ANDERS SÖRMAN-NILSSON (LLB / EMBA) is a global futurist and innovation strategist who helps leaders decode trends, decipher what’s next and turn provocative questions into proactive strategies.
With an average of 240 international travel days a year, Anders’ view is that the future and the now are converging in a city or start-up near you, giving the curious, the creative and the courageous a competitive and sustainable edge. At the same time, that same future contains fearsome forecasts for futurephobes.
This Swedish-Australian futurist has shared stage with Hillary Clinton, Nobel Laureates, and European and Australian heads of state. He is an active member of TEDGlobal, has keynoted at TEDx in the United States and Australia, was nominated to the World Economic Forum’s Young Global Leaders in 2015, and was the keynote speaker at the G20’s Y20 Summit in Australia.
His thought leadership has been featured in international media like Monocle, Business Insider, Sky News Business, Financial Review, CIO Magazine and Boss. He is the author of the books Digilogue: how to win the digital minds and analogue hearts of tomorrow’s customers and Thinque Funky: Upgrade Your Thinking, and his upcoming book Seamless: the futurephile’s guide to leading digital adaptation and human transformation is due for release by Wiley in October 2016.
His presentations are meticulously researched, highly energetic and always fascinating with content tailored to the audience, which is why clients like Apple, Cisco, Mercedes Benz, Hilton, SAP, Gartner and Macquarie Bank have turned to Anders over the years to help them turn research into foresight and business impact.
Said about Anders:
"I have had the absolute pleasure of working with Anders on a couple of initiatives over the past year. Firstly, Anders helped design and implement a global development program run across 4 locations around the world that helped the whole function embrace change and start to think and act differently. At the US event, after two solid days, Anders had the entire audience on their feet and a room full of 130+ people more engaged than I have ever seen. His knowledge around trends in innovation, communication, and generations is unparalleled and the research he does into adapting his style cross-culturally was incredible." - M A N A G E R F O R T U N E 5 0 0 , P H A R M A C E U T I C A L I N D U S T R Y
"We recently engaged Anders as a keynote speaker on the Future of Banking with a focus on disruptive trends in banking. His presentation style and the fresh content of his presentation were an excellent inspirational start of our Summit. It resulted in only positive feedback from the audience. It was a pleasure to work with Anders - his work exceeded our expectations. His preparation and research were very thorough. Anders is very professional, and a brilliant thinker and communicator." - M A N A G E M E N T C O N S U LT A N T F O R T U N E 1 0 0 0 , B A N K I N G I N D U S T R Y