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David Zach

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Futurist, Exploring Trends and Traditions
David Zach is one of the few professionally trained futurists in the United States, with a master's degree in studies of the future from the University of Houston-Clear Lake.

Fee Range: $10,001 – $20,000

Through his company, Innovative Futures, Dave works with nearly 80 businesses, schools and associations each year to help them understand how to think about the future, change and continuity- ­and how to make choices about them. He takes the audience on a tour of key trends and current issues in technology, business, education and society. Dave gets his information and ideas about the future from a daily study of books, magazines, discussions and on-line explorations.

Dave previously worked at Johnson Controls and Northwestern Mutual Life in the roles of environmental scanning and strategic planning. He has also taught future studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Dave is a member of the Wisconsin Small Business Development Center Advisory Council, Future Milwaukee Advocacy Board and Milwaukee Forum, a leadership group for discussion of key community concerns. He formerly served as chairman of the Goals for Greater Milwaukee 2000 Education Committee and co-chair for Design Milwaukee.

Speech Titles and Descriptions:

An Owner's Guide to the Future
In this thought-provoking tour of modern times, keynote speaker David Zach delivers useful answers to some of today's biggest questions. With a friendly style and a little bit of Midwestern charm, he'll help you face the future with a solid sense of hope and inspiration.

Innovative Futures: Trends with Innovation and Design
David Zach offers insights on the art and science of innovation and design: the very lifeblood of 21st century economics. Using the latest innovations with nanotechnology, communications, information, logistics, and architecture, Zach divides his talk into Innovation Pro and Innovation Con to examine what works to build the Age of Design and what doesn't.

Strategic Futures
With a focus on the practical and the possible, this is a down-to-earth look at key strategic trends. If you need to do some deep thinking about how you'll navigate tomorrow, let internationally renowned futurist David Zach be your guide.

Designs on the Future: Trends, Traditions, and Choices
In this presentation, David Zach provides a fascinating (and slightly irreverent) look at the trends and traditions affecting design and the roles that architects, designers, and planners can have over the next ten years.

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