As the world emerges from the grip of COVID-19 and people begin to navigate the climate of post-pandemic uncertainty, how can brands create confidence-inspiring offerings that appeal to a wide-ranging audience while also taking into account people’s diverse aspirations for the future?
Theo Priestley is a leading futurist and globally recognised business leader, author, and public speaker specialising in artificial intelligence, digital twins, augmented reality, virtual reality, and the convergence of many other emerging trends. He is the founder of Metapunk, an agency consulting on the technological, cultural, and business impacts that will arise out of the metaverse and helping brands, organisations, and investors navigate this revolution.
Bronwyn Williams is a futurist, economist, and trend analyst with over a decade’s worth of experience in strategic management, trend research, and foresight consulting to clients in the public and private sectors across Africa and the world. She is also the co-author of The Future Starts Now.
Megan Carnegie is a journalist and editor. She has written for Courier, Time Out, Guardian Weekend, Creative Review, The Telegraph, Evening Standard, and more. Outside of work, she can be found reading, running, and killing off her houseplants.
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