Big 4: The Futurist
Join Glen Hiemstra, CEO and Founder of Futurist.com and author of Millennial City: How a New Generation Can Save the Future, as he takes us on a journey into the future of the built environment. We need cities, buildings, and infrastructure that are sustainable, and smart. The Internet of things will become the largest and most important engineering project in history as we build out what will literally become the global brain. Dumb will no longer cut it when it comes to what we build.
In this program, Glen will help us look outward from our daily concerns, as he scans the classic domains for strategic foresight: society and demographics, technology and science, environment and energy, economics and markets, and politics and regulation. We will consider strategic implications for our firms and our future and look at how we can build a preferred future.
We all like to say that the world is changing. What if we are right?
About the Speaker
Glen Hiemstra is the founder and owner of Futurist.com. Glen is dedicated to disseminating information about the future to assist individuals, organizations, and industries in effective strategic planning. An internationally respected expert on future trends, long-range planning and creating the preferred future, Glen has advised professional, business, and governmental organizations for two decades and has served as a technical advisor for futuristic television programs. Audience members for Glen's keynote speeches and clients for his long-range planning say things like, "Once you hear Glen Hiemstra speak, the future will never look the same."
Glen has worked with many leading companies, government agencies and organizations across a wide variety of domains. These include Microsoft, The Home Depot, Boeing, Adobe, Ernst & Young, PaineWebber, ShareBuilder, Ambrosetti (Italy), Club of Amsterdam, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pacific Ocean Division, Northern Telecom, REI, Weyerhaeuser, Hewlett Packard, Novo Nordisk, U.S./Mexico JWC, APAX Partners, Costa Rica Hotel Association, Atlanta 2060, Tulsa 2025, Idaho Transportation 2030, Michigan DOT 2030, Federal Highway Administration Advanced Research, Eddie Bauer, Procter & Gamble, ACE Hardware, IHOP, John Deere, Weitz Construction, Lexis Nexus, Land O Lakes, GHD Engineering (Australia), SONAE (Portugal), and others.
As a recognized expert in preferred future planning, Glen is a popular keynote speaker who can zero in on emerging trends in economics, demographics, energy, the environment, Internet and communications, science, technology, housing, and transportation. Glen goes beyond simple trend analysis to discuss the opportunities that we all have to shape the preferred future. In his consulting, Glen utilizes tools such as environmental scanning, scenario development, whole systems perspectives, paradigm shifts, and analysis of organizational culture for managing change to assist enterprises to achieve high performance.
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