Simon Anderson | Feb. 8 | Business Leaders Breakfast Forum
February 8, 2019
7:30 am to 9:00 am
Lurie LLP, 2501 Wayzata Blvd.
Simon J. Anderson
About the speaker
Simon J. Anderson is a strategic foresight speaker and consultant. He helps leaders and organizations be more future ready and has shared his compelling message with thousands of senior executives and other leaders in a variety of industries from coast to coast in the United States, as well as internationally. In 2013, he founded Venture Foresight, a company dedicated to helping leaders recognize opportunities created by emerging technologies and trends.
Anderson co-authored the 2014 Bellwether Award winning book Foresight 20/20: A Futurist Explores the Trends Transforming Tomorrow with fellow global futurist Jack Uldrich. With two new chapters and hundreds of updates, the 2015 “Updated & Expanded” edition broadens the focus to include new industries, insights, and advancements.
As a former member of the international organization Communities of the Future, Anderson worked to promote and facilitate “future’s thinking’ in communities around the world. His work as a futurist also informed his roles as an advisor to several technology startups and a multinational education non-profit organization.
Anderson’s insights on emerging technology have been featured in a wide variety of publications including Crain’s Twin Cities, the Star Tribune, the Austrian management magazine the Hernsteiner, and the Fall 2018 edition of Executive Connections, a publication of the Executive MBA Council. His new book, tentatively titled Outrunning Automation: A Professional’s Guide to Creating Value in a Fast-Changing World is due out early next year.
Anderson and his wife Helena Cruz Sánchez live in Minneapolis, MN.