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FN Season #2, Episode #1

Vision 2020 for 2020:

What Change Agents Need to Do This Year 

webcast presented by the global innovation practice Futureproofing : Next  (

Join us for the start of our Season 2 Futureproofing Now webcast & podcast on change, growth, innovation, transformation and the future, where we give a state of the nation on a “2020 Vision for 2020” and what change agents need to do this year.
Episode Description:
2020 is an interesting year. it’s also an interesting number. The pace of change is unrelenting, and the need for clarity and focus is so fundamental to healthy, growing business.
Futureproofing Now hosts Sean Moffitt & Andrea Kates will have a fireside chat that acts as a “get up and go” spark to our community focused on implementing change. We’re going to start wide and go narrow by providing our take on what’s ahead and some helpful tools to spur people to action over the next 12 months.
In our eleventh episode of Futureproofing Now, we are going to patch our learnings from 2019 from our 200+ clients, 66 FN champions and recent marketplace studies to deliver sharpness and acuity to your work ahead.
What will be more important than ever? What are the biggest learnings we have on the change space? What are our musings on our January FN33 top news headlines? What are the Metatrends that will affect all industries? How can you make change a personal mandate with our simple test? And our FN99 – choices for the best 99 books on the world of futureproofing? 
Futureproofing Now will also be asking some of our newly minted FN66 champions to provide their views. And some exciting new developments ahead. 2020 may be your best year yet!
What You’ll Learn: 
  • The heightened premium for 4 fundamental needs to build into your change leadership for 2020 and beyond 
  • The top observations and pearls of wisdom from our FN66 champions
  • Our review of the top FN33 headlines for the month of January
  • A revised list and ranking of our top Metatrends that will drive behaviour across every technology, industry, culture and marketplace
  • A list of attributes that make change a personal mindset and an interactive quiz to test your own appetite for change
  • The consummate bookshelf – our group’s choices for the best books on innovation++
  • Some teaser announcements we’ll reveal to our community & network as we begin the year


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



January 14th, 2020

    Futureproofing Now Webcast Video

    Futureproofing Now Podcast Audio

    Hosts & Guests

    Sean Moffitt

    Andrea Kates



    Our website Futureproofing : Next

    Nomination Page  The 2020 Futureproofing Awards 

    New York Fed has a Black Swan Hunter: Website (Bloomberg)

    The Rise of Multi-Hyphen Celebrities : Website (Grazia)

    Fake Videos Could Be The Problem in the 2020 Election : Website (CNBC)

    Nightmarish : Lawmakers Barce for Swarm of Deep Fakes : Website (Politico) 

    Goldman Sachs Website

    Two-thirds of companies want to break up companies like Amazon & Google : Website (Vox)

    Tech Trends 2020 – Moving from Disruption to Transformations:  Website (Forbes)

    Preparing the Precarious for The Future of Work : Website (Forbes)

    Rethinking McKinsey : Website (The Economist) 

    The Truth About Open Offices: Website (HBR) 

    Innoavtion is Not a Specialist Game: Website (Futureproofing : Next) 

    The Changemakers’ Bookshelf:  Website Link

    Futureproofing : Next Foresight Ventures : Website Link 

    Futureproofing ; Next – the Book: Website Link

    Futureproofing Now Hosts:

    Sean Moffitt

    Sean Moffitt

    Andrea Kates

    Andrea Kates

    About This Episode – 2020 for 2020

    0:00 Introduction of the new decade and our four topics for this webcast #FN5, #FN15, #FN33 and #FN99

    4:00 2020 Meta Drivers (FN5)  

       (4:30)  #1 Unpredictability

        (17:00) #2 Relearning & Generalist Skillsets 

        (24:10) #3 Category Defintiions are Crumbling

        (28:oo) #4 Trust Under Attack

        (35:25) #5 The Third Pillars

    40:25  FN’s Personal Change Readiness Test (#FN15)  – Knowledge x 3, Motivation x 3, Change Capacity x 3, #4 – Risk/Reward x 3, #5 Espirit x 3 

    50:30 2020 Futureproofing Growth   – current state, nominees & commentary

    53:45  The Changemakers’ Bookshelf (#FN99) – 7 categories – a. Business Transformation & Innovation, b. Marketplace Insight & Growth Engineering,  c. Applied Innovation &  Product/Portoflio Development, d. Business Model & Ecosystem Building, e Talent Transformation & Leadership Change and  f. The Future, Trends & Emerging Tech and g.  General Classics & Other

    1:03:45 Fn2020 Research Ventures for 2020, Futureproofing ; Next (The Book), FN66 Champions (Our Guild), Announcemnt of Next Webcast – AI

    1:04:40  Closeout and where to fr0m here

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