In a fast changing world, driven by technology, today’s trend can become obsolete the very next day. But you can make that a profitable business opportunity by understanding the future by spotting the major cultural, demographic, societal, and economic shifts early and translating them into viable business opportunities, says the renowned futurist Thomas J Frey.
Frey, whose work on the future of technology and its impact on business and society has attracted critical acclaim internationally. The world’s foremost futurist rated by Google will be here in India to address the Indiatimes Strategy Summit on August 7 in New Delhi, August 9 in Mumbai and August 10 in Bangalore.
The founder of the DaVinci Institute, a futurist think tank based in Louisville, Colorado, he will address India Inc on wide variety of issues such as the history of the future and the role of the visionary mind; global trends and technology drivers, eight dimensions of our predictable future and directing and controlling the future.
As the executive director and Senior Futurist at the DaVinci Institute, Frey has developed original research studies, which enables him to speak on areas hitherto unexplored by management gurus and translating trends into unique opportunities. His works have inspired countless inventors and other revolutionary thinkers so much that, the Boulder Daily Camera has labelled him as the”Father of Invention” . Further high praise for his works came from The Denver Post and Seattle Post Intelligencer who’ve called him the “Dean of Futurists”.
Frey has developed several unique methodologies for helping inventors and entrepreneurs to think through their primary competencies and build a profitable business model.
The need to understand change has been a force that nearly all companies are now grappling with. “I’ve found that businesses around the world are fighting hard to keep up with the changes ahead,” says Frey. “My approach has been to help them add clarity to their thinking and give them some new ways of anchoring their decision-making process.”
Before launching the DaVinci Institute, Frey spent 15 years at IBM as an engineer and designer where he received over 270 awards, more than any other IBM engineer. He is also a past member of the Triple Nine Society, a group of people with an IQ as high as over 99.9 percentile.
Frey is the author of “Inventions of Impact” and has written several articles on a wide range of futurist topics. He has also been a contributing writer for The Futurist Magazine and is the producer of the Impact Lab, a popular science blog.