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Patrick Harris

Director, Foresight – Future Agenda

Patrick Harris is an inquisitive minded problem-solver and a recognised expert in foresight, innovation and strategy. He has stamped his creative imprimatur on projects across a global footprint for household names in business, NGOs and in a range of government departments and ministries. He is Future Agenda’s Director of Foresight. Future Agenda is an open source think tank and strategic advisory, operating the world’s leading global open foresight initiative, which helps organisations to identify emerging opportunities, and make more informed decisions.

Patrick was previously Director of Creaticity in Orange, reporting to the CEO and where he oversaw its internal strategic think tank. As co-architect and founding member of the Orange Strategic Think Tank, his vision helped set the multi-million pound agenda for some 30,000 employees in 20 countries. Patrick is a former Director of The Futures Company, non-executive Director for France Telecom UK R&D and an Honorary Life Member of the branding think tank, Medinge. His book, The Truth About Creativity, is a handbook for the practical application of creativity in organisations.

Patrick is skilled in helping organisations see the future in a new light and to form more cogent responses to the opportunities and challenges before them. He was born in the USA, is married with two children and lives in London. He holds a BSc and an MBA (Hons).


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The World Ten Years from Now

A perspective of key future insights for your industry or organisation, curated by Patrick from the 850+ insights that comprise Future Agenda - the world’s largest open foresight programme. Patrick will work with you to understand your particular focus, concerns and questions and create a bespoke set of future insights to share and explore.

Innovation Successes - Embedding Innovation and Your Role in It

Draws on Patrick’s experience of working with a wide range of organisations from multiple industries and his book, ‘The Truth About Creativity.’ Patrick provides a rich collection of examples of organisational innovation successes as well as specific creative skills needed for any innovation activity - and how to attain these skills.

We the People: Orange Daze – Living The Brand!

Draws on Patrick’s time as Director of Creaticity at Orange and tells the story of the importance of staff involvement in brand building when changing an industry. The talk is filled with personal insights and stories of how Orange changed the shape of mobile telephony, forever.

Patrick is quite simply, the most charming person I have ever dealt with. He is sensitive but strong, empathic but determined and also vastly experienced in brand, strategy, futures and culture. He blends the inter-relationships of these areas to shed the kind of clarity that can bring a more focused, and therefore successful, business. He is straightforward, says what's on his mind, and even if it differs from your own opinion, you can't fail but relate to the wonderful way in which the alternative is delivered!

British Computer Society

The outcome was tangible and given the brief was quite abstract I found it inspiring, focused and creative. Patrick delivered.



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The Truth About Creativity: Rules are There to be Challenged

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Fees & Details

Fees From*

  • UK:

    £3k to £7k

  • Europe:

    £7k to £15k

  • US:

    £7k to £15k

  • Africa/Asia/ME:

    £7k to £15k

Travels From

  • United Kingdom



* This Speaker's fee falls within the ranges shown above. Ranges are presented as a guideline only. Speaker fees are subject to change without notice. For an exact quote, please contact us.

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