Futurist. Speaker. Author.

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?

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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.

Future Trends

Today’s trends are sculpting the landscape of the future. As they hit they emit weak signals you should pay close attention to. Which trends across demographic, social, economic, political and technology sectors will intersect to accelerate the decay of your strategy? What innovations are they fueling?

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The Future of China & Emerging Markets

No matter who you are, making sense of China and Emerging Markets is not optional. Stay ahead of the curve with Global Foresight’s accurate, reliable forecasts and sound advice for capitalizing on these fast, turbulent, and opportunity-filled markets.

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The Future of Work

It’s the end of work as we know it. A more entrepreneurial way of working is happening globally. Velcro relationships replace long time employment. The cloud replaces the office. The work world of tomorrow is a Wild West or space age frontier that will radically change how, where – and why – we work.

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Keynotes & Speaking

Jump into Mary’s future helicopter and touch down on places in the emerging landscape that are relevant to you. Audiences leave energized for the future and prepared to take the first steps.

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Navigating the Badlands

Insightful, provocative, and ultimately optimistic, Navigating the Badlands is required reading for business leaders who want to survive, thrive, and innovate in this decade of profound change.


See Mary in Action

Highly sought-after for her profound, provocative and pragmatic foresight, Mary engages with her audience in every setting. See for yourself why hundreds of top companies & organizations around the globe book Mary when they want to educate, communicate and motivate their senior leaders get to the future fast and first.

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Rave Reviews

Find out what others are saying about Global Foresight, Mary O’Hara-Devereaux, and the value of making sense of the future and actionable insights.

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Mary’s Top 8 Global Economic Forecasts for 2013

The global economy, slowing since 2010, accelerated its downturn in 2012 with the Eurozone dropping into a recession and China, India & Brazil slowing...

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