What are possible futures the world may face in the next 20 years? Comprising global thinkers and doers from science, design, diplomacy, and more, Autodesk catalyzed the formation of Aspen Digital’s Foresight Group which produced some forward-focused insights. These insights are summarized in a new report, along with the present-day trends that point in their direction. Autodesk is proud to be a collaborator in this work. We hope you will give it a read! Check it out here:
The Strategic Foresight at Autodesk team (part of Autodesk Research) informs long-term decision-making by anticipating what might happen so the company and its customers can navigate change, seize opportunities, and mitigate risk. The goal of foresight is to anticipate and prepare for change while examining how current factors might signal what's to come. The Strategic Foresight team takes a comprehensive view, exploring forces of change in a STEEP framework (Social, Technological, Economic, Environmental, and Political) and looking across near-term and long-term horizons. Through a comprehensive portfolio of projects, the team draws from a wider range of perspectives to deepen the company's understanding of what's changing in the macroenvironment and what it might mean for Autodesk strategy. Members of the Strategic Foresight team as well as our CEO, Andrew Anagnost, and VP of Autodesk Research, Mike Haley, participated in the Aspen sessions.
The Aspen Institute drives change through dialogue, leadership, and action to help solve the greatest challenges of our time. Aspen Institute experts are leaders in their fields, bringing a wide range of backgrounds and perspectives all aimed at doing the most good for the greatest number of people. They have made it their mission to further the ideals of the Institute. The Aspen Institute has earned a reputation for gathering diverse, nonpartisan thought leaders, creatives, scholars, and members of the public to address some of the world's most complex problems. But the goal of these convenings is to have an impact beyond the conference room. They are designed to provoke, further, and improve actions taken in the real world. Aspen Digital is a policy program of the Aspen Institute. [aspeninstitute.org]
At Autodesk, we are inspired by the prospect of a better world designed and made for all. Our mission is to empower innovators with design and make technology so they can achieve the new possible. To do that, we deliver customers technology that provides automation and insight for their design-and-make processes, enabling them to achieve better outcomes for their products, their businesses, and the world. Doing that requires preparing for a wide range of possible futures through the practice of strategic foresight.
Considering the possibilities is alive in the lab.