Keeping you Relevant
In a turbulent and changing world
"the assumptions on which the organization has been built and is being run no longer fit reality.“
"The insights CEOforesight delivered have empowered
me to lead strategy and
change programs so much more effectively."
Kevin XXXXX, CEO, XXXX
"Through the amazing future focussed information CEOforesight brought me I have been far clearer about the key decisions I need to make in order to sustain our success."
Dan XXXXX, CEO, XXXX
Why foresight is so important today
We are living in extraordinary times. 20 years ago none of the 10 factors below were really significant. Now they all are at once:
The deepest recession in 300 years on top of the enduring legacy of the financial crisis.
Digital technological revolution.
Seismic demographic shift.
Geopolitical shock waves.
Domestic political upheaval and re-alignment, including the threat to the Union.
Profound shifts in values.
Transformation in consumer behaviour.
When thinking about the future John Maynard Keynes said:
"It's better to be roughly right than precisely wrong"
The FutureScan Report
What you get
David talking about the value of foresight
Plus a two hour one-on-one with the author to fully understand the findings.
It's more than Horizon Scanning, It's applied futures personalised to your organisation.
Includes analysis of potential outcomes of overlapping external drivers of change.
Identifies critical economic indicators and their relationship with your organisation.
Includes the top ten external drivers of change that include many individual trends.
It includes detailed scenario plans looking forward over three timescales, from 1-4 years, 5-10 years and beyond.
The value you get
Reduction in the risk of you being blindsided by change.
Identifying opportunities before your competitor.
Creating strategies with more confidence.
Lead change with more assurance.
Engaging leaders in the organisation on external drivers of change.
Insightful speeches and external engagement.
DAVID A. SMITH
David is one of the world's leading futurologists and strategic thinkers, having founded GFF (Global Futures & Foresight) in 2006.
Before founding GFF David held numerous strategic roles including strategic marketing director for Unisys $2 billion global financial services business. Whilst at Unisys he co-created their Global Futures Forum.
He is widely sought after as a professional futurist, author and speaker, having addressed over 450 conferences and events in 42 countries across 5 continents.
Peer review by Patrick Dixon, Chairman of Global Change, and perhaps the world's number 1 ranked futurist, says of David that he is: "One of the world's leading authorities on global trends. He leads a powerful research team and is a fascinating speaker. He has helped some of the largest multinationals identify and respond to significant trends and is much sought after for his advice".
David has also helped academic institutions and industry associations to embrace change and prepare innovative strategies to renew themselves and generate new growth. He helps organisations think about key issues of the near future and stimulate out of the box thinking.
GRAEME M. LEACH
One of Britain's leading economists and a former Chief Economist and Director of Policy at the Institute of Directors (IoD), where he was also a member of the Board. Graeme represented the IoD in economic discussions with the Chancellor and 10 Downing Street. Graeme founded macronomics in 2016, which is a macroeconomic, geopolitical and future megatrends research consultancy. He is a visiting professor of economic policy and a senior fellow of the Legatum Institute in London. He is also a member of the IEA Shadow Monetary Policy Committee (SMPC).
He has spent a lifetime in economics, futures and foresight, having started his career at The Henley Centre for Forecasting.
Over recent decades Graeme has made 100s of speeches on the future economy and megatrends, in more than 25 countries across the globe.
He has recently finished his new book: The Great Race - Who will win the battle for economic supremacy in the 21st century, to be published in 2020.
Graeme has undertaken 100s of live television and radio interviews on BBC News, Sky News, Radio 4's Today Programme and others. Over the past 5 years he has written a weekly column for the City AM newspaper and numerous articles for the Daily Telegraph.