Mark Stevenson

Best-Selling Author, Futurist and Entrepreneur

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Best-selling author, entrepreneur, broadcaster and expert on innovation Mark Stevenson is one of the world’s most respected thinkers on technology and societal trends – helping you see where the world is going – and how to adapt. In an illuminating presentation, Stevenson takes a look at trends shaping the world in the next 30 years, including the increasing reliance on technology and our relationship to it. His key skill is an ability to take complex or abstract concepts and make them understandable by non-specialists without trivializing the subject matter. Audiences are left with a deeper understanding of how to handle complexity in an ever changing world as well as how to create cultures of innovation and creativity.

Mark did a spellbinding job. It was a tremendous speech met with a standing ovation. It is not often that you can hear a pin drop in a room that size – but the audience was enthralled. Wonderful!

- US Space Foundation

About Mark Stevenson

Mark Stevenson is the author of two books, the just released We Do Things Differently and the best-selling An Optimist’s Tour of the Future which has been translated into 10 languages and was described by Wired “a very coherent and entertaining journey through the world of future technology” and by New Scientist as “a refreshing reminder that the future will always belong to the optimists”.

His many advisory roles include Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Earth Challenge, Civilized Bank, Atlas of the Future and The Institution of Mechanical Engineers.

As founder of the cultural change agency wdtd.co.uk, he spends much of his life working across the globe with organizations 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 organizations.

Stevenson 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.

Stevenson is also 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 January 2018.

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