Association of Professional Futurists

Dennis Draeger

BusinessFit and Shaping Tomorrow
Napier / Hawkes Bay / New Zealand / Oceania

About

Professional Background
Government Foresight, SME Foresight, Corporate Foresight, Strategy
Areas of Expertise
The intersection of technology and society in 10 years
Short Biography
Dennis is a business consultant and foresight researcher providing organizations with a broader, deeper, and longer view of the future with ways to exploit opportunities and protect against contingencies. He has consulted with local SMEs, global corporations, and government agencies in North America, Europe, Asia, and Australasia. He has focused on technology’s place in social change and consulted on the social implications of various technologies from 3D printing's potential invasion of the retail and manufacturing sectors and EHS concerns of nanotechnologies to legal issues surrounding transhumanist enhancements.

Dennis’ expertise primarily lies in horizon scanning, scenario development, and qualitative technology forecasting. He is a senior researcher with Shaping Tomorrow where he developed the company’s Gist reports—a summary of the future perspectives of a sector, technology, or issue. He is also the head of Aiglatson Foresight Research (AFR) where he consults on the future for entrepreneurs and small and medium sized enterprises to meet the needs of smaller budgets. Dennis believes the future is constantly changing, and organizations must optimize their foresight strategies through constant maintenance to maximize opportunities and minimize threats.