reframe | futures & strategic foresight

guy yeomans 

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From earlier this year

AUGUST | I was a group facilitator at this year’s School of International Futures (SOIF) annual strategic foresight retreat, working to support a group, both individually and collectively, over the course of the five day learning and development programme

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FEBRUARY | Working with The School of International Futures (SOIF) for the British Council, I co-facilitated a futures training workshop for sub-Saharan Africa staff in Nairobi, Kenya

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Background

Prior to moving into the futures field Guy spent over a decade working in the emerging online and internet sector across a variety of enterprises, from small scale start-ups, through professional service firms to international investment banks, undertaking roles across production management, global service development and strategy.

Guy then initially trained as a strategic scenario practitioner under the tuition of Kees van der Heijden (ex-Global Business Network & Shell and author of “The Art of the Strategic Conversation“) and Dr. George Burt at the Centre for Scenario Planning and Future Studies at the University of Strathclyde Business School, Glasgow, Scotland.

Since 2009, Guy has undertaken futures work across a number of sectors including consulting assignments for the European Commission and UK government departments, international conferences, charitable foundations, third sector membership organisations, creativity and innovation companies, humanitarian academic programmes, university departments, design studios and also on behalf of other commercial futures advisory consultancies.

Guy’s work has included digital futures projects for the EU Directorate General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology (DG CONNECT), Arctic & African-themed futures gaming projects for the UK Ministry of Defence’s Development, Concepts and Doctrine Centre (DCDC) and public engagement projects using interactive futures approaches with the University Centre of the Westfjords and the Arctic Circle Assembly conference, Reykjavik (as part of a separate personal initiative on Arctic Futures).

Guy is involved with ongoing futures research projects across a number of specific domains of interest, including the Arctic and disasters and risk and has extensive experience developing and building international partnerships and collaborations around futures projects including working with University institutes and departments, commercial consulting and innovation organisations and a variety of other individual strategic foresight professionals.

Guy is also currently working with The School of International Futures (www.soif.org.uk), involved with client consulting, new business, partnership and service development and creating new futures-orientated thematic and regional networks.

Guy is a qualified Prince 2 project and MSP Programme Manager and previously studied International Studies (international relations, history & politics) at the University of Leeds.

Client assignments & collaborations

The School Of International Futures (SOIF) | Kantar Futures (The Futures Company) | Fast Future | Arctic Circle Assembly conference 2014 & 2015 | UK Ministry of Defence’s Development, Concepts and Doctrine Centre (DCDC) | University Centre of the Westfjords (Iceland) | Institute for Risk & Disaster Reduction, UCL (UK) | Horizonlabs | Bond Development Futures | Royal United Services Institute (RUSI), EU Directorate General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology (DG CONNECT) | National Council for Voluntary Organisations | Esmee Fairbairn Foundation | Humanitarian Futures Programme, KCL (UK) | 3S4 Third-Sector Foresight | Cida Co | University of Hull (Department of Politics & International Studies) | Architectural Association’s Unknown Fields Division | Foresight Action Network

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Contact

I’m happy to answer any enquiries and open to discussing prospective proposals or collaboration ideas.

email: guy (at) guyyeomans.com

twitter: @guyyeomans