Relaunch of Future Exploration Network
We have recently completed a long-overdue relaunch of the website for Future Exploration Network. In many ways it is also a relaunch of the company.
Future Exploration Network was established in early 2006. The name says it all really: it is a network to explore the future.
Our first public venture was the Future of Media Summit 2006, the first conference ever held simultaneously in two continents, with live video and social media linking panel and audience conversations between Sydney and San Francisco, followed by other events around the future of work, organizations, and entrepreneurship.
Alongside these we ran a number of significant scenario planning and other future-oriented strategy projects, notably in the media and financial services sector, drawing on our global network of futurists and domain experts.
After several years we decided to spin off our events activities into a new company, The Insight Exchange, leaving Future Exploration Network primarily as a professional services firm, focused on executive and board engagement to build insights into the future and relevant strategies in the present.
Activity in the company slowed to a series of private engagements with major clients, and a problem with our website accompanied by our changed focus meant we did not post for an extended period. We have now switched gears, and are accelerating our activities and public presence.
The new website is significantly simplified, hopefully providing a clearer view of the organization and our work. In particular we have created pages on some of our key themes, including Future of Media, Future of Work, Future of Organizations, Future of Humanity, and Future of Financial Services.
We will soon be adding summary pages on some of our other focus topics including the future of retail, future of professional services, future of marketing, future of PR, future of agencies, future of health, and future of social networks.
In addition to developing our professional services offerings further, Future Exploration Network will also be developing publishing ventures, both sharing insights freely and also generating high-value paid content, notably on the future of specific industries and sectors.
The Advanced Human Technologies Group, which Future Exploration Network is a member of, has built significant resources and capabilities over the last couple of years, and these will increasingly be applied to building the company.
The original concept of drawing on a network to help organizations explore the future is more relevant than ever. And the appetite for thinking effectively about the future in a time of abundant change is keen around the world.
I hope to engage with you as we explore the future, be it as a client or as part of our network. An exciting future awaits.