Mark Stevenson is one of the world’s most respected thinkers on technology and societal trends – helping you see where the world is going and how to adapt. He is the author of the internationally best-selling An Optimist’s Tour of the Future. As founder of the cultural change agency We Do Things Differently, he is helping organizations across the globe see their role in creating a better future. His many advisory roles include Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Earth Challenge, Civilized Bank, Atlas of the Future and The Institution of Mechanical Engineers.

Masterclass overview
There probably is no music or newspaper mogul in the world today who wouldn’t pray to wake up tomorrow morning and find the Internet was just a bad dream. But the digital revolution was just a taste of far bigger things. Some business leaders will understand this, many will not – and their company could die as a result. Drawing on lessons from commerce, art and science, this workshop will help you understand the megatrends that will shape your business (and global economics) over the next 30 years; how definitions of wealth, leadership and power will shift over the next decade; and will explore the new rules of corporate agility that will determine whether you prosper – or fall victim to the unavoidable impact of rapid change.

Value and expected outcomes

  • Enable you to anticipate and avoid new threats
  • Identify and harness new opportunities
  • Help you deal with the big ‘what if?’ questions
  • Share insights that will give your change agenda the support it needs
  • Help attendees align their personal and professional aims while shaping the future


What is covered?
Mixing inspiration with challenging thinking, Mark will:

  • Guide you through the mega-trends and technologies that will bring unprecedented threats and opportunities in the decade ahead
  • Give you practical, no-nonsense techniques for embracing this future

You will learn:

  • How emerging technologies and trends will disrupt our geopolitics and transform your industry, your business, your career and your personal life
  • How definitions of wealth, leadership and power will change over the next decade – and what this will mean for you and your organization
  • The eight principles of organizational agility