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The Team

The Future Agenda programme is being delivered by a group of expertise from across the futures, innovation and global community engagement arenas:

Tim Jones 2008 smallDr Tim Jones – Tim is Programme Director of the Future Agenda. He is a recognised leader in innovation and future growth with specific expertise in bringing together unique collaborations and helping organisations identify new opportunities. He is also Head of Research for the Innovation Leaders analysis and founded the respected innovation strategy company Innovaro which he left in October to focus on this programme. In recent years Tim has led a number of programmes looking 10 and 20 years ahead for organisations such as Shell, P&G, Mars, Speedo and several government departments. He advises a number of public bodies on innovation and future priorities, is the author of five books, and is a regular speaker at corporate events and public conferences.

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caroline_portrait020 smallCaroline Dewing – Caroline is Senior Communications Manager in Group External Affairs at Vodafone.  She began her career at Vodafone UK, where she was responsible for business and technology PR, and went on to be part of the team which developed and launched controls designed to protect young people from inappropriate content. Prior to her current role, Caroline was part of the Vodafone Group Corporate Responsibility team where she focused on the socio-economic impact of mobile, especially in Africa and India.  Before joining Vodafone Caroline spent 8 years in Hong Kong as a PR consultant.

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CorneliaCornelia Daheim – Cornelia is managing director of Z_punkt – The Foresight Company. She supervises projects for key customers from several industries and within the framework of international as well as European research networks. Ms Daheim is founder and head of the Millennium Project’s German Node and corresponding member of the European Foresight Monitoring Network. She majored in literature studies, English, and Psychology, studying at the University of Essen and at King’s College, London. Before joining Z_punkt in the year 2000, she worked as a photographer as well as at the University of Essen in several positions in the humanities department. Z_punkt is a cooperating partner in the Future Agenda programme.

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RD head shouldersRoger Dennis – Roger is a consultant in emerging technology research and innovation strategy. Based in New Zealand, he supports government bodies and companies across Asia and Australasia. As part of the Innovaro / Shell team, he co-led the 2007 Shell Technology Futures programme and co-wrote and edited the book that resulted from the programme. Roger was formerly at egg – the pioneering European internet bank, where he worked on areas as diverse as the online gaming industry and deploying financial services on smart-phones. His blog on innovation and foresight is called Ideaport.

JakeJake Dunagan – Jake is a Research Director in the Technology Horizons Program of the Institute for the Future, a non-profit research organization based in Palo Alto, CA. Jake’s research examines the role of emerging technologies in transforming subjectivity, culture, and governance, and he has been leading explorations into new methods for communicating foresight. Jake is currently completing his Ph.D. at the Manoa School of Futures Studies on neuropolitics, neuropower, and alternative futures for the extended mind.

WillWill Galgey – Will is Managing Director of the London office of The Futures Company, which was formed in 2008 following the merger of Henley Centre HeadlightVision and Yankelovich. The Futures Company has recently conducted extensive consumer research across 20 countries to explore the longer term consequences of the current global recession on consumer attitudes and behavior. Will advises clients across the public and private sectors on the implications of these fundamental changes. He has a particular specialism in understanding global attitudes to the environment and sustainability.

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Wendy Jordan – Wendy works at the British Council in the Commissioning and Innovation Support team, which develops new ideas for global projects.  She has worked in Brazil, where she was Assistant Director and Head of Arts, Sao Paulo and then in Oman, as Deputy Director, where she managed the education, information and arts portfolio.  She has a MBA from Henley Business School. The British Council was founded 75 years ago and is the United Kingdom’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities.

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Andy Lewis: Andy is a Director of CandelaMedia, responsible for Consulting and Executive Search specialising in Media and Broadcast Strategy and Technology. He began his career in IT development and was a Managing Consultant before joining the BBC to spearhead the design and delivery of the BBC’s infrastructure for the Digital Age.  He went on to become Controller of Technology Delivery and subsequently a founding Board member of BBC Technology.  He led the Broadcast Industry’s response to Y2K. In 2004 he joined Siemens Business Services as Head of Delivery before joining CandelaMedia in 2006. Andy also works as an independent consultant, presenter and coach.

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wendy sDr Wendy Schultz – Wendy is Director of Infinite Futures and has over twenty-five years of foresight practice. She earned her Ph.D. in Alternative Futures at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa and teaches ‘Foresight, Strategy, and Innovation’ at the School of Economics and Business Management in Lisbon. Previously Wendy has taught at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore and the University of Houston. She is a Fellow of the World Futures Studies Federation; a Fellow of the RSA; a member of the Association of Professional Futurists; and sits on the International Advisory Panel of the European Futurists Conference Lucerne.

Atif Sheikh '09 07Atif Shiekh – Atif is Global Client Director at ?WhatIf! The Innovation Company. A graduate in modern Languages and Social and Political Sciences from Clare College, Cambridge he has previously worked with Unilever and Diageo. In summer 2005 Atif decided to leave alcohol and snack food behind and join ?What If!.  Starting as an Inventor, Atif cut his teeth on a variety of global projects before becoming team leader for ?What If!’s Customer Experience team.  Atif went on to lead ?What If!’s large and varied team of inventors in London spearheading launches for Samsung, PepsiCo and Innocent.  In autumn 2009 Atif was appointed as Global Client Director.

Contact details for core team:

tim.jones@futureagenda.org
caroline.dewing@vodafone.com
now *at*  rogerdennis *dot* com
jdunagan@iftf.org
Will.Galgey@thefuturescompany.com
wendy.jordan@britishcouncil.org
wendy@infinitefutures.com
atif.sheikh@whatifinnovation.com

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