Our aim is to develop a tailored education program with the objective of leading to International Certified Future Strategist (ICFS) and a new job category in Europe. The programme is run by business professionals from five European countries with more than 15 years of experience each in the fields of future studies and strategy.
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INTERVIEW NONDAS CHRISTOPHILOPOULOS

Epaminondas “Nondas” Christophilopoulos of PRAXI/FORTH & Phemonoe Lab, Greec, has both been part of developing the ICFS program and one of the first to be certified as International Certified Future Strategist. Since then he has developed and deepened his understanding and expertise for scenario planning and future studies. In September 2018 ha also achieved his...
WELCOME TO BECOME A FUTURE STRATEGIST!

WELCOME TO BECOME A FUTURE STRATEGIST!

THE NUMBER OF CERTIFIED FUTURE STRATEGIST GROWS

Endurance and perseverance is key to success. Despite much hard work and many interruptions, Roger Sundberg of the Swedish Transport Agency didn’t give up. He has now presented a very good home assignment on the topic of the future of connected vehicles. We were happy to send him his diploma and certification on 1st October...
TWO MORE ICFS 2017 PARTICIPANTS GET CERTIFIED

TWO MORE ICFS 2017 PARTICIPANTS GET CERTIFIED

The list of participants getting certified according to ICFS is getting longer. We are happy to announce that two more participants of the last ICFS 2017 cohort have now received their certification. Congratulations to Evangelos Kosmidis (Greece) and Peter Eriksson (Sweden) on their achievements! Learn more about the ICFS certification process here.
BLOCKCHAIN USE CASES FOR FOOD TRACEABILITY AND CONTROL

BLOCKCHAIN USE CASES FOR FOOD TRACEABILITY AND CONTROL

Kairos Future was involved in a study to identify the potential benefits from using blockchain technology for food transparency and control. The purpose of the project was to: Identify the current state of food traceability and control, and technologies and projects that can be valuable in designing blockchain solutions. Identify blockchain technologies and projects that...
THE DIGITIZED WORK AND OFFICE OF THE FUTURE

THE DIGITIZED WORK AND OFFICE OF THE FUTURE

Many people claim that the office is dying, that it is no longer needed as we now can work anywhere – at home, in a café or at the beach; indeed, anywhere but the office. Nothing could be more wrong. In the new thought economy, it will be crucial for people to meet in order to create and...
SCENARIO PLANNING FOR THE MINING INDUSTRY IN CHILE

SCENARIO PLANNING FOR THE MINING INDUSTRY IN CHILE

Will sustainable mining constitute a solid pillar for Chile’s future development? Is it possible to reconcile the Chilean mining growth in the central part of the country, with other activities and land uses in the long term? These uncertainties were the starting point for the Scenario Planning initiative ”A sustainable mining in the central part...
SCENARIO ANALYSIS PROCESS FOR WWF

SCENARIO ANALYSIS PROCESS FOR WWF

WWF’s report presents a range of possible futures for the Baltic Sea leading up to the year 2030. The exploration of the future is told in four story lines, provocatively entitled Clear Waters Ahead, Dangerous Currents, Islands in the Stream, and Shipwrecked. By describing what is possible tomorrow we believe we can better prepare ourselves for potential actions and...

2017 ICFS COURSE TESTIMONIALS

Testimonials from the international participants who completed the 2017 ICFS course in Stockholm together with some figures about their background. ”As far as I know the ICFS course is unique – there are no other similar courses in the market.”   ”The particular strengths of the course are its international participants from different business areas,...
SEVEN REASONS TO JOIN ICFS

SEVEN REASONS TO JOIN ICFS

The International Certified Future Strategist (ICFS) is maybe the first in-depth programme blending theory and practice for • business environment analysis • future and scenario studies • vision building • strategy development and action In short: from words to action – from future to strategy. ”ICFS gave me the tools and knowledge to be part...
2017 ICFS REUNION TO BE HELD IN BRUSSELS

2017 ICFS REUNION TO BE HELD IN BRUSSELS

The second ICFS alumni reunion will be hosted by Vlaams EnergieBedrijf, VEB, in Brussels on the 12th and 13th October 2017. We are very excited to come back to the city where the first ICFS pilot course was launched and are looking forward to two exciting days filled with group discussions, learning exchange and future...

THE FIRST TWO ICFS 2017 PARTICIPANTS GET CERTIFIED

We are proud to announce that two participants of the last ICFS 2017 cohort have now received their certification according to ICFS. We congratulate Jussi Matilainen (Finland) and Helena Wänerstrand (Sweden) for a job well done!