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Threatcasting: future implications and lessons learned from COVID-19

June 1, 2021

1:00 PM CDT

The global destabilization and widespread disruptions of 2020 have shown all organizations the necessity of future planning and preparation. Supply chain professionals who actively explore potential threats, their impact and steps to mitigate the effects will be better prepared for an uncertain future. The very act of planning for these events makes an organization more nimble and resilient.

Topic Areas

Risk Management, Resilience, Emerging Trends

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Join Brian David Johnson, Director of the threatcasting lab, Arizona State University and Greg Lindsay, Director of Applied Research, NewCities to learn how the ASU Threatcasting lab identified threats on the horizon to supply chains and the methodology for companies to prepare for major events in the future.


Brian David Johnson

Brian David Johnson

Director of the threatcasting lab, Arizona State University

Brian David Johnson is the director of the threatcasting lab at Arizona State University. As a futurist he works with organizations to develop an actionable 10-15 year vision and what it will feel like to live in the future. His work is called futurecasting, using ethnographic field studies, technology research, cultural history, trend data, global interviews and even science fiction to provide a pragmatic road map of the future. As an applied futurist Johnson has worked with governments, trade organizations, start-ups and multinational corporations to not only help envision their future but specify the steps needed to get there. Brian is currently the futurist in residence at Arizona State University’s Center for Science and the Imagination, a professor in the School for the Future of Innovation in Society and the Director of the ASU Threatcasting Lab. He is also a Futurist and Fellow at Frost and Sullivan.

Gregory Thomas Lindsay

Gregory Thomas Lindsay

Director of Applied Research, NewCities

Greg Lindsay is the director of applied research at NewCities and director of strategy at its mobility offshoot CoMotion. He is also a non-resident senior fellow of the Atlantic Council’s Foresight, Strategy, and Risks Initiative, a senior fellow of MIT’s Future Urban Collectives Lab, and a partner at FutureMap, a geo-strategic advisory firm based in Singapore.

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