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About Future Agenda

The Team

Dr Tim Jones | Founder and Director | Programmes

Dr Tim Jones

Founder and Director | Programmes linkedin

Tim is Co-Founder and Programme Director of Future Agenda. He runs major global foresight programmes, helps companies and governments make better growth decisions and also leads the Innovation Leaders research project. Tim is an expert in innovation, growth and foresight… Tim is Co-Founder and Programme Director of Future Agenda. He runs major global foresight programmes, helps companies and governments make better growth decisions and also leads the Innovation Leaders research project. Tim is an expert in innovation, growth and foresight and advises a wide range of organisations on these issues.

James Alexander | Director | Strategy

James Alexander

Director | Strategy linkedin

James was co-founder and UK CEO of Zopa and now works as a consultant to help save nature and create positive growth. James was co-founder and UK CEO of Zopa and now works as a consultant to help save nature and create positive growth.

Caroline Dewing | Co-Founder | Thought Leadership

Caroline Dewing

Co-Founder | Thought Leadership linkedin

Caroline's background is in corporate affairs and sustainability. She led the first Future Agenda programme for Vodafone Group. She works with organisations to establish and run thought leadership, engagement and communications initiatives with both local and international reach. Caroline's background is in corporate affairs and sustainability. She led the first Future Agenda programme for Vodafone Group. She works with organisations to establish and run thought leadership, engagement and communications initiatives with both local and international reach.

Dr Robin Pharoah | Director | Global Insight

Dr Robin Pharoah

Director | Global Insight linkedin

Robin can be considered one of the early pioneers of the use of anthropological thought and ethnographic research for research and innovation in the UK. He has founded a multiple award winning research agency, worked across all sectors with multi-nationals,… Robin can be considered one of the early pioneers of the use of anthropological thought and ethnographic research for research and innovation in the UK. He has founded a multiple award winning research agency, worked across all sectors with multi-nationals, governments and the 3rd sector, and has recognised expertise in understanding Chinese culture and consumers, as well as working with ‘hard to reach’ populations locally and internationally to uncover new insights.

Patrick Harris | Director | Foresight

Patrick Harris

Director | Foresight linkedin

Patrick is an expert in digital, innovation and brands and runs thoughtengine helping organisations grow and learn. He was formerly a director at The Futures Company, VP Business Development and Innovation at T-Mobile and Director of Creaticity at Orange. Patrick is an expert in digital, innovation and brands and runs thoughtengine helping organisations grow and learn. He was formerly a director at The Futures Company, VP Business Development and Innovation at T-Mobile and Director of Creaticity at Orange.

Ali Draycott | Director | MENA

Ali Draycott

Director | MENA linkedin

Ali specialises in developing strategies to address customer, brand and business growth challenges. She has held strategy roles with UK Government, The Foundation, WPP and YouGov. Based in Dubai, Ali is leading on Future Agenda events in the Middle East. Ali specialises in developing strategies to address customer, brand and business growth challenges. She has held strategy roles with UK Government, The Foundation, WPP and YouGov. Based in Dubai, Ali is leading on Future Agenda events in the Middle East.

Associates

Anupam Yog | Associate Director

Anupam Yog

Associate Director linkedin

Based in Singapore, Anupam is an Associate Director with the National University of Singapore’s School of Continuing and Lifelong Education, exploring the future of work, skills and education. Anupam was recognized as one of India’s leading urban innovators by Metropolis,… Based in Singapore, Anupam is an Associate Director with the National University of Singapore’s School of Continuing and Lifelong Education, exploring the future of work, skills and education. Anupam was recognized as one of India’s leading urban innovators by Metropolis, World Association of Major Metropolises in “Indian Cities: Managing Urban Growth”. In 2017, was invited by the Singapore’s Centre for Liveable Cities to join the World Cities Summit Young Leaders community

Angela Rocca | Associate

Angela Rocca

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Of inquisitive profile and with a social sciences background, Angela has spent almost a decade dedicated to the observation of people and the context in which they live. Specialising in analysing behaviour and social change she help brands find opportunities… Of inquisitive profile and with a social sciences background, Angela has spent almost a decade dedicated to the observation of people and the context in which they live. Specialising in analysing behaviour and social change she help brands find opportunities to improve their game. Angela is interested in contributing, through her work, to organizations having a positive impact on society. And she likes to be part and contribute to a happy and productive work environment

Don Abraham | Senior Partner, Kantar Consulting

Don Abraham

Senior Partner, Kantar Consulting linkedin

Don is a Senior Partner, Kantar Consulting where he helps brands and businesses anticipate and shape their future. In his time with Ipsos, The Futures Company and previously at Social Technologies and the Ernst & Young Centre for Business Innovation,… Don is a Senior Partner, Kantar Consulting where he helps brands and businesses anticipate and shape their future. In his time with Ipsos, The Futures Company and previously at Social Technologies and the Ernst & Young Centre for Business Innovation, Don has supported many organisations in the areas of innovation and future strategy.

Cornelia Daheim | Associate

Cornelia Daheim

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Cornelia Daheim is founder and head of Future Impacts Consulting. Since 2000, she has been in charge of foresight projects for corporations and public sector customers, mainly in Europe, the US and Asia, and has previously led Z_punkt The Foresight… Cornelia Daheim is founder and head of Future Impacts Consulting. Since 2000, she has been in charge of foresight projects for corporations and public sector customers, mainly in Europe, the US and Asia, and has previously led Z_punkt The Foresight Company as managing partner

Marlene Han | Associate

Marlene Han

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Marlene is an award winning entrepreneur, experienced in brand and strategic communications and developing business solutions. Based in Singapore, and experienced in Asia, her current focus is Myanmar. Marlene is an award winning entrepreneur, experienced in brand and strategic communications and developing business solutions. Based in Singapore, and experienced in Asia, her current focus is Myanmar.

Stephen Johnston | Associate

Stephen Johnston

Associate linkedin

Stephen is co-founder of Aging2.0 and CEO of Fordcastle. Based in San Francisco, he is a leading thinker on the application of new technologies and was previously Senior Manager in Business Development for Nokia where he led corporate strategy programmes… Stephen is co-founder of Aging2.0 and CEO of Fordcastle. Based in San Francisco, he is a leading thinker on the application of new technologies and was previously Senior Manager in Business Development for Nokia where he led corporate strategy programmes to identify new areas of growth.

Alka Puri | Associate

Alka Puri

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Alka is the Founder of Roads Ahead Consulting, an Innovation, Leadership Development & Foresights company based in Mumbai. Her mission is to make these areas relevant and simple for individuals and teams. She has lived and worked across India, Singapore… Alka is the Founder of Roads Ahead Consulting, an Innovation, Leadership Development & Foresights company based in Mumbai. Her mission is to make these areas relevant and simple for individuals and teams. She has lived and worked across India, Singapore and Zurich, with experience across a host of diverse organizations & industries, including multinationals, local companies, start-ups and NGOs.  

Hamsini Shivakumar | Associate

Hamsini Shivakumar

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Hamsini is an experienced consumer insights researcher, semiotician and brand strategy consultant. Prior to starting up Leapfrog, a leading brand strategy firm and co-founding Semiofest, a global semiotics event company, she was VP Strategy & Planning at JWT. She has… Hamsini is an experienced consumer insights researcher, semiotician and brand strategy consultant. Prior to starting up Leapfrog, a leading brand strategy firm and co-founding Semiofest, a global semiotics event company, she was VP Strategy & Planning at JWT. She has led studies on socio-cultural change in India for leading global companies, identifying the mega-trends for 2025.

Neal Stone | Associate

Neal Stone

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Neal founded leapSTONE, which specialises in strategic design management and service design innovation – helping organisations unlock innovation using the power of effective design. He is based in London and a fellow of the RSA and visiting lecturer at the… Neal founded leapSTONE, which specialises in strategic design management and service design innovation – helping organisations unlock innovation using the power of effective design. He is based in London and a fellow of the RSA and visiting lecturer at the Royal College of Art. Neal was formerly the Head of Design for British Airways where among other projects, he led the design of the world’s first flat beds in business class (Club World).