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Anders Sörman-Nilsson (LLB / EMBA) is a global futurist and innovation strategist who helps leaders decode trends, decipher what’s next and turn provocative questions into proactive strategies. With an average of 240 international travel days a year, Anders’ view is that the future and the now are converging in a city or village near you, giving the curious, the creative and the courageous a competitive and sustainable edge. At the same time, that same future contains fearsome forecasts for futurephobes.
This Swedish-Australian futurist has shared stage with Hillary Clinton, Nobel Laureates, and Portuguese, Swedish and Australian heads of state. He is an active member of TEDGlobal, has keynoted at TEDx in the United States and Australia, was nominated to the World Economic Forum’s Young Global Leaders in 2015, and was the keynote speaker at the G20’s Y20 Summit in Sydney.
His thought leadership has been featured in international media like Monocle, Business Insider, Sky News Business, Financial Review, CIO Magazine and Boss. He is the author of the books Digilogue: how to win the digital minds and analogue hearts of tomorrow’s customers (2013) and Thinque Funky: Upgrade Your Thinking (2009), and his upcoming book Seamless: the futurephile’s guide to leading digital adaptation and human transformation is due for release by Wiley in October 2016.
His presentations are meticulously researched, highly energetic and always fascinating with content tailored to the audience, which is why clients like Apple, Cisco, Mercedes Benz, Hilton, SAP, Gartner and Macquarie Bank have turned to Anders over the years to help them turn research into foresight and business impact.
As a futurist, Anders has worked globally with media, telecom and technology brands like Apple, Zee Television, Telia Sonera, MTV, Singtel Optus and Cisco looking at the future consumer trends and media consumption. His research team draws on cutting edge case studies and insights, and his keynotes are always tailored to client briefs. In the SES keynote, Anders will be able to astutely tailor an impactful, 20-minute, TED-style session focussed on the audience's appetite for knowing what's next. Our team would be more than happy to discuss in detail what SES is looking for, and ensuring that the session is both thought provoking and infotaining. The title of "The Future of TV is Apps", is something we feel confident working with. The UX (user experience) for the consumer has changed, and it is time for the industry to change, adapt, and adopt a new way of thinking about media consumption. For the multi-screening generation, spoilt by the app economy, we must re-invent what the smart screens, including our TVs, stand for, and what they deliver. Again, if we move forward together, we would love to apply our thinking to this brief and the further specifications you and SES have for it.