Foresight & Trends unites the most forward thinking, creative and innovative people from across the globe to discuss macro trends disrupting how business gets done. It reveals what's coming next and translates that information into actionable insights. Discover how to identify what is relevant for you and how to synthesize that information so you can challenge the status quo and ensure commercial success.

Learn best practices on taking action on foresight
and getting your organization to align with that vision

 

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Uncover Latent Trends: Foresight & Trends Brochure Just Released

Calling all Brand Strategists, Designers, Futurists, Trend Spotters, Directors of Insight, Foresight, Innovation, Marketing, Market Research, and anyone charged with Future Planning - Uncover latent trends at 19th annual Foresight & Trends (FT’14), taking place November 11-13 in Los Angeles, CA. FT’14 unites the most forward thinking, creative and innovative people from across the globe to discuss macro trends disrupting how business gets done. We are thrilled to announce the release of the conference agenda and want to personally invite you.

Download the brochure for full program details:  http://bit.ly/1oMf79w

FT 2014 has some can’t miss sessions, including:

Featured Speakers:

·         Andreas Weigend, Former Chief Scientist, AMAZON and Director, SOCIAL DATA LAB

·         Mark Demich, Vice President, HYATT HOTELS

·         Denise L. Fletcher, Vice President & Chief Innovation Officer, XEROX

·         Mark Polson, Vice President, THE ESTEE LAUDER COMPANIES

And, hear how these leading companies are implementing trends and how you can utilize these trends to make strategic decisions for your business that will ensure commercial success.   Speaking Companies Include: HALLMARK CARDS, INC. » HERSHEY’S » WHOLE FOODS MARKET » TESLA MOTORS » THE DANNON COMPANY » DISNEY » COCA-COLA » GENERAL MOTORS » And, many more!

Exploration sessions:

Exploration sessions take you outside the conference walls and into companies and organizations that are leading the way in game changing technologies. These exciting field trips are limited to 20 people - so book early to secure your place!

 ·         The Institute for Creative Technologies where you will experience the latest in 3D, Virtual humans/avatar and immersive technologies

·         Jet Propulsion Lab which is the leading US center for robotic exploration of the solar system.

·         And, don’t miss the Off Site Kick-off Cocktail Reception & Exploration of Oblong Industries 

Cross Pollination:

Foresight and Trends unites people across functionalities, cultures, boarders and disciplines. Find out how FT’14 is relevant for you: Download the agenda to see the speaker faculty along with full detail on Exploration, Contextualization, Vision, and Skill Building sessions which cater to the specific needs of YOUR role:

·         Market Research and Insights

·         Innovation

·         Trends and Futuring

·         Brand Strategy and Design

·         Marketing and Strategy

Join leading executives across functions and industries and discover how to make strategic choices for your business using trends to dictate how you PLAY to WIN.

Mention code FT14LII & Save 15% off the standard rate. Register today: http://bit.ly/1pdCmux

Best, 
Foresight & Trends Team

@future_trends

#FT14

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Don't Miss Foresight & Trends 2014

FT 2014 synthesizes trend insights, consumer insights, foresight, brand strategy, design thinking, human science and innovation into a CLEAR VISION for capturing future opportunities with a unique blended learning curriculum. It unleashes valuable knowledge, contextualizes the knowledge into relevant examples for you to apply back to your business, and then empowers you to connect with the future in hands on translation sessions and immersion techniques centered on core themes.

"If you want to understand the Zeitgeist of tomorrow’s world, Foresight & Trends is the place to be. With cool provocative speakers, future themes and high quality techniques discussed a great experience for professionals active in the field of strategy, trends and forecasting. I look forward this year again and be on the edge of the trends of today and tomorrow!"

- Jaspar Roos, Chief Inspiration Officer and Innovator, FUTURE IDEAS

As a reader of our World Future Trends you get an exclusive 15% discount on an event pass. Use code FT14BL when you register: http://bit.ly/1wvEWig 

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Introducing the Foresight & Trends Digital Package – Access to Videos, Presentations and More

For the first time ever, IIR is proud to present the Foresight & Trends Digital Package: http://bit.ly/1m6ujfN 

Unable to attend Foresight & Trends? You can now get access to visionary speakers and innovative knowledge from the 2013 event in the comfort of your own office or home. Geographic and budget restraints no longer need to hinder your personal and company growth. You will receive 9 Videos, 16 presentations and 5 executive summaries covering a gamut of hot topics including: Trends, Innovation, Insights, Design and Branding. 

Video Presentations from the 2013 Foresight & Trends Conference: 

• Visionary Thinking, Global Testing, Practical Applications & Tool Building 
Stephen Webster, Global Design Director, Mary Kay 
• How to Make the Selfish Permissible: The Future of Luxury 
Richard Wise, Global Brand Anthropologist and Futurist, Consultant, WWP Network 
• “Heat is Evil” Cold Pressed Green Juice 
Jimmy Rosenberg, Chief Juice Officer (CJO) and Founder, Evolution Fresh 
• Era of Transition, Reset Your Mental 
Tony Bosma, Futurist, Trendwatcher at Ordina, Founder, Extend Limits 
• The Upcoming Revolution of the Data Slaves 
Peter Vander Auwera, Co-Founder, Innotribe, the Innovation Initiative of Swift 
• Youth Trends 
Tom Palmaerts, Trendwatcher, Partner at Trendwolves 

And more! 

Plus, get presentation slides from 16 FT sessions including: IBM, PG&E Utility, Sony, Daimler, Unreasonable Group, Grid Logistics Inc, Elephant Ventures, StartupNectar, and more. 

In addition, you will have access to the executive summaries featuring key takeaways from 2013 IIR Marketing & Strategy Division conferences: The Market Research Event, Front End of Innovation, FUSE, The Future of Consumer Intelligence and Shopper Insights in Action. 

Purchase today for $199 to gain the insight that has our attendees coming back year after year: http://bit.ly/1m6ujfN 

“If you want to understand the Zeitgeist of tomorrow’s world, Foresight & Trends is the place to be. With cool provocative speakers, future themes and high quality techniques discussed, a great experience for professionals active in the field of strategy, trends and forecasting. I look forward this year again and be on the edge of the trends of today and tomorrow!” - Jaspar Roos, Chief Inspiration Officer and Innovator 

Save the Date: Foresight & Trends 2014 – November 11-13, 2014 in Los Angeles, CA.

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Razorfish Emerging Experiences’ Tech Trend Haiku

Razorfish Emerging Experiences’ Tech Trend Haiku

Surveillance culture

Puts us all in glass houses:

Reality’s show.

The Quantified Self

Takes the means of surveillance

Back from government.

Technology and

Fashion allow me to find

My socks. Wherables.

The revolution

Will be tweeted on an app

You’ve never heard of.

“Drones on leashes shoot

Aerial photos” — creepy.

Drone on, drone, drone on…

All things great and small

Will have unique addresses:

Internet of things.

A 3-D printer

Printed itself from old parts.

The circle of life.

New studies show tech

Harms attention spans among

Lost attention span.

Reality augmented

Through tinted glasses. Only

Virtually real.

Self-driving cars are

A placeholder for our hearts’

Desire: flying cars.

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Internet of Things

10 New Breakthrough Technologies 2014 | MIT Technology Review

Agricultural Drones

Ultraprivate Smartphones

Brain Mapping

Neuromorphic Chips

Genome Editing

Microscale 3-D Printing

Mobile Collaboration

Oculus Rift

Agile Robots

Smart Wind and Solar Power

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