general session - the future begins now
SEPTEMBER 6, 2017
11:00AM - 12:45PM
Erica Orange will discuss several emerging trends for 2017 and beyond that are revolutionizing the future of energy. Using macro sociocultural, economic and technological trends as a catalyst, she will talk about how the major growth areas of The Metaspace Economy® will uncover both the short- and long-term future opportunities of tomorrow, and how all will disrupt the current landscape as we know it today.
The Future Hunters
Erica is Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer of The Future Hunters, one of the world’s leading futurist consulting firms. She evaluates emerging social, technological, economic, political, demographic and environmental trends – and identifies the strategic implications (the “So what?”) of those trends for several of the most influential Fortune 500 companies, trade associations and public sector clients. Erica’s ability to identify patterns, think critically and analytically, and translate that into actionable strategies is what has made her an invaluable asset to clients.
Erica frequently speaks to a wide range of global audiences about trends that are shaping the landscape today, and has keynoted several large industry conferences. She has also authored numerous articles, book chapters, and industry white papers on cutting-edge, future-focused topics. A frequent columnist and blogger, Erica is recognized in the industry as having a unique, innovative and fresh perspective.
Erica currently serves as a Board member on the Career Advisory Board presented by DeVry University. She was also chosen as one of the first Susan Schiffer Stautberg
Leadership Foundation Fellows, and was recently awarded 2016 Entrepreneur of the Year by Fashion Group International. For four years, she also served as Chair of the Adjunct Board of Directors for ThinkQuest NYC, an organization that brought technology to underserved New York City students.