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Futurist & Innovation Strategist

Change doesn't care whether you like it or not. It happens without your permission.

Anders Sörman-Nilsson (Global EMBA / LLB) is a futurist and the founder of the think tank and trend analysis firm - Thinque, which provides data-based research, foresight and thought leadership assets for global brands across 4 continents.

The company's vision is to disseminate and decode ‘avant-garde ideas which expand minds and inspire a change of heart’, and clients like Microsoft, Apple, Facebook, McKinsey, Jaguar Land Rover, Adobe, MINI, Rugby New Zealand and Lego trust his future guidance.

He is an awarded keynote speaker who helps leaders decode trends, decipher what’s next and turn provocative questions into proactive answers. He has published 3 books on digital transformation and innovation including ‘Aftershock’ (2020), ‘Seamless’ (2017) and ‘Digilogue’ (2013), is a member of TEDGlobal, Entrepreneurs Organization where he is the Sydney Chapter's Leadership Impact Chair, and was nominated to the World Economic Forum’s Young Global Leaders in 2019.

He is the author of the 2020 Microsoft & Thinque whitepaper "How Artificial Intelligence is powering Australian Retail in 2020 and beyond", the co-creator of the B2B marketing award-winning Adobe Creative (CQ) Intelligence test, and is the host of the 2nd Renaissance Podcast. His futurist thinking has been shared by the Wall Street Journal, Financial Review, Monocle, BBC, South China Morning Post, Esquire and ABC TV.

Talking Points

Seamless - Digital adaptation and human transformation.

How do you design frictionless customer experiences where customers can seamlessly navigate between digital and analogue touchpoints?

This is the main question Anders explores in this thought-provoking keynote. Emerging technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality and the Internet of Things are enabling more and more brands to become truly ’seamless’.

This presentation will provide you with fascinating case studies and best practices from smart brands that understand how intelligent technologies can amplify customer service, create compelling customer experiences, remove friction and transform our lives.


A futurephile’s guide to creating seamlessness for your brand and organization

Digilogue - How to win the digital minds and analogue hearts of tomorrow's customers.

As some organisations careen recklessly into the digital future and others are left behind by remaining steeped in the ways of old, thought leaders are coming to realise there is an important middle ground. Most often that’s where your customers and clients want you to be, the place where digital and analogue converge - the ‘digilogue’. In the digilogue it is understood that digital satisfies a customer’s mind while analogue soothes the heart.


- An understanding of the parts of your business that simply cannot be allowed to go digital
- An intimate knowledge of the customer experience, of the touchpoints that thrill them, that speak to their hearts and not their heads
- An understanding of how your organisation tells its story to its public
- A recognition of the artisanal skill, or customer service, that keeps customers coming back

Every business must know where its middle ground lies, where the old-school artisan meets the efficiency and power of the future. This customised presentation will help your people find where that place is.

Waves of change - The Global Trends That Will Disrupt your Existence

Waves of change are rolling towards us and you’d better be prepared. But how do you spot the waves, or identify what’s going on in the market? How do you sense the direction of the currents, or establish what it means for your business? And how do you best position yourself so you’re not washed away, or choose a market position and ride the wave?

- Digital Disruption - managing the tension between the analogue and digital touchpoints
- Media Madness - realising that every company must think like a media company
- Data Driven Dominance - working out how to turn data into competitive knowledge


- Which new markets you should target, and how to identify and engage them
- How to step back and deconstruct your own business model to identify new, non-traditional partnerships
- How to sort through the data storm to turn customer insight into intelligent and strategic business assets
- How to build innovation strategy that disrupts your competitors

2nd Renaissance

If digital disruption was the dress rehearsal for your business model’s transformation, COVID19 became the burning platform. By now, we know that this virus has wreaked havoc on lives and livelihoods. None of us, professional, essential worker or otherwise, has been immune to either type of future shock.

But what does the world beyond the pandemic look like? And how do we as humans prepare ourselves for it?

Will we be going back to the status quo after lockdowns ease, or will we be forever transformed? What will we value, and how will we be spending our disposable income? What technologies are here to stay? Will we be migrating back into cities for work, or stay at home? Will the physical and virtual continue to blend? Will frugality be the new norm? What consumer behaviour will shape the commerce of tomorrow?
Anders adapted to the unique demographics of our audience. His informative and energetic style was a huge hit with our attendees! Cisco

Anders' presentation was an unexpected experience that i can only describe as astonishing.


Anders did a superb job as the keynote speaker at the 2016 COLLOQUY Summit in Los Angeles. His presentation on the digital world and how it's changing the ways we engage with our customers was "spot on" and the feedback from attendees on his session was very positive. I especially enjoyed how he applied the evolution of his mother's business into his views on the future of customer relationships.

Marketing & GM Colloquy

At the US event, after 2 solid days, Anders had the entire audience on their feet and a room full of 130+ people more engaged than I have ever seen.


Anders is professional and easy to work with, gently bringing the audience into his world with an understated charisma that really brings his story to life. I was delighted with his participation in our client conference as the keynote speaker.

Fis Global

We had such overwhelming feedback from the day and in particular your keynote to our dealer principals. You really captivated the audience and gave them a lot to think about, so thank you!

Mercedes Benz Vans

We had such overwhelming feedback from the day and in particular your keynote to our dealer principals. You really captivated the audience and gave them a lot to think about, so thank you! Connecting quickly and effectively with our audience, anders’ preparation, passion and energy provided a high value experience for our valued customers.

Micro Beef Technology

Thank you again for joining our program this week. The participants really enjoyed your message and loved the presentation!

Hilton Worldwide

Anders attended our hr team workshop to engage the team in disruptive thinking and how we can be innovative in hr. It was a fantastic session which not only gave the team insight into what other companies are doing and societal trends but also supported giving them permission to experiment and try new ways of doing things. This has energised the team's desire to becoming trend setters rather than followers in the hr space.

Pernod Ricard Winemakers

Anders delivered an exceptional performance, seamlessly blending a captivating technology themed presentation with our diverse event topics. His dynamic stage presence, coupled with high-quality visuals, ensured engagement across our varied audience, from engineering to HR. He made complex concepts accessible by presenting surprising case studies that challenged our thinking. His ability to connect the dots and provide a unifying thread from technology to people and the energy transition was incredibly relevant and set the stage for subsequent presentations. Anders crafted a compelling and immersive experience that left a lasting impact on our event. Highly recommended.

Worley Services Pty Ltd
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