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SuperSeminar S02E04
Foresight/Futures/Strategy Part 4

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Wednesday, June 12, 2024 at 3:30 PM UTC
(Wednesday, June 12, 2024 at 11:30 AM EDT)
Your Presenters
Matt Klein

Matt Klein

Head of Global Foresight

Reddit

A Webby-winning writer and Insights 250’s Top Voice in Market Research, Klein is a trusted advisor to organizations seeking to make sense of cultural change.

With a decade of experience in trend forecasting, innovation, and strategic communications, Klein partners with investors, the UN, journalists, philanthropies, and brands to author resonant, future-proofing strategies. As a Digital Anthropologist, he is currently Head of Global Foresight at Reddit, Resident Futurist with Hannah Grey Ventures, Expert Advisor for Canvas8 and writer of ZINE.

He’s advised on the cultural implications of generative AI for Google, fandom for the NBA, and partnership between American Airlines and The James Beard Foundation.

Klein's award-winning publication ZINE, critically researches overlooked trends, reaching tens of thousands globally. ZINE offers executives, government officials and students alike cultural intelligence, interviews and deep dives covering Cultural Stasis, The Decline of Higher Education, Rise of Modern Religion, Ethics of Virtual Influencers, and Reality & Myth Making.

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Florian Lohse

Florian Lohse

Senior Project Manager, R&D Strategy

ARRI

Florian Lohse is a Senior R&D Project Manager at ARRI Camera Systems, a prominent global player in the High-End Cinema Cameras market. With a rich background spanning Industrial Design, Mechanical Engineering and Strategy, Florian collaborates with clients across various sectors, including Energy Supply, Space, and Medical, contributing to the development of diverse products ranging from Rocket Boosters to Drawing Robots.

At ARRI, Florian focuses on driving the advancement of filmmaking tools and shaping the company's technology strategies for the future. Products developed under his guidance have been used in acclaimed productions such as 1917, Mandalorian, and Dune. Beyond his R&D responsibilities, Florian shares insights on Technology, Design, and Futures through contributions to publications such as FORM Magazine and his own newsletter, Artificial Ocean.

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Super Seminar Season 02 / Episode 04 looks into Futures & Foresight practices, an existentially vital form of sense-making. Join us and hear how experienced practioners translate trends, analytic research, ethnographic studies, desk analysis to create actionable intelligent assessments for key decision makers.Seminar includes a complete take-away package, including presentations, recordings of presentation and discussion, and a post-Seminar review and analysis.

What will we cover?

As you can now tell, SuperSeminar Season 02 is focussed exclusively on Futures, Foresight & Innovation practices. In Episode 04 we continue hearing from active practitioners bringing a futures-oriented mindset and set of methodologies into the world's largest organizations.

Come hear how Foresight brings Insight, Imagination, and Inspiration to the Rational, Analytic, Structured organization of logic-based decision making of the corporate consciousness. This is a vital skill that is becoming more integral to Structure. Futures-oriented practices, Imagination, Insight augments the ability of systems steered by decisio nmakers to aid in the sense-making of weak signals, identifable trends, as well as social, political, technological, and cultural evolutionary behaviors. These are representations of an emergence — and emergence of the adjacent possible, the plausible, and the not true *yet.

Come to Season 02 to learn how they use analytical research, ethnographic investigations within their own progressive Research and Development and Innovation teams to help anticipate, forecast and prepare their senior leadership for the uncertainties of dynamic, complex, contentious, and tumultuous contexts.

Bringing imagination, creative thinking, a generalists sensibility to the rational decision making of organizations and similar structures is an existentially vital form of sense-making. Here in SuperSeminar we learn to appreciate the value of a rich meaningful collaboration between the creative and the analytic/rational parts of our human decision-making apparatus.

Join in a discussion with experienced practitioners as they help you understand how commercial organizations, public institutions, and governments use futures-oriented tools and practices to help prepare for change, manage the kinetics of challenging market dynamics; make sense of emerging trends; assess the implications of Social, Technological, Economic, Environmental, and Political dimensions and domains.

What are these tools for making sense of the future? How are they used to make the future sensical? How do you translate foresight into vision, inspiration and innovation? Who is able to help do this kind of future-facing speculation and what does it take to introduce the practice into your organization?

SuperSeminar S02E04 gives you the opportunity to not only learn from experienced practitioners, but engage in a discussion, create professional connections, and learn how you can develop the kinds of skills and the mindset to adopt unique insights into change.

Learn how to get reimbursed for this professional development package!

What do I get?
Aside from a network of new professional connections within an emerging domain that leverages human insight, imagination, ingenuity, and intelligence, every attendee receives complete take-away package, including presentations, annotated audio recordings, and a post-Seminar review and analysis
What Will Be Discussed?
Super Seminar Season 02 / Episode 04 looks into Futures & Foresight practices, an existentially vital form of sense-making. Join us and hear how experienced practioners translate trends, analytic research, ethnographic studies, desk analysis to create actionable intelligent assessments for key decision makers.Seminar includes a complete take-away package, including presentations, recordings of presentation and discussion, and a post-Seminar review and analysis.
What's The Format?
Come prepared for a meaningful, rich discussion. We believe discussion and conversation, in a world where we often find ourselves on the receiving end of a firehose of ideas, is dramatically undervalued.

SuperSeminar is not your usual online presentation platform. We've inverted the model.

No more long presentations followed by 0 minutes for deep discussion, engagement, and Q&A. In SuperSeminar, our presenters offer a tight 15-20 minute evocation, sharing brief insights on the topic from their experience. Then, much like a graduate seminar or salon, we #discuss the topic, offering attendees a unique opportunity to engage in a dialogue with the presenters and other attendees.