Biography of Skeeves Stevens. Being a Futurist is the most rewarding role I've had in my life so far - but also the scariest one. I spend my days looking at all the amazing technology and trends that are about to become, or is already here - but people just don't realise it. I look at this fantastic moment in time, and wonder why so many people have switched-off and have no idea what is going on around them. A couple of years ago, someone reasonably high in a foreign government asked me to write down my thoughts about an issue we'd talked about at a conference - and my first Threat Matrix was written. Since then I have theorised dozens of Future Crime scenarios and advised governments and entitles in half a dozen countries. My big passion is research - everything. Why they latest iGens are buying certain products; gameification, IoT, Robotics, Transhumanism & Biohacking, Neuropriming, Smart Drugs (Nootropics), BrainWear and HCI, Machine Intelligence, RFID/NFC, 360 Immersive Video/Virtual Realty, Smart Wearables; Voice Control and Automation/Orchestration, CryptoCurrencies, Smart Cities, IoT and much more. But more important than these areas by themselves - is how each of these areas can stack with the other. Combinations not even thought about by most individual subject matter experts. That is where we sit. We are the glue. Bringing many things together to create and realise something new. My wife - Shanti Korporaal and I have founded over a dozen companies in areas such as: Network Engineering (eintellego Networks), Virtual Reality (VR The World), Innovation (Niisch), Futurists (Future Sumo), and more. Today we advise over 100 C-Level executives about what is coming in the near future, or is here already. We have our own web show in development which launches in April 2017.
Biography of Shanti Korporaal: Shanti Korporaal is a Futurist, Serial Entrepreneur, Speaker, Facilitator, Whisky Chick and most of all, lives for Lightbulb moments. With her husband, Skeeve Stevens, she runs eight businesses with offices in two countries - Australia and Cambodia. In life and in business they make a great team, Skeeve is the visionary and ideas and Shanti is the practical tactical, implementer. She is co-founder and Director of Future Sumo, VR the World, Chip My Life, Niisch, eintellego Networks, eintellego Networks (Cambodia) and Elastic Venues (Cambodia). All of her companies are about empowering her clients to grow and flourish in their own businesses or department. Shanti and Skeeve's primary focus is on their futurist consultancy, Future Sumo and one of the creative tools they are able to use within businesses is Virtual Reality and 360 Video through VR the World. They believe in helping all companies both large and small, start-ups and established, understand the coming changes in technology, people, consumer trends, work practices and everything in-between. They guide companies through this disruption era and even help them disrupt others who are asleep at the wheel.