Horasis is delighted to announce the appointment of Benjamin J Butler as Futurist
Zurich, Switzerland, 9 November 2020 — Benjamin Butler is an international futurist, strategist and philosopher based out of Asia. He left London 20 years ago and has been ‘on the road ever since,’ accumulating a unique international perspective to advise leaders on where the world might be heading, known for making many prescient forecasts of trends in financial markets, technology, geopolitics and culture. He has been a trusted sounding board and advisor on the future for many leaders, coaching them on the important skills and mindset to navigate uncertainty and sits on the boards of a number of organisations. He is a regular speaker at international conferences and has spoken at the Horasis Extraordinary Meeting, United Nations, World Knowledge Forum, MIPIM, and more.
Benjamin Butler will initiate a new futurist column about the big issues of our day as well as creatively suggesting themes, formats and paths forward for the Horasis community.
“I am inspired to support Frank-Jürgen Richter and the whole Horasis community in inspiring our future, at this time of great change. It’s my belief that we are witnessing the transition from an industrial civilisation to something far more advanced. Whilst it is a turbulent road, it’s a milestone as significant and exciting as the Agricultural and Industrial Revolutions. However, it’s essential we harness our collective intelligence and creativity to make it. I believe Horasis is an important space for such collaboration and leadership,” Benjamin Butler said.
“I am excited to invite world-renowned futurist Benjamin J Butler into the Horasis team to further provoke new thinking about our long term future. Benjamin Butler has a unique vantage point having spent a career in investment and as a futurist, living between Asia and the West, foreseeing and observing the re-emergence of the Silk Road and the new technologies of the Spatial Web, AI, quantum and beyond. Horasis has spent nearly two decades gathering the most senior business leaders, thought leaders, policy makers and even heads of state across all continents into dialogue about the future. With new revolutionary technologies, the rebirth of Eurasia and the need for global perspective, I believe we are in a position to be of great service to the global community as world enters a new era,” said Frank-Jürgen Richter, Chairman of Horasis.
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