About

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I consult in foresight, innovation and large scale change.  I’m based in New Zealand, and support government bodies and companies across Asia, Europe and Australasia.

When asked to describe my role, I sometimes say I’m a Serendipity Architect.

I’m part of the core team for Future Agenda – the worlds largest open source foresight programme (www.futureagenda.org). I also work with a virtual team around the globe called Growth Agenda (www.growthagenda.com).

I co-led the 2007 Shell Technology Futures programme for the GameChanger team in The Hague and co-wrote and edited the book that resulted from the programme.

Before this I was formerly at egg – the pioneering European internet bank, where I worked in London on areas as diverse as the online gaming industry and deploying financial services on smart-phones.

As part of my work I’m interested in weak signals from the edges that give clues about the future.

I like to discuss why forming strategy without knowing about the future is like pouring coffee without a cup. In addition I also like to talk about why a strategy without an innovation capacity is akin to walking very slowly on the same spot.

The design process fascinates me, and I love to engage with design professionals. My creative mind is fed by a reading habit worthy of an information omnivore. I enjoy meeting like minded people and debating with not-so-like minded people.

I’ve worked for telecommunications companies, publishers, banks, radio stations, government departments, and various consultancies.

Airlines like me as I travel extensively and lived in Christchurch, Wellington, Sydney, Hong Kong and London.

 

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