‘Reluctant’ Futurologist Mark Stevenson is an author, broadcaster and expert on global trends and innovation. He is one of the world’s most respected thinkers on the interplay of technology and society, helping a diverse mix of clients from government agencies, to corporates, to NGOs become future literate and adapt their cultures and strategy to squarely face the questions the future is asking them (or to die gracefully if they need to).
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 The Atlantic as “An essential, illuminating, refreshingly hopeful, auspicious yet grounded vision of the future. 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 ten (“If you worry for the future of humanity, you will beg not to be interrupted as you read this book,” wrote Kate Raworth in The Week).
Mark’s diverse advisory roles include being Medicines Sans Frontiers (UK) Futurist Without Borders and resident futurist at The National Theatre of Scotland.
TED curator, Chris Anderson remarks, “Stevenson wears no blindfold. His tools are curiosity, open-mindedness, clarity and reason.”
Mark is also an occasional comedy writer. His work has been performed on Radio 4 and his play (co-written with Jack Milner), Octopus Soup, toured the UK in 2019.
Mark will give you a whistle stop tour of The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of the next 20 years and why business as usual is a recipe for disaster. We’re in for a rocky ride, but future-literate organisations have a shot at greatness.
During Covid-19 lockdown, Mark recorded a webinar with Graham Brown-Martin which can be listened to here
To view an outline of Mark’s ‘Creating Cultures of Innovation and Creativity in a fast changing world’ workshop, visit here.
"I cannot recommend the team at MFL highly enough - they're top of their game, easy to work with and genuinely nice people too." Mark
- + 44 (0) 20 3384 3664