Think Tank Think Tank

The Think Tank, curated by Glen Hiemstra, is a collaboration of highly talented people each of whom has a special focus on the future. Each is available to fulfill keynote speaking and seminar requests that we receive at, from a wide variety of industries, associations, and agencies.

To book Founder Glen Hiemstra or another Think Tank speaker for your event or enterprise contact us here.

We also collaborate from time to time, in various appropriate combinations, on larger projects for selected clients. These collaborations include:

  • Conducting a special conference event exploring the future that we call the Think Tank.
  • Produce research reports on future trends or scenarios under contract to specific clients.
  • Produce contract writing projects such as columns, articles and special pieces for publication.
  • Consulting to intensive, long-term strategic planning projects and teams.
  • Consulting to communities working on community vision, sustainability, and resilience.

Contact us for more information.

Think Tank Experts

Glen Hiemstra, Founder & CEO

Glen Hiemstra, Founder and CEO of, curator of the Think Tank Group, is an inspiring and deeply experienced voice among futurists. An internationally acclaimed expert on long range trends and creating the preferred future, Glen has advised professional, business, and governmental organizations for...

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Richard Yonck, Author, Futurist, Speaker & Consultant

Richard Yonck is the highly acclaimed author of HEART OF THE MACHINE: Our Future in a World of Artificial Emotional Intelligence. A best-seller in several categories on Amazon, his book is now required reading in several college courses involving machine learning and user experience/interface...

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Anne Boysen, M.S. Strategic Foresight

Anne Boysen is a professional futurist with an M.S. in Strategic Foresight from the University of Houston and Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics, and extensive training in data mining and predictive modeling from Colorado State and Penn State universities. Anne has been interviewed and...

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Ramez Naam

Ramez Naam is a former Microsoft executive, an entrpreneur, and the co-Chair for Energy and Environment at Singularity University. He’s also the award winning author of five books, including the Nexus trilogy of science fiction novels. Ramez spent 13 years at Microsoft, where he led teams...

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Dr. Cindy Frewen, FAIA

Dr Cindy Frewen, FAIA, urban futurist and architect, teaches the Design Futures Workshop and Social Change at the University of Houston graduate program in Strategic Foresight. In addition, she consults, speaks, and writes on the future of cities and design futures, specializing in the...

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Jared Nichols

Jared Nichols is a deep futures strategist, executive advisor, speaker, and coach. He provides the tools to help leaders and organizations gain competitive advantage, seize new market opportunities, drive in new revenue, and increase profits. As one of the few people in the world...

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Brenda Cooper

Brenda Cooper has been delivering keynote addresses on the future for over a decade.  Her non-fiction has appeared in The Futurist Magazine and on She is also currently writing a non-fiction series called Backing into Eden, which is being re-published on multiple websites....

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Robert Jacobson, Ph.D.

Bob Jacobson’s professional think-tank practice is a hybrid combining futuristics with innovation management. “The two are symbiotic,” he explains. “Future awareness creates a need for innovative responses to emerging challenges. Environmental scanning, trend analysis, and prediction markets are each a useful tool for generating...

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Richard Kadzis, MS, CAE

Richard Kadzis is a subject matter expert on corporate workplace practices, talent recruitment and retention, sustainability models, company location strategies, corporate social responsibility, demographic shifts, economic trends, and organizational leadership styles. His predictive analytics work most recently featured the development of a forward-facing corporate...

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