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    Riel Miller

    4, rue Perrault, Paris, France, 75001 Tel. 336.3239.1360

    Born: 1957 ? Email: ? Web site: ? Languages: English, French ? Citizen: Canada & France

    Biographical Sketch

    Founder, xperidox: futures consulting

    Scenarios that change decisions today

    Riel is one of the world’s leading strategic foresight designers and practitioners. He

    co-creates innovation, leadership and transformation with his clients. For over twenty-five years he has tracked and explored the emergence of post-industrial Learning Intensive Societies. Pioneer of a range of techniques for building Futures Literacy, Riel helps organizations to grasp the potential of the present for innovation and creativity. His learning-by-doing Futures Literacy approach enables organizations to “rigorously imagine” the future and make analytically robust and easily understood links between anticipation and action. His published work covers

    topics such as the future of: innovation, research, money, public services, education, the Internet, identity, information technology, the knowledge society, regional development, etc.. Riel has an extensive international network and a solid track-record of creativity. He is an accomplished and experienced speaker, master of ceremonies, lecturer, workshop leader, and facilitator.

    Riel is also currently a board member of the Association of Professional Futurists; a Fellow of the World Futures Studies Federation; a Faculty Member in The Master of Public Affairs at Sciences-Po, Paris, France; a member of the board of Strax, The

    Research Unit for Strategic Intelligence and Exploration of the Future, Helsinki University of Technology; Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce, UK; a member of the American Economics Association; and an Associate at Demos, London, UK.

    Doctor of Philosophy

    Department of Economics, New School for Social Research, New York. Residency: 1979 to 1982. Fields: public finance, political economy. Dissertation: “A Political Economy Portrait of the Canadian Economy from 1926 to 1983” (New York, March 1987)

    Master of Arts

    Department of Social and Political Thought, York University, Toronto. First Class, September 1978 to August 1979. Special M.A. Scholarship, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada,1978 to 1979.

    Bachelor of Arts

    Combined Political Science and Economics, Carleton University. Ottawa. First Class Honours, September 1974 to August 1978.

    Curriculum Vitae - 1 - 08/29/11

October 2005 to present Faculty Member, Masters of Public Affairs, Sciences Po, Paris, France

    June 2005 Rapporteur, The Future of Key Research Actors in the ERA, DG

    Research, European Commission, Brussels, Belgium

    January 2005 to present Founder, xperidox: futures consulting, Paris, France

    March 2003 to December Principal Administrator, Centre for Educational Research and 2004 Innovation, OECD, Paris, France

    January 1995 to Principal Administrator, International Futures Programme, Advisory

    May 2003 Unit to the Secretary-General, OECD, Paris, France

    October to December 1994 Consultant at the OECD: Development Centre; Directorate for Science

    and Technology; and the Co-operative Action Programme on Local

    Economic and Employment Development (LEED), Territorial

    Development Service, Paris, France

    October 1993 to October Manager, Senior Management Group, Community Economic

    1994 Development Secretariat, Ministry of Economic Development and

    Trade, Government of Ontario, Toronto, Canada

    January to September 1993 Consultant, Economic Policy, OECD, Paris, France

    November 1990 to Special Advisor, Economic Policy, Office of the Deputy Premier, December 1992 Treasurer, Chair of Treasury Board and Minister of Economics,

    Government of Ontario, Toronto, Canada

    June 1988 to Manager of Policy and Research, Ontario Council of Regents for November 1990 Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology, Government of Ontario,

    Toronto, Canada

    December 1987 to Senior Economic Policy Advisor, Ontario Federation of Labour,

    May 1988 Toronto, Canada

    March 1986 to Policy Advisor, Office of the Leader of the Official Opposition, November 1987 Parliament of Ontario, Toronto, Canada

    September 1984 Rapporteur, OECD, Conference On Price Dynamics and Macro Policy,

    Paris, France

    March 1982 to Consultant and “Young Professional”, Organisation for Economic Co-

    October 1983 operation and Development (OECD), General Economics and Growth

    Studies Divisions, Economics and Statistics Department, Paris, France

    th “After Management: Strategy in a Spontaneous Age”, 25 Anniversary of the School of

    Management, Jyväskylä University, Jyväskylä, Finland, October 26, 2009

     “Novelty and Post-secondary Education: An Exercise in Futures Literacy”, Mutual Learning

    Workshop 1, Systems Thinking for Foresight: The case of Romanian Higher Education System,

    Bucharest, Romania, 23-25 September 2009

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     “Using the Future: An Experience and a Few Practical Tips”, Forward Look “Responses to Environmental and Societal Challenges for our Unstable Earth”, RESCUE, (,

    a Frontiers of Science initative jointly sponsored by the European Science Foundation (ESF) and

    European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST), Paris, France, September 11, 2009 “Production-Consumption 2.0: A Framework for Imagining a Green Creative Society in 2025”, Green Talents Symposium, Federal Ministry of Education and Research, co-sponsored with the

    Fraunhofer Institute, Berlin, Germany, September 5, 2009

     “The Future of the Future: The Role of Anticipation in a Universe of Fundamental Uncertainty”, Exploring Futures Methods, sponsored by the Futures Analysts‟ Network, the UK Millennium

    Project Node, and the Centre for Research in Futures and Innovation, Glamorgan University, at the

    Royal Society, London, June 22, 2009

     “Outside-In: Innovative Approaches to ICT in Education as If Unique Creation and Banal Creativity Mattered”, Lisbon Forum on Innovative Approaches to ICT in Education, Portuguese

    Ministry of Education in association with Cisco, Intel and Microsoft, Lisbon, June 19, 2009

     “Crisis as Opportunity: From Reconstruction to Transformation”, Matching Skills and Jobs: Anticipating Needs in Challenging Times, European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (CEDEFOP), Thessaloniki, Greece, June 11, 2009

     “Rethinking Thinking about the Future,” The Day for Strategic Intelligence, Early Sense Making and Leadership, Strax: The Research Unit for Strategic Intelligence, Helsinki University of

    Technology, Finlandia Hall, Helsinki, Finland, April 16, 2009

     “Foresight Now”, inaugural launch of the Zentrum für gesellschaftlichen Fortschritt, Frankfurt,

    Germany, March 23, 2009

     “Rethinking Thinking About the Future”, First International Conference on Strategic Innovation

    and Future Creation, The Edward de Bono Institute for the Design and Development of Thinking, University of Malta, Malta, March 23, 2009

     “The Future of Foresight: The End of the Future – From Planning to Spontaneity”, Foresight

    Synergy Network, Ottawa, Canada, November 2, 2007

     “The Fear of Freedom, the Anguish of Ambiguity and the Pain of Uncertainty: Can a Healthy Society be Consistent with “Modern” Values?”, Amigo Society, Brussels, September 18, 2007

     “Futures Literacy: Imagination in an Exploratory World”, From Oracles to Dialogue: Exploring

    new ways to explore the future, COST-A22 Final Conference, National Technical University,

    School of Rural and Surveying Engineering, Athens, Greece, July 10, 2007,

    st “Making Change Happen: Futures Literacy for the 21 Century Prospects for a Learning

    Intensive Society”, Alliance for Capitalizing on Change, Edmonton, June 14 and Calgary June 15, 2007,

     “Making Foresight Matter”, The Foresight Synergy Network, Government of Canada, Ottawa,

    Canada, June 7, 2007

     Post-Industrial CSR: A Scenario of Freedom & Responsibility in a Future Spontaneous Society”,

    INSEAD, Business in Society Workshop, Corporate Strategy & Social Responsibility, Fontainebleau, France, May 21, 2007

     “New Economy, New Society? Thinking about the Future”, second meeting of the National Advisory Panel, FuturesIreland, Dublin, Ireland, May 11, 2007

     “Imagining Financial Services in a Post-Industrial Society”, EuropAssistance, Paris, France,

    April 26, 2007

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    st “Futures Ireland: Thinking about the Future in the 21 Century”, National Advisory Panel, at the

    inaugural meeting of the FuturesIreland, Dublin, Ireland, April 5, 2007

    st “The Emergence of the Learning Intensive Society in the 21 Century: The Implications for

    Universities”, “magisterial lecture”, Autonomous Metropolitan University of Mexico, Mexico

    City, DF, Mexico, March 13, 2007

     “Towards a Learning Intensive Society: The Role of Futures Literacy”, Launch of the Wales

    Futures Network, Cardiff, Wales, February 7, 2007

     “Beyond the Knowledge Society: Introduction to the Learning Intensive Society and Futures

    Literacy”, Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market, European Commission, Alicante, Spain, January 26, 2007

     “Next Practice – Innovation for What? Questioning a few assumptions…”, Next Practice Workshops, Innovation Unit, Department for Education and Skills, London, UK, January 23, 30 and February 6, 2007,

     Entreprises et Développement Durable : vers une nouvelle citoyenneté ?, (Enterprises and

    Sustainable Development: towards a new citizenship) keynote and moderator (in French) for Session 2 at the Ateliers de la Terre (Workshops of the Earth), Courchevel, France, January 19, 2007

     “Social Capital and the Learning Intensive Society”, Long-Term National Vision and Strategy for stthe 21 Century New Approaches and New Agenda, Korean Development Institute and World Bank Conference, , Seoul, Korea, December 4-5, 2006

     “The End of the Knowledge Society: Towards the Disorganisation of Learning”, in cooperation with Michel Crozier at the Learning Day: Developing People and Organisations, European Commission, DG ADMIN, Brussels, Belgium, October 19, 2006

     “Now Actually: The End of the Future – Towards a Spontaneous Social Order”, Future Matters:

    Futures Known, Created and Minded, An International Conference, Cardiff, Wales, September 6, 2006

     “Methods, Spontaneity and Space: Wealth Creation in a Scenario of a Learning Intensive Society”, keynote presentation to the conference on Changing Foresight Practices in Regional Development, Turku, Finland, June 8, 2006

     “Epistemological Foundations and Organisational Principles for a Futures Toolkit – A Futures

    Literacy Perspective”, FUTRREG: Futures for Regional Development, Toolkit Conference, Turku,

    Finland (, June 7, 2006

     “Learning Futures: Questioning Assumptions”, Scottish Enterprise Glasgow‟s Learning Futures Project, Glasgow, Scotland, June 2, 2006

     “The Challenge of Imagination”, Board of the Urban Learning Space, Glasgow, Scotland, June 1, 2006,

     “Regional Foresight in a Post-Industrial Spontaneous World: A Modestly Canadian Perspective”, keynote presentation in French to the conference on: Intelligence territoriale wallonne Projet de plateforme d'information et de réseautage des territoires de la connaissance émergents en Wallonie, Namur, Belgium, May 11, 2006

     Foresight Capacity: Towards Futures Literacy?” Science & Technology Foresight, Office of the

    National Science Advisor, Ottawa, Canada, April 21, 2006

     “Rethinking Regions: Towards Spontaneity?” SPIDER Project, Increasing Regional Competitiveness through Futures Research Methods, Brussels, Belgium, March 13, 2006

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     “Futures Literacy and the Prospects for a Networked Learning Society”, Foresight Forum of the Observatory for International Markets, Consortium for the Commercial Promotion of Catalonia, Barcelona, Spain, November 9, 2005

     “Employment and Human Capital: Beyond Industrial Society?” Ministry of Labour, Helsinki,

    Finland, October 4, 2005

    st “Making Change Happen: Futures Literacy for the 21 Century”, Future Tools for Growth,

    http://www.european-European Futurists Conference, Lucerne, Switzerland, July 11-12, 2005

     “National Strategies for Education and Innovation: EU Case” presentation at the Neil D. Levin Graduate Institute of International Relations and Commerce‟s conference on "The Evolving Global

    Talent Pool: Issues, Challenges, and Strategic Implications”, New York, New York, June 16-17,


     “Telecommunications in a Learning Intensive Society: How much further?” European Monitoring

    Centre on Change‟s conference: The Future of Telecommunications still in Europe? Montpellier,

    France May, 26-27, 2005

    rd “Foresight Ambitions: matching methods to tasks and tasks to methods” COST Action A22‟s 3

    Conference on Advancing Foresight Methodologies: Exploring New Ways to Explore the Future, Risoe National Laboratory, Roskilde, Denmark, May 12-13, 2005

     An “The Future of Public Services”, Research Council of Norway at the conference: Research

    Engine of Innovation in the Public Sector?, Oslo, Norway, April 28, 2005.

    st “Cashing Out? Transactions in the 21 Century”, European Financial Management and Marketing

    Association Conference on Cash Processing: Improving the delivery of cash, Paris, April 7, 2005.

    th “IARTV Over the Centuries: And in a Post-Human Future?” Board of Directors at the 100

    Anniversary of the Incorporated Association of Registered Teachers of Victoria, Melbourne, March 23, 2005.

     “Towards the Learning Intensive Society: Are schools part of the solution?” Information Society stCommission of Ireland Policy Workshop: Learning in the 21 Century: Towards Strategic

    Priorities, Chaired by John Coolahan, Dublin, Ireland, November 4, 2004

    th “Equity in the Learning Intensive Society: Are schools part of the solution?” 7 International

    Colloquium, Mexican Foundation for Education and Development, Mexico City, Mexico, October 25, 2004

    st “E-Work in the 21 Century Learning Intensive Society: Why Policy Matters”, Fourth Janus

    Workshop, Knowledge Society Development Paths in Europe, Brussels, Belgium, September 18, 2004 (

    st “21 Century Education: The Challenge of the Learning Intensive Society”, Executive Committee

    of the West Australia Department of Education and Training, Perth, Australia, August 24, 2004

    st “Pervasive Leadership in the 21 Century”, Victoria Department of Education and Training,

    Melbourne, Australia, August 20, 2004

    st “Redefining Equity and Inclusion in the 21 Century”, South Australia Department of Education

    and Children‟s Services, Adelaide, Australia, August 19, 2004

     “Applied Futures Thinking: The OECD Schooling for Tomorrow Toolbox Project”, Victoria Department of Education and Training, Melbourne, Australia, August 18, 2004 “What Role for the School in the Learning Intensive Society”, IARTV Board of Directors, Centre for Strategic Educational Thinking, Melbourne, Australia, August 17, 2004

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“Thinking About the Long-run Future”, Secondary Futures Symposium, Wellington, New Zealand,

    August 17, 2004

     “Questioning the Assumptions that Shape Policy”, New Zealand State Services Commission,

    Wellington, New Zealand, August 16, 2004

     “Imagining a Learning Intensive Society”, Foresight for Innovation, The Learning Society

    Workshop, Dublin, Ireland, June 14, 2004

     “Universities and the Learning Intensive Society: Catalyst or Obstacle?” Trade Union Advisory Council of the OECD, Education, Training and Employment Policy Working Group, Paris, May 6, 2004

    st “The Learning Intensive Society of the 21 Century Implications for Chinese Business

    Transformation and the Process of Globalization”, Special Public Lecture, Center for Policy and thStrategic Studies of the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences, Shanghai, China, April 17, 2004.

    st “Strategic Policies for Transformation: Towards a Learning Intensive Society in the 21 Century”,

    Futures Practitioners Group, Government of New Zealand, Wellington, December 18, 2003 “The Future of the Tertiary Education Sector: Scenarios for a Learning Intensive Society”, Education Policy Group, Ministry of Education, Treasury, and the Tertiary Education Commission, Government of New Zealand, Wellington, December 18, 2003

    st “A scenario of the learning intensive society of the 21 century and the roles schools might play

    strategic scenarios”, Secondary Futures Project, New Zealand, Wellington, December 17, 2003

    st “Complexity, Diversity and Responsibility: managing risks and moving clouds in the 21 Century”,

    Secondary Futures Project, New Zealand, Wellington, December 17, 2003

    th “The Future of the Tertiary Education Sector: Scenarios for a Learning Society”, 9 OECD/Japan

    Seminar, The Future of Universities, Tokyo, December 12, 2003

    st “Strategic Policies for Transformation: Towards a Learning Intensive Society in the 21 Century”,

    Korean Educational Development Institute, Seoul, December 9, 2003

     “Telling Stories about the Future: Schooling for Tomorrow”, by video conference, Post-

    compulsory Education and Training Association of South Australia, November 24, 2003

    st “Schooling, Migration and Social Capital in a 21 Century Learning Intensive Society”,

    presentation to joint OECD-Policy Research Initiative Canada conference: The Opportunity and Challenge of Diversity: A Role for Social Capital, Montreal, Canada, November 24, 2003 “Future studies, 21st Century Transitions & E-Factors in a Learning Intensive Society”,

    presentation to the E-Factors Conference on: “Revisiting E-Factors in the New Economy”, IST,

    Fifith Framework, (, Paris, September 29, 2003, .

    st “The Future of Money: Making 21 Century Transitions Happen”, European Financial

    Management and Marketing Association Conference, Paris, September 10, 2003 “Thinking about the Future of Schools”, National Institute of Education, Singapore, August 28,


     “Getting to the Learning Society: 21st Century Transitions”, Labour, Organisation and Competence in National Innovation Systems the “Loc Nis project”, Workshop 3: national

    innovation systems, innovative performance and policy options, Paris, May 22 23, 2003

    st “Future Studies, 21 Century Transitions: Implications for Universities”, Transforming Research Universities Through Information Technology, Summit of University Presidents and Chancellors, The National Academies, Washington D.C., April 16, 2003

     “Using Future Studies”, Markle Foundation, New York, April 14, 2003

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“Avenir: quelles sont les raisons d‟etre optimiste?”, Cite de la Reussite, Lille, France,

    (, April 6, 2003,

    stth “The Future of Money: Making 21 Century Transitions Happen”, 6 Annual Consult-Hyperion

    Digital Money Conference, London, (, April 2,


     “Connecting Research and Policy in the Digital Economy: Possibility Space Scenarios and 21st Century Transitions”, presentation at Transforming Enterprise and Beyond: Connecting Research

    and Policy in the Digital Economy, Invitational Post-Conference Workshop, sponsored by the National Science Foundation, Arlington, Virginia, US (,

    January 29, 2003

     “Schooling for Tomorrow”, presentation to the Ontario Ministry of Education Conference: To the Future and Back, Toronto, November 28, 2002

     “Futures Thinking in Leadership”, Keynote Launch Conference with the Honourable Tony Blair, Prime Minister, at the opening of the Learning and Conference Centre of the National College for School Leadership, Nottingham, October 24, 2002 (video: http://ncsl.westminster-

     “Beyond Knowledge Management: Towards a Learning Society”, Human Resources 2002, IIR Conference, Helsinki, Finland, October 15, 2002

    st “The Implications of 21 Century Transitions for Government Policy”, DG Information Society,

    European Commission, Brussels, September 26, 2002

     “Shaping Transformation: From the Plausible to the Probable”, presentation to the Policy and Innovation Unit, Cabinet Office, London, UK, July 19, 2002

     “Economy and Society: the place of qualifications in future scenarios”, presentation to Measuring people or measuring schools: A one day symposium on the future of educational assessment, Demos, London, UK, June 28, 2002

     “Stagnation or Transformation? The Prospects for Socio-Economic Change”, Luncheon Address

    to the Ottawa Economics Association, Sponsor: Don McIver, Director, Conference Board of Canada, Ottawa, Canada, November 1, 2001

     “Improbable Opportunities: the Prospects for 21st Century Transitions”, Presentation to the Senior Executive Progamme at the Institute on Governance, Ottawa, Canada, October 31, 2001 “Long-run Prospects and Policy Challenges”, Presentation given at Solothurn, Palais Besenval, Sponsor: Rudolf A. Müller, Deputy Head of Directorate, State Secretariat for Economic Affairs, Federal Government of Switzerland, August 30th, 2001

     “The Future of the Digital Body”, Global Health Equity: medical progress and quality of life in the 21st century, organised by the International Council for Global Health Progress (ICGHP) Tuesday, UNESCO House, Paris, France, June 26, 2001

     “Challenges & Choices in the Digital Age”, Forum 21, Deauville, France, March 3, 2001.

    st “Prospects for a 21 Century Transition”, Minister and senior staff of the Dutch Ministry of Education, The Hague, February 6, 2001.

     “The Long-run Prospects for Introducing a Creative Society”, Keynote Speech, Helsinki University

    of Technology, Lifelong Learning Institute Dipoli, September 1st 2000.

     “Towards a Learning Economy and Society”, Keynote Speech (in French), Séminaire International de

    Prospective de L‟Education: “l‟Ecole – Horizon 2020”, séminaire organisé par Futuribles

    International, l‟Institut européen pour la promotion des innovations et de la Culture en Education (Institut EPICE), le CERI/OCDE, Poitiers, October 21, 1999.

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     “Measuring What People Know: Human Capital Accounting for the Knowledge Economy”, speech at the International Conference The Knowledge Societies, Bilbao, Spain, September 30, 1999.

     Is it possible and is it desirable to establish international standards for reporting on human capital?”,

    presentation, Reporting on Human Capital, Agora 6, European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, Thessaloniki, Greece, June 25, 1999.

     “Why Measure Human Capital?”, presentation, Identification, Assessment and Recognition of Non-

    formal Learning, Agora 5, European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, Thessaloniki, Greece, March 15, 1999.

     • “Measuring What People Know: Human Capital Accounting for the Knowledge Economy”, presentation, Knowledge Management Conference, First Conferences, Madrid, Spain, October 6, 1998.

     “Measuring What People Know: Human Capital Accounting for the Knowledge Economy”,

    Knowledge Management Seminar, Helsinki University of Technology, May 25, 1998. “Challenges in Measuring Intellectual Capital”, presentation, Measuring and Valuing Intellectual Capital, World Trade Conferences, London, United Kingdom, June 16, 1998.

    st “21 Century Transitions: the implications for schools”, Schooling for Tomorrow Conference,

    Rotterdam, The Netherlands, November 1, 2000.

     “Measuring What People Know: Human Capital Accounting for the Knowledge Economy”, Changing

    Workplace Strategies: Achieving Better Outcomes for Enterprises, Workers, and Society, International Conference organised by the Government of Canada and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, Ottawa, Canada, 2-3 December, 1996.

     “Technological Change, Human Capital and Public Policy: Towards a New Approach for the Recognition of Knowledge Assets,” Copenhagen Conference on Employment and Growth in the

    Knowledge-Based Economy, Directorate for Science, Technology and Industry, Copenhagen, Denmark, November 6 - 7 1994.

     “Community Economic Development and the New Economy”, dozens of presentations in French and English, across all of Ontario, Canada, January 1994 to September 1994.

     “Economic Change and the Logic of Community Economic Development Policies”, Speech to the Northwest Region Annual Planners Conference, Thunder Bay, Canada, June 6, 1994. “North American Economic Integration and Human Resources: A Canadian Perspective” presentation, International Conference on: The Human Resource Implications of Regional Integration, Vienna, Austria, January 24 and 25, 1994.

     “Le défi fondamental des changements économiques et le système post-secondaire en Ontario”,

    Congrès Annuel, Association des Collèges d‟Arts Appliqués et de Technologie de l‟Ontario, Toronto, Canada, February 14, 1991.

     “The Process is Part of the Product: Redefining the Mandate of Ontario‟s Community Colleges for

    the 1990s”, speaking tour, for the Ontario Council of Regents for Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology at 30 different college campuses across the province, Ontario, Canada, Spring 1990. “Colleges in a Changing Economy”, Municipality of Ottawa/Carleton Conference: Planning for the Year 2000, Ottawa, Canada, October 23, 1989.

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     “Towards a Future Internet: Inter-relation between technological, social and economic trends”, invited workshop participant, European Commission, DG Information Society and Media, SMART 2008/0049, Brussels, Belgium, September 10, 2009

     “Near and Far: Imagining the Future of Telepresence”, a multi-site workshop co-sponsored by

    Cisco and the Association of Professional Futurists, locations: Paris, Boston, Chicago, July, 19, 2009

     “Jumpstarting the Future” – WorldFuture 2009 Preconference Course, co-taught with Jennifer Jarrat and John Mahaffie, Chicago, USA, July 16, 2009

     “Leadership and the Future: Fostering a Creative and Healthy Workplace”, workshop, Nokia,

    Helsinki, Finland, June 9, 2009

     “Leadership and the Future: Fostering a Creative and Healthy Workplace”, workshop, Nokia, Helsinki, Finland, June 9, 2009

     “Removing the Barriers to Creativity and Innovation”, Rapporteur for the Session “Learning thIndividuals and Learning Communities”, Learnovation, Brussels, Belgium, May 27, 2009

     “Thinking About Anticipatory Systems: What Next?”, presentation to the second annual workshop in anticipatory systems, Lincoln Business School, University of Lincoln, UK, May 12, 2009

    th “Foresight and Research: From Exogenous to Endogenous”, presentation to the 10 Annual

    Meeting of Catalan Knowledge Transfer Networks: “Catalan Technology Makes the Difference”, ACC10, Generalitat de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain, April 27, 2009

     “Catalonia Research and Innovation 2020”, member of the International Expert Panel, Catalan

    Agreement on Research and Innovation, Ministry of Innovation, Universities and Enterprise, Generalitat de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain, April 23, 2009

     “Unbundling Connectivity: The Future of Telepresence”, Expert Seminar with Esko Kilpi, Telia-

    Sonera, Helsinki, Finland, April 15, 2009

     “From Planning to Spontaneity: Transforming What, How and Why We Create,” Expert Seminar, Microsoft Finland, Helsinki, Finland, April 14, 2009

     “Learning Communities: Innovations in New ICT Enabled Learning Communities”, Validation Workshop Participant, Institute for Prospective Technological Studies, Seville, Spain, March 31 April 1, 2009

     “Strategic Futures for Policy Development in Government”, Expert Seminar, Foresight Horizon Scanning Centre, UK, London, February 10, 2009

     “Charity 2020: A Private Summit of Charity and Technology Leaders”, hosted by Cisco Systems, Rapporteur and Facilitator, London, January 14, 2009

     OME Forum Annual Report, Expert Panel (Yochai Benkler, Pankaj Ghemawat, Josephine Green) and Presentation by the Minister, Rapporteur and Facilitator, ACC1O, Barcelona, Spain, October 28, 2008

     “Adaptive, Embedded and Disruptive Foresight: Theory and Evidence for a Futures Literacy

    Approach”, presentation in cooperation with Philine Warnke, to the Third International Seville

    Conference on Future-Oriented Technology Analysis (FTA): Impacts and implications for policy and decision-making, Institute for Prospective Technological Studies, Joint Research Council, European Commission, Seville, Spain, October 16, 2008

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     “Intercultural Knowledge Management and Sustainable Development”, workshop participant, University of Cyprus, Oct. 10, 2008

     “Reform versus Strategy: Endogenous, Exogenous and Emergent Change”, panellist at the European Ideas Network, Summer University, Fluggi, Italy, September 19, 2008 "Innovation in the European Service Economy: scenarios and implications for skills and knowledge Workshop on the Future of Knowledge Intensive Services,” workshop participant, Manchester Institute of Innovation and Research, Manchester, UK, September 15-16, 2008 “Futures Literacy: Some Closing Thoughts on the Ontological and Epistemological Foundations

    of Anticipatory Thinking”, closing presentation and facilitation of the wrap up to the two and a half day workshop at the World Futures Studies Federation Global Conference, Trollhattan, Sweden, June 30 to July 2, 2008

     “Customer Satisfaction: A Framework”, Association of Professional Futurists Summer Seminar in Professional Development, Washington D.C., July 26, 2008

     “Futures Literacy: Some Introductory Thoughts”, opening presentation to a two and a half day workshop at the World Futures Studies Federation Global Conference, Trollhattan, Sweden, June 30 to July 2, 2008

     “Innover c‟est imaginer: Remettre en cause les hypothèses d‟anticipation”, presentation to a strategic workshop for La Poste, Paris, June 16, 2008

     “Schooling, Off-shoring, and the Transformation of Wealth Creation: Imagining a Learning Intensive Society”, strategy workshop, Cisco Systems, London, September 11, 2008

     “Anticipedia: An Initial Proposal”, presentation in cooperation with Frederic Bruggeman to the Corporate Restructuring Skills Expert Panel Automotive Sector, DG Employment, Brussels,

    March 18, 2008

     “Rethinking Thinking about the Future”, introductory presentation to the FuturesIreland Consultative Panels, Day 1 Programme, Dublin, Ireland, December 3 to 6, 2007 Summary of the forum workshops to final plenary, “Making It: What Next for Catalonia?”, Forum of the Observatory for International Markets, COPCA, Barcelona, Spain, November 23, 2007

     Chair, “Mapping New Markets and Opportunities: Towards a New Competitiveness Paradigm”, Workshop 3, Forum of the Observatory for International Markets, COPCA, Barcelona, Spain, November 23, 2007

     Chair‟s Report to Plenary, “Scenarios and Long-term Ambitions: Culture, Humanities, and

    Natural and Social Sciences”, Sultanate of Oman Research Strategy Conference, Muscat, Oman,

    October 23, 2007

     Chair, “Workshop on Research Priorities in Humanities, Culture, and Social and Natural Sciences”, Sultanate of Oman Research Strategy Conference, Muscat, Oman, October 22, 2007

     “Imagining Scenarios: A Level 1 Simulation”, animated an expert workshop for the Policy Research Initiative, Government of Canada, Ottawa, Canada, June 11, 2007

     “L‟avenir des systems de paiements et réseaux des transactions: Scenarios pour 2020” (The future of payment systems and transactions networks: Scenarios for 2020) designed and led a two day workshop on the future of payment systems, in French, on behalf of Cartes Bancaires in co-operation with Guillaume Lepecq of Agis Consulting, Bougival, France, May 31 and June 1, 2007

     “The Future of Universities: A Hybrid Strategic Scenario Workshop”, designed and led a three day workshop launching a one year project at the Autonomous Metropolitan University of Mexico, Mexico City, DF, Mexico, March 12 15, 2007

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