Thursday 16th May 2019

Future Proofing Through the Lens of Sport

Ever wonder what the future might bring or feeling the pressures to think ahead in our world of student sport? Well, we have one of London’s most in-demand speakers and he is set to open our annual Conference. Welcome, Mark Stevenson!

Mark Stevenson is one of the world’s most respected thinkers on technology and societal trends – helping you see where the world is going – and how to adapt.

He is the author of two best-selling books on the future and innovation, An Optimist’s Tour of the Future and the award-winning We Do Things Differently: stories from the frontline of the future, and an ongoing strategic advisor to organisations as diverse as Medicines Sans Frontiers (Doctors Without Borders), the GSMA and Virgin.

He is one of London Speaker Bureau’s most in-demand speakers (in the top 3 booked speakers worldwide for the last 3 years in a row) and describes his work as “helping my clients become future-literate, by which I mean helping them see the wider context in which they operate, understand the questions the future is asking them, and then architect their culture, strategy, investments and careers to answer those questions well.”

Stevenson will lay out The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of the next 20 years and why ‘business as usual’ is a recipe for disaster. How is the landscape of society going to change in terms of technology, energy, governance, health and commerce?

What questions should smart organisations be asking themselves? And how can your organisation be fit for the future? As he says “We’re in for a rocky ride, but future-literate organisations have a shot at greatness.”


“Mark always has his eye on the prize, which means taking action that creates a positive impact in the world. He doesn’t shrink from asking tough questions and challenging our industry to do better. And that is one of Mark’s gifts as a strategic advisor — he pushes us beyond our familiar territory to recognise the wider systemic context.” – Arran Riddle, Content Director for Policy and Regulation, GSMA

We can’t wait to welcome Mark to the University of Strathclyde on the 12th and 13th June. Register for your chance to hear him speak along with other influential thinkers and a thought-provoking and engaging conference!