ProFutures Blog Contributors
Emerging Fellowships are awarded to some of the most promising new futurists in order to give them a platform for cultivating their voice and to illustrate current futures issues.
They will be writing about the ideas shared in APF exchanges, at events and from their work. Their essays will be posted on the ProFutures blog and also in the Compass newsletter (members only, sign in required).
The Emerging Fellows program is administered by a core team of Terry Collins (Chair), Wendy Schultz, Garry Golden, Peter Hayward, and Jeremy Mancuso. Please direct your questions to Terry Collins.
2014-2015 Class of APF Emerging Fellows
Daniel Bonin is majoring in economics at the University of Cologne and is interested in strategic foresight and the psychology of decision making. Currently, Daniel is writing his master thesis about “Nudging” and is supporting the Institute of Trade Fair Management and Distribution Research at the University of Cologne as a student assistant.
Daniel joined Z_punkt the Foresight Company in 2013 as an intern, then became a student assistant until recently. In two student projects supervised by the University of Cologne and insurance companies, Daniel analysed the impacts of megatrends and digitalization on the health care sector. His curiosity for foresight was first triggered while working for the World Business Dialogue, developing a panel discussion on decision making in uncertain times.
Daniel holds a BS in Business Administration from the University of Cologne and is about to complete his MS in Economics with a focus on behavioral economics. He spent a semester abroad at the Corvinus University of Budapest, where he acquired theoretical knowledge in foresight.
Sandra Geitz successfully delivers new business initiatives and change projects in multinational organizations and SMEs. She has led strategy and foresight projects: analyzing trends, anticipating future impacts, communicating, influencing and leading change.
She is deeply curious about foresight, innovation, decision-making, user-experience, knowledge management and Asian business. Sandra has worked on strategy projects and traveled extensively in mainland China, and conducted business within South America, Thailand and West Africa.
Sandra initiates, collaborates, prototypes and adapts to address business issues. She has practical expertise synthesizing qualitative data. This balances her strong analytical and project management skills from her extensive engineering career. Sandra seeks to develop a foresight practice
Sandra completed her Master of Management in Strategic Foresight from Swinburne University, Australia in mid-2012. She was awarded Golden Key Honour Society membership in 2011 for academic achievement. The Association of Professional Futurists awarded honourable mentions in 2010 for her paper, “Ghana and its social development futures” and “Tearing apart the work-life balance map or the integral view?” in 2011.
Alireza Hejazi strives to discover new ways toward global leadership for shaping peaceful, equitable and sustainable futures. He founded "Futures Discovery" in 2008 to assist organizations and individuals in discovering what the future may hold for them.
His activities include leadership and futures studies, strategic foresight, future-oriented consultancy, futures research analysis, writing articles and book reviews, blogging at[ World Future Society], and cooperating as a teaching assistant in strategic foresight courses.
Currently (2013), he is a PhD Candidate in Organizational Leadership at [Regent University.] He holds an MA in [Strategic Foresight (MSF)] from Regent University, and also an MA in Managing Information, Science, and Technology Centers from [Malek-e Ashtar University of Technology] and a BA in English Translation from [Azad University] in Tehran.
In Alireza's view, futures research is meant to benefit humankind. He believes that futurists have a wealth of knowledge that can be extremely beneficial to the rest of the world in making better decisions. He has been a member of World Futures Studies Federation [(WFSF)] and also an active member of World Future Society [(WFS)], Association of Professional Futurists [(APF)] and elected as a member of APF's "Emerging Fellows" in 2013. He has a spirit of service and devotion for all mentioned associations.