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Frank Spencer

Principal, Kedge

Prior to founding Kedge, Frank worked for 15 years as a leadership coach and developer with entrepreneurs, social communities, networking initiatives and SMEs, helping them in areas such as development, innovation, and networking. He holds a Master of Arts in Strategic Foresight from Regent University.

With a strong background in both business and academic foresight, Frank was the creator and lead instructor of the course on futures and foresight for developing solutions to grand challenges (The Futures Institute: Shaping The Future Now) at the Duke University Talent identification Program Institute (2010, 2011), and he is on the organizing team to develop a MSc in Foresight and Innovation in France. He has worked on strategic foresight projects for companies such as Kraft, Mars, Marriott, and The Walt Disney Company, and he is a prolific speaker, having delivered presentations to various groups and conferences over the last 20 years on topics such as leadership development, the importance of developing the skill of futures thinking, creating environments of foresight in businesses & organizations, recognizing emerging trends and issues, identifying unseen opportunities, reaching aspirations and preferred futures, networking, talent management, work, technology, and social innovation.

His most recent articles include an explanation of Kedge’s unique innovation philosophy called Wicked Opportunities that is featured in Fast Company Exist, and a series on the 7 Shifts in the Age of Opportunity that every business leader must master that can be found on Urban Times.