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In our insights section you can find news, articles and upcoming events around foresight and innovation. Choose one of the most tagged categories below. If you are also interested in academic work, you can find a wide range of selected academic publications from the previous years in Publications.

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Mondelez – jointly leading from the future

14.07.2021 Created by Emily Phillips
Headquartered in the USA, the global snacking powerhouse Mondelez is the parent company of beloved worldwide brands such as Oreo, Milka, and Cadbury, plus local favorites including Russia’s Alpen Gold…

The Future of Food – 9 Trends to Watch Towards 2030

9.06.2021 Created by Ulrike Hempel
The food sector will face numerous challenges in the coming decade. From the race to develop plant-based meat substitutes to the power of AI-enabled personalized nutrition, disruptive drivers of change…

The Historical background of Corporate Foresight

1.03.2021 Created by René Rohrbeck
For over 70 years, Corporate Foresight has been helping organizations to lay their foundation for future competitive advantage. In this insight, Prof Dr René Rohrbeck provides a brief recap on the…

Is Europe too late for AI?

4.01.2021 Created by René Rohrbeck
While the US still has a lead on venture capital investment, China is perceived to be leading on the amount and breadth of data. One crucial factor in predicting the…

What we've been reading lately

16.12.2020 Created by Jesper Niemann
Food for thought in the areas of foresight, business & tech, health & people, energy & environment, logistics & mobility, AI & computing

Air transport will never be the same again…

7.12.2020 Created by René Rohrbeck
4 drivers of change herald a radical transition in air transportation: business travel, regionalization of routes, “star” networks, and flight shaming

Everything AI

17.09.2020 Created by Elvin Ibishli
Ahead of our AI-Enabled Tech Foresight Summit, we share some food for thought: Is everything AI reliable? Is AI ethical?

3 examples of visionary innovation

2.07.2020 Created by Jesper Niemann
Visionary innovators are developing contact lenses to reduce color blindness, 3D artificial eyes and eye scanners to assess biological age.

Our robot future

18.06.2020 Created by Jesper Niemann
Our team prepared some facts and opportunities in regard to industrial robots.

On Paradoxes, Constants, And Effects

16.06.2020 Created by Jesper Niemann
The team at Rohrbeck Heger looked at the Osborne effect, Jevons paradox and Marchetti's constant and shows which specific predictions can be derived.

Foresight-Driven Innovation Webinar

15.05.2020 Created by Ulrike Hempel
In today’s fast paced environment, it becomes harder and harder to foresee future developments and the potential for long term success of new products and services. Traditional planning and innovation…

On the colour of Swans and our fragile world

30.04.2020 Created by Jesper Niemann
Nicholas Naseem Taleb of 'black swan' fame made some astute observations in his interview with "The New Yorker". We've summarised the main points.

Running effective digital workshops

23.04.2020 Created by Jesper Niemann
We run online workshops using some tools built specifically for running remote workshops. Here’s some of our advice for running a workshop online.

Making the most of online meetings

21.04.2020 Created by Jesper Niemann
For many people, the work modality has transitioned into the digital realm. With our briefing we want to help remote teams to continue to stay productive.

UPDATED: Zukunft gestalten – Content Foresight: Health (DE)

10.04.2020 Created by Tobias Heger
In welchen Umgebungen und Szenarien werden Inhalte in Zukunft gebraucht und über welche Medien und Technologien werden sie transportiert? Wo werden Health-Angebote perspektivisch benötigt und konsumiert? Welche Herausforderungen, aber auch…

From Uncertainty to Opportunity

25.03.2020 Created by René Rohrbeck
Do-It-Yourself guide on how to turn uncertainty into opportunity for your organisation. Let us all leverage on ScenarioThinking to reimagine and rebuild our economies and societies.

Using Scenarios as a Strategic Tool

10.12.2019 Created by Tobias Heger
UPDATE: P. Wack from Shell realized that scenarios are key to defining future strategies in times of change by influencing decision-making behavior

Berufsbegleitender Corporate Foresight Kurs (DE)

3.11.2019 Created by Tobias Heger
Zukunftschancen und -risiken erfolgreich erkennen und managen: Corporate Foresight ist eine vergleichbar junge Management-Disziplin, die Entscheidungsträgern zahlreiche Methoden für ihre strategische Arbeit zur Verfügung stellt.

What’s next when it comes to leveraging foresight?

26.02.2019 Created by Tobias Heger
Dr. Frank Ruff, Senior Manager of PIONEERING NeXt, Daimler AG raised the quintessential question of What’s next when it comes to leveraging foresight, collaborative innovation and customer insights in an…

What do corporates feel about innovation in AI?

26.02.2019 Created by Tobias Heger
John Miranda, Market Insights Manager at Intel Corporation focused on the aspect of ethics and trust in AI as companies are adapting to change, “As AI begins to impact our…

Newsletter: What digital leaders should focus on!

6.02.2019 Created by Tobias Heger
In each company you can find many different points of view about the future and various opinions about the firm's long-term success. The challenge lies in the alignment of opinions and using…

Profiting from Strategic Foresight

12.12.2018 Created by Tobias Heger
The best-practice activities necessary for benefiting from foresight could be summarized into three sub-processes: Perceiving, prospecting and probing.

Relaunch Foresight Newsletter

22.10.2018 Created by Tobias Heger
In our quarterly newsletter we share insights on Strategic Foresight and the future-orientation of organizations. Our newsletter is built around a set of categories that reappear in every issue.

A new Strategy for old Technologies

12.10.2018 Created by Tobias Heger
A superior new technology emerges on the horizon, threatening your existing business. Do you simply follow conventional wisdom and strive to make a seamless transition to the new technology? All…

Corporate Foresight Zertifikatsprogramm

20.09.2018 Created by Tobias Heger
Wie können Zukunftschancen trotz hoher Komplexität, Dynamik und Unsicherheit im Organisationsumfeld erkannt werden? Lerne Corporate Foresight Prozesse kennen und verstehe deren Implementierung im Organisationskontext. Hier erfahren Sie mehr über unsere…

Engineering Value to Win in the Market

12.09.2018 Created by Tobias Heger
One of the best determinants for a firm’s long-term profitability and stock price development is its ability to create customer value. It has also been argued that industry disruption and…

Industry 4.0: Modular and Architectural Innovation

10.07.2018 Created by Tobias Heger
Industry 4.0 – while still not yet clearly defined – can be considered to be one of the biggest architectural innovations in the industrial environment in the last decades. The…

VUCA – Uncertainty and the Challenges of Strategizing

6.06.2018 Created by Tobias Heger
Executives and strategists are paying increasing attention to the concept of VUCA, which stands for Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, and Ambiguity. Indeed, those are key challenges when taking decisions and making…

The Strategic use of Business Platforms

1.05.2018 Created by Tobias Heger
Many companies look towards platforms in the hope that they can give advantage over competitor and enable future business expansions. Given this interest, and requests from readers of the digitalization…

Future-proofing your strategy

7.02.2017 Created by Tobias Heger
In this blogpost, Rohrbeck Heger illustrates its approach to scenario-based strategizing.

The Rohrbeck Heger Blogsophy

31.08.2016 Created by Tobias Heger
In our first blogpost, we highlight what Strategic Foresight means and what our mission is.