From provocative questions to proactive strategies, Anders Sorman-Nilsson is a global futurist and innovation strategist who helps leaders decipher trends in preparation for what lies ahead in business. The Swedish-Australian, who co-founded the strategy think tank ‘Thinkque’, has become a global thought leader and advisor for the likes of Apple, Cisco, and Mercedes-Benz.
A global futurist, innovation strategist, and the Swedish-Australian founder of Thinkque, Anders Sorman-Nilsson helps organizations develop proactive strategies ahead of a foreseeable disruptive future.
Drawing on international and generational trends, Anders is always on the search for avant-garde ideas to expand the minds of his audiences; an entertaining and upbeat keynote speaker, his presentations are meticulously researched and specifically tailored.
Since founding the strategy think-tank Thinkque in 2005, he has worked with some of the biggest companies, including Apple, Johnson & Johnson, Cisco, Eli Lilly, SAP, IBM, Xerox, ABN Amro Bank, Commonwealth Bank, McCann Erickson and BAE Systems.
To encourage teams to brace themselves for change, Anders emphasizes the need to monitor the market place, especially in light of the three major waves of change set to affect businesses.
He also discusses the ‘Digilogue - How to Win the Digital Minds and Analogue Hearts of Tomorrow’s Customers’. Some organizations are careening recklessly into the digital future, while others are being left behind. Anders, however, argues that smart companies should recognize the important middle ground – a balance between progressive ‘digital’ strategies to satisfy a customer’s mind and old-fashioned ‘analogue’ practices to sooth their hearts.
Anders is also the author of ‘Thinque Funky - Upgrade Your Thinking’; ‘Future Thinking: A Trend-Spotting Report’; ‘Gen Y 2.0 Limegreen Paper: From Awareness to Funky Solutions’; and ‘Seamless - The Futurephile’s Guide to Leading Digital Adaptation and Human Transformation’.
He is an active member of TEDGlobal, has keynoted at TEDx in the United States and Australia, and was nominated to the World Economic Forum’s Young Global Leaders in 2015.
Moreover, he has served on the prestigious Million Dollar Roundtable roster, was the keynote speaker at the G20’s Y20 Summit in Australia, and has shared a stage with Hillary Clinton, Nobel Laureates, and European and Australian heads of state.
His thought leadership has been featured in international media like Monocle, Business Insider, Sky News Business, Financial Review, CIO Magazine and Boss.
His speaking topics include:
- The Digilogue: the convergence of digital and analogue
- Social media in the 3.0 age: connecting with the cynical consumer; developing your digital ‘story'
- Future thinking: global trends and thinking that are upending your industry
- Gapminder 3.0: how to communicate cross-generationally
- Thought leadership positioning: the ultimate competitive advantage
- Zeitgeist: the vibe of the times and how it's impacting your business