Erica Orange

 About

  • Erica talks about new and emerging trends in the global economy and what these mean for your business.
  • Audiences leave understanding the trends affecting their organization and how to leverage those changes for growth.
  • Erica is the Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer of The Future Hunters, one of the world’s leading futurist consulting firms and TEDx Speaker.
  • Past clients include: Human x Design Conference, L’Oreal, Mastercard, Razor Technologies, BNP Paribas

About Erica Orange - Leading Futurist & Speaker on Global Trends:

Erica Orange is Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer of The Future Hunters, one of the world’s leading futurist consulting firms. She evaluates emerging social, technological, economic, political, demographic and environmental trends – and identifies the strategic implications (the “So what?”) of those trends for several of the most influential Fortune 500 companies, trade associations and public sector clients. Erica’s ability to think critically and translate that into actionable and tangible strategies is what has made her an invaluable asset to clients.

Erica speaks to a wide range of global audiences about the macro trends that are shaping and impacting today’s landscape. She has spoken at TEDx and keynoted over 250 conferences around the world, including across Europe, Latin America, and Asia. She has authored numerous articles and industry white papers, and has been featured in news outlets including Wired, NPR, Time, Bloomberg, and CBS This Morning. In 2020, she was named by Forbes as one of the world's 50 Top Female Futurists.

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 Topics

What Erica Orange Talks About:

Templosion: The Accelerator Effect
Templosion describes the fact that the biggest of things and the biggest of events are happening in shorter and shorter periods of time. Everything from corporate lifespans to financial planning cycles to the way in which we communicate is becoming more abbreviated. And technological innovation is happening at breakneck speed. Time is being truncated, and our experience of time is in overdrive.

Key Questions:

  • How can businesses engage in truly long-term thinking?
  • How can business reward structures be redesigned for long-term (vs. short-term) results?
  • How can you speed up product innovations from concept to market in a fraction of the time?

Generative AI and Human-Centricity
Unlike previous technologies, generative AI is reliant upon human input, curiosity, and critical thinking. Human elements such as intuition, empathy, sense-making and lived experience will become more valued than ever before. The best strategy for getting the most out of generative AI is to tap even deeper into our most human cognitive abilities. For all the talk about generative AI becoming more creative, perhaps the opposite is true – perhaps it will force us to rethink traditional notions of creativity and make us more creative in the process.

Key Questions:

  • How do we educate the next generation of thinkers?
  • How can we equip ourselves to deal with uncertainty more effectively?
  • How do we nurture new minds to solve the big, existential issues/threats of the future?

The Future of Work
One of the lasting trends to come out of Covid was the move to distributed and hybridized work. As leaders navigate an evolving new work landscape, the one critical piece ripe for redefinition is culture. Another critical piece is futureproofing. To ensure that we have the thinking required to solve the big issues that will arise in the future, competitiveness will rely on the creation of an entirely new skills and competencies framework.

Key Questions:

  • How can you design and execute the conditions for truly effective culture in a hybridized environment?
  • How do you create new metrics to measure human output?
  • How can you reimagine human capital (and human value creation)?

Generational Trends
Generations have long been grouped in birth year cohorts of 15-20 years. But generations are now seemingly refreshing every 2-3 years. Technology is changing so rapidly that kids only a few years apart struggle to have the same cultural and technological frames of reference. Understanding what makes this generation tick is critical for talent management, marketing, education/learning, etc.

Key Questions:

  • What do shifting values and attitudes mean for recruitment and retention?
  • What are the intergenerational tension points internally?
  • What will the future of education and learning look like?

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Erica had attendees thinking about the many possibilities ahead. She had a great command of the content and the research-based information earned our audience’s respect and attention right from the start. It worked out splendidly!

Director, Corporate Communications & Integrated Marketing, Navigant

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