FUTURIST FORECASTS ~ Dr. Peter Bishop



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Dr. Peter Bishop is an Associate Professor of Strategic Foresight and Coordinator of the graduate program in Futures Studies at the University of Houston. Dr. Bishop specializes in techniques for long term forecasting and planning. He delivers keynote addresses and conducts seminars on the future for business, government and not-for-profit organizations. He also facilitates groups in developing scenarios, visions and strategic plans for the future. Dr. Bishop's clients include IBM, the NASA Johnson Space Center, Nestle USA, the Texas Department of Transportation, Tetra Pak, the Shell Pipeline Corporation, the Defense and Central Intelligence Agencies, the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the Waitt Family Foundation, the California Environmental Protection Agency, and the Center for Houston's Future. Dr. Bishop is also a founding board member of the new Association of Professional Futurists, and he is President of his own firm, Strategic Foresight and Development, which offers education and training in futures thinking and techniques to the corporate market.

Dr. Bishop came to the University of Houston in 2005, having taught futures studies at the Clear Lake campus since 1982. Dr. Bishop started teaching at Georgia Southern College in 1973 where he specialized in social problems and political sociology. He received his doctoral degree in sociology from Michigan State University in 1974. Dr. Bishop received a bachelor's degree in philosophy from St. Louis University where he also studied mathematics and physics. He grew up in St. Louis, Missouri where he was a member of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) for seven years. Dr. Bishop is married with two children and four grandchildren.

Andy Hines is teaching futures studies at the University of Houston, alongside a "day job" of managing custom research and consulting projects at Social Technologies, a leading consulting futures firm that specializes in the integration of foresight, strategy of innovation.

Prior to joining the University of Houston and Social Technologies, he enjoyed earlier careers as a consulting and then organizational futurist. He became a partner with Coates & Jarratt, Inc., a think tank and consulting firm that specialized in the study of the future. He was also Futurist & Senior Ideation Leader at Dow Chemical with a mission of using futures tools and knowledge to turn ideas into new business opportunities. Before that, he established and ran the Global Trends Program for the Kellogg Company.

Terry Grim's focus is moving "knowing" into "doing." She brings training and experience in the full innovation lifecycle: foresight, strategy, project management, organizational change, and operations. Terry's years of experience include senior positions at IBM as a member of the space program software development team, an international management assignment, and a headquarters position in Corporate Strategy. After IBM, Terry became a consultant in foresight and strategy with Social Technologies (now Innovaro) and an adjunct professor for the masters program in Studies of the Future at the University of Houston.

Terry is the author of the Foresight Maturity Model (FMM), a results-oriented approach to evaluating an organization's foresight capacities based on best practices in the field. The FMM was published in the Journal of Future Studies and has been presented in many venues including the World Future Society and Proteus, the US intelligence community conference. It is currently in use by companies and practitioners in the field.

Terry has a BS in Computer Science from University of Florida and an MS in Studies of the Future from the University of Houston, and will soon complete an MA in Industrial-Organizational Psychology, also from the University of Houston. She has been certified as a project manager by IBM and the Project Management Institute (PMI). Terry is also a member of the Association of Professional Futurists and the World Future Society.

Garry Golden is a professionally trained Futurist who writes, speaks, and consults on issues shaping society and business in the 21st century. He has consulted on projects related to the future of portable power for IBM-Almaden & the US Army Logistics Innovation Agency, the future of mobility and trade infrastructure for the Texas Dept of Transportation (TxDOT), the future of food safety and health for Cobb-Vantress of Tyson Foods, the future of retail and sustainable packaging for PTIS / DuPont, the future of financial services for Citi Group (Global Custodial Services), the future of 'Base of Pyramid' (BOP) Markets for Association of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), and the future of global financial markets for Liquidnet.

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