901-754-9404
My List0

We've now made it easier for you to research and save your favorite keynotes speakers. Click on the + sign to add a speaker to your Speaker List and email your favorites to colleagues and friends.

}
back to Speakers
Glen Hiemstra, Futurist Speaker

Glen Hiemstra

    Founder and Owner of Futurist.com, and Founder and Curator DoTheFuture.com

Fee Range

$20,000 - $30,000

Travels From

Washington

Glen Hiemstra Organizational Change Transas Global 2018

Glen Hiemstra Organizational Change Transas Global 2018

Glen Hiemstra is the founder and owner of Futurist.com, and founder and curator of the new venture, DoTheFuture.com. Glen is dedicated to disseminating information about the future to assist individuals, organizations, and industries in effective strategic planning.

An internationally respected expert on future trends, long-range planning and creating the preferred future, Glen Hiemstra has advised professional, business, and governmental organizations for two decades and has served as a technical advisor for futuristic television programs.

Audience members for Glen’s keynote speeches and clients for his long-range planning say things like, “Once you hear Glen Hiemstra speak, the future will never look the same.”

A writer as well as a speaker and consultant, Glen is the author of Turning the Future into Revenue: What Businesses and Individuals Need to Know to Shape Their Future (Wiley & Sons 2006). Previously he co-authored Strategic Leadership: Achieving Your Preferred Future.


Glen has worked with many leading companies, government agencies and organizations across a wide variety of domains. These include international clients like Saint Gobain and Certainteed, Sonae of Portugal, Ambrosetti of Italy, Lundbeck Pharmaceuticals, Huawei of China, The World Future Forum-The Hague, GHD Engineering of Australia, Russian Railroad, Toyota, and others like Boeing Commercial Airplanes (most recently designing and leading a “Next 100 Years” strategic foresight project), Microsoft, The Home Depot, Adobe, Ernst & Young, PaineWebber, ShareBuilder, Club of Amsterdam, REI, Weyerhaeuser, Hewlett Packard, Novo Nordisk, U.S./Mexico JWC, APAX Partners, Atlanta 2060, Tulsa 2025, , FHWA Advanced Research, Eddie Bauer, Procter & Gamble, ACE Hardware, IHOP, John Deere, Lexis Nexus, Land O Lakes, Mass Mutual, Mutual of Enumclaw, ING, Colorado League of Cities, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and others. Transportation clients include USDOT, FHWA, Idaho Transportation 2030, Michigan DOT 2030, Louisiana DOT, Texas Transportation Forum, and various auto, trucking and rail related businesses including America Trucking Association, Great Dane Trailers, Union Pacific, Toyota, Great Western Insurance, and others.

Call Executive Speakers Bureau to book Glen Hiemstra 901-754-9404.

Beyond 2025: The Shape of Things to Come

In this keynote Glen offers a sweeping and entertaining overview of the key trend areas shaping the next decade and beyond: demographics, technology, the knowledge-based economy, environment, and the next energy revolution. The predictable but often surprising nature of the future is explored. Listeners are challenged both to wake up to the future and to take the creation of a preferred future into their own hands. Depending on customization to the audience, specific developments that are noted may include the Internet of things, driverless vehicles and drones, nanotechnology, 3D communication and entertainment, consumer and brand trends, the disruptive future of energy, aging and youth demographic trends, confronting the great divides in society, environmental challenges and green business opportunities, and biotech advances that offer the hope of longer and healthier lives. This speech inspires listeners to develop successful strategic leadership and to create the future. This challenging and customizable keynote offers a balanced view of the future, and a hopeful vision for the rest of the 21st Century.

Lessons from the Future: Navigating the 21st Century

In this keynote Glen invites audiences to look at the future with a longer and wider-angle lens than normally used in planning. Using a 10-20 year horizon or more, Glen explores the key forces from 1) society, culture and demographics, 2) science and technology, 3) environment and energy, 4) economy and markets, and 5) governance and regulation that we must take into account in anticipating the future. Key issues of relevance to the audience or industry are highlighted. Then Glen asks, how can we leverage this strategic foresight to shape a better or preferred future? At the end of this keynote those in the audience will have both a better understanding of the systemic big picture that will shape the future, and a better grasp of the mental models and skills and tools required to shape the future.

Our Disruptive and Electric Future

Three technologies are on exponential development curves that will, sooner than almost anyone anticipates, disrupt the global market and open new business opportunities to those who see the future coming. The three technologies are exponential growth in solar energy along with decreasing cost, exponential developments in artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things, and the soon to begin explosive growth of intelligent, driverless (or robotically driven) vehicles, primarily autos but including drones large enough to carry humans and cargo. Everyone is aware of these developments, but most people still tend to imagine them as a kind of science fiction future that may emerge several decades from now. However, in this presentation we learn why these developments will disrupt the traditional energy business, city development, and the transportation industry in the quite near future.

Speaking Topics:

Related Speakers

Richard Hadden, Business Trends Speaker

Richard Hadden

Certified Speaking Professional with a focus on Leadership and Employee Engagement

Pritpal Tamber

Pritpal Tamber

Founder of the Creating Health Collaborative

Jim Brazell, Education Speaker

Jim Brazell

America's "What's Next?" Speaker

Shelia Heen

Shelia Heen

CEO

Tom Koulopoulos, Technology Speaker

Tom Koulopoulos

Expert on Innovation

Tony Seba, Economics Speaker

Tony Seba

Entrepreneur

Rishi Manchanda, Healthcare speaker

Rishi Manchanda

Public Health Innovator

Adam Cheyer, Technology Speaker

Adam Cheyer

Co-Founder and VP Engineering at Siri

Srinivas Rao, speaker

Srini Rao

Host and founder of The Unmistakable Creative Podcast and author of Unmistakable: Why Only Is Better Than Best

Ian Ziskin, Coaching/Mentoring Speaker

Ian Ziskin

Human Capital Leader and Coach

John Patrick Speaker

John Patrick

Technology Futurist & Internet Visionary

Mike Hoefflinger, speaker

Mike Hoefflinger

Director of Global Business Marketing

Testimonials

"They have booked me to speak at events for over a decade and their professional approach and client focus is unmatched in the industry. I am..

Garrison Wynn, Sales Speaker

"Thank you, both, for making last night possible! You have been such a Joy to work with and I appreciate everything you did for us! I can't s..

Salvation Army

Our bank has held an annual business and economic conference for the past 9 years.  We have worked with Executive Speakers every year an..

I’ve used the services of a number of speakers bureaus in the past. However, my current experience working with the Executive Speakers ..

I want to thank you for all of your assistance you and Jenny were wonderful. If it had not been for you sending me suggestions I would not ha..

Bridgeworks was awesome!!! Great feedback from all!! Thanks for all of your collaboration and positive we'll use you in the future.  

You ladies really are the BEST!  After this event I am going to be on the hunt for keynote speakers in May.  I really want to work ..

The Nebraska Hospital Association along with numerous other state hospital associations have enjoyed a long-standing relationship with Execut..

Thank you to both of you for everything surrounding Mr. Will as our special guest. I suspect, soon, I will be in touch regarding our next eve..

We could not have done it without you.  Thank you for the outstanding suggestions.  The speakers were by far the best we have ever..

Need Suggestions? Have Questions?

Need Suggestions? Have Questions?

Call to discuss how we can you help find the right speaker(s) for your organization.

Get Ideas in 1 hour or less

Executive Speakers Bureau consistently receives praises about our speed and efficiency. From the beginning of your event planning, our extensive online speaker database and resourceful staff allow us to quickly equip you with the best speaker for your event.

Need a last minute speaker? No worries. Our speed and efficiency help us give you ideas for speakers in one hour or less.

Please fill in information below