Magnus Lindkvist
Guest keynote

Magnus Lindkvist

Trend Spotter and Futurist
Magnus Lindkvist is a trend spotting futurologist and author who weaves together important current trends to forecast what life, society and business might look like in the future. As a writer, Magnus Lindkvist is driven by a relentless curiosity about our mental space where the outside world collides with the human brain. His book Minifesto (2016) tells us why small ideas matter in the world of grand narratives. By sharing a vision of the future we can strive to surround ourselves with as many strange, conflicting ideas that we can in order to immerse ourselves in future possibilities and possible futures. With a Master of Science in Business and Economics from Stockholm School of Economics, his talks are often described as ‘shows’ or ‘performances’; he calls it ‘intellectual acupuncture’ with the expressed intention of changing our minds with needles of insight, examples and observations. He has won several awards for his ‘performances’ on stage and for his books, but perhaps the best acclaim ever given was from an HR director in the UK who said ‘Magnus Lindkvist is the best Swedish export since ABBA and meatballs!’
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Monday, 18 May, 2020 / 04:30 PM - 05:15 PM BST
Guest Keynote: Creative Power - Who we are Becoming

Technology often monopolizes discussions about the future - from marketing automation tools to job-stealing robots and self-driving cars. Futurologist Magnus Lindkvist will broaden tomorrow’s horizon to incorporate bigger changes - in the world and, more importantly, in us. Furthermore, he will introduce the concept of Creative Power*, arguably one of the most important skillsets in the 21st century. His rollercoaster presentation will take us from the invention of matches to the making of A-ha’s seminal hit Take on Me.

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