I’m an independent consultant using a range of strategic foresight techniques to help clients – via strategy, proposition & project development – to identify, assess & engage with future change.
Prior to moving into this field I had a background in the online sector having worked within the internet & new media areas for over a decade across a variety of industries and types of business – from web start-ups, through professional service consultancies to international investment banks.
I currently consult on a portfolio basis across a number of foresight projects involving primary research, horizon scanning, trend & driver analysis, market research, expert interviewing, project management, scenario development & innovation reviews.
I also offer presentations & speak on selected topics.
Previous clients & assignments include Cida Co, Humanitarian Futures Programme, 3S4 Third-Sector Foresight, National Council for Voluntary Organisations, Esmee Fairbairn Foundation, Fast Future, University of Hull (Department of Politics & International Studies), Unknown Fields Division & the Foresight Action Network.
Specific areas of futures interest cover:
- Role of foresight in innovation & entrepreneurialism
- Emerging online technologies (Quanitifed-Self / IoT / NBIC)
- Arctic & northern circumpolar issues
I’m the founder of the arcticfutures initiative (@arcticfutures) & a trained scenario development practitioner (Centre for Scenario Planning & Future Studies, University of Strathclyde – now closed), tutored under the guidance of Kees van der Heijden & George Burt.
I’d be happy to discuss any futures-orientated business problems or project proposals you may have.
Please get in touch to chat further.