As a futurist, Anders Sörman-Nilsson knows that organizations and individuals aspire to be transformation catalysts. To facilitate this, he helps create transformational moments through his work as a keynote speaker, moderator, and entrepreneur.
With the current shift in the way humans meet, connect, and collaborate due to the pandemic, many feel overwhelmed about designing culture-shifting events for the future. However, Anders understands the post-pandemic trends and implications for the meetings and events industry. He has partnered with renowned brands such as Adobe, Dyson, Meta, Microsoft, McKinsey, and American Express to co-design award-winning thought leadership brand campaigns.
Anders and his team curate conference stories and design business science fiction narratives that captivate digital minds and touch analogue hearts. They provide tailored conference design proposals to simplify the internal pitch process. Additionally, they offer Anders’ services as a futurist-in-residence to deliver keynotes, emcee events, and moderate conferences or strategy retreats.
Anders Sörman-Nilsson (Global EMBA / LLB) is a futurist and the founder of the think tank and trend analysis firm – Thinque, which provides data-based research, foresight and thought leadership assets for global brands across 4 continents. The company’s vision is to disseminate and decode ‘avant-garde ideas which expand minds and inspire a change of heart’, and clients like Google, Microsoft, Dyson, Apple, Facebook, McKinsey, Jaguar Land Rover, Adobe, MINI, Rugby New Zealand and Lego trust his future guidance.
Anders is an awarded keynote speaker who helps leaders decode trends, decipher what’s next and turn provocative questions into proactive answers. He has published 3 books on digital transformation and innovation including ‘Aftershock’ (2020), ‘Seamless’ (2017) and ‘Digilogue’ (2013), is a member of TEDGlobal, Entrepreneurs Organization where he is the Sydney Chapter’s Leadership Impact Chair, and was nominated to the World Economic Forum’s Young Global Leaders in 2019.
He is the author of the 2020 Microsoft & Thinque whitepaper “How Artificial Intelligence is powering Australian Retail in 2020 and beyond”, the co-creator of the B2B marketing award-winning Adobe Creative (CQ) Intelligence test, and is the host of the 2nd Renaissance Podcast as well as Entrepreneurs Organization’s Scaling Impact podcast. His futurist thinking has been shared by the Wall Street Journal, Financial Review, Monocle, BBC, South China Morning Post, Esquire and ABC TV.
Anders’ speaking topics include:
- ‘Future Thinking: your organisation’s success GPS’
- ‘Thought Leaders: the brands of the future’
- ‘Innovation Intersections: tapping diversity in thinking’
- ‘Waves of change: three global trends that will be disrupting your slumber’
- ‘Misfits: leading cross-generational teams’