Jan Oliver Schwarz

Professor of Strategic Foresight & Trend Analysis, Head of Institute, Bavarian Foresight Institute, Technische Hochschule Ingolstadt

Jan is an expert for foresight and has worked on numerous foresight projects, helping organizations to cope with changes in their environment and the future. He has done extensive research on the field of strategic and corporate foresight and has taught foresight on a postgraduate and executive level.

He is in particulate known for his work on business wargaming, a dynamic simulation that helps leaders and organizations anticipate the future competitive dynamics in their industry. Further, he has worked on how foresight can support organizations in developing dynamic capabilities. He also developed the Robust Leadership framework, describing a leadership approach for a VUCA world.

In addition, he has tied design thinking and cultural products, such as science-fiction, to foresight.

He has published Strategic Foresight: An Introductory Guide to Practice. https://www.routledge.com/Strategic-Foresight-An-Introductory-Guide-to-Practice/Schwarz/p/book/9781032299235

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