Rıchard Watson

Author, Futurist, Scenario Planner

Session Details

Rediscovering Human Purpose and Potential in the Light of AI

In this session, you will get a clear understanding of what AI and automation can and cannot do and what organizations need to focus upon in order to remain successful in the future.

  • What might the world look like in Turkey in the future?
  • How might demographic, economic and technological trends conspire to impact how, where and perhaps why people work?
  • In particular, what might the impacts of AI and automation be on the world of work and what skills should we be developing now to be prepared for the next shifts?


Richard Watson strives to help organisations think deeply and differently about the future. Pulling together information from multiple sources, he publishes What’s Next? – an online trends report that provides concise commentary on both established and less obvious trends impacting the macro-environment

With a focus on strategic foresight and scenario planning he has worked with many of the world’s largest organisations, including IBM, Virgin, the Ministry of Defence, the Ministry of Education, the NHS, McDonald’s, KPMG, Samsung, General Electric and Coca-Cola.

Richard is also Futurist-in-Residence at the Technology Foresight Practice at Imperial College, an external lecturer at London Business School and a member of Stratforma - a specialist scenario-planning consultancy.