future: The Top Trends That Will Reshape the World in the 21st Century and Technofutures: How Leading-Edge Innovations Will Transform Business in the 21st Century.

I serve as CEO and Chairman of the Institute for Global Futures, a leading think tank founded in 1990 that advises business and government on future trends. I have advised the Global Fortune 1000 on trends in innovation, financial services, health care, population, life sciences, energy, security, workforce, climate change and globalization. My clients include: IBM, BP, Intel, Philips, General Electric, Hewlett Packard, Boeing, FedEx, and Proctor & Gamble. I am a Senior Fellow at the Center for Research in Innovation at the Kellogg School of Management. Furthermore, I have advised three White House Administrations, the National Science Foundation and MIT’s Media Lab, Europe.