Mark Stevenson is one of the world’s most respected futurist thinkers on technology and societal trends – helping you see where the world is going – and how to adapt. As such, he is in constant demand as a consultant, trainer and speaker on future trends, cultural change and institutional innovation. He also speaks regularly at schools as well as the occasional rock festival.
He is the author of the internationally best-selling An Optimist’s Tour of the Future, which has been translated into 10 languages and was described by Wired as “a very coherent and entertaining journey through the world of future technology.” Mark’s second book, the award-winning We Do Things Differently: the outsiders rebooting our world, was published in January 2017, and soon hit the Amazon top five.
Mark has also written for The Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, Intelligent Life, The Irish Times, The Irish Independent, The Daily Telegraph and The New Statesman. His key skill is his ability to take complex or abstract concepts and make them understandable by non-specialists without trivialising the subject matter.
Mark Stevenson has many advisory roles including Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Earth Challenge and Atlas of the Future.
Mark is Medicines Sans Frontiers (UK) Futurist without borders.
As founder of the cultural change agency, We Do Things Differently (wdtd.co.uk), he spends much of his life working across the globe with organisations of every hue, helping them see their role in creating a better future, or to die gracefully if they need to. The company’s clients are a diverse mix of government agencies, NGOs, corporates and arts organisations.
TED curator, Chris Anderson remarks, “Stevenson wears no blindfold. His tools are curiosity, open-mindedness, clarity and reason.”
Mark is an occasional comedy writer. His work has been performed on Radio 4 and his play co-written with Jack Milner, Octopus Soup, comes to London in 2018. In December 2017, it was announced that Mark would be ‘Futurist in Residence’ at the National Theatre of Scotland.
Mark Stevenson is also the founder of The League of Pragmatic Optimists, an organisation that creates meeting places “where people who want to make the world better can meet, generate ideas and projects, get inspiration and find collaborators.”
To view Mark’s an outline of Mark’s ‘Creating Cultures of Innovation and Creativity in a fast changing world’ workshop, visit here.
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