When it comes to uncertainty, you can either be paralyzed by it or take ownership of it. The decision is yours.
How have you calculated for uncertainty sparked by COVID-19 and its consequences? Is your organization monitoring the convergence of macro forces of change, shifting human behavior, complex technology ecosystems, and organizational decisions within and outside your industry?
Heightened uncertainty demands a thorough interrogation of the present and deep consideration of the future. Whereas previous futures discussions might have focused on 5 – 10 years from now, we now must also consider the next 6, 12, and 18 months.
Regardless of timeline, futures and foresight techniques can help you better anticipate, prepare for, and thrive in uncertain environments.
This event included a webinar, a Q&A session, and an informal discussion and opportunity to mingle with the panelists and other attendees in lieu of an in-person networking session. The added networking session was not recorded.
Who should watch?
- Leaders who want to understand how they can Future Proof® their organizations
- Those involved in scenario and strategic planning and who want to account for future uncertainty in near-term plans
- People who manage the planning process to see how longer-term foresight can be incorporated into the process
What you will leave with an understanding of:
- Futures & foresight, and its role in strategic planning with examples of success and failures
- How to apply futures principles to planning for and through COVID-19
- How scenario planning is used to guide near-term actions in uncertain environments
Dan Fukushima has been helping organizations identify, plan for, and capitalize on disruptions for over 30 years. He specializes in analyzing the future for growth opportunities, innovative solutions, and impacts of the evolving workforce. Dan has been fortunate to have had an insider’s perspective of industry disruption while working in the travel, telecommunications, retail, and consumer products industries. The first 12 years of his career were in industry, most with Delta Air Lines and he’s been consulting for over 20 years. He received his BS in Industrial Management from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Hans Davies has been at Toffler Associates since 2007 and is a Director. His focus is helping organizations design imaginative futures that explore the nexus of humans and technology and their impact on security and protection. His specialties include security and resilience in the converging cyber and physical environments. Before TA, he was an Analyst at SAIC supporting the Department of Defense Office of Treaty Compliance, focusing on reducing the danger and impact of Small Arms and Light Weapons, especially Landmines, across the globe. He earned a BA in History from Williams College and an MA in International Relations from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies