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Case studies

Animal Health

Industry:

Government

Assignment:

Full research brief and keynote presentation

Approach:

Desk research of available open sources, report writing and talk

Result:

Further work offered in the form of regular newsletters, briefings and talks


Regulations

Industry:

Government

Assignment:

Full research brief on the future of healthcare regulations

Approach:

Desk research of available open sources, report writing and talk

Result:

Multiple requests for more briefings and introduction to several new clients


Health

Industry:

Industry association

Assignment:

Keynote speech on the Future of Healthcare for a national healthcare association

Approach:

Desk research of available open sources, report writing and talk

Result:

15,000 people plus have now received this presentation worldwide


Futures

Industry:

Industry association

Assignment:

Keynote speech on the Future of Foresight

Approach:

Desk research of available open sources, report writing and talk

Result:

1,000 people have now received this presentation world wide


Business models

Industry:

Banking

Assignment:

Keynote speech on the future of business models

Approach:

Desk research of available open sources, report writing and talk

Result:

Invited back to another conference and invites to  similar events in other Countries


Animal Health

Industry:

Government

Assignment:

Provide a horizon scanning system on Animal health

Approach:

Standard delivery of our system

Result:

Successfully delivered and ongoing


Health

Industry:

Commercial organization

Assignment:

Provide a horizon scanning system on Animal health

Approach:

Standard delivery of our system

Result:

Successfully delivered and ongoing


Oceans

Industry:

Government

Assignment:

Provide a system, briefing, training and keynote presentation on the resilience of Oceans to change

Approach:

Standard delivery of system briefing document, presentation delivered by webinar and five day training workshop

Result:

Successfully delivered and on-going


Talent availability

Industry:

U.S. Government

Assignment:

Full brief on the 'The Future of Talent Availability'

Approach:

Desk-based research of available open sources and report writing

Result:

Brief delivered


Science

Industry:

European Government

Assignment:

Facilitated workshop on future science drivers

Approach:

Desk-based trends analysis and workshop to derive key drivers for external academics and internal Government representatives as part of long-term strategy formulation and prioritization.

Result:

In progress


Consumer lifestyles

Industry:

Global brand and marketing agency

Assignment:

Podcast on future consumer lifestyles for agency’s strategy conference

Approach:

Desk-based trends research, script writing, delivery and podcast production.

Result:

Successful outcome


Energy Security

Industry:

U.S. Government

Assignment:

Full brief on the 'The Future of Energy Security'

Approach:

Desk-based research of available open sources and report writing

Result:

In progress


Innovation

Industry:

Major not-for-profit organization in Latin America for their commercial client.

Assignment:

Full brief on the 'The Future of Innovation'

Approach:

Desk-based research of available open sources and report writing

Result:

In progress


Future Cities

Industry:

City Metropolitan Brussels

Assignment:

Methodology input regional foresight, horizon scanning, city benchmark, Delphi survey and employers association workshops visioning/ action planning

Approach:

Scan, research, coaching and facilitation

Result:

Deeper understanding of the possible future of cities and the position of Brussels Metropolitan, involvement of stakeholders and vision around 12 sectors with action planning


Wood Furniture

Industry:

Manufacturing - Major not-for-profit futuring organization based in Latin America

Assignment:

Desk-based research of available sources, report writing.

Approach:

Desk-based research of available open sources and report writing

Result:

Client accepted brief and is requesting further briefs


Medical Equipment

Industry:

Financial services – UK commercial consultancy

Assignment:

Full brief on 'Medical Equipment'

Approach:

Desk-based research of available open sources and report writing

Result:

Client accepted brief


Retail Banking

Industry:

Financial services – UK commercial consultancy

Assignment:

Full brief on 'The Future of Retail Banking'

Approach:

Desk-based research of available open sources and report writing

Result:

Client accepted brief


Manufacturing

Industry:

Manufacturing – global player based in USA

Assignment:

Creation of private Horizon Scanning database

Approach:

Customized delivery of integrated foresight, strategy and change management system

Result:

Site successfully delivered


Energy

Industry:

Oil – giant player in the energy field

Assignment:

Creation of private Horizon Scanning database and delivery of customized newsletter

Approach:

Customized delivery of integrated foresight, strategy and change management system

Result:

Site and newsletter successfully delivered


Trade Association

Industry:

General – Spanish based trade association with global network

Assignment:

Delivery of Insights to the Trade Associations regular newsletter

Approach:

RSS feed direct from Horizon scanning system to client newsletter

Result:

Ongoing relationship


Biofuels

 

 

Industry:

Agricultural & Chemical - World leading company based in Europe

Assignment:

Global biofuel trends study to help the client determine if entry to this market was a sound investment

Approach:

Creation of private Horizon Scanning database and identification of the top industry drivers through a rating system

Result:

700+ bio-fuel trends determined and documented in six weeks. Twenty top industry drivers identified and detailed supporting evidence including scenarios on their likely future impact provided


Shoes

 

 

Industry:

Manufacturing - Major not-for-profit futuring organization based in Latin America

Assignment:

Full brief on 'The Future of Shoes'

Approach:

Desk-based research of available open sources and report writing

Result:

Client accepted brief and has requested a further briefing on 'The Future Of Cosmetics'


Tobacco

 

 

Industry:

Cigarettes - Major subsidiary of international tobacco company based in Eurasia

Assignment:

Horizon Scan of the factors affecting the future of cigarettes, presentation of the key factors and facilitation of the strategy team to drive the production of their upcoming board presentation on recommended future direction.

Approach:

Scanning, presentation and facilitation

Result:

Successful workshop. Attendees developed a deeper understanding of the possible futures for their customers, workforce, and organizations, and specific insights and scenarios to apply to the strategy and planning presentation they were due to present to an upcoming Board meeting.


Plastics

 

 

Industry:

Manufacturing - Major not-for-profit futuring organization based in Latin America

Assignment:

Full brief on 'The Future of Plastics'

Approach:

Desk-based research of available sources and report writing

Result:

Client accepted brief and is requesting further briefs


Transport

 

 

Industry:

Travel & transport - Major Bus Operator based in Europe

Assignment:

Speaking engagement on the 'Future of Real-time Information'

Approach:

Research, presentation and delivery

Result:

Client satisfied with outcome


Aircraft

 

 

Industry:

Commercial aircraft - Major not-for-profit futuring organization based in Latin America

Assignment:

Desk-based research of available sources, report writing.

Approach:

Full brief on 'The Future of Commercial Aircraft'

Result:

Client accepted brief and is requesting further briefs


e-Commerce

 

 

Industry:

Retail business - Large online retailer based in Europe

Assignment:

Presentation on 'The Future of Social Networks'

Approach:

Scanning, discovery, trend selection, contributions from Shaping Tomorrow's social network, fast market interviews and creation and delivery of presentation.

Result:

Presentation delivered in just five days to the satisfaction of the customers.


Consumer:

 

 

Industry:

Consumer brands company - Global leader in consumer products based in North America

Assignment:

Creation of private Horizon Scanning database

Approach:

Customized delivery of integrated foresight, strategy and change management system

Result:

Site successfully delivered


Consulting:

 

 

Industry:

Consulting - subsidiary of a world leader in marketing communications based in Europe

Assignment:

Creation of private Horizon Scanning database

Approach:

Customized delivery of integrated foresight, strategy and change management system

Result:

Site successfully delivered and in use


Africa

 

Industry:

Various industries - Food, Communications, Government, Mining, Retail …

Assignment:

Speaking tour of South Africa. Conferences on 'The Future in a Digital Age' with special focus on Africa and particularly South Africa.

Approach:

Standard Shaping Tomorrow presentation tailored with an African emphasis from desk research and input from Shaping Tomorrow's social network in the region.

Result:

Four major conferences successfully delivered


Risk assessment

 

Industry:

Government - Major risk assessment initiative in Asia

Assignment:

Creation of private Horizon Scanning database

Approach:

Customized delivery of integrated foresight, strategy and change management system and training in its use

Result:

Site successfully delivered