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Simon J Anderson - Venture Foresight, LLC. Minneapolis, MN, US

Simon J Anderson Simon J Anderson

Strategic Foresight Consultant and Speaker | Venture Foresight, LLC

Minneapolis, MN, UNITED STATES

Keynote Speaker | Strategic Foresight Consultant | Award-Winning Author



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Simon J. Anderson is an international futurist speaker and emerging technology and trends consultant. He is also the founder of Venture Foresight, a company dedicated to helping leaders and organizations be more future ready.

Mr. Anderson co-authored the 2014 Bellwether Award winning book Foresight 20/20: A Futurist Explores the Trends Transforming Tomorrow and the 2015 “Updated & Expanded” Edition with fellow global futurist Jack Uldrich.

As a key member of the international organization Communities of the Future, Mr. Anderson works to promote and facilitate “future’s thinking’ in communities around the world.

Having traveled to more than 25 countries, Mr. Anderson brings a global perspective to his work, which has been featured in numerous publications including the World Future Society’s monthly newsletter, “The Futurist” and the Austrian management magazine the “Hernsteiner.”

Industry Expertise (10)

Banking Transportation/Trucking/Railroad Financial Services Management Consulting Insurance Energy Retail IT Services/Consulting Agriculture and Farming Government Administration

Areas of Expertise (12)

Keynote Speaking Future Trends Articifical Intelligence Transportation Virtual Reality (VR) Augmented Reality Insuretech Healthcare Trends Fintech Retail Trends Change Management Emerging Technology

Accomplishments (3)

Foresight 20/20: A Futurist Explores the Trends Transforming Tomorrow (professional)

Co-authored with acclaimed global futurist and best-selling author Jack Uldrich

Global Travel (personal)

I've traveled to 30 countries

Toastmasters - Competent Communicator Manual (professional)


Completed Competent Communicator manual with Toastmasters

Education (2)

Florida State University - College of Business: Finance, Multinational Business Operations, Double Major 2010

Dean's List, GPA: 3.32

Tallahassee Community College: General Transfer, Business Administration, Management and Operations 2008

President's List, Dean's List, GPA: 3.71

Languages (2)

  • English
  • Spanish - intermediate

Testimonials (6)

Jamie Breen, Assistant Dean | MBA Programs for Working Professionals Haas School of Business, USC, Berkeley

“Thank you so much for presenting as a keynote speaker at the Executive MBA Council meeting in Seattle. Your session garnered rave reviews - everyone to whom I spoke commented on the depth of your analysis and the thought you put in to relate to our industry's drivers. I walked away with a great deal to think about personally, and I've shared your insights with my team, along with the challenge for us to be more future-focused and future resilient.”

Steve Gido, Principal | ROG Partners

“Simon delivered an informative and engaging keynote session on “Change is Coming – Understanding Relevant Emerging Technologies and Trends” at our 2017 Growth Conference in Naples, Florida for our architecture and engineering attendees. He discussed 7 major themes that will impact our society and did a great job of relating specific technological advancements in the building, design and construction space, which was well received. Highly recommend for other conferences and events!”

Jack Uldrich, Global Futurist, Best Selling Author, and Keynote Speaker |

“Simon is the brightest young futurist I know. I rely heavily on his outstanding ability to identify significant emerging technologies and trends, and have come to depend upon his keen understanding of how these trends will affect business in the future. As my reverse-mentor, his contributions and insights have proven invaluable.”

Edward F. Manzi, Jr, Chairman & CEO | Fidelity Bank

“Simon’s presentation was insightful and eye-opening. He gave our Board of Directors and our Management Team a lot to think about throughout our strategic planning process. I highly recommend him.”

Daniel S. Feder, Board Member | ISM

“Simon Anderson was a keynote speaker for the 2016 annual Midwest Fall Educational Conference for the ISM (Institute for Supply Management). Simon gave an eye-opening presentation that allowed us to look at near-future trends that will impact our profession across all industries. He was engaging, entertaining and provided actions that we all can use to be more future resilient!”

Kyle Jolly, Founder & CEO | National Event Staffing

“Simon’s ability to spot technology and business trend’s years before mass media or big business has always amazed me, he is my go to for anything and everything that requires forward thinking and insight. He not only gets into the topic or discussion but over around and above, he is incredibly thorough and has the ability to communicate his perspective from many angles.”

Event Appearances (80)

Top Twelve Trends for 2012

Radio Interview, The Bill Good Show  Vancouver, B.C.


Understanding the Trends of Tomorrow Can Transform Your Business Today

North Country Technology Symposium  Clarkson University - Potsdam, NY


The Future Belongs to Those Who Create It

TAC Student Leadership Program  Havana, FL


Guest Interview - Futurist Simon Anderson

Tallahassee Talks with Brien Sorne | 97.9 ESPN Radio  Tallahassee, FL


Re-Entering the Age of Entrepreneurship

Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization   Florida State University - College of Business


Emerging Trends in Education, Healthcare and 3D Printing

Rotary Sunrise Club   Leon County Civic Center, Tallahassee, FL


The Future of Entrepreneurship

2nd Annual Dandi Awards   Goodwood Museum and Gardens, Tallahassee, FL


Emerging Trends in Healthcare, Education, and 3D Printing

Rotary Sunset Club Meeting  Hotel Duval, Tallahassee, FL


Trends Affecting Entrepreneurship (2 classes)

Entrepreneurship Class   Florida State University -College of Business


Entrepreneurial Trends

ICT Enterprise   FSU - College of Communications


Emerging Trends Affecting Real Estate

Urban Land Institute (Central FL) - Trends in Real Estate Conference  The Ballroom at Church Street, Orlando, FL


Entering an Age of Entrepreneurship

FSU "7 Under 30" Conference  Turnbull Center, Tallahassee, FL


Understanding the Trends of Tomorrow Can Transform Your Region Today

NSBC Futures Forum  Virtual Keynote - North Santa Barbara County, CA


Virtual Panelist - Economic Development Opportunities

Panel Discussion - Economic Development Opportunities  Virtual Panelist - North Santa Barbara County, CA


"Crowdfunding and 3D Printing for New Entrepreneurs"

(Entrepreneurship for Students Presentation)  College of Business, FSU


Future Trends in Real Estate Consulting and Planning

Community Development BU Workshop  Orlando, FL


Recognize the Trends of Tomorrow - Transform Your Business Today

Central Coast Business Symposium  Clark Center for the Performing Arts - Arroyo Grande, CA


Wireless and Future Trends

AT&T University presents Wireless Wednesday  Nationwide Training Webinar


Ask A Futurist

Future Trends Hour  The Dave Congalton Show, KVEC 920 (Guest Host Guy Rathbun)


Recognizing the Trends of Tomorrow Can Transform Your Business Today

TechExpo 2013  Turnbull Center, Tallahasee, FL


IdeaSphere: A Platform for Today's Voices

Interview   Public Radio Exchange


Recognizing the Trends Transforming Education

"Welcome Back"  Dakota Wesleyan University, Mitchell, South Dakota


Future Trends for Entrepreneurs

Opportunities in Commercializing Emerging Technology   Florida State University - College of Business


"Recognizing the Trends Transforming Education"

Business Impact: The Future of Learning  Telekom Austria Group Business School, Vienna, Austria


Recognizing the Trends Transforming Tomorrow

2013 MCEA Fall Conference  Minneapolis, MN


Recognizing the Trends Transforming Business

2014 Recruitment and Retention Conference  Nashville, TN


It’s Time to Change the Way We Think about the ‘Future’

TEDxTCC  Tallahassee, FL


Why the Future of Transportation Requires Unlearning

MN Transportation Conference   Bloomington, MN


Why The Future of the Utility Industry Demands Unlearning

NWPPA Annual Conference 2014  Billings, MT


Preparing Tallahassee For the Future

Interview  Tallahassee Talks with Brien Sorne


Recognizing the Trends Transforming Education

Career Development Day  Wake Tech Community College, Raleigh, NC


Recognizing the Trends Transforming Agriculture

AAAF Provincial Conference   Edmonton, Alberta


“Recognizing the Trends Transforming Transportation”

2015 Traffic Partner Safety Summit  Bismarck, ND


"Transformational Change"

FL Tax Collectors, Inc. Leadership Half-Day Session  Tallahassee, FL


"Change Management"

FL Tax Collectors, Inc. Leadership Half-Day Session  Kissimmee, FL


"Recognizing the Trends Transforming Florida"

2015 Florida Tax Collectors, Inc. Fall Education Forum  Orlando, FL


"Moving Forward: Emerging Technologies and Trends in Transportation"

TMW TransForum 2015  Orlando, FL


"How to Future-Proof Your Business Against Tomorrow's Transformational Trends, Today"

2015 Fall Welcome & Expo  Minnetonka, MN


"Foresight 20/20: Recognizing Tomorrow’s Trends, Today"

Great Practices Showcase presented by the Tax Collector's Office for Polk County  Lakeland, FL


"The Future of Food"

MN Futurists  Bloomington, MN


Creating an Association That Can Survive and Thrive in the Future

Breakfast Presentation  Minneapolis, MN


Recognizing the Trends Transforming Tomorrow

Private Client - Manufacturing - Annual Conference  Orlando, FL


“Creating an Organizational Culture That Can Thrive in the Future”

GA - Government Management Information Sciences - Annual Conference  Saint Simons Island, Georgia


Recognizing the Trends Transforming Health Care

American Heart Association Annual Strategy Meeting  Dallas, TX


Recognizing the Trends Transforming Energy

REMA Member Services Annual Conference  Walker, MN


"Transforming Change Management: Creating a Future-Resilient Organization"

MN Change Management Network Meeting  Bloomington, MN


"Recognizing the Trends Transforming Energy"

Minnesota Rural Electric Association - 2016 Energy Issues Summit  St. Cloud, MN


"Recognizing the Trends Transforming Local Government"

Maryland Association of Counties (MACo) 2016 Summer Conference  Ocean City, MD


"Anticipating the World of Tomorrow"

Fidelity Bank Planning Annual Session  Bolton, MA


"Transforming Tomorrow: Creating a Future-Resilient Organization"

Institute for Supply Management - 2016 Twin Cities Fall Conference  Minneapolis, MN


"Emerging Opportunities: Recognizing the Trends Transforming Tomorrow"

Florida Educational Facilities’ Planners Association (FEFPA) 2017 Winter Conference  Palm Coast, FL


"The Future of Food and Restaurants"

Private Client  Minneapolis, MN


"Redefining Banking: Trends Transforming our Future"

Michigan Bankers Association 2017 Annual Convention  Mackinac Island, MI


"Transforming Telecom: Connecting to the Future"

Georgia Telecommunications Association 2017 Annual Conference  Palm Coast, FL


"Trucking Into Tomorrow: How to Be Future Resilient"

in.sight User Conference + Expo 2017  Nashville, TN


Recognizing the Trends Transforming Telecommunications: How to Spot Opportunities Before They Become Challenges

50th Tata Communications Exclusive Webinar  Live webinar to attendees on five continents


Recognizing the Trends Transforming Tomorrow: How to Be More Future Resilient in a Fast-Changing World

Fall Tech Symposium  Edina, MN


Recognizing the Trends Transforming Tomorrow: How to Be More Future Resilient in a Fast-Changing World

"Designer Our Future" Corporate Rebranding Event  Williamsburg, VA


Emerging Trends Transforming Tomorrow: Recognizing Opportunity in Change

Transformation of a Region 2017  Bangor, ME


Future Resilient: How to Thrive in a Fast-Changing World

2017 EMBAC Global Conference "Exploring the Next Frontier"  Seattle, WA


Change is Coming: Understanding Relevant Emerging Technologies and Trends

ROG+ Growth & Ownership Strategies Conference 2017  Naples, FL


Factoring in the Future: How to Capitalize on Trends and Technologies that Could Transform the Industry

2018 International Factoring Association's Senior Executives Meeting  Weimea, HI


Trends Transforming Telecom: Connecting to the Future

2018 Annual Meeting and Expo - Iowa Communications Alliance  Des Moines, IA


Emerging Trends Transforming Tomorrow: How to be Future Ready in a Fast-Changing World

CE FL Factory Authorized Dealer Meeting  Howey-in-the-Hills, FL


Emerging Trends Transforming Tomorrow: Recognizing Opportunities Created by Change

67th Annual Meeting of the National Association of Graphic and Product Identification Manufacturers, Inc.  Palm Beach, FL


Building the Future: Emerging Trends Transforming Tomorrow

54th Annual Associated Schools of Construction's International Conference  Minneapolis, MN


Transitioning into the Future: How to Survive and Thrive in a Fast-Changing World

Private Client - Commercial Sales Meeting  Nashville, TN


Factoring in the Future: How to Capitalize on Trends and Technologies that Could Transform the Industry

Independent Finance and Factoring Roundtable 2018  New Orleans, LA


Trends & Technologies Reshaping Eastern Maine

Trends & Technologies Reshaping Eastern Maine  Bangor, ME


Emerging Trends Transforming Tomorrow: How to Recognize Opportunities Created by Change

25th Anniversary Meeting  Indianapolis, IN


Trends Transforming Real Estate: How to Be Future-Ready in a Fast-Changing World

MHA Perspective 2018  St. Paul, MN


Moving into the Future: Emerging Trends and Technologies that Could Transform Transportation

Tri-State Transit Conference  North Conway, NH


Emerging Trends Transforming Tomorrow: How to Be Future Ready in a Fast-Changing World

Private event - Food Industry  La Quinta, CA


Moving Forward: How to Survive and Thrive in a Fast-Changing Future

Innovations in Transportation Conference  Ames, IA


Emerging Opportunities: Trends and Technologies Transforming Tomorrow

Department of Revenue Annual Leadership Meeting  St. Paul, MN


Emerging Opportunities: Trends and Technologies Transforming Tomorrow

Private Client - Food Production Industry  Minneapolis, MN


Growing in the Future: Trends and Technologies Transforming Tomorrow

MN Cultivated Wild Rice Council Annual Meeting  Grand Rapids, MN


Trends Transforming Housing: How to Be Future Ready in a Fast-Changing World

BIA EXPO '19  Columbus, OH


3A Thinking: How to Be More Future-Ready in a Fast Changing World

Business Leaders Breakfast Forum  Minneapolis, MN


The Future of Artificial Intelligence and Hearing Aids

HIA Annual Meeting  Washington D.C.


Sample Talks (3)

Using "3A Thinking" to Be More Future-Ready

Futurist Simon J. Anderson spent years developing his "3A Thinking" approach to recognizing and understanding significant emerging trends and technologies. In this keynote, he shares this powerful way of thinking about the future differently. Participants leave this presentation equipped to spot important trends, think about ways that these trends could impact the near future, and with actions that they can take that day to be better positioned to thrive in our fast-moving future.

Emerging Opportunities: Recognizing the Technologies and Trends Transforming Your Industry

This customized keynote takes a thought-provoking look into the near future of your industry. It helps leaders recognize important trends and technologies that are reshaping the industry, and provides new approaches to anticipating the opportunities and challenges that these advancements could create. Topics to be covered include the impact of generational trends, workforce and workplace trends, and a variety of important emerging technologies. Lastly, you will learn specific actions and next steps that you can take right away to make your organization more future-resilient.

Creating an Organizational Culture that Will Survive and Thrive in the Future

Are you experiencing difficulties attracting and retaining Millennial talent? If so, you're not alone. Finding qualified workers who are going to stick around for a while is a chief concern among many executives today. This keynote helps leaders understand how trends and technologies are reshaping the workforce and workplace today. Topics include generational trends, automation, consumer trends, specific emerging technologies.



  • Keynote
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  • Workshop Leader
  • Author Appearance
  • Corporate Training


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