Strategic Futurist, Opener/Closer
Future Forecasting • Opener / Closer • Convergence • Corporate Innovation • Facilitator • Future of Learning • Human Potential • Impact • Leadership • Moderator • Synthesis • Future of Work
Described as endlessly optimistic, Nancy is a strategic futurist, global keynote speaker, corporate strategist and gatherer with a drive to help enterprise organizations and visionary leaders transform to meet the escalating expectations ahead.
Recognized as one of the top female futurists, Nancy’s expertise and experiences ranges from A.I. to frozen foods to reinventing the internet…and Capitalism, and is focused on creating a sustainable and equitable “better next”. With an early career at three of the top global advertising agencies and 15 year founder of her own strategic inspiration company, Play Big Inc, Nancy has a rich history of advising and learning with both iconic companies (Nestle, The Coca Cola Company, Sprint) and horizon-technology start-ups (Holochain)… helping them transition to the new economy of collaboration, contribution and trust.
The world’s first TEDx licensee, a Singularity University lecturer, creator of the first “Career Fair For the Future” for college + high school students, and recent co-founder of Femme Futurists Society–a growing collection of interviews with leading futurists around the world, Nancy has joined forces with Kungfu.AI to advance the organizational structures and new approaches necessary to effectively harness the significant technology innovations heading our way… and ensure a safe and thriving future for us all.
Concerned about the dangers of applying a static, hierarchal, closed 20th century leadership approach to at 21st century world, Nancy is currently completing her first book, titled Leadering, which defines and encourages the dynamic, inclusive and audacious mindset leaders must cultivate in order to build a future we all want.
Machine Learning. Robotics. Whole new ways to look at and build realities. Some predict these exponential technologies will cause work, industry and society to change more in the next 10 years than in over 100+. Why? How are the rules of the success radically changing? What are some of the most pressing issues and new yardsticks shaping our behaviors and choices? And what do we need to learn to better navigate, create and thrive?
Society is transforming. Exponential advances in connectivity and technology, precarious economic, political and social structures, and an emerging desire for community and connection are causing old economy models to quickly shift to completely different set of new economy expectations and needs. How does one navigate change in such a dynamic and complex environment? [the emphasis here is on identifying the big cultural, econ + tech shifts + the expectations they raise for us all — this is more “external”]
Whether we have more jobs or less is a debate only time will settle, but there is no doubt 100% of jobs will be re-skilled. How we work and Why is being re-calibrated, and society overall will take a radical shift as we head into what has been described as the Fourth Industrial Revolution. How can we build the new capacities necessary? How will new tools shape new behaviors and drive new expectations? Which old practices to manage risk are actually now putting us at risk? And how will we measure we are doing it right?
Society is transforming and advancing technologies are rapidly reinventing the ways we work, live and connect. And reshaping ways we lead. Instead of predictably replicating the success of the past, leaders must now embrace and navigate these new opportunities, the need for constant innovation and the demands of an increasingly dynamic environment. Being open to radical new solutions requires radically new ways of thinking, “leadering”, and being.
As Exec Producer of Gigaom Change, we’ve curated the leading experts on AI, Robotics, Nanotechnology, Virtual + Augmented Realities, 3D+ Printing, Cybersecurity and Human-Machine Interface. What is the gist? Why do these matter and what can businesses expect looking ahead?