Erica is Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer of The Future Hunters, one of the world’s leading futurist consulting firms. She evaluates emerging social, technological, economic, political, demographic and environmental trends – and identifies the strategic implications (the “So what?”) of those trends for several of the most influential Fortune 500 companies, trade associations and public sector clients. Erica’s ability to connect-the-dots, spot patterns, think critically and analytically, and translate that into actionable strategies is what has made her an invaluable asset to clients. Erica frequently speaks to a wide range of audiences about global trends that are shaping the landscape today. She has also authored numerous articles, book chapters, and industry white papers on cutting-edge, future-focused topics. Erica is recognized in the industry as having a unique, innovative and fresh perspective.
Most of the trends she highlights fall within six main categories:
1 Social trends
2 Technological trends
3 Economic trends
4 Political trends
5 Demographic trends
6 Environmental trends
• Get people thinking in completely new ways;
• Identify trends that have a direct impact on your business;
• See how emerging issues affect your business; and
• Put change in context so that you can better deal with it – and profit from it.
We develop 24 new trend-based themes for our retainer clients every year. These themes are very specific, targeted and interesting.
This lecture builds upon the idea that we are currently undergoing a fundamental transformation and restructuring of the global economy. We outline the 10 growth areas of The Metaspace Economy, and what those mean for client businesses or lecture audiences.
The techniques that help you think about the future differently. This instructs audiences to permanently change their way of thinking about future trends and how best to develop actionable strategies to capitalize on those trends. This lecture includes real-world, practical examples of each of the thinking technologies.
“Erica’s talk was a hit. It really had our attendees thinking about the many possibilities ahead, and the talk sent them off to their professional development sessions with ‘eyes wide open’. She had a great command of the content and the research-based information earned our audience’s respect and attention right from the start. It worked out splendidly!”
“Erica came beautifully prepared and discussed the importance of examining topics from a fresh and innovative perspective. She was creative, articulate, astute and was able to give the students examples that they could relate to. I would definitely use Erica again.”
“Erica’s lively, engaging delivery was a great way to energize our first session.”