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How To Think Like A Futurist

July 12, 2018
7:30 AM to 9:00 AM
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Bay Oaks Country Club
14545 Bay Oaks Blvd
Houston, TX 77059

How To Think Like A Futurist


The futures field is increasingly being recognized as a useful discipline for strategy and innovation.  But what exactly is a futurist and how do they think or approach problems in a different way?  This short introduction to futures, or the foresight discipline, will explain how futurists think as well as provide some introductory tools to help you explore alternatives in your business.  With so much changing in our environment today, helping your business to learn to see through a foresight lens will guide you in setting the stage for the future.  


Presented by Terry Grim

Terry Grim is a founding partner with Foresight Alliance.  Foresight Alliance is a futures research, futures strategy, and futures education consultancy firm that works to help clients gain a clearer vision of the possible futures they face, while integrating futures and foresight thinking into their organization.  Terry's prior IBM experience includes senior positions as a member of the space program software development team, an international management assignment, and a headquarters position in Corporate Strategy.  Terry has taught in the University of Houston's Studies of the Futures Master's degree program for 10 years.  

Terry is author of the Foresight Maturity Model (FMM), a results-oriented approach to evaluating an organization's foresight capacities based on best practices in the field.  FMM received the Most Important Futures Work award in 2013.  Terry has a BS in Computer Science from University of Florida, and an MS in Studies of the Future and MA in Industrial-Organizational Psychology both from the Univeristy of Houston- Clear Lake.  She is a founding member of the Association of Professional Futurists (APF) and is currently serving as a member of their board.