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Simon J. Anderson

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About Simon J. Anderson - Founder of Venture Foresight, Futurist, Award-winning Author and Global Speaker on Trends & Technology:

Simon J. Anderson is an Applied Foresight speaker and consultant. He helps leaders and organizations be more future resilient - and 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. In 2013, he founded Venture Foresight, a company dedicated to helping leaders recognize opportunities in emerging technologies and trends. The world is changing faster than ever, and every industry is being transformed. Find out how Simon can help you spot the opportunities created by all this change before they become challenges.

Simon 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. Watch for Simon's upcoming book to be released Fall, 2019 - in progress with the working title Outrunning Automation: How to Create Value in a Fast-Changing World.  This too will be a must-read!

As a key member of the international organization Communities of the Future, Simon 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 educational non-profit organization.

Having traveled to more than 25 countries, Simon 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.”

Simon and his wife Helena Cruz Sanchez live in Minneapolis, MN.

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What Simon J. Anderson Talks About:

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 these trends could impact the near future, and with actions 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. 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 a while 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, specific emerging technologies.

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Simon’s presentation was insightful and eye-opening. He gave our Board of Directors and our Management Team a lot to think about throughout our strategic planning process.

Chairman & CEO, Fidelity Bank

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