Simon J. Anderson is an international futurist keynote speaker and strategic foresight consultant. He helps leaders and organizations be more future resilient and has shared his compelling message with thousands of senior executives and other leaders in a variety of industries from coast to coast in the United States, as well as internationally. He is also the founder of Venture Foresight, a company dedicated to helping leaders recognize opportunities in emerging technologies and trends.

Mr. Anderson co-authored the 2014 Bellwether Award winning book Foresight 20/20: A Futurist Explores the Trends Transforming Tomorrow with fellow global futurist Jack Uldrich. With two new chapters and hundreds of updates, the 2015 “Updated & Expanded” edition broadens the focus to include new industries, insights, and advancements.

As a key member of the international organization Communities of the Future, Mr. Anderson works to promote and facilitate “future’s thinking’ in communities around the world. His work as a futurist also informed his roles as an advisor to several technology startups and a multinational education non-profit organization.

Having traveled to more than 25 countries, Mr. Anderson brings a global perspective to his work, which has been featured in numerous publications including the World Future Society’s monthly newsletter, “The Futurist” and the Austrian management magazine the “Hernsteiner.”

Simon and his wife Helena Cruz Sanchez reside in Minneapolis, MN.

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