Financial Times (excerpt)
Financial Time journalists and external experts will help identify the most promising innovations for “50 Ideas to Change the World.”
The Financial Times is looking for 50 ideas with the power to solve the challenges facing the world in five important areas: population; energy and resources; skills and education; health; nature and the universe.
Over the next six months we will be presenting the best ideas in a series of online articles and videos. They will be judged for their transformative potential, to solve pressing global problems or enhance human life, by a panel of outside experts and FT journalists.
Brian Solis of the Altimeter Group has been chosen as one of the six judges.
Brian Solis is principal analyst and futurist at Altimeter, a consultancy, part of Prophet, that advises companies on digital change. Brian is a well-known speaker and digital anthropologist, who studies disruptive technology and its impact on business and society. In his reports, articles and books, he humanises trends to help people understand how the world is changing, why and what to do about it. Brian’s current research explores digital transformation, corporate innovation, experience design, changing business culture and “the future of” industries, trends and behaviour.
Brian is the author of seven best-selling books, including X: The Experience When Business Meets Design, What’s the Future of Business (WTF) and The End of Business as Usual.