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Anders Sorman-Nilsson      

Futurist, Innovation Strategist and Founder of Thinque

Anders Sorman-Nilsson is the founder of Thinque - a strategy think tank that helps executives and leaders convert these disruptive questions into proactive, future strategies.

As an Australian-Swedish futurist and innovation strategist, he has helped executives and leaders on 4 continents map, prepare for, and strategize for foreseeable and unpredictable futures. Since founding Thinque in 2005, he has worked with and spoken to clients like Apple, Johnson & Johnson, Cisco, Eli Lilly, SAP, IBM, Xerox, ABN Amro Bank, Commonwealth Bank, McCann Erickson and BAE Systems, across diverse cultural and geographic contexts.

Anders is an active member of TEDGlobal (Oxford 2009 / Edinburgh 2011), has keynoted at TEDx, guest lectured at Sydney University and University of Technology Sydney Business School, and Anders is on the prestigious 2013 Million Dollar Roundtable roster. He is a member of the University of Sydney Global Executive MBA cohort and has completed executive education at the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore.

His book "Digilogue: How to win the digital minds and analogue hearts of tomorrow's customer" is hot off the press and is featuring in top end business media like BRW, The Financial Review, Sky News Business, Qantas Magazine and ABC National Radio.

Speech Topics


Diglogue: The Convergence of Digital and Analogue

As some organisations careen recklessly into the digital future, others are being left behind. Smart companies are however realising there is an important middle ground – the Digilogue. A place where digital and analogue converge. Where progressive ‘digital’ strategies satisfy a customer's mind while the old fashioned ‘analogue’ practices sooth their hearts. This customised presentation will provide:

Appreciation of the parts of your business that simply cannot go digital

Insights into the real customer experience, the touch points that thrill them by speaking to their hearts and not their head

Understanding of how to develop your digital ‘story’ in a way that actually attracts business

Recognition of why customer service will never be replaced, but reborn in the Digilogue

Waves of Change: Three Global Trends Disrupting your Slumber

Having your finger on the pulse of the market place has never been more important. We are operating in a turbo-charged environment that waits for no one. Waves of Change is a fascinating session covering the three major forces of change soon to be reaching your shores. A perfect session to shake off organisational ‘change apathy’ and prepare your team for what’s next. This customised presentation will provide:

Insights into the key trends that are already upending your industry

Tools to harness these game changing trends and use them to reinvent your strategies

The ability to decode today’s landscape and use it as a way to drive innovation

How to view change as a wave that can be channelled, rather than a threat

Future Thinking: Your Organisation’s Success GPS’.

The world has changed and it’s a little out of whack. Organisations and leaders are struggling to find their bearings, and many feel overwhelmed by the changes they are facing. Globally, tidal waves of new ideas and thought currents are smashing old school thinking to smitherines. You and your leaders need a thinking strategy that is as flexible as a GPS, and that enables you to stay on trend, to adapt with the times, and successfully navigate a constantly shifting business landscape. Attendees will leave with an understanding of how to spot disruptive trends, create future scenarios and future-proof, and successfully ride disruptive innovation, generation, and communication trends.

Thinque Funky: Upgrade Your Thinking.

Stale thinking produces stale results. It used to be that we had to learn one new skill every year, then it was every month, then every week, when is it going to be every hour? Change has entered hyper-mode and it asks more of our mental bandwidth. To not be redundant, to stay relevant and to have a chance at being successful you need to constantly upgrade the way you think to ensure that you are compatible with the latest thinking trends.

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