Michell Zappa



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Areas of Expertise

Future Forecasting

About Michell

Technology futurist, information designer and founder of Envisioning, a technology foresight institute. His work aims to illustrate the implications of accelerating change and facilitate a higher level of awareness about our relationship to technology.

Michell founded Envisioning in 2011 after publishing a series of speculative infographics. He has supported it’s development since day one. He devised Envisioning’s initial methodologies and research frameworks. Today he is mainly responsible for global partnerships.

Michell has collaborated on projects on all continents. He is a renowned public speaker, and frequently consults on technological strategy. He works with people in government agencies, corporations and academic institutions. His work has been featured in WIRED and TASCHEN.

Responsible for the technology thinking module at THNK School of Creative Leadership in Amsterdam. Frequently lectures about patterns of technological transformation at major events. Member of the Association of Professional Futurists and World Future Society. Holds BA in Communications.

Born in Stockholm, raised in São Paulo. Has lived in five countries and worked in over 30. Oversaw design and platform development at Trendwatching in London and Amsterdam before launching Envisioning.

Michell cares intensely about our future and encourages people to do the same.

Through his work, he helps people prepare for and build better futures.

Democratic Design Day Lugano 2018

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Transformational Technologies: Foundations for Understanding the Future of Global Security

Speaking Topics

  • Accelerating change and unintended consequences

  • How imagination instructs innovation

  • How technology evolves through combination

  • Patterns for Technology Thinking

  • Strategies for combining human and machine intelligence

  • Strategies for Reimagining the Future

  • Why there is no 'technology industry'

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