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open futures  strategic foresight tailored to your needs

Transform the uncertainties of the future into your competitive advantage

Take a wider look, explore the future with foresight: Your chance to build a competitive edge against businesses using conventional risk management
#sustainability   #finance&cash   #cities&democracy   #arts&culture

In today's turbulent business landscape, success hinges on navigating through headwinds and turbulence – risks and uncertainties. Just like a kite soaring in the wind.

However, risk management often falls short of identifying risks beyond the conventional, let alone uncertainties.

That's where strategic foresight comes in. Your competitive advantage over those relying on risk management.

Strategic foresight acts as an environment-wide stress test for your business. In a nutshell, it brings all relevant trends, risks and uncertainties together, from consumers and technology to socioeconomics and geopolitics.

How?

First, by conducting thorough research into these business-relevant trends, risks and uncertainties.

Second, by systematically exploring their interactions to identify 3 to 6 distinctive, plausible future scenarios.

And finally, by testing your organisation's resilience against each scenario to uncover underlying patterns of change. These will lay the foundation of a robust strategy, fit for a wide range of futures.


When was the last time you subjected your company to an environment-wide stress test?

Find out how we can help your business
build a robust strategy in a changing environment.

Book a free meeting with our foresight director, Isabelle Vuong.

« Dear Isabelle, we are very grateful for your tailoring and delivering the Cash Operations Future Workshop
Scenarios method to us and our CEE colleagues in October 23 in Prague.

Both us, as organizers and the participants got really engaged and found a lot of value in learning and applying the knowledge about future scenario creation with all it involves. We really appreciate your professionalism, your energy and the dedication you applied in your work, as well as the great, effervescent atmosphere you helped creating.

We believe our cash operations leaders will be able to apply the knowledge gained towards building flexibility in our approach of the future challenges. »

Rodica Guja and Kateryna Maznikova, International Efficiency Management, Raiffeisen Bank International

Our work

Strategic Foresight

A representative sample of our work in strategic foresight for different types of organisations,

with both scenarios and strategy workshops.

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The Scenario method

Discover the prime tool of strategic foresight

and our suggested workshops formats.

Sustainability

A representative sample of our work in sustainability with different methods,

from the UNESCO Futures Literacy Labs to self-developed methods.

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The Futures Literacy Lab

Discover the now well-known UNESCO method to enhance futures literacy, i.e. futures thinking.

« This session has been fundamental to the work of the Assembly: the futures outlined today will guide members in proposing the measures needed to achieve them. »

From the website of the University of Lausanne's Transition Assembly (in French)

organised by Competence Centre in Sutainability & Dicastère Transition écologique & Campus

« Very interesting session on the future perspectives of sustainable development. »
« The workshop helps me not only for the Assembly's work, 
but also in my private life. »

Participating members of the Transition Assembly

Our next public interventions

strategic foresight tailored to your needs

Isabelle Vuong,
Foresight Director

A critical thinker, with a curious mind and a strong theoretical and practical background in foresight (M.A. from Freie Universität Berlin, 2020), Isabelle Vuong has an eye for future trends and uncertainties beyond the obvious. She has been running foresight processes and workshops in the (non-)governmental and private sectors since 2021. She is the founder of openfutures.

She has a specific track record in the fields of sustainability, the cash cycle, arts & culture and democracy.

Previously, she worked as a manager in the cultural sector, notably as head of Reso, the national competence centre for dance in Switzerland.

Lea Bergantinos, Communication support

Lea Bergantinos supports openfutures with communication on social medias and for our future trainings.

communication@openfutures.org

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Accounting

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Memberships

Network

Silicon Valley Europe, Darmstadt (DE)

Themis Foresight, Berlin (DE)


Alterna, Lausanne (CH)

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Bits & Pieces from our Research

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