Forecasting the future is not for the faint of heart. We have just barely survived 15 years of the Badlands which Mary described and forecast in the late 1990s. We now stand at the entryway to the foothills of the future where we face another decade of volatility with new uncertainties and few guideposts. As we look ahead to 2025, we ask ourselves, how do we get from here to there?
As we embark on a journey of discovery about how to get out of the Badlands we will need new capabilities and strategies to navigate this unmapped territory successfully. Known for her steady eyed forecasting, Mary O’Hara-Devereaux provides profound, provocative and pragmatic dispatches from the front lines of the future based on hard data, relevant proven methodologies and a deep understanding of trends and globalization.
Dr. O’Hara-Devereaux is one of the world’s leading futurists and business forecasters with 25 years of experience in more than 55 countries on 6 continents. Mary’s ability to analyze emerging trends and translate them into profitable business opportunities is legendary. She is known for helping senior executives find targets no one else can see.
Her reliably accurate forecasts do more than provide corporations, nonprofit organizations, and governments a future outlook. They build the foundation for sound strategy and innovation with which to meet the needs and demands, the challenges and the opportunities, that that future holds.
A sought after and engaging keynote speaker, recognized China & Emerging Markets expert, pioneer on the future of global work, frequent media contributor, and bestselling author, Dr. O’Hara-Devereaux captivates audiences with her information-rich forecasts and her pragmatic and provocative insights and tips for navigating the future successfully.
A futurist’s job is to define the certainties and uncertainties that lie ahead, to create an information environment that will help senior executives and leaders make smarter decisions today and not let the short term cancel out the long term.