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Glen Hiemstra, a recognized futurist, discussed the inevitability and the consequences of the internet, global warming, and nanotechnology, long before anyone else knew the impact of these phenomena. He is a futurist and as such he is able to prepare all types of organizations, schools, governments and groups for the changes and trends that they will see in the future. He ensures that you are prepared for change and the future.
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In case you ever had any doubt that Glen Hiemstra was a talented futurist, take a look at his many impressive predictions and discoveries. Even before the Internet was a public network, Glen Hiemstra, studied how it would change human and organizational communication. During the mid-1980`s he was describing the coming economic growth of the Pacific Rim countries. By 1987 he told audiences about global warming and climate change. He previewed nanotechnology…in 1989, and described genomic science and biotechnology even earlier. Glen was writing about the age wave and the end of classic retirement…in 1995. By 2001 Glen described the coming energy transformation as the greatest economic opportunity of the next half-century. As early as 2006 Glen listed the reasons as to why the debt bubble would burst, as it did more than a year later. Before the Internet was popular Glen Hiemstra had the foresight to register Futurist.com and become Founder and CEO of a website that is now visited by people from 120 nations each month.
Glen helps large and small companies, educational institutions, government agencies and communities re-think their future vision and deal with breakthrough trends like these. This is why audience members for Glen`s keynote speeches and clients for his long-range planning say things like, “Once you hear Glen Hiemstra speak, the future will never look the same.” Glen is also the successful author of Turning the Future into Revenue: What Businesses and Individuals Need to Know to Shape Their Future (Wiley & Sons 2006). Previously he co-authored Strategic Leadership: Achieving Your Preferred Future and he has also served as a technical advisor for several futuristic television shows. His new book, with Dennis Walsh, Millennial City, debuts in 2013.
Glen has worked with many leading organizations and government agencies across a wide variety of domains. These include international clients like Sonae of Portugal, Ambrosetti of Italy, The World Future Forum-The Hague, GHD Engineering of Australia, Russian Railroad, and others like Microsoft, John Deere, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Regence, Novartis, The Home Depot, Adobe, Ernst & Young, Novo Nordisk, U.S./Mexico JWC, APAX Partners, Atlanta 2060, Procter & Gamble, ACE Hardware, IHOP, Lexis Nexus, and others.
As a recognized expert in preferred future planning, Glen is a popular keynote speaker, capable of focusing on emerging trends in a variety of fields. Glen goes beyond simple trend analysis to discuss the opportunities that we all have to shape the preferred future.
Each day visitors come to Futurist.com and Glen’s blog for provocative snapshots of emerging ideas, trends, and technologies. Glen can be followed at twitter.com/glenhiemstra.
In a first career, Glen was an award-winning educator; he has served as a Visiting Scholar at the Human Interface Technology Lab at the University of Washington, which worked on virtual and augmented reality technology. Glen is also a founding Associate of The Futures Agency, Basel Switzerland.
Glen was educated at Whitworth University, the University of Oregon, and the University of Washington. He currently lives in Seattle, Washington with his wife Tracie and they have three adult children.
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