SVP, The Futures Company
Don is the Senior Vice President of The Futures Company’s global consulting practice, where he specializes in helping companies to anticipate and shape their future. His work in this field touches on most business verticals, and has included keynote presentations to global boards, trends programs for B2B and B2C companies, and global scenario planning projects for companies ranging from Nestle and Nissan to InterContinental Hotels Group and the Dept. of Defense.
Don joined The Futures Company after driving the development and growth of Social Technologies, a global foresight consulting company. At Social Technologies, Don lead the consulting practice and created global foresight capabilities for many of the world’s leading companies. Prior to that, he was a Senior Manager at the Ernst & Young Center for Business Innovation – a leading global think-tank that produced world-class perspectives on the future of business.
Don has also been a leading force in the growth and global expansion of the Product Development and Management Association (PDMA) where he has been a 3-term Director on the global board, international conference leader, keynote presenter, and worked to launch the New Product Development Professional certification program. Don’s publications include a variety of articles on innovation process at Texaco, trends programs at Shell, JCI, and Nokia, and contributions to two recently published books by leading business thinkers, Future Agenda and Consumer Shift.