Here you find a selection of keynotes, webinars, and podcasts.


How organizations can use foresight tools to drive desirable futures, with the Institute for the Future?

05:30] Why firms are on average poorly prepared for the future
[09:00] Evolution of Strategic Foresight from the 50s to today.
[13:00] How to ensure success of foresight in a corporate context
[16:16] Success stories
[19:00] Future FITness Index: Measuring the future preparedness capabilities of firms
[25:00] Impact of Future FITness on firm performance.
[30:20] Key capabilities
[48:00] Questions & Answers
[55:00] Needed skills
[56:40] Finding a good starting point for foresight work in firms

Online Keynote : From Foresight to Innovation and Company Success, with Trendone

[2:10] Performance benefits from Corporate Foresight
[3:05] Why only 1 in 5 companies believe they are ready for innovation
[6:45] How to create a common picture of the future to energise your organisation
[9:00] Installing a continuous innovation engine
[10:15] The 3Ps of Corporate Foresight
[12:50] How to get fast return on investment on foresight
[15:00] Importance of ecosystem innovation
[19:25] Tools of the Front End of Innovation
[23:30] From long scenario project to Scenario Sprints
[27:00] Future of Foresight and future tools
[31:40] Questions & Answers

Finding Opportunity in Crisis, EDHEC Business School Webinar

[03:20] The five phases of dealing with the current crisis
[05:20] Live poll on level of threat that participants are in
[06:45] Organizational responses: Bears vs. Ants
[09:40] Choosing your response
[12:45] Live poll on Bears vs. Ants and cyclical vs. counter-cyclical behavior
[14:35] Four steps to plan under uncertainty
[29:45] When is the right moment to start re-investing?
[31:50] Is it now the time to shift to healthcare equipment manufacturing
[33:50] How to build the right corporate sensors
[35:30] Is it a good time to study and what skills should one focus on
[37:20] Ideal time horizons for planning in crisis
[39:20] Balance between opportunistic behavior and consistent strategy
[40:56] Choosing between a robust and agile strategy
[42:20] Building resilience through scenario thinking across the organization
[42:50] How scenario thinking builds agility
[44:40] Applying scenario-based planning in governments
[46:10] Should we expect a fundamental shift
[47:35] Summary
[49:50] EDHEC Students Against the Crisis initiative


[00:00] Opening Thoughts
[01:47] Meet René Rohrbeck, Professor of Strategy and Foresight, Innovation & Transformation Chair at EDHEC Business School
[03:12] How René Defines Foresight
[05:58] Does Every Company Need Foresight?
[07:58] Gartner Top Insights on Strategy and Execution in 2020
[08:26] Markets of the Future
[12:00] How to Measure Success
[14:50] Gartner Book: The Real Business of Blockchain
[15:25] Common Misconceptions
[20:40] Capitalizing on Large Bets
[24:17] Closing Thoughts
Further reading Corporate Foresight Benchmarking Report (download)
Corporate Foresight and its impact on firm performance (download)
Combining Scenario Planning and Business Wargaming (download)
Corporate Foresight Maturity Model (book)
Scenario-based Strategizing in 7 Steps
[00:00] Opening Thoughts
[01:19] Continuing with René Rohrbeck, Professor of Strategy and Foresight, Innovation & Transformation Chair at EDHEC Business School
[01:54] Tools to Monitor Future Changes
[07:00] Gartner Book: The Real Business of Blockchain
[07:36] The Use of a Scouting Network
[12:05] Auditing Trends
[15:00] Gartner Top Insights on Strategy and Execution in 2020
[15:26] Black Swan, Wildcard, or Unexpected Events
[18:08] Scout Networks v. Internal Networks
[20:59] The Future of Foresight
[24:31] The Relationship Between Foresight and Agile
[27:16] Closing Thoughts