In today’s turbulent business environment organizations need strategic agility, one-step-ahead competitive advantage, systematic innovation, and continuous risk management so that they are more resilient to emerging change than rivals.
Here is how our robot, Athena, can help you shape your tomorrows by 'making better decisions today’ through rapid adoption of new ideas and better mitigation of threats using proven planning processes.
Athena gathers unstructured text from the Internet, not just numbers, in the form of Insights (raw evidence of emerging change) and automatically extracts verbatim Forecasts from the Insights without human intervention. Over the past four years, Athena has gathered over ~220,000 forecasts covering political, economic, social and technological change from across the globe. She presents these instantly in the form of a fully searchable database and makes these available to our 10,000+ members and 7,000 organisations.
She concentrates on future trends, uncertainties and potential surprises, not on past trends. Most reported trends today lag the market. Using them is much like driving your car through the rear-view mirror. Athena concentrates on the future and provides navigation on what the road ahead looks like. A trend is only a trend until it bends. Her job is to point out where the bends in the road will likely occur and to help spot new opportunities and mitigate emerging risks before they hurt you and your organisation.
To get the best use of our service our clients generally take one or more of these approaches:
The most successful clients make foresight part of their vision and culture, practice, measure and communicate their progress continuously and encourage their stakeholders to be part of determining their destiny. In that regard, Athena is a digital coach, personal assistant and online educator through her chatbot capabilities. People with little knowledge of strategic foresight can learn how to become a forward thinker without the need to first achieve an advanced degree over several years.
Athena is multi-lingual, and whereas you tire, make mistakes and only recognize what interests you, she does not. She might miss or misinterpret as you do, but with far less frequency and she will take uncomfortable truths and alternative ideas in her stride. Her developers continue to work to remove any residual bias she may have through their programming.
We offer these services to clients, individual members, and partners in both public and secure private modes.
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