Simon Anderson is an international Futurist Keynote Speaker, Applied Foresight Expert, Executive Advisor, and the founder of Venture Foresight, LLC. With a mission to help executives and organizations become future ready, Simon translates complex emerging trends and technologies into actionable insights and strategies using his Future Ready Formula™. Drawing on his extensive experience in applied foresight with executive leadership and a global perspective gained from travels to more than 35 countries, he empowers leaders across industries to navigate challenges and capitalize on opportunities created by rapid change.

As the co-author of the award-winning book Foresight 20/20: A Futurist Explores the Trends Transforming Tomorrow and former advisor to technology startups and a multinational education non-profit, Simon has established himself as an expert in emerging technologies and trends. As co-founder of the Future Ready Economies network, Simon partners with economic development professionals to prepare and adapt their communities and regions for a successful future. 

Simon’s insights have been featured in a wide variety of publications worldwide, including CityWire’s New Model Adviser, Commercial Factor, Crain’s Business News and Executive Connections, a publication of the International Executive MBA Council.

His captivating, insightful, and immediately actionable presentations make him a popular speaker among executives, boards, and organizations eager to increase their success by confidently embracing the future.

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness..." - Mark Twain