Scott Smith

Founder and Principal, Changeist
Making sense of today’s weak signals on tomorrow’s lifestyle and life science

Scott Smith’s mission is to identify and make sense of weak signals of change. His work is built on over 20 years’ experience tracking social, cultural, technological and economic trends, and helping organizations navigate complex futures.

He has worked with global organizations such as UNICEF, Nokia, Ford, Honda, Herman Miller, P&G, Barilla, NASA, and The Economist Group, and led field research in China, Japan, India, Turkey, Poland, Mexico, and across Western Europe and North America.

Scott has been quoted in Le Monde, Fast Company, MIT Technology Review, been covered in WIRED and BoingBoing,  and is a commentary writer for Quartz  and a columnist of technology and global politics for Current Intelligence.

At Lift Basel, Scott will talk about his approach in futures research as applied to the confluence of biotech and the internet of things, taking us years into the future in order to better understand our present.