Technical Applications

The Institute for Global Futures enables organizations to harness advanced technology innovations for competitive advantage.

Practice Areas:

  • Complex systems strategy, design and development
  • Large scale visualization modeling—geospatial, genomic, semantic, sentiment
  • Ecosystem and marketplace strategic planning
  • Forecasting and scenario development
  • Strategy formulation
  • IT systems architecture development
  • Advanced technology development: Nano-Bio-IT-Neuro-Quantum
  • Leading-edge and next generation innovation analysis: AI, networks, Web 2.0, robotics, communications, mobility, bionomics

Industry Expertise:

  • Industrial controls and process
  • Transportation
  • Energy
  • Communications
  • Media
  • Financial Services
  • Health Care
  • Security
  • Defense

Selected Client Cases:

  • Defense: Open source intelligence collection, conditioning, semantic mapping, predictive analytics, geospatial situation awareness, failure mode prediction
  • Manufacturing: Advanced autonomous artificially intelligence robotics, adaptive controls, networked intelligence and self-healing industrial controls.
  • Process Control: Real-time fault recovery controls using swarming expert systems embedded in neural network frameworks.
  • Education and Commerce: Multi-agency interoperable database search, college search, career planning, simulation and modeling, and geospatial information display and navigation.
  • Finance: Custom market participant indices, business performance metrics, predictive analytics and forecasting, business performance visualization scorecards.
  • Health Care: Scenario forecasts, and game changer technology convergence trending between nanotech, biotech, cognitive technology, and information technology
  • Communications: Social network collaboration, point-of-presence awareness, network visualization, contextual search, and multimedia technologies
  • Energy: Clean-tech business intelligence, trend forecasting, strategic technology engineering and collaboration, consortium initiative management.

Technology Engineering Experience:

The IGF team has deep direct technical experience in applications engineering, analytic assessment and market development of the following technologies:

  • Online Trend Tracking
  • Scenario Planning
  • Predictive Analytics
  • Business Intelligence Tools
  • Open Source Intelligence
  • Sentiment Analysis Methods
  • Data Mining Tools
  • Geospatial Situation Awareness
  • Artificial Intelligence Systems
  • Adaptive Robotics Controls
  • Semantic Networks
  • Swarm Intelligent Agents
  • Simulation and Modeling
  • Search Engines
  • Multidimensional Visualization
  • Stereoscopic Displays
  • Media Compression Codecs
  • Virtual Reality Systems
  • Collaboration Platforms
  • Hybrid VLSI Chip Design
  • Voice Recognition Systems
  • Acoustic Sensor Systems
  • Finite Element Analysis Tools
  • Facial Recognition Systems
  • Medical Sensor Analytics