‘Futurists as catalysts for speeding up the future’ – interview with Sangeeth Varghese

This interview with Sangeeth Varghese, co-initiator of World 50.0, author of Open source leader, Founder and Chairman of LeadCap Trust, one of the world’s largest youth leadership organizations, and LeadCap Ventures, a management consulting firm, takes place in a series of discussions with the keynote speakers of An Interesting Afternoon … Continue reading

‘One needs to be humble in designing the future’ – interview with Mark Turrell

This interview with Mark Turrell, author of the book Scaling: small, smart moves for outsized results, takes place in a series of discussions with the keynote speakers of An Interesting Afternoon – The world in 50 years and how do we get there? This event by the Dutch Future Society takes … Continue reading

‘The practice of futures for me is thinking WITH futures, not about the future’ – Interview with Roland Kupers

This interview with Roland Kupers, author of the The essence of scenarios. Learning from the Shell experience, takes place in a series of discussions with the keynote speakers of An Interesting Afternoon – The world in 50 years and how do we get there? This event by the Dutch Future … Continue reading

‘Look for weak signals of the future, especially when they impose a fear on us’ – Interview with Jacintha Scheerder

This interview with Jacintha Scheerder, project leader of the Horizonscan 2050 at The Netherlands Study Centre for Technology Trends (STT)., takes place in a series of discussions with the keynote speakers of An Interesting Afternoon – The world in 50 years and how do we get there? This event by … Continue reading

‘In the post-industrial age, inefficiencies in the world are finally breaking down’ – interview with Stephan de Spiegeleire

This interview with Stephan de Spiegeleire, Senior scientist the The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies, takes place in a series of discussions with the keynote speakers of An Interesting Afternoon – The world in 50 years and how do we get there? This event by the Dutch Future Society takes place … Continue reading

“Studying the future is similar to studying history”

Interview with Boudewijn Steur Boudewijn Steur works as strategic specialist for the Dutch Minististry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations (“BZK”). Futurista interviewed Boudewijn on his work as a strategist and his thoughts on foresight. It might be surprising to realise that while Boudewijn focuses on the future on a … Continue reading

Scanning the Dutch Horizon to 2050

Jacintha Scheerder is exploring what challenges await the Netherlands in the next four decades. She is the projectleader for the project ‘2050 Horizonscan’. The project is initiated by The Netherlands Study Centre for Technology Trends (STT). This is the second time that STT is involved in horizon scanning. In 2007, STT … Continue reading

VTV 2014: Exploring the future of public health in the Netherlands

  For Futurista, Silke interviewed Jeanne van Loon and Johan Melse: Jeanne van Loon is project manager for the VTV 2014. Johan Melse is a member of the project team VTV 2014, who also contributed to previous VTV- editions.  Jeanne van Loon and Johan Melse both work on the Dutch VTV 2014: … Continue reading