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Season 1, Episode 10b

The 2020 Futureproofing Awards:

Experiences, Engagement, Technology & Platforms Innovation+

webcast presented by the global innovation practice Futureproofing : Next  (

Put on your virtual tuxedos and ball gown dresses – we are hosting our own Oscars for innovation. Which companies our owning the futures red carpet this year?

Working through our esteemed panel of F:N 66 Guild and global experts, we’ve pulled together our short list of candidates that should be recognized and noted for their clairvoyant, groundbreaking innovation & growth efforts as we’re about to ring in the next decade.

In our tenth episode of Futureproofing Now, we project what companies should likely be owning the future. Unlike many magazines’ efforts, it’s not because our editor had drinks with the company CEO, or that we saw they raised a lot of money on Crunchbase or that we live in NYC/Silicon Valley/London (insert big city here) so i guess we should reward the big local hero. No, we’ve scoured the earth the find the big (or getting bigger), bold and beautiful that are challenging convention and winning the future..


Hosted by Futureproofing : Next team: Sean Moffitt + Andrea Kates

Expert collaborators and experience, engagement, technology & platforms   specialists:

  • John Koetsier, Journalist, Analyst, Futurist, Dreamer, CEO, Sparkplug9
  • Lars Ib, CEO, Business Institute Denmark
  • Jeanne Bliss, CEO, Customer Experience Bliss

What you’ll learn:

  • Futureproofing Now will be inviting our judges and nominees to the backstage webcast party in a set of three webinars, each rewarding:
  • Preview the nominees for F:N’s 2020 Futureproofing Awards
  • Hear from our judges on what drove their choices
  • Discover how large companies are embracing the future
  • Find out how challenger companies and scaling business are beating incumbents
  • Learn about the Top Ten Experience, Engagement, Technology & Platform
  • Futureproofing Nominees Get involved with Futureproofing ; Next’s 2020

Futureproofing Awards Portal:


December 19th, 2019

    Futureproofing Now Webcast Video

    Futureproofing Now Podcast Audio

    Hosts & Guests

    Sean Moffitt

    Andrea Kates

    John Koetsier

    Lars Ib

    Jeanne Bliss


    Our website Futureproofing : Next

    Nomination Page  The 2020 Futureproofing Awards 

    State Farm:  Website

    Nascar: Website 

    Tik Tok: Website

    Allbird’s Shoes: Website 

    Virgin Hotels: Website 

    Stitchfix: Website

     Cleveland Clinic  Website 

    Orsted: Website 

     Grundfos : Website 

    Airbnb: Website

    Salesforce: Website  

    Alibaba: Website


    Futureproofing Now Hosts:

    Sean Moffitt

    Sean Moffitt

    Andrea Kates

    Andrea Kates

    About This Episode

    0:00 Introduction of Topic, Venture, Platofrm and Panel

    6:30 2020 Futureproofing Technology Nominees with John Koetsier   – current state, nominees & commentary

    22:30 2020 Futureproofing Experience Nominees with Jeanne Bliss   – current state, nominees & commentary

    36:45 2020 Futureproofing Enagagement Nominess with Lars Ib   – current state, nominees & commentary

    43:30 2020 Futureproofing Enagagement Nominess with Andrea Kates – current state, nominees & commentary

    52:00 2020 Futureproofing Round Robin – synthesis and conclusions

    59:50 Closeout – Futureproofing Awards Platform launch , future webinars, next research, upcoiming book and where to form here

    Our F:N Expert Panelists:

    John Koetsier

    John Koetsier

    Founder, Sparkplu9, Forbes Contributor/VP Insights Singular

    John Koetsier is a journalist, analyst, and tech executive. He writes for Forbes and consults with Silicon Valley companies. John built the VB Insight research division at VentureBeat, managed teams creating software for partners like Intel and Disney, and secured VC funding for his AR cloud startup, Genesis Reality. His current dual focus is fourth industrial revolution technologies, plus martech/adtech. In 2014, John was named to Folio’s top 100 of the media industry’s “most innovative entrepreneurs and market shaker-uppers.”

    He lives near Vancouver, Canada with his family, where he coaches baseball and hockey, though not at the same time. He travels frequently to Seattle, Silicon Valley, New York, and other tech hubs around the world.


    Lars Ib

    Lars Ib

    CEO, Business Institue Denmark

    Lars, as CEO and Dean at Business Institute A/S, his work covers multiple areas of responsibility ranging from regular routines such as lecturing in business strategy and management to conceptualization and development of our educations. His ultimate goal is to help managers, leaders and organizations release their talent and to be in sync with the contemporary time.

    Jeanne Bliss

    Jeanne Bliss

    Founder, Jeanne Bliss

    Jeanne Bliss helps companies to define, build and live actions that earn their legacy, growth and admiration. For 25 years, she was the first Chief Customer Officer at Lands’ End, Coldwell Banker, Allstate and Microsoft Corporations. Then since 2002, has guided over 20,000 leaders around the world to understand that improving lives should be their most important strategic vision.

    Having delivered speeches and workshops for nearly every business vertical in B2B and C2B companies, Jeanne helps leaders and organizations build the roadmap toward this deep and genuine customer experience that creates lasting memory and earns passionate advocates both inside and outside of your business.

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