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FUTURE PROOFING : NEXT - FORESIGHTS, TRENDS, AUDITS & FUTURE INTELLIGENCE

In a world where narcissism and flippant opinion can masquerade as fact and accurate prediction, Futureproofing : Next  over-invests in projecting what futures might look like by filtering actionable data & gathering foresight. Check out our 25+ marketplace studies below spanning the customer, futures, innovation, talent and technology divides.

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THE 2021 FORESIGHT INTELLIGENCE VENTURES

The Emerging 30 Technologies

THE EMERGING 30 TECHNOLOGIES

Now updated for its sixth year. What and how will the thirty most important and fastest growing ranked technologies impact us over the next decade with implications by industry. Our most shared piece of work online, seen by millions. Kickoff February 2021.

customer zeitgeist post-covid

THE CUSTOMER ZEITGEIST

Now in our tenth year asking customers about their wants, needs and desires. In a post-COVID era, what is changing forever and what is returning to how it was before? Customer behaviours & demands are changing so fast, the only way to stay out in front of them is to anticipate them. Kickoff April 2021.

DIGIBALL - THE FUTURE OF SPORTS & IMPACT OF TECHNOLOGY

How technology will change the sports we watch, fan, lead and play. Sports are at a crossroads — how will they pivot to the demands of a younger customer with more options and a more finicky post-COVID fan? Expanded intelligence group: March-October’21

THE FUTURE OF WORK 2020+

Culture, talent, skills, careers, the work, the workplace & leadership transformation in a digital and flexible age. Plus now the #1 problem and solution identified by COVID is both our ability and our peril in working from anywhere. Expanded research team kickoff :May 2021.

AI & Humans

AI & HUMANS, NOT AI OR HUMANS.

Following on the heels of anointing “augmented intelligence” as our leading technology for the next decade, we thought we would take AI out of dystopic sci-fi and figure out how it can help humans today. Expanded research team kickoff : September 2021.

Corporate Innovation Playbook II

Corporate Innovation Playbook II

The inisghts from our first study were so rich in 2019 it led to our book. We decided we needed to ask some of the questions we weren’t able to get to the first time around. Let’s explore how the best innovators innovate. Kickoff November, 2021.

Top Innovation & Change Studies

THE CORPORATE INNOVATION PLAYBOOK

Profiling & diagnosing the 50 questions we always wanted answered about the present & future realities of corporate innovation and change..

THE 52 LEADING BUSINESS MODELS OF THE FUTURE

From a starting point of 170 business model archetypes,  we describe and rank the top 52 business models to bank on in the future and provide implications, applications and best in-market examples.

THE FUTUREPROOFING AWARDS - CELEBRATING THE BEST PERFORMERS

Identifying the absolute best companies worldwide who are practising futureproofing and building change and impact effectively across 16 different categories. Scheduled to announce our 2021 cohort in June, 2021.

THE FUTURE TREND MONITORS

THE METATRENDS

Exploring the biggest twenty socio-economic, geo-political, generational and cultural trends that are going to affect all industries over the next decade.

THE CUSTOMER ZEITGEIST

Smarter. Human. Trusted. Customized. Wow. Now.  Profiling the spirit of today’s customer demands. 

THE DIGITAL & TECHNOLOGY PERISCOPE

Looking ahead at the changing ocean of digital & technology impacts –  navigate through the next three years of tech disruption, digital transformation and eMaturity.

THE TECHNOLOGY & DIGITAL IMMERSIONS

THE EMERGING 30 TECHNOLOGIES

What and how the thirty most important and fastest growing technologies will Impact us the most over the next decade. Our most shared piece of work online, seen by millions.

THE DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION REPORT

Answering the 25+ most pressing questions we think are on people’s minds concerning business change, digital transformation and their murky and fast approaching futures. 

THE BLOCKCHAIN BENCHMARK

The authoritative global study on blockchain – where Ii is now and where it’;s going. 

THE CUSTOMER, MARKETING & GROWTH STUDIES

WIKIBRANDS BRAND & MARKETING DRIVERS

How the best are reinventing their brands and marketing in a future & customer-driven marketplace.

THE SCALE & GROWTH FIELD GUIDE

Scale. Hypergrowth. Inflection Points. Product-Market Fit, Technologies, Demand Generation, Growth Hacking, Metrics, the 7Cs  and the future of growing fast.

THE CUSTOMER ADVOCACY REPORT - INFLUENCERS & AMBASSADORS

Insights from hundreds of the world’s leading businesses, brands and communities  gathering insight on the way they plan, manage and analyze their customer advocacy, influencers, and ambassadors. 

DISRUPTION & CHANGE LEADERSHIP BENCHMARKS

THE X-INDUSTRY DISRUPTION MONITOR

Exploring the impacts , common patterns and anomalies of the biggest influences occurring across the top 25 disrupted industries.

THE HOCKEYSTICK INDEX - 50+ THINGS GOING FASTER MONITOR

We underestimate how much actual change is taking place over the long term. F:N provides a benchmark index on how the acceleration of everything is changing across business, customer, cultural and technogical circles.

THE FUTUREPROOFED LEADER - THE ARSENAL FOR SPEARHEADING CHANGE

The skills, traits & competencies required to lead change, growth, innovation and transformation into the future. 

FACETS OF INNOVATION DEEP DIVES

THE GLOBAL CROWD ECONOMY & OPEN INNOVATION PULSECHECK

Whether you call it “crowdsourcing”, “open innovation”, “crowdfunding”, “co-creation”, “the sharing economy”, “user collaboration”, “social business” or some other term, we have built a global bank of insights around opening up your organization to external audiences.

STORYTELLING EXCELLENCE STUDY

Evidence for the sceince and art of storytelling in a changing marketplace, shifting workplace and digital age.. In a world of low attention, time and trust,  a good narrative  cuts through like no other approach – let’s find out how.

CORPORATE INNOVATION LEVERS & FUTUREPROOFING AUDIT

Going deeper on the 22 key influences that drive change & innovation performance. General briefings and bespoke exploratory, investigation or in-depth future fitness test of your company.

OTHER FUTURE-DRIVEN EXPLORATIONS

THE BUSINESS STAGE ACT - PERSPECTIVES ON THOUGHT LEADERSHIP

Companies, associations and people spend a tonne of money, time, attention and stress hosting business events, offsides  conferences and webinars – what do their audiences really want?

RECLAIMING SOCIAL MEDIA - THE 2ND GENERATION OF SHARING, FRIENDING, POSTING & CONNECTING

Looking forward to the key opportunities and challenges of social media’s next act –  future direction,  culture, impact, companies, potential,  concerns and ethics.

THE STARTUP & SCALEUP ECOSYSTEM PULSECHECK

Booming startup and scaleup hubs – ingredients  for  accelerating fast growth innovation ecosystems – the contributors, barriers and future of high growth business networks and geographies

Engage us on the freshest forEsights

To be effective futureproofers and innovators, we have to stay on top what’s up, what’s down, what’s important and what’s trivial and what will impact your company, leadership and teams over the horizon :

 

  • Future Foresight Executive Briefings  –  get inspired, think and act on the next 2-5 years now.
  • Custom Research  – lean on our marketplace radar based on your specific customized needs & knowledge gaps.
  • Big Idea Ventures – sponsor one of our quarterly global, collaborative research projects that tackle big questions.
  • Ongoing Training Series – improve the marketplace & digital literacy of your teams and staff on a regular basis.
  • Future-Ready Audits – engage us on a quick investigation, thorough exploratory or in-depth fitness test on the preparedness & maturity of your company for the future..

Future-proofing : Next Live - The CIP

We hosted a preview of our Corporate Innovation Playbook in advance of its completion on June 11th, 2019 (Futureproofing Now Season #1, Episode #4) exploring: how innovation works in the trenches, why do we need it, how does it compare to startups and what our our best predictions for the future. Hosted by; Sean Moffitt & Andrea Kates with special guests: Jamie Foucher, Paul Barter. and Sharon McIntyre.

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