European Futurists Conference
Several interesting presentations of the first European Futurists Conference, held last year in Lucerne, Switzerland, are currently available for download.

Patrik Sallner, Director of Insight & Foresight at Nokia, talked about how future studies can help business leaders make good decisions and provides insight on the Nokia foresight methodology.
-> Download presentation (pdf, 509 kb, 13 slides)

Matthias Horx, founder of the German Zukunftsintitut, presented a philosophical discourse on how forecasting influences business, politics and minds and reflected on methods, ethos and function of modern futurology.
-> Download presentation (pdf, 5.3 mb, 39 slides)

Heinrich Stuckenschneider, Vice President Corporate Technology and Head of Strategic Marketing of Siemens AG, described how Siemens uses scenario techniques for the identification of attractive solutions and of requirements to their realisation, thus establishing a foundation for the management of innovation.
-> Download presentation (pdf, 3.3 mb, 23 slides)

A CD-ROM with all the presentations is for sale at a cost of CHF 50.00.

The 2006 European Futurists Conference is scheduled for 22-24 November.

(via Jan-Christoph Zoels)