MEET OUR JUDGES
Our judges are a diverse and international group of foresight experts, activists, innovators, and ambassadors. They were invited to join the judging panel due to their deep commitment to our values and their desire to support the next generation to become an active participant in shaping the future.
Judges are responsible for assessing the Fellowship applications, evaluating projects and selecting those who will participate in our fellowship journey. Many of our judges are so passionate about NGFP that they end up becoming mentors to our fellows. We are incredibly thankful to all the judges for their generosity and support in helping make the NGFP Fellowship possible!
Judges per year
Adanna is currently the Senior Global Manager at the Royal Society of Arts (RSA) based in London. As a self confessed International Relations nerd, she is responsible for harnessing global insights in the RSA’s research and for the implementation of its global strategy. She is passionate about adult literacy, curious about the future and interested in inspiring young people to envision a better global future.
Dr Benedetta Berti is Head of Policy Planning in the Office of the Secretary General at NATO. She is also Associate Researcher at the Centre for Security, Diplomacy and Strategy at Vrije Universiteit Brussels, Visiting Professor at the College of Europe and a Senior Fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute. An Eisenhower Global Fellow and a TED Senior Fellow, in the past decade Benedetta has held research and teaching positions at West Point, The Institute for National Security Studies and Tel Aviv University, among others. Dr. Berti is the author of four books, including “Armed Political Organizations. From Conflict to Integration” (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013). Her work and research have appeared, among others, in Foreign Policy, Foreign Affairs, the National Interest, the Wall Street Journal and The New York Times; as well as in Civil Wars, Democratization, Government & Opposition, Mediterranean Politics, the Middle East Journal, Parameters, Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, Terrorism and Political Violence. She holds a BA in Oriental Studies from the University of Bologna, and a MA and PhD in International Relations from The Fletcher School (Tufts University)
I explore the future of global development, humanitarian innovation and our environment, focusing on the role of nascent sociotechnical systems as a catalyst for positive social change. Currently, I lead ‘Skills and Capabilities Building’ within Elrha’s Humanitarian Innovation Fund, developing new tools and resources for staff, grantees and the wider humanitarian community.sPreviously, I lead research on distributed ledger technology-based cash and voucher assistance for communities in Vanuatu with Oxfam Australia. I also taught social innovation practices for the emerging contexts of the Anthropocene at RMIT, and patient-centred design as part of a research partnership with the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre.sI am a co-founder of the fledgling social impact design studio Of_Substance and the socially conscious food journal Scrag End.
Prof Dr Amb Colette Mazzucelli is President (Academia) Global Listening Centre, https://www.globallisteningcentre.org/, and Lead Editor with James Felton Keith of the Anthem Press Ethics of Personal Data Collection Series, https://anthempress.com/anthem-ethics-of-personal-data-collection. As a member of the graduate faculty at NYU New York, she teaches blended and virtual seminars across Schools in conflict resolution, radicalization & religion, international relations in the post-Cold War era, ethnic conflict, and Europe in the 21st Century. A recipient of the NYU SPS Excellence in Teaching Award 2013, Prof Mazzucelli has participated in the Parallel Histories conference in the House of Lords and the CFR-Lumina Foundation Global Literacy Advisory Group.
Dale is the former Head of Strategic Foresight for the Western Cape Government in South Africa where he also served as a policy and strategy analyst. He currently resides in New York while he completes two books, one on behavioural insights and the other on inequality.”
RequestedDaniel is an impact-driven ML/AI new technologies, innovation R&D manager with over 15 years experience in project, risk and security management at the intersection between academia, applied research, the humanitarian sector and the industry.sAt CERN he led large-scale data analysis R&D projects and co-funded THE Port humanitarian hackathons at CERN. At the United Nations hosted Global Humanitarian Lab he headed the strategic foresight technology workstream. Daniel specialised in big data and graph analysis using traditional data, visualisation and artificial intelligence / machine learning methods and co-founded the data analysis start-up gluoNNet AG.sHe teaches Artificial Intelligence at the Geneva Business School and is an honorary researcher at Lancaster University.
Edward is a strategic communications expert specializing in designing, managing and implementing complex public engagement and information dissemination campaigns. With a multidisciplinary academic background combining Broadcast Journalism and War Studies, Edward works with Government agencies, regional bodies, private firms and non-governmental organizations to tell stories and critical decisions on development, peace and security.s Building on his management and practice experience with BBC Media Action, BBC World Service and with Oxfam International, Edward launched Camerafrica Consultants Ltd in 2007- a knowledge production agency that works with clients to transform and scale up their impact, revenues and competitive edge in the face of disruptive technologies, mega trends and shifting public expectations.s Edward’s work in Governance continues to shape current discourses in design of violence free electoral processes based on his book Eden in Turmoil that provides a critical examination of the 2008 Post Election Violence in Kenya. Using a blend of case studies, storytelling, design and systems thinking approaches, Edward brings a transformative, participatory approach when part of strategy and policy discussions, during training forums, media discussions and when curating stories of resilience and recovery for organisations and communities.s Edward has been engaged as a consultant and adviser to UN Strategy on Disaster Risk Reduction working on capacity building programs for journalists. He has trained over 40 journalists in 14 countries and pioneered the establishment of the Society of African Reporters on DRR (www.diraj.org) effectively becoming its first Chairperson.
Enric Bas. Phd in Sociology. Professor of Foresight and Social Innovation at the University of Alicante (Spain). Director of FUTURLAB-Creative Futures.
Fátima has focused her career on sustainable development and how foresight can improve public policies. As Senior Civil Servant, she developed skills and practice in scenario planning and trend/scanning methods, integrated several foresight exercises with national, regional and sectorial scopes. More recently, Fátima collaborated with FCG’ “Foresight Portugal 2030” project, that crossed economic and financial, demographic, social, technological, environmental, geoeconomics and geopolitical issues to explore three alternative scenarios;
Hitomi Rankine is a technical cooperation specialist with over 15 years of experience in Asia and the Pacific and the Caribbean. She has facilitated multi-stakeholder foresight, opened futures studies opportunities and explored sustainability challenges through a transdisciplinary lens. As an Environmental Affairs Officer at the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), she has been responsible for policy advocacy and research and stakeholder engagement for sustainable development and green growth. She works closely with civil society in the follow up and review of progress on the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development, helping to ensure that stakeholders have a seat at the table.
Jim Maltby is a Principal Scientist at the Defence Science Technology Laboratory (Dstl, part of MOD). He joined Dstl over 10 years ago, after serving in the British Army and working in a number of Government departments working on Resilience and Security.ssHe is a Biologist and Social Scientist; now providing research on long-term planning, science and technology, and strategy and policy advice to senior decision makers in National Security. His interests research focuses identify future changes in society, how this is shaped by adoption of technology, and how we can improve performance in our reasoning and decision making within complex problems and situations of high uncertainty.ssJim works closely with our partners across government and academia within the UK and abroad, and also collaborates with a number of other industrial sectors in the UK: primarily the Creative Industries (design and innovation), Insurance, Energy and Humanitarian sectors.ssHe is currently a RSA Fellow, and a Fellow of the Institute of Civil Protection and Emergency Management (ICPEM). A member of the Society for Decision Making under Deep Uncertainty and the Analysis Under Uncertainty for Decision-Makers Network (AU4DM). He sits on the Advisory Board to the Humanitarian Innovation Fund and has been a technical advisor to the Virgin Earth Challenge.
Dr. John A. Sweeney is an award-winning author, designer, and futurist. As a practitioner, consultant, and educator, John has organized, managed, and facilitated workshops and seminars, multi-stakeholder projects, and foresight gaming systems in over 45 countries on five continents with participants from around the world. At present, John is a Senior Research Fellow at Westminster International University in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. He also currently serves as Co-Editor-in-Chief of World Futures Review: A Journal of Strategic Foresight. John has worked with numerous universities, international development and humanitarian aid agencies, nonprofit foundations, Fortune 500 companies, and educational and cultural organizations, such as Asia Development Bank, Humanity United, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, GIZ, INTERPOL, NESTA, Oxfam International, The Joint Research Centre of the European Commission, the World Health Organization, and numerous UN agencies. Additionally, he has experience working with public sector and civil service foresight and innovation units, such as Singapore’s Centre for Strategic Futures, Georgia’s Public Service Development Agency, and Dubai’s Mohammed Bin Rashid Centre for Government Innovation. John also served as a Researcher at the Hawaii Research Center for Futures Studies from 2009 to 2014. From 2014 to 2018, John worked as Deputy Director at the Centre for Postnormal Policy and Futures Studies. In December 2018, John completed his PhD focused in Alternative Futures from the University of Hawaii at Mānoa under the direction of Dr. Jim Dator. He is a member of the World Futures Studies Federation and the Association of Professional Futurists.
Judith Kaulem is a development practitioner, researcher and social policy analyst with over 20 years of working experience. She is currently the Executive Director of the Poverty Reduction Forum Trust, a civil society organization in Zimbabwe, where she oversees and pushes the organization’s vision of influencing development policies so that they put people at the centre with a focus on a life of dignity for all. She has spearheaded work that advances the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals and participates in various SDGs-related platforms, holds different roles towards advancing policies for sustainable and inclusive development. Judith is passionate about enhancing impact of social change programs that address vulnerability, injustice and inequality. Judith holds a Masters degree in Adult Education with a focus on development from the University of Zimbabwe and several professional certifications. She serves on several Boards locally and has also served on Advisory Boards globally.
Ph.D. in transdisciplinary cultural studies, Master in social anthropology. Head of Futures Studies area, Chair of Design of Tomorrow program, co-editor-in-chief of the Creative Economy journal at centro.edu.mx. Regional editor for LATAM of the Journal of Futures Studies (Tamkan University). Researcher and planner for the firms Yuzu Kyodai (Japan) and Punk (Vancouver/Mallorca).
Maggie Greyson is a global award-winning Futurist for her mastery in futures thinking and design. Throughout her career she has helped individuals, organizations, and governments to think long-term, find surprising opportunities, and unintended consequences. Maggie’s practice with new formats for storytelling garners international attention as a writer, facilitator, speaker, and brand communications expert. She teaches, facilitates futures thinking workshops, and is a guest lecturer at universities across North America.
Marcela is the Senior Specialist for Strategic Futures with Natural England, where she is furthering futures, systems thinking, and innovation, to help strengthen strategic decision making across the organisation. Marcela has also been working to champion futures thinking in the security sector through her support on a number of initiatives, including involvement in the Paris Peace Forum 2021. She was awarded the NGFP Security and Technology Special Award 2021 for her project proposal focused on leveraging youth voices to shape the future global security agenda. In her previous role with INTERPOL, she helped to establish the first Global Horizon Scan for law enforcement, a participatory futures game, and launch the first INTERPOL Young Global Police Leaders Programme. Previous experiences also include working at NATO, as well as supporting women’s empowerment in the MENA region.
Mr. Kinaci is a visionary Futurist and a true believer of integrating Strategic Foresight into decision-making be it in governments, international organizations or in the private sector. He holds a B.Sc. in Civil Engineering; has earned his M.A. in International Relations; is a graduate of the NATO Executive Development Programme; and is a PhD Candidate at the Graduate Program in International Studies at the Old Dominion University. He has served at both the strategic and operational levels at NATO and National HQs, and has been involved in NATO operations in the Balkans, Mediterranean, Afghanistan and has participated in such NATO programmes as the Partnership for Peace and Mediterranean Dialogue. His main responsibilities included long-term strategy, foresight, and campaign assessment.
Monica specializes in peacebuilding through strategic foresight and the intersection between gender, peace and security. Her practitioner experience and research interests include diplomacy, geopolitics and legitimacy-building of security institutions in democratic environments.sShe co-directs the Strategic Foresight Course and she is Associate at the Strategic Anticipation Cluster, GCSP. Regular speaker and facilitator of workshops on foresight for NGO’s, international organizations and governments on topics impacting the global security environment as gender-based violence prevention, energy transition, challenges for science development, and institutional change for security agencies (police and army).sMonica joined in 2018 the judge panel for the Joseph Jaworski Next Generation Foresight Practitioners Award, annual recognition of innovative strategic foresight projects. Since 2019 Monica is a member of the OECD Government Foresight Community, the WIIS (Women in International Security) Next Generation Fellows, and Amassuru: Women in Security and Defense in Latin America and the Caribbean.sMonica holds a MAS in International and European Security from the University of Geneva and the GCSP, an MBA from IPADE Business School and a BA in Political Science from ITAM.sMonica is Mexican and speaks English and Spanish; understands German and French, and has basic knowledge of Finnish.
Murray works in the strategy and scenario space helping leaders across sectors to reflect upon the future and what it means for their current strategy and Leadership approach. He is an alumni of The Oxford Executive Development Programme and The Oxford Scenario Planning Approach. He is the Head Tutor for The Oxford Executive Strategy Programme and facilitates on the Scenario programme, a Global Practioner (Strategy) at Strathclyde Business School and works on post graduate programmes at The Adam Smith Business School. Recently his work has been on algorithmic bias, digitisation strategy and policy formulation as well as pandemic strategic responses and what they mean for organisations. Murray has led a number of large scale, complex, transformation strategies and has deep experience of navigating players and partners. As well as working on “wicked” problems Murray has been involved in Continuous Improvement Leadership introducing new approaches to how to solve “technical” problems. Murray is also involved in setting up local food sustainability projects, reducing digital exclusion and runs a Philosophy for children group.
Ms. Nancy Donovan is Co-founder of the international Public Sector Foresight Network (https://www.publicsectorforesight.org) which connects government foresight practitioners from countries around the world by activities such as meetings to disseminate information on examples of foresight efforts, lessons and challenges in conducting foresight, and how to best communicate and sustain foresight activities.ssMs. Donovan is the former Director of Domestic Relations for Strategic Planning and External Liaison at the U.S. Government Accountability Office, a U.S. Congressional agency. In this position, Ms. Donovan was responsible for relationships with the U.S. federal, state and local accountability communities and incorporated foresight considerations as part of her work in directing dialogues for this network.ss In her prior work in GAO’s Applied Research and Methods team, she specialized in foresight issues with attention to methods in the context of an accountability organization. Ms. Donovan has addressed U.S. and international audiences on government foresight as well as writing about the role of evidence for public management.ss She has directed numerous projects resulting in reports and testimonies to the U.S. Congress on issues in such areas as: science policy, public health, long-term care, highway safety and new technologies, and privacy and confidentiality of medical and other records.ss Ms. Donovan has a Master of Public Administration from Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs.
Olga Remneva (based in Tel Aviv, Israel) – PhD in cultural studies, art&science and technology-based expert, curator, art historian, educator, futurist. Founder and curator of VZOR Lab, associate professor at ITMO University. TEDx speaker, Next Generation Foresight Practitioners fellow. 10 exhibitions curated, 10+ educational programs designed, 350+ hours of lectures and public talks given in dozens of cities and at international online events. Working with communities of arts and culture professionals, science and tech guys, futurists; teenagers and students; business companies and corporate trainings; general public and wider audience.
Osmar Coelho Filho is an engineer that holds a certificate degree in Sustainable Food Systems and Agroecology from the University of California, and a master’s degree in Sustainable Development from the Center for Sustainable Development, CDS, University of Brasília, UnB. He is a Ph.D. candidate in the Environmental Technology and Water Resources graduate program, Ptarh, the University of Brasilia working with Water Security and Water Crises around the world. Osmar Coelho Filho was the 2010’s recipient of the HSBC Bank National Award on Sustainable Development with a project on the Future of Agroecology and Organic Food in Rio de Janeiro city. He was a Latin American fellow of Youth for Environmental Sanity working with Sustainability and Foresight education. He also was a fellow of Global Exchange as a local coordinator of the Reality tour program that helped to connect citizens around the world on behalf of social and environmental justice. He was an assistant researcher at Institut for Applied Social and Economic Research, IPEA working, and associate researcher at CDS-UnB where he develop several projects and analyses: “The National Plan of Green Procurement”, “The Future of Bicycling in Brazil”, “How to improve the Circular Economy in Brazil?”, “Sustainability Education for Engineers”. He created a method of scenario planning based on perception anthropology called Strategy Matrix. Fields of Expertise: Environmental Planning and Governance, Interdisciplinary Methods, Scenario Planning, Circular Economy, Design Thinking, Sustainability, and Foresight Education.
Professor of Heritage Evidence, Foresight and Policy at UCL’s Institute for Sustainable Heritage
Head, Futures Literacy, UNESCO, Paris Riel Miller started his career at the OECD in Paris in 1982 in the Economics Department. Completed his PhD in Economics at the New School for Social Research in 1987. From 1985 to 1993 he worked for the Ontario Government, in the legislature and as a senior manager in the Ontario public service (Ministries of Finance; Universities; and Industry). In 1995 he returned to the OECD to work in the International Futures Programme and with the Centre for Educational Research and Innovation. In 2005 he founded an independent consultancy – xperidox (which means knowledge through experience) to advise public and private sector clients from around the world on how to use the future more effectively. In 2012 he joined UNESCO as Head of Foresight.
April Michele, Executive Director, has worked in official capacity with Future Problem Solving Program International (FPSPI) since 2012 and part of the program since 2003. With a background in advanced curriculum strategies and highly engaging learning techniques, April enjoys being part of a student-driven organization designed to promote students as leaders. Expertise includes pedagogy and strategies for critical and creative thinking. April has filled multiple roles providing quality educational services for students and adults in both the United States and internationally. Melding personal and professional interest, April enjoys adventure in the outdoors with her husband and two grown children, gardening, and creating new healthy recipes in the kitchen blending diverse ingredients!
Argen is a retired teacher from Georgia, USA. She is the Affiliate Director for the Georgia Future Problem Solving Program and a member of the Board of Trustees for Future Problem Solving Program International. She is dedicated to the mission of FPSPI to develop the ability of young people globally to design and achieve positive futures through problem solving using critical and creative thinking.
Björn Theis is Head of Foresight at Creavis, the strategic innovation unit and business incubator of Evonik AG. He holds a master’s degree in cultural anthropology, philosophy, and English from the University of Cologne. Björn Theis teaches futures research at various universities, is the founder of the Conjectural Futures Network, and is a member of the Future Circle of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research. Currently he works on the foresight project “Sustainable Food Futures 2040”, which investigates how to enable healthy and sustainable nutrition for the world’s population of tomorrow.
Born Glasgow. Schools: George Watsons (Edinburgh); Brentwood (Essex). Cambridge MA in Natural Sciences. Manager at Ford Motor. Director of Development at Ernst Young. Freelance consultant: UK; USA; Europe; Middle East; Africa; Australia. Private, Public and Voluntary sectors. Late wife folklorist Jennifer Westwood. Lives in tiny village in Norfolk. Consultant Editor Manager’s Handbook: 500,000 copies, 15 languages. Broke the MBA cartel (London; Manchester and Cranfield). Blogs at http://brianchandlersblog.wordpress.com.
Dr. Brooke Mitchell is a George Washington University Nuclear Security Working Group Fellow. She works on Capitol Hill for a member of the United States Congress and leads appropriation portfolios for defense, energy and water, and military construction and Veteran’s Affairs. Dr. Mitchell also serves as manager for the Congressional Nuclear Working Group. She consults for Southeast Innovation Institute where research efforts included curriculum development on Joint All-Domain Operations and Joint All-Domain Command and Control for the Air Force Institute of Technology. In addition, Dr. Mitchell is the Director of Strategic Studies for the Small Business Consulting Corporation and principal investigator for Air Force Global Strike Command’s (AFGSC) National Nuclear Strategy and Global Security Workshop for Practitioners. Prior to this, Dr. Mitchell managed AFGSC’s near-peer competition program where she developed and facilitated a scenario planning table-top exercise. She designed a novel top-secret Nuclear Command, Control, and Communications environmental scan table-top exercise utilized in executive education for senior military leaders and is presently in the final stages in creating a strategic foresight table-top methodology for nuclear planners, the results of which will be available Winter 2021. Dr. Mitchell has published additional research on these topics in Wild Blue Yonder, Real Clear Defense, War on the Rocks, Strategy Bridge, and the Guide to Nuclear Deterrence in the Age of Great-Power Competition with an article forthcoming in the United States Air Force Academy Space and Defense Journal.
M in Economics and Management of Science, Technology and Innovation, with a focus on Future Studies, by the Superior Institute of Economics and Management of the University of Lisbon. Other training in Foresight and Designing Ethical Futures held in Lisbon (ISEG) and Copenhagen (CIID). Her Master’s research project aimed to identify images of the future of young Brazilians in relation to the future of work, their expectations and desires. More than 15 years of experience in the areas of Management, Marketing, Digital Transformation and Futures in companies in Brazil and Portugal. She is on the board of the Brazilian hub of Teach The Future, a global movement dedicated to bringing future literacy to students and educators around the world. Entrepreneur and Foresight consultant by Guia Futurabilidade. Undergraduate Professor at IDP – Brazilian Institute of Education, Development and Research in Brasília/Brazil.
Chris is a Partner at We Create Futures, a Foresight and Strategic Innovation practice based New Zealand. We Create Futures work on high-value strategic projects using futures thinking, research and design. They use participatory approaches to support people in thinking critically and creatively in realising their preferred futures. Their clients range from small community organisations to well-known commercial brands in New Zealand and overseas. For the last two decades, Chris has worked across industrial, service and strategic design in the UK and New Zealand. Before starting We Create Futures, Chris was Service Innovation Director at leading New Zealand customer experience agency, DNA, where he specialised in strategic innovation for clients including Z Energy, Kiwibank, The Electricity Authority and the Ministry for Primary Industries. Chris is a regular speaker and presenter who has keynoted and spoken for audiences in New Zealand, Australia, UK, USA, Ireland, Singapore, Peru and Iran.
Dr. Claire Nelson is Chief Ideation Leader of The Futures Forum, a research and education practice specializing in bringing the power of strategic foresight and the discipline of sustainability engineering to challenges facing organizations and communities. A member of the Association of Professional Futurists, she serves on the Board of the World Futures Studies Federation and as Editor-At-Large of their HUMAN FUTURES Magazine, as well as on the Editorial Advisory Board of the Journal of Futures Studies. An award-winning playwright, her book ‘SMART Futures for a Flourishing World’, takes us to the future with stories that illuminate paths of hope. Before establishing The Futures Forum, Dr. Nelson conjured change at the Inter-American Development Bank over a thirty-year career, pioneering the Bank’s development with equity agenda, and strategic foresight as a tool for engendering development effectiveness. As result of her leadership, the Bank honored her with its coveted Ortiz Mena Award. Dr. Nelson is recognized as the Architect of the Campaign for National Caribbean American Heritage Month. She holds a Doctorate in Engineering Management from the George Washington University. Dr. Nelson, honored as a White House Champion of Change, was named among the Top 50 Female Futurists on Forbes.com.
Fash has over 9 years of experience as a Social Entrepreneur, Community Connector and Educator, being at the center of connecting citizens with the private and public institutions. He is a Creative Writer and a Certified Catalyst Coach, leveraging on his gifts to help communities uncover their wisdom and resource, then mobilize these to create action for a sustainable future for all. He is the Chief Listener at Prikkle Academy where he co-creates ‘chaos’ in the Educational system, by creating ‘schools without teachers’ and decentralizing learning and solutions. He is the award recipient of the 2018 Talent of the Future Award (Ideation Hub, Lagos), OD 2018 Challenge Runners-up Winner and World Top 100 Social Entrepreneurs (Social Enablers, India). He is a Fellow at Global People’s Fellowship, Canvassity Pan-African Youth Fellowship, African Changemakers Fellowship, Dalai Lama Fellows, Social Innovators Program of LEAP Africa and Leadership Fellowship. He sits as an Advisory Board at Inspire Africa and Voluculture, Kenya.
Father, ludologist, futurist, designer, researcher, educator and consultant. Master’s degree in Design (CESAR School), postgraduate degree in Strategic Design (ESPM-RJ) and graduated in Industrial Design (UNESA). Pedagogical Director at École 42|Rio, responsible for designing educational programs and pedago. CEO of D+1 Design & Games, specialized in developing ludocentric solutions and learning experiences, with a focus on promoting social impact and socio-emotional skills, through analog or digital approaches. Business associate at VTURE, a company that develops immersive experiences with emerging technologies and consultancy in Futures Thinking. Chapter Leader Southwest Region, ludologist and associate member. Responsible for TTF at Southwest region connections and for adaptations of Teach The Future Brazil’s tools and educational methodologies with ludic approaches and learning games. Teach The Future is a global movement of researchers and futurists that inserts the methodologies and tools of Future Studies / Futurism at all levels of education. Winner of SBGames 2019 for Best Brazilian Game in the category of Other Platforms with the game ToteMinions, winner of Festival Rebeldias 2020 with the game Radio Pirata and also finalist in the 38th Édition du Concours international de Créateurs de Jeux de Société de Boulogne-Billancourt, SBGames and Festival Rebeldias for 2 consecutive years.
Prof Daniella Tilbury, Commissioner for Sustainable Development and Future Generations, Gibraltar; UNECE government focal point (UK) on Sustainability Education.
Darcy Winslow is the Founding President (2010-2020) and co-founder of the Academy for Systems Change, an organization focused on advancing the field of awareness-based systemic change in order to achieve economic, social, and ecological wellbeing. Darcy also founded the recently launched Magnolia Moonshot 2030 (MM2030), a new narrative for women!s leadership, creating the conditions to activate our collective power to address the greatest chal- lenges we face today. By convening networks of women leaders urgently addressing the climate crisis, the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, deep equity, conscious leadership and the divine femi- nine, MM2030 amplifies our collective ability for positive impact.
Prof Dave Snowden divides his time between two roles: founder Chief Scientific Officer of Cognitive Edge and the founder and Director of the Centre for Applied Complexity at the University of Wales. His work is international in nature and covers government and industry looking at complex issues relating to strategy, organisational decision making and decision making.
Doris Viljoen is a senior futurist at the Institute for Futures Research of the University of Stellenbosch Business School. She lectures The Principles of Futures Studies, Scenario Planning, and Applied Futures Studies on the Post-Graduate Diploma and the M Phil in Futures Studies at the University of Stellenbosch Business School. As senior futurist, Doris is responsible for commissioned research projects, facilitating foresight workshops and editing a suite of publications. She endeavours to interpret global as well as local trends and assess their relevance for South Africa and Africa. She has specialised skills in environmental scanning, the application of foresight methodology, and scenario planning.
Learning experience designer, self-directed researcher on shame culture and the importance of vulnerability in education, and scholar on futures literacy. Lectures, workshops, mentorships and teacher training, and advises schools on autonomy in education. Creator of the Guia do Estudo Perfeito methodology on the Descomplica platform. Five international lectures: TEDx & SXSWEdu speaker. Member of Talents of Education of the Lemann Foundation & Teach The Future Org. Mentor of Toti, Ensina Brasil and Iniciativa Jovem Shell. ambassador of the Igarapé Institute. Author of the book “How to Learn Better” by Amazon. Over two decades of experience with education & learning.
Deputy Director, EU Institute for Security Studies, where she is in charge of coordinating research activities. In addition, she works on strategic foresight, as well as security and conflict in the Middle East and North Africa.
I lead Forum for the Future’s futures programme, and oversee our participatory digital Futuring platform – The Futures Centre (www.thefuturescentre.org). My work is focused on stewarding Forum’s horizon scanning and sensemaking work, as well as conceptualising and delivering our futures thought leadership. I have designed and run many of Forum’s collaborative initiatives which have used futures tools and techniques to create sustainable change, from Dairy 2020 back in the day, to Tea 2030 and Protein Challenge more recently. I am passionate about food systems work in particular.
Jane Davidson is the author of #futuregen: Lessons from a Small Country and passionate about living lightly. She is Pro Vice-Chancellor Emeritus at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David. From 2000 – 2011, she was Cabinet Minister for Education, then Environment and Sustainability in Wales where she proposed legislation to make sustainability the central organising principle of government: the Wellbeing of Future Generations (Wales) Act came into law in 2015. She is a RSA Fellow and guest faculty on the Executive Education for Sustainability Leadership programme at Harvard University & T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
Jim has over 30 years’ experience within the public & private sectors as both a management consultant & civil servant. He has worked at the most senior levels in UK government on strategy development, policy implementation, change management, and programme / project management. Jim was a partner at PA Consulting working with a range of public sector clients (including DWP, Environment Agency and MoD and it’s agencies) before re-joining the civil service, where, as Strategy Director at HM Revenue and Customs he established the new strategy unit and developed the first corporate strategy for the new department.
Retired Management Consultant After flirting with school teaching following a Modern Languages degree, Joe qualified as a Chartered Accountant with the firm which is now EY. Initially working on audit and investigations, he then ran the national training department. That lead him to set up a training and education consultancy unit working with blue chip organisations. He was then recruited by a US firm, Omega Performance, specialising in the financial services sector, to establish their European arm. On Omega’s acquisition by a competitor, Joe established his own firm, Setanta Performance. In parallel he was Chairman of the Whittington NHS Hospital in North London for six years.
Dr Julius Gatune is a policy analyst, a consultant and a futurist. His is currently a Senior Project Consultant with the Maastricht School of Management (MSM), Netherlands. He is also the UNESCO Chair of Future Literacy Laboratory at Dedan Kimathi University of Science and Technology (DeKUT). He is also a Senior Policy Advisor/Expert with the African Centre for Economic Transformation (ACET). Dr Gatune has previously worked at McKinsey & Co as a management consultant. He also worked at the Frederick S. Pardee Centre for Study Longer Range Futures at Boston University and the Frederick S Pardee Centre for International Futures at the University of Denver working on a number of projects that that looked explored the drivers of futures of Africa. He is an editor with the Journal of Future Studies. He was also part of the World Economic Forum Global Strategic Foresight Community (GFSC) that help shape the agenda on emerging issues that should be part of the global policy agenda for 2015 WEF Davos Summit. He holds a Ph. D in Policy Analsis for the Pardee RAND Graduate School in California USA, and Masters in Computer Science from the University of Cambridge, UK and a BSc in Civil Engineering, University of Nairobi.
I am a 33-year old Estonian working and living in Finland. I work as a project officer in the Union of the Baltic Cities Sustainable Cities Commission. UBC Sustainable Cities Commission is an organization acting as an enabler and a connector for the cities in the Baltic Sea Region to develop sustainable urban development projects in a collaborative manner. Educational background is diverse – with bachelor’s degrees in Education and Business Administration & Master’s degree in Futures Studies. I am also a mother of four boys – therefore, investing in the youth is something close to my heart also in the daily life
Laurie Smith – Senior Foresight Lead, Discovery Hub. Laurie leads on strategic foresight for Nesta. He oversees much of the organisation’s research into emerging trends, novel technologies and promising interventions. The Discovery Hub, of which he is part, embeds strategic foresight at the heart of Nesta and helps test high potential ideas before applying them in our programmes.
Chilean professional with a background in social science, innovation management and S&T policy. Sociologist, M.Sc. in Sociology and MPA in Development, Technology and Innovation Policy (University College London). Open innovation consultant at Wayra Hispam. University lecturer at Universidad del Desarrollo (Chile). More than 13 years of experience supporting governments, corporations and startups in Latin America and the Caribbean. Most recently I have led scenario building workshops for corporations in Chile, Perú and Paraguay.
I am a futurist, strategist, business executive, musician, engineer and project manager. I started my career as an electrical engineer, from where I grew into managing projects in the aviation sector. After obtaining an MPhil in Futures Studies from Stellenbosch University my responsibilities shifted to corporate foresight and strategic management. This mix of skills has allowed me to work across the entire planet. But no matter where my work takes me, I always look forward to returning home to my beautiful Cape Town. Besides jamming music with my friends, I feel most passionate about helping to build a better future for my city, my country, and my continent.
Mathew Burrows, PhD serves as director of the Atlantic Council’s Foresight, Strategy, and Risks Initiative (FSR) and is one of the leading experts on strategic foresight and global trend analysis. In 2013 he retired from a 28-year long career in the State Department and the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), the last 10 years of which he spent at the National Intelligence Council (NIC), the premier analytic unit in the US Intelligence Community. In 2007, Burrows was appointed Counselor, the number three position in the NIC, and was the principal drafter for the NIC publication Global Trends 2030: Alternative Worlds, which received widespread recognition and praise in the international media. In 2005, he was asked to set up and direct the NIC’s new Long Range Analysis Unit, which is now known as the Strategic Futures Group. Other positions included assignments as deputy national security advisor to Treasury Secretary Paul O’Neill (2001-02), special assistant to the UN Ambassador Richard Holbrooke (1999-2001), and first holder of the intelligence community fellowship at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York (1998-1999). Burrows received a BA in American and European history from Wesleyan University and a PhD in European history from the University of Cambridge.
I have lived in Northern California for the last 25 years working with large media companies and start up ventures in online publishing and search technologies. I was on the founding team for Wired News, MarketWatch.com, NewsStand (Austin Texas) and Presently, I am teaching Innovation at Santa Rosa Junior College and serve as Vice President of North Bay Angels, an investment group. My consulting company, Macabbey & Associates, macabbey.com, helps early stage companies in many sectors including software, agriculture, medical devices and content management. I work with many entrepreneurs and am particularly interested in those who want to improve our environment with sustainability ideas and appreciate forward thinking concepts such as strategic foresight.
Ollie Bream McIntosh is a design and strategy consultant, currently maintaining an international portfolio of private- and third-sector clients, specialising in digital, participatory, and cooperative approaches to systems change and local sustainability. He has founded and co-founded several social change organisations, including an award-winning UK-based social enterprise providing alternative education services. Alongside his consultancy work, Ollie is currently a trustee of an international social arts foundation, co-steward of an alliance of leading collaborative technology groups, and leads the annual delivery of a multi-award-winning course in Futures Studies at the University of Nottingham. Ollie Bream McIntosh is a design and strategy consultant, currently maintaining an international portfolio of private- and third-sector clients, specialising in digital, participatory, and cooperative approaches to systems change and local sustainability. Ollie holds a Summa Cum Laude MSc in Sustainable Territorial Development and a Higher-Level French Masters in Applied Economics, in addition to several specialist trainings in community development, strategic foresight, facilitation, and governance. Fluent in five languages, Ollie has lived, worked, and studied across Europe, Africa, and the Americas, including fellowships at two think tanks in Rio and London. He has founded and co-founded several social change organisations, including an award-winning UK-based social enterprise providing alternative education services. Alongside his consultancy work, Ollie is currently a trustee of an international social arts foundation, co-steward of an alliance of leading collaborative technology groups, and leads the annual delivery of a multi-award-winning course in Futures Studies at the University of Nottingham.
Communicologist, anthropologist, Ph.D. in transdisciplinary studies of culture and communication. Scientific editor, teacher, and researcher with more than 20 years of experience in multimedia language analysis. She directs the Futures Studies program at CENTRO, a higher education institution specialized in the Creative Economy.
Pierre Schoonraad is the Head of Research and Development at the South African Centre for Public Service Innovation (CPSI), a government facility mandated to entrench a culture and practice of innovation in the public sector.
Prof Prabhat Ranjan is currently Vice-Chancellor of D Y Patil International University, Pune. He is a Nuclear Fusion Scientist, a Futurist, an Educator, an Innovator and a Science Communicator. From 2013-18, he was heading India’s Technology Think Tank, TIFAC(Technology Information, Forecasting and Assessment Council) in Delhi. During his tenure, TIFAC developed Technology Vision 2035, which was released by Hon’ble PM in Jan 2016. For developing this document, he trained scientists in TIFAC in foresight methodologies, which led to improvement in quality of document as well as its impact. He was also part of Govt Foresight Organizations Network(GFN) and associated with World Future Society and School of International Futures(SOIF), UK. Prof. Ranjan has worked on Nuclear Fusion in India and USA and made major contributions to this field for nearly two decades. He served as Professor at DA-IICT, Gandhinagar for 11 years. His remarkable contributions include India’s Moon Mission and Wildlife. He is particularly known for his innovations in the field of assistive technology that has helped to put smiles on the faces of persons with severe disability. He obtained his Ph.D from University of California, Berkeley and did college education from IIT Kharagpur and University of Delhi after schooling from Netarhat School.
Puruesh Chaudhary is a futures researcher and strategic narrative professional. Featured amongst the World’s top female futurists. She is a Distinguished Fellow 2015 at the Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad and a Senior Fellow at the Institute of National Security Studies of Sri Lanka. Chaudhary is on the Editorial Board for the Journal of Future Robot Life. She is a Member Network of Global Future Councils of the World Economic Forum on the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Chaudhary is an ASPEN Alumni, a member and an advisor to the World Futures Society and is on the Planning Committee of the Millennium-Project (Global Futures Studies and Research), she is the Founding Member of the Plurality University Network. She is the Founder and President of AGAHI, a non-governmental organization, which works extensively on creating shared spaces for interactive learning, collaborative thinking and knowledge sharing. Chaudhary has a professional master’s degree in International Negotiation and Policymaking from Institut De Hautes Études Internationales Et Du Développement, Geneva. Chaudhary is a Harvard University, Singularity University Alumni; and of the National Defence University in Pakistan.
Over 20 years ago as a senior policy making civil servant in the UK Government Department of Health. I realised, along with some supportive colleagues, that many policies are medium to long term, much broader than they appear (the law of unintended consequences) and the external environment will impact on them. As Head of Strategic Planning I embedded this process at Board level and it spread across other Govt Departments. After that I moved to Head of Health and Protection at the Association of British Insurers (dealing with issues such as genetics and discrimination) and since then have been a Fellow at SAMI Consulting.
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