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All articles by Anders Sorman-Nilsson

WEBINAR: Scenario Planning for Coronavirus & Future Disruptions

March 16th 2020

Future Shock is Here. COVID-19 disruption is a signal from the future that It is time to change.

Are STEM Skills the Key to Employment?: ABC TV Weekend Breakfast

February 23rd 2020

Global Futurist Anders Sörman-Nilsson warns that STEM skills will not always be the key to employment in the future as well as the importance of both left and right brain thinking for the future of work - interviewed on ABC TV Weekend Breakfast Program (aired on the 23rd of February, 2019)

Your 2020 Vision is Turning You Into a Cyborg

February 21st 2020

20/20 vision is a term normally used to explain the clarity or sharpness of your vision. If you have 20/20 vision, you are said to have a perfect and high-definition vision. As someone who has astigmatism and has been wearing specs since age 9, I am not in this category, unfortunately. 20/20 Vision has been held up as the golden standard. But as we move into the future, this standard will be upgraded. With the help of technological progress, your vision will go beyond 20/20 Vision - if you manage to keep up with the biotech trends.

NSW Health Workforce Forum 2019

January 17th 2020

The fourth NSW Health Workforce Forum, ​hosted by the Workforce Planning and Talent Development Branch was held on the 23rd September 2019 at the City Recital Hall featured guest speaker Anders Sorman- Nilsson. The forum brought together over 280 employees from across NSW Health to discuss emerging workforce priorities in culture, talent and technology.

The program had a range of speakers to disrupt thinking. In this keynote Anders Sorman- Nilsson connected the digital world to our analogue hearts. 

What does the Future of Payments Commerce look like? Might it be #Seamless?

January 8th 2020

Are Australians willing to embrace biometrics, retina scans, and seamless payments in the future of retail & commerce? Tune into #futurist Anders Sörman-Nilsson's futurist musings as he is interviewed on Sky News Business' #TechnologyBehindBusiness

"STEM skills will not always be the key to employment": ABC TV Weekend Breakfast

February 20th 2019

Global Futurist Anders Sörman-Nilsson warns that STEM skills will not always be the key to employment in the future as well as the importance of both left and right brain thinking for the future of work - interviewed on ABC TV Weekend Breakfast Program (aired on the 23rd of February, 2019)

Robots Take Over: Your Money Interview w/Anders Sörman-Nilsson

January 8th 2020

Would you trust a robot with your money? And is Elon Musk hyping Tesla's ability to roll out a competitor to Uber within 12 months? Check out this interview by Your Money Australia with futurist Anders Sörman-Nilsson based on Thinque’s latest research insights.

What Blade Runner Got Right & Wrong About The Future - ABC News Breakfast Interview

January 8th 2020

The 1982 sci-fi classic Blade Runner was set in November 2019. Anders Sorman-Nilsson talks to News Breakfast about what the dystopian flick got right and wrong about the future.

Blade Runner In 2019: Channel 9 The Today Show interview w/Anders Sörman-Nilsson

January 8th 2020

Ridley Scott's classic sci-fi film "Blade Runner" predicted what life on Earth would look like in 2019. Futurist Anders Sörman-Nilsson discusses with Channel 9's The Today Show panel where the filmmakers got things right and where they got things wrong.

Zero Friction Future

November 1st 2019

Video series from Facebook's Zero Friction Future where Anders Sorman-Nilsson and guests discuss content and its key role in the Future of Seamless CX.

Futurist Anders Sorman-Nilsson On Marketing With Chutzpah - And Zombies

January 8th 2018

in this episode of the CMO by Adobe podcast Anders Sorman-Nilsson speaks on the future Transformation Economy and how to make 'analogue' signal in a world of 'digital' noise

The CMO Show is a podcast about brand storytelling and the future of marketing. 

The Future of Real Estate

October 9th 2019

Increasingly, consumers, customers, buyers, landlords, tenants, people in commerce all want to think long term. Mobile interfaces enable buyers, sellers, landlords, tenants to make smart decisions in real-time as house hunting increasingly goes mobile. That mobile search is on!

What does the future of branding hold?

August 5th 2019

The old world of B2B branding is extinct. The age of the digitally distributed brand has dawned. To ensure your brand is amplified you must develop plausible future scenarios and narrative arcs that engage your audience.

The future of payments

April 21st 2018

Are you responding to your customers’ needs as quickly as they’re adopting the technology that’s making your organisation obsolete?

A Futurist's Perspective on The Future of Real Estate

February 15th 2018

Digitisation is reshaping the future of real estate.

Today's mobile interfaces have enabled buyers, sellers, landlords and tenants to make smart decisions in real-time... but that's just the beginning...

In this Future Trendspots video, futurist Anders Sörman-Nilsson gives us a glimpse into the future of real estate.

Finding the digilogue in financial services

October 21st 2017

It seems almost counter-intuitive that big-data could help financial services be more human, could connect them to the emotional needs of their customers. As banks strive to get away from their image as cold, unfeeling entities, the truly future-proof fintech thinkers are looking beyond demographics to solve the problem of a digital entity trying to understand the analog heart.

MILLENIALS AND THE FUTURE OF WORK

May 18th 2017

Worldwide we are seeing how Millennials are reshaping the workplace. In many countries across the world millennials are surpassing GenXers as the largest generation in the workforce. One of the countries where we have seen dramatic changes during the last 10 years is Canada. 

5 White Collar Jobs at Risk of Disruption

March 13th 2017

If you regularly follow some of my futurist musings you can probably tell that one of the areas that fascinates me the most is how technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, the Internet of Things, Virtual Reality and Robotics will shape the future of work. In this post I'll give you an example of 5 white collar jobs that are at risk of being computerised in the near future.

Are we all getting digitally hacked?

November 29th 2016

Silicon Valley is coming for your industry. In this video-clip futurist Anders Sorman-Nilsson explains the ways in which our business models are getting digitally hacked right now. Food for thought; what are the implications for healthcare and pharmaceutical healthcare companies?

Tips to plan for a successful conference

November 25th 2016

During the last ten years I've been travelling around the world and speaking at a range of different conferences and strategy retreats. From my experience at various summits, conferences and events I've found the following points make a successful conference. In this article I share 7 essential tips on how to plan a successful conference.

What the Concept of Singularity Means for Business

November 9th 2016
The technological advancements combined with the increasing growth of computing power will lead to singularity. But what is singularity and what does it mean for businesses?

Seamless Banking & Finance

September 7th 2016

What does Seamless look like for the banking and finance industry?

In this short video, futurist Anders Sorman-Nilsson shares some great insights into the Seamless customer journey as well as big data and cyber criminals - two disruptive trends that are set to shape the future of banking.

Digital Opportunities For HR

June 2nd 2016

How do we seamlessly weave the old and the new together while making sure that all of our valued baby boomers go along on this journey into an increasingly digitised future?

Big Data and Cyber Crime

July 22nd 2016

In this video-clip, futurist Anders Sorman-Nilsson shares some key insights about big data, cyber criminals and the immense value of customer behavior data.

Seamless Transitions: Weaving Digital & Analogue Worlds

February 24th 2016

Watch futurist Anders Sorman-Nilsson in this fascinating TEDx talk at San Juan Island. You have to create a culture of change in order to be ready for the future... 

Your Life, In Ten Years Time

June 27th 2015

In a future where we convince ourselves that we are younger, longer. Where tech is no longer just wearable, but is intimately augmenting our cyborg bodies. Where Baby Boomers are catching a second wind and dominating the cafe scene in South Yarra, and Darlinghurst.

A Workforce Of Warcraft Wizards?

June 3rd 2014

Are you looking for a new team member, one who is trust worthy, has excellent leadership potential, can think on his / her feet? Well step way from the recruiter and get signed up on World Of Warcraft.

Technology That Hugs

Nike’s recent withdrawal from the fitness band market has raised some significant questions regarding the future direction of wearable technology.

Although the size of the market is predicted to grow exponentially by most industry experts such as Credit Suisse, which predicts the market to increase five-fold to $50 billion by 2017 and wearable technology appears to have already reached a high level of awareness amongst consumers.

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