Strategic Foresight Speaker & Consultant

Simon Anderson Speaking Fee: $10,000 and Below

Speaking Fee:
$10,000 and Below

Travels From:
Available Upon Request

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Secondary Topic Category:
Business & Entrepreneurship


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Simon Anderson At A Glance:

Simon J. Anderson is the founder of Venture Foresight, a company dedicated to helping leaders recognize opportunities in emerging technologies and trends. Having traveled to more than 25 countries, Mr. Anderson 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 Anderson is an international futurist keynote speaker, applied foresight expert, executive advisor, and award-winning author. With a mission to help executives and organizations move beyond resilience and become future ready, Simon translates complex emerging trends and technologies into actionable insights and strategies using his Future Ready Formula™. Drawing on his extensive experience in applied foresight with executive leadership and a global perspective gained from speaking on four continents and his travels to more than 35 countries, he empowers leaders across industries to navigate challenges and capitalize on opportunities created by rapid change.

As the co-author of the award-winning book Foresight 20/20: A Futurist Explores the Trends Transforming Tomorrow and former advisor to technology startups and a multinational education non-profit, Simon has established himself as an expert in emerging technologies and trends. He was a co-founder of the Future Ready Economies network, and now partners with economic development professionals to prepare and adapt their communities and regions for a successful future.

Simon’s insights have been featured in a wide variety of publications worldwide, including CityWire’s New Model Adviser, Commercial Factor, Crain’s Business News and Executive Connections, a publication of the International Executive MBA Council.

His captivating, insightful, and immediately actionable presentations make him a popular speaker among executives, boards, and organizations eager to increase their success by confidently embracing the future.

Thought provoking. Simon Anderson’s keynotes are a must attend if you want to create a future-ready organization. Simon customized his session, captured the attention of senior leaders and independent contributors alike and engaged all with his understanding of complex trends and specific actions to take now. I highly recommend Simon as your next keynote.

— Wendy Holliday, CEO, PayTech Women

Thank you so much for presenting as a keynote speaker at the Executive MBA Council meeting in Seattle. Your session garnered rave reviews - everyone to whom I spoke commented on the depth of your analysis and the thought you put in to relate to our industry's drivers. I walked away with a great deal to think about personally, and I've shared your insights with my team, along with the challenge for us to be more future-focused and future resilient.

— Jamie Breen - Assistant Dean, MBA Programs for Working Professionals, Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley

Simon delivered an informative and engaging keynote session on “Change is Coming – Understanding Relevant Emerging Technologies and Trends” at our 2017 Growth Conference in Naples, Florida for our architecture and engineering attendees. He discussed 7 major themes that will impact our society and did a great job of relating specific technological advancements in the building, design and construction space, which was well received. Highly recommend for other conferences and events!

— Steve Gido - Principal, ROG Partners

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