As of June 1, 2012, I will be taking up an appointment as Head of Foresight for UNESCO in Paris. My activities as an independent consultant at xperidox futures consulting will come to an end after seven and a half years of intense learning around the world. I want to thank my clients and colleagues. I look forward to continuing to co-create with you in my new role at UNESCO.
Short bio: For thirty years Riel Miller has been co-creating innovation, leadership and transformation in both the public and private sectors around the world. He is one of the worlds leading strategic foresight designers and practitioners. He worked as a senior manager in the Ontario public service (Ministries of Finance; Universities; and Industry) and for some thirteen years in total at the OECD in Paris (Directorates of Economics; Science and Technology; Education; Territorial Development; Development Centre; International Futures Programme). In 2005 he founded an independent consultancy xperidox (which means knowledge through experience) to advise clients on how to use the future more effectively.Since 1988, when he managed his first major participatory foresight exercise (Vision 2000), Riel has designed over fifty applied futures projects around the world, large and small scale, public and private. He is an accomplished and innovative designer of processes for using the future to make decisions in the present.
Riel is an experienced keynote speaker, project manager, master of ceremonies, university lecturer, workshop leader, and group facilitator.He is widely published, with works that cover topics such as the future of: innovation, research, money-finance, public services, education, the Internet, identity, information technology, the knowledge society, regional development, health, universities, etc. Riel has an extensive international network and a solid track record of creativity.
Riel is also currently a board member of the Association of Professional Futurists; a Fellow of the World Futures Studies Federation; a Faculty Member in The Master of Public Affairs at Sciences-Po, Paris, France;a member of the board of Strax, The Research Unit for Strategic Intelligence and Exploration of the Future, Aalto University, Finland;Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce, UK; a member of the American Economics Association; and the European Economics Association.
Futures Literacy - Embracing Complexity and Using the Future (published in Ethos, Issue 10, Oct. 2011)
Learning Productivity: It is Time for a Breakthrough (published in the Promethean Thinking Deeper Series, January 2012)
Being Without Existing: The Futures Community at a Turning Point? A Comment on Jay Ogilvy's "Facing the Fold" (pre-publication manuscript, final version in Foresight, Vol 13, No 3, August 2011
No Future: how to embrace complexity and win (2009)