Glen Hiemstra is the founder and owner of Futurist.com. Glen is dedicated to disseminating information about future trends to assist individuals, organizations, and industries in effective strategic planning.
If you listen carefully, you can learn what the future is telling you.
Glen Hiemstra is the founder and owner of Futurist.com, a company dedicated to disseminating information about the future, to assist individuals, organizations and industries in creating the futures they prefer. An internationally respected futurist, Glen has advised professional, business, and governmental organizations for two decades. He is the author of Turning the Future into Revenue: What Businesses and Individuals Need to Know to Shape Their Futures, from John Wiley & Sons, 2006, and is co-author of Strategic Leadership: Achieving Your Preferred Future.
As an expert in preferred future planning and a popular keynote speaker, Mr. Hiemstra zeros in on emerging trends in science, technology, economics, demographics, energy, the environment, and transportation. In his mind-stretching programs, Glen goes beyond simple trend analysis to discuss the opportunities that we all have to shape a future of hope and possibility.
Glen has worked with many leading companies, government agencies and organizations including Microsoft, Boeing, Adobe, Ernst & Young, PaineWebber, ShareBuilder, Ambrosetti (Italy), Club of Amsterdam, Northern Telecom, Home Depot, Weyerhaeuser, Hewlett Packard, Novo Nordisk, U.S./Mexico JWC, APAX Partners, Costa Rica Hotel Association, Atlanta 2060, Tulsa 2025, Idaho Transportation 2030, Federal Highway Administration Advanced Research, John Deere, and many others.
A skilled educator, Glen also offers a variety of informational resources for those interested in exploring the future. Each month, visitors from more than 100 countries come to Futurist.com for provocative snapshots of emerging ideas, trends and technologies. FutureTalks, Glen's online video series on the future of media produced by the Conversations Network, is now available at iTunes. Futurist.comTV also produces regular short videos for the web on a variety of future topics, including the Knowledge Value Economy, Energy, and the Online Community.
Glen has served as a technical advisor for futuristic television programs, working with Steven Bochco Productions (creator of "LA Law" and "Hill Street Blues,"), among others. He is frequently cited in a variety of prestigious publications, such as The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, US News & World Report, The Futurist, USA Today, and the Los Angeles Times. Glen was selected as one of 30 global leaders to advise on the design of the General Motors & Shanghai Automotive Industry pavilion for the Shanghai 2010 exhibition, and is a member of a similar team proposing a Global Solutions pavilion for Shanghai 2010.
In a first career, Glen was an award-winning educator; he has served as a Visiting Scholar at the Human Interface Technology Lab at the University of Washington, which works on virtual and augmented reality technology.
Glen was educated at Whitworth College, the University of Oregon, and the University of Washington. He lives in Kirkland, Washington with his wife Tracie. They have three adult children.
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