We understand and help bridge the distance between corporate aspiration and innovation & business model delivery.
No insta-experts here, just world-beating experience, tools, network and passion. Status quo and innovation theatre are no longer options. We help translate marketplace trends and innovation potential into real business. Let’s anticipate AND deliver your future now.
Futureproofing : Next© will help deliver bespoke innovation solutions sized for your organization, your teams and your leadership. Find out how we outsmart, outdesign & outdeliver.
Are you scanning marketplace trends and emerging technologies for attractive new futures?
Can you accurately assess the strengths & gaps inside your four walls?
Navigate the future complexities, key growth drivers and important implications to your business.
We help you see the future clearer.
Are you exploring & validating the smartest business models, products, services and experiences?
Have you given a portfolio of ideas oxygen to breathe & discipline to fail?
Discover paths & tools fitted for your company aspiration, situation & size.
We help you focus on where you want to be.
Have you figured out the “how” behind your innovation and transformation?
Are you optimizing your commercialization potential & speed?
Overcome firefighting & learn how to marry corporate innovation to business strategies & growth.
We help you commit & get winning ideas & ventures over the finish line.
BIGGER CAN BE BEAUTIFUL
Given the headlines you read everyday, you might think startups are the only ones that can innovate effectively, We don’t happen to agree. We think it’s high time for blue chip organizations and scaling companies to go on the offensive and find, filter and fast track their ideas.
Unlike many creative boutiques, it’s not just hope and ideas that will reverse the tide, but decison-based rigor, focus, process, mindset and implementation. So … we’re sending the “bat signal” to all change agents, a “clarion call” to all intrapreneurs. Let’s think big and act small, and climb aboard to the next station of innovation.
Silicon Valley hustle meets corporate innovation smarts meets foresights from the global edges.
We wondered what would happen if we married the agility and lean approach of startups, with the proven scale and unfair advantages of corporate innovation, and binded it to global future scouting operating slightly ahead of our time. Our hatchling: Futureproofing : Next.
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Supporting Global Marketplace Studies
Clients our approach has been bulletproofed by
Innovation Benefits / Deliverables We Provide Clients
SOLVING CORPORATE INNOVATION'S FOUR BIGGEST BARRIERS
Futureproofing ; Next is getting your future innovation conveyor belt moving quickly and seamlessly by tackling the four things larger companies don’t do well currently:
- SEE – companies tend to be blinded to marketpalce threats and opportunities and have difficulty aligning on their top internal assets and gaps.
- LEARN – companies tend to not build a sustainable, scalable and disciplined process to explore ideas and validate possibilities.
- DECIDE – companies are notoriously bad on pinpointing opportunities, focusing on the best ones and making them bigger at capturing value.
- COMMIT – without stewardship, incentives, internal promotion and resilience, innovation gets stuck when it meets head on with company culture, leadership and forces of commercialization.
Let's Do Innovation Better
Nearly everybody wants a healthy stream of innovation, not many know how to get it. In a recent survey, “Innovation” was ranked 18th out of 23 core activities that a company performs. We simply need to do better. Futureproofing: Next’s co-founder Andrea Kates explains how we plan to do it.
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RECENT NEWs, POSTS & EVENTS
The Futureproofing : Next foundry is always shaping things, building stuff, asking difficult questions, revealing uncomfortable truths and getting the worlds innovative minds and performers to collide .
Our team of change agents
Co-founders Andrea Kates and Sean Moffitt have paired decades of corporate strategy, innovation, technology practitioner & thoughtleader experience into a venture that also brings together a hive of the top 60+ minds and actors in corporate innovation.
OUR Global futureproofing network
Over 30 Innovation Areas,
13,000 Teams Better Off
““The Futureproofing : Next process equips teams to understand important components that drive corporate innovation including discovering unspoken customer truths, insights about an imagined future, and how to bring together trends and technologies and apply them to solving business problems. The result is like a crystal ball for future customer desires and behaviors with immediate action steps for product and service strategy. The team is knowledgeable and savvy. They do such a great job of sharing their deep experience in way that empowers their clients to immediately repeat the process themselves and get results.”“Jamie Foucher, Innovation, Ford
““Futureproofing : Next was instrumental in helping our leadership team develop a vision for Finance at Stitch Fix. Finance as a discipline is undergoing dramatic changes, and they helped us develop a roadmap that embraces and pioneers this future. Through deft facilitation, they were empathetic listeners yet also persisted in getting us to the truth. In the end the answer was always there; they helped us find it and make it our own.”Paul Yee, CFO
Trusted by 300+ Organizations Worldwide
The smartest, brightest and most ambitious groups work with us, and like it. Think of us as your innovation consiglieres.
You’ll never utter again “that would never work for my team”, “our industry is too slow-moving”, “our leadership is too obstinate” or “our organziation resists change too much”.
FUTURE PROOFING : NEXT SOLUTIONS
Whether you are just getting started, changing things up or taking it to the next level, we have something to get you there, and keep you going.
Ankle-DeepFutureproofing & Innovation
- Expert Keynotes
- Team Facilitation & Ideation
- Innovation Days & Offsites
- Innovation Team Immersions & Challenges
- Best Practice Guidebooks & Foresight Reports
Waist-DeepFutureproofing & Innovation
- Rapid Foresight & Discovery Workshops
- Inbound/Content Development
- Custom Research & Industry Foresights
- Leadership Development & Briefings
- Team Development/Alignment & Innovation Program Design
- Expert/Ecosystem Roundtables
Shoulder & Chest-DeepFutureproofing & Innovation
- Innovation Capacity/Readiness Audits
- Co-Labs/Open Innovation
- Innovation/Business Model Sprints
- Training Curriculum
- Business Transformation
- Futureguiding/Fractional Leadership
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We’re hungry to do work with passionate, driven people. The future is unwritten, let’s bring some future chapters of it to life.
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