The FutureScapes project is the brainchild of Rohit Talwar – a global futurist and founder of Fast Future Research. Rohit works with global business to help them understand and create the future, and is an award winning speaker noted for his provocative content. He advises global firms, industries and governments on how to survive, thrive, spot and manage emerging risks and develop innovative growth strategies in the decade ahead. His interests include the evolving role of technology in business and society, emerging markets, the future of education, sustainability and embedding foresight in organisations. Rohit helps clients understand how mega trends, emerging ideas, new business models, and disruptive developments in science and technology could impact individuals, society, business, industries and government. He currently leads studies on transformative drivers of change for the next decade, science and technology developments over the next forty years, impacts of emerging technologies on the legal sector, human enhancement and the Shadow Economy.
Rohit authored Designing Your Future – Key Trends, Challenges and Choices, edited Achieving Transformation and Renewal in Financial Services, and contributes regularly on futures topics to books and journals. His consultancy, Fast Future Research, has conducting studies on topics such as Airport 2025, the Science and Technology Timeline, Environmental Impacts and Sustainability. Future of HR, Hotels 2020, Mega Trends, The Shape of Jobs to Come, Future of Cities, Travel and Tourism and Convention 2020. He has led scenario projects on 2015 / 2020, Asia, Migration, the Family, Pharmaceuticals, Chemicals, Health Innovation, the Narcotics Landscape and Demographic Trends.
Steve is an experienced Strategist, Futures Analyst and Partnership Working Practitioner. His current roles include Project Manager and Co-editor on The Future of Business – the first book in the FutureScapes series from Fast Future Publishing.
As an Independent Consultant he has conducted research and analysis into emerging technologies for a range of client organisations; conducted scenario development and futures analysis for the UK affiliates of a number of global pharmaceutical companies. He has researched and reported on the pharmaceutical industry / NHS partnership working landscape; conducted competitive analysis of partnership working practice of major pharmaceutical companies in the UK; led a collaborative futures project on the aging population in Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales for the Future Analysts’ Network, a network of public and private sector futures practitioners formerly facilitated by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills. Steve’s previous staff role experience includes leading the strategic planning process for Pfizer Ltd in the UK; development of a collaborative approach to trend and driver analysis; and leading the development of UK healthcare system scenarios to support strategy development.
Social Media and Production
April is a recent graduate in Foresight from the University of Houston, a futurist, and a foresight researcher at Fast Future Research. Her research has covered a wide range of topics from the futures of food, water, and distribution, to human enhancement and AI. April joined the Fast Future Publishing team in April 2015. Her role on the project covers a wide spectrum of tasks including editing, design work, and website and social media management. April was a co-author of the Drivers of Change that appear at the start of sections one to seven in the book. April also provides customer support for book enquiries.
Web Design, Fulfillment
Alberto is a young Italian futurist, educational innovation entrepreneur and Singularity University student exploring how schools and learning could evolve as a result of the rapid adoption of new technologies and educational models.
He is part of the core Fast Future Publishing team, bringing in his experience in web design, logistics, and publishing.