Tim Mansfield

Dr. Tim Mansfield has been working as a futurist at the intersection of research and commercial practice since 2008. Tim is an enthusiastic and thought-provoking speaker on social and technological trends in the emerging future, and has presented for Westpac, KPMG and to many academic audiences. He has led futures visioning workshops for the NORA…

Gareth Priday

Gareth Priday is a foresight practitioner and researcher. He he holds a futures research position with the Queensland University of Technology (Smart Services CRC). He has published in the Journal of Futures Studies and presented at a number Futures and Innovation conferences. Gareth holds a Masters of Strategic Foresight from Swinburne University. His first career…

Futures Prompter

Futures prompter is a simple, low cost social media based engagement process for an organisations wanting to have its staff explore and contribute their ideas about the future of the organisation. Futures prompter was developed in response to a local council’s desire to involve a broad range of staff in a discussion about which new…

GLAM Innovation Study

CSIRO’s Australian Centre for Broadband Innovation commissioned a study of next steps for digital innovation among Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums – the so-called GLAM Sector – in Australia. Action Foresight collaborated with Chris Winter and a team from Smart Services CRC and CSIRO to carry out the study using a foresight-driven approach. The study…

The Open Futures Library – openfutures.net

  We would like to introduce the Open Futures Library, a free, publicly-contributed, indexed, searchable collection of future scenarios and other depictions of the future, which we hope will be a component of a larger global foresight commons. Every year Futurists create hundreds of scenarios; designers, scientists, artists, filmmakers and others also create many depictions…

Financial Resilience Living Lab

Action Foresight was thrilled to be asked to manage the Financial Resilience Living Lab pilot for the Financial Resilience CRC bid earlier this year. Living Labs are ‘public-private-people-partnerships’; simply they are places where researchers, business, government, other organisations and people come together research a particular topic. They emphasise co-creation, innovation and sustainability. Living Labs treat…