Appendix 2. Leaders - Exemplary Foresight Practitioners and Organizations

Large Companies (500+ Employees) Doing Leading Foresight Work (non-Government, Defense, or Consulting)

Organizational foresight leaders and previous leaders (“prev.”) are listed below in bold, where known. Check LinkedIn Advanced Search, using org name and relevant foresight terms (strategy, foresight, forecasting, design, innovation, scenarios, etc.), org site search, (site:domainname searchstring) and general Google search to find current and past foresight leaders at each org. Use multiple negatives to eliminate urls or terms you don’t want, and use quotes to get exact phrases, like “strategic foresight” and “future of”.

For example, the search phrase [ “future of”], without the brackets, will let you search Apple’s big home site, removing the itunes rapper Future and their discussion forums from the results. You’ll find things where even the notoriously secretive Apple folks have said things publicly on the future, and contact sources as well.

Company Foresight Leaders; Company Description Region (HQ)
Adobe Karl Isaac; Multinational computer software company. 1 (San Jose, CA)
Altria Leah Newcomb; Multi-brand tobacco products company. 1 (Henrico Co, VA)
Amazon Jeff Bezos, CEO; World’s largest e-commerce co. Also in web services and electronics. 1 (Seattle, WA)
AMP Annalie Killian (prev.), Catalyst; Wealth management leader in Aus and NZ. 10 (Sydney, Australia)
Apple Tim Cook, CEO; Global consumer electronics and software company. 1 (Cupertino, CA)
Assurant Karen Oettl; Property, casualty, life, and health insurance. 1 (New York, NY)
BASF Aristobulo Loaiza. Largest chemical company in the world. 3 (Ludwigshafen, DE)
Beam Suntory Kevin George; Premium wines and spirits multinational. 1 (Deerfield, IL)
Bejing Genomics Inst Leading provider of sequencing to pharma and health care indust. 7 (Shenzhen, HK)
BMW Group Joseph Koester, Head of Customer Foresight; Automotive 3,1(Munich,DE,MV,CA)
Boise John Unger, Forecast Leader S&OP; Paper and packaging. 1 (Boise, ID)
Bosch Julia Bossman (prev.), Research; Global electronics & engrg conglomerate. 3 (Stuttgart, Germany)
BT (British Telecom) Jean-Marc Frangos, Innovation group; Global telecom provider. 3 (London, UK)
CEMEX Ireland Roger Gonzalez; Concrete products and construction. 3 (Dublin, Ireland)
CenterPoint Energy Natural gas distribution and fleet bi-fuel conversion leaders. 1 (Houston, TX)
Cision Ann Feeney; Information Retrieval Specialist; PR software. 1 (Chicago, IL)
Cisco Systems Dave Evans, Chief Futurist; Networking equipment. 1 (San Jose, CA)
Coca Cola Simon Clarke, Dir. of Forecasting, Coca Cola Co.; Food, Beverages 1 (Atlanta, GA)
Daimler Johann Jungwirth, Christian Neuhaus. Autos and financial services. 3 (Stuttgart, DE)
Danfoss Tom Kappel, Director of Strategy; Fluid control equip. 23,000 emps. 3 (Nordborg,Denmark)
Dell Doug Reeder; Multinational computer technology company. 1 (Round Rock, TX)
Deutsche Telekom Stefan Kohn; Telecommunications and mobile (T-Mobile) technology. 3 (Bonn, Germany)
Disney McKay Curtis, Joe Tankersley; Walt Disney Imagineering 1 (Orlando, Florida)
DuPont Gil Meyer, Dir, Global Issues & Trend Analysis; Chemicals 1 (Hayward, CA)
Ericsson Jorgen Wetterberg; Telecom & IT. Enabling the Networked Society. 3 (Stockholm, Sweden)
Facebook World’s leading online social networking and microblogging platform. 1 (Menlo Park, CA)
Ford Motor Co Sheryl Connelly, Dir, Global Trends; Automotive 1 (Detroit, MI)
Foxconn World’s largest electronics contract mfgr. and robotics user. 9 (Taipei, Taiwan)
General Electric Ian Miles, Willliam Ruh; American multinational conglomerate. 1 (Fairfield, CT)
General Motors Rick Holman; Multinational in vehicles and financial services. 1 (Detroit, MI)
Google Astro Teller, Sergey Brin, Google X; Internet-related services 1 (Mountain View, CA)
Hershey Lina Yang, Dir. Strategic Foresight; Chocolate manufacture 1 (Hershey, PA)
Hewlett Packard Wendy Hermelink, Customer Experience Architect; IT. 1 (Palo Alto,CA)
IBM John Kelley, Jim Spohrer, Bernie Myerson, Susan Puglia; IT and Consulting 1 (Armonk, NY)
Illumina Gene sequencing, genotyping, and gene expression leader. 1 (San Diego, CA)
Infosys Broda Hellmuth; Consulting, technology, and outsourcing solutions. 3 (Basel, Switzerland)
Intel Brian David Johnson, Futurist; Microprocessors 1 (Santa Clara, CA)
Kellogg Natalie Schoch, Dir. of Trends and Knowledge Mgmt; Consumer food. 1 (San Jose, CA)
Korea Telecom Yongseok So, Korea Telecom Future Society Research; Mobile/LTE. 9 (Seoul, S. Korea)
Lego Group Lauge Valentin, Dir. of Forecasting; Toys, experiences, teaching. 3 (Billund, Denmark)
Lowes Mark Tietbohl; Retail Home Improvement and Appliances 1 (Mooresville, NC)
Lilydale Michael Senchuk, Mgr, Planning & Analysis; Consumer food. 1 (Edmonton, AB)
Longview Solutions Corporate performance mgmt, financial planning & forecasting. 1 (Markham, ON)
Marriott International Jamilya Kasymova, Mgr. Strat Projects & Forecasting; Hospitality 1 (Bethesda, MD)
McGraw Hill Educ. Maria Andersen (prev.), Learning and EdTech; Publishing, Games 1 (Columbus, OH)
Microsoft Global computer software, services, consumer electronics company. 1 (Redmond, WA)
NBCUniversal Charles Kennedy, VP, Research & Insights; Television Network 1 (New York, NY)
Netflix Reed Hastings, CEO; World’s leading internet television network. 1 (Los Gatos, CA)
Nike Multinational making and selling footwear, apparel, accessories. 1 (Beaverton, OR)
PepsiCo Manoj Fenelon, Pamela Forbus; US Multinational food and beverage. 1 (Purchase, NY)
Philips Marco Bevolo, Urban Futures; Consumer & Industrial Electronics 3 (Amsterdam, NL)
Pitney Bowes Wayne Pethrick (prev.), Innovation Group; B2B Doc Automation; 16K emps 1 (Stamford, CT)
Premier Oil Henry Miriam, Strategy and Planning Analyst; Oil & gas. 3 (London UK)
Procter & Gamble Laurie Heltsley; US multinational consumer goods company. 1 (Cincinnati, OH)
Rocket Internet e-Commerce focused VC and startup incubator. In 50 countries. 3 (Berlin, Germany)
SAIC & Leidos Hannah Johnson; SAIC Gaming Center. Employee owned contractor. Supports DNI/NIC Global Trends. 1 (McLean, VA)
Samsung Jongchae (Jeff) Oh, Futures Researcher; Consumer electronics. 1 (Seoul, South Korea)
SAS Udo Sglavo, Michael Gilliland; Stats, analytics, biz intell. software. 1 (Cary, NC)
Saudi Aramco Thomas Hogan, HR Analyst; Oil and natural gas production. 4 (Dhahran,SdArabia)
Shell Global James Schofield, Scenarios Group; Energy 3 (Hague,Netherlands)
Siemens Ulf Pillkahn, Strategic Foresight; Electronics & engrg conglomerate. 3 (Munich, Germany)
Statefarm Todd Binion; Insurance and financial services company. 1 (Bloomington, IL)
Swiss Re Reto Schneider, Head, Emerging Risk Mgmt; Reinsurance 3 (Zurich, Switzerland)
Tesla Motors Elon Musk, CEO; Electric vehicles and electric powertrain components. 1 (Palo Alto, CA)
Timken Company Mark Fibranz; Prog Dev Manager; Global steel & bearing manufactuer. 1 (St. Louis, MI)
WGSN Apparel, interior, and consumer product trend forecasting. 2 (London, UK)
WME Innovative global media talent, entertainment and literary agency. 1 (Beverly Hills, CA)
Xiaomi Consumer electronics. Global leader in android smartphones. 7 (Beijing, China)

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Table of Contents


Chapter 2. Personal Foresight – Becoming an Effective Self-Leader

Chapter 2: Personal Foresight

Becoming an Effective Self-Leader

Chapter 4. Models – Foundations for Organizational Foresight

Chapter 4: Models

Foundations for Organizational Foresight

Chapter 7. Acceleration – Guiding Our Extraordinary Future

Chapter 7: Acceleration

Guiding Our Extraordinary Future (In Process)

II. Global Progress: 5 Goals, 10 Values, Many Trends

Innovation: Our Abundant Future
Intelligence: Our Augmented Future
Interdependence: Our Civil Future
Immunity: Our Protected Future
Sustainability: Our Rebalanced Future

III. Universal Accelerating Change

Great Race to Inner Space: Our Surprising Future
Entropy&Information: We’re Running Down & Up
The Puzzle of Meaning: We Have No Einstein Yet
Trees, Funnels & Landscapes: Intro to Evo Devo
Big Picture Change: Five Scales of Accelerating ED
Transcension Hypothesis: Where Acceleratn Ends?
IDABDAK: Social Response to Accel & Developmnt
We’re On a Runaway Train: Being Accelaware

IV. Evo Devo and Exponential Foresight

Seeing It All: Accel., Diverg, Adapt, Convrg, Decel.
Natural (I4S) Innovation: The Evolutionary Drive
Natural (I4S) Intelligence: The Human-AI Partnership
Natural (I4S) Morality: Why Empathy and Ethics Rule
Natural (I4S) Security: Strength from Disruption
Natural (I4S) Sustainability: The Developmental Drive
S-Curves: Managing the Four Constituencies
Pain to Gain: Traversing the Three Kuznets Phases
Hype to Reality: Beyond Hype Cycles to Reality Checks
Exponentials Database: Measuring Accelerations
TINA Trends: Societal Evolutionary Development
Managing Change: STEEPCOP Events, Probs, Ideas
A Great Shift: A Survival to a Sentient Economy

V. Evo Devo and Exponential Activism

Building Protopias: Five Goals of Social Progress
Normative Foresight: Ten Values of Society
Top & STEEPCOP Acceleratns: Positive & Negative
Dystopias, Risks, and Failure States
Three Levels of Activism: People, Tech & Universe
A Great Opportunity: Exponential Empowerment


Chapter 8. Your Digital Self – The Human Face of the Coming Singularity

Chapter 8: Your Digital Self

The Human Face of the Coming Singularity (In Process)

I. Your Personal AI (PAI): Your Digital Self

Digital Society: Data, Mediation, and Agents
Personal AIs: Advancing the Five Goals
PAI Innovation: Abundance and Diversity
PAI Intelligence: Bio-Inspired AI
PAI Morality: Selection and Groupnets
PAI Security: Safe Learning Agents
PAI Sustainability: Science and Balance
The Human Face of the Coming Singularity

II. PAI Protopias & Dystopias in 8 Domains

1. Personal Agents: News, Ent., Education
2. Social Agents: Relat. and Social Justice
3. Political Agents :  Activism & Represent.
4. Economic Agents:  Retail, Finance, Entrep
5. Builder Agents :  Work, Innov. & Science
6. Environ. Agents : Pop. and Sustainability
7. Health Agents :  Health, Wellness, Death
8. Security Agents :  Def., Crime, Corrections

III. PAI Activism & Exponential Empowerment

Next Government: PAIs, Groupnets, Democ.
Next Economy: Creat. Destr. & Basic Income
Next Society: PAI Ent., Mortality & Uploading
What Will Your PAI Contribution Be?

Chapter 10. Startup Ideas – Great Product & Service Challenges for Entrepreneurs

Chapter 10: Startup Ideas

Great Product and Service Challenges for Entrepreneurs (In Process)

I. 4U’s Idea Hub: Building Better Futures

Air Deliveries and Air Taxis: Finally Solving Urban Gridlock
Ballistic Shields and Gun Control: Protecting Us All from Lone Shooters
Bioinspiration Wiki: Biomimetics and Bio-Inspired Design
Brain Preservation Services: Memory and Mortality Redefined
Carcams: Document Thieves, Bad Driving, and Bad Behavior
Competition in Govt Services: Less Corruption, More Innovation
Computer Adaptive Education (CAE): Better Learning and Training
Conversational Deep Learning Devsuites: Millions of AI Coders
Digital Tables: Telepresence, Games, Entertainment & Education
Dynaships: Sustainable Low-Speed Cargo Shipping
Electromagnetic Suspension: Nausea-Free Working & Reading in Cars
Epigenetic Health Tests: Cellular Aging, Bad Diet, Body Abuse Feedback
Fireline Explosives and Ember Drones: Next-Gen Fire Control
Global English: Empowering the Next Generation of Global Youth
Greenbots: Drone Seeders and Robotic Waterers for Mass Regreening
High-Density Housing and Zoning: Making Our Cities Affordable Again
Highway Enclosures and Trail Networks: Green and Quiet Urban Space
Inflatable Packaging: Faster and Greener Shipping and Returns
Internet of Families: Connecting People Over Things
Kidcams: Next-Gen Security for Child Safety and Empowerment
Kidpods: Indoor & Outdoor Parent-Assistive Toyboxes
Microdesalination: Democratizing Sustainable Fresh Water Production
Noise Monitors: Documenting and Reducing Noise Pollution
Oceanside Baths: Sustainable Year Round Beach Enjoyment
Open Blood Scanners: DIY Citizen Health Care Sensor Tech
Open Streaming Radio: User-Centered Audio Creation and Rating
Open Streaming Video: User-Centered Video Creation and Rating
Open Values Filters: Social Rankers, Arg. Mappers, and Consensus Finders
Personal AIs: Your Private Advisor, Activist, and Interface to the World
Pet Empowerment: Next-Gen Rights and Abilities for Our Domestic Animals
Safe Closets: Fire-, Earthquake-, and Intruder-Proof Retreat Spaces
Safe Cars: Reducing Our Insane 1.3M Annual Auto Deaths Today
Safe Motorcycles: Lane Splitting in Gridlock Without Risk of Death
Shared Value Insurance: User-Centered Risk Reduction Services
Sleeperbuses and Microhotels: Demonetized Intercity Travel
Space-Based Solar Power: Stratellite Powering and Weather Management
Stratellites: Next-Gen Urban Broadband, Transparency, and Security
Touch DNA: Next-Gen Home Security and Crime Deterrence
View Towers: Improving Urban Walkability, Inspiration, and Community

Chapter 11. Evo Devo Foresight – Unpredictable and Predictable Futures

Chapter 11: Evo Devo Foresight

Unpredictable and Predictable Futures

Appendix 1. Peer Advice – Building a Successful Foresight Practice