Simon Anderson | Feb. 8 | Business Leaders Breakfast Forum

Simon Anderson | Feb. 8 | Business Leaders Breakfast Forum


February 8, 2019


7:30 am to 9:00 am


Lurie LLP, 2501 Wayzata Blvd.

Event Description

Join Futurist Simon J. Anderson for an entertaining and thought-provoking look at the emerging technologies and trends transforming the future of business and government. This eye-opening presentation brings attention to important advancements that are reshaping the future and provides new approaches to anticipating the opportunities and challenges that these advancements could create.
This customized presentation addresses not only new trends and technologies, but also the increasing challenges of keeping up with rapid advancement. Learn proven methods to help navigate these changes and think about the future differently. Lastly, specific actions will be shared that can be taken right away to better position yourself and your organization to survive and thrive in the future.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn how to use “3A Thinking: Attention, Anticipation, and Action” to be better positioned for the future
  • Recognize emerging trends and technologies that could transform our lives and careers
  • Understand how to see the future from a different perspective to better spot opportunities before they become challenges
  • Know where to look for tools and resources to stay on top of new advancements
  • Learn specific actions you can take to be more future ready, regardless of new trends

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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.