Glen Hiemstra is the founder and owner of Futurist.com. Glen is dedicated to disseminating information about the future to assist individuals, organizations, and industries in effective strategic planning. An internationally respected expert on future trends, long-range planning and creating the preferred future, Glen has advised professional, business, and governmental organizations for two decades and has served as a technical advisor for futuristic television programs. Audience members for Glen’s keynote speeches and clients for his long-range planning say things like, “Once you hear Glen Hiemstra speak, the future will never look the same.“
A writer as well as a speaker and consultant, Glen is the author of "Turning the Future into Revenue: What Businesses and Individuals Need to Know to Shape Their Future" (Wiley & Sons 2006). Previously he co-authored "Strategic Leadership: Achieving Your Preferred Future."
Glen has worked with many leading companies, government agencies and organizations across a wide variety of domains. These include Microsoft, The Home Depot, Boeing, Adobe, Ernst & Young, PaineWebber, ShareBuilder, Ambrosetti (Italy), Club of Amsterdam, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - Savannah District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - Pacific Ocean Division, Northern Telecom, REI, Weyerhaeuser, Hewlett Packard, Novo Nordisk, U.S./Mexico JWC, APAX Partners, Costa Rica Hotel Association, Atlanta 2060, Tulsa 2025, Idaho Transportation 2030, Michigan DOT 2030, Federal Highway Administration Advanced Research, Eddie Bauer, Procter & Gamble, ACE Hardware, IHOP, John Deere, Weitz Construction, Lexis Nexus, Land O Lakes, GHD Engineering (Australia), SONAE (Portugal), and others.
As a recognized expert in preferred future planning, Glen is a popular keynote speaker who can zero in on emerging trends in economics, demographics, energy, the environment, Internet and communications, science, technology, housing, and transportation. Glen goes beyond simple trend analysis to discuss the opportunities that we all have to shape the preferred future. In his consulting, Glen utilizes tools such as environmental scanning, scenario development, whole systems perspectives, paradigm shifts, and analysis of organizational culture for managing change to assist enterprises to achieve high performance.
A skilled communicator, Glen also offers a variety of informational resources for those interested in exploring the future. Each month visitors from 120 nations come to Futurist.com and Glen’s blog for provocative snapshots of emerging ideas, trends, and technologies.
As a media technical advisor Glen has worked on several television productions, including with Steven Bochco Productions, creator of "Hill Street Blues" and "NYPD Blue", among others. He is often cited in publications such as The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, US News & World Report, The Futurist, USA Today, Business Week, the Economist, and the Los Angeles Times.
- Beyond 2020: The Shape of Things to Come - Hope and Possibilities
- Lessons from the Future – Navigating the New Economic Era
- The Future of Transportation
- 21st Century Healthcare
- Creating Preferred Futures
- The Future of Marketing in a Data Flow Culture
- The Future of Housing
Future, Leadership, Business, Environment/Green, Technology, Strategic Planning
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