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The Future Delusion - Technology and the Future

Join futurist Scott McArthur for a cheerful but challenging look at technology and the future

Date and time:

21 May, 7:30 AM - 9:15 AM

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OurCloud, 256 Devon Street East, New Plymouth Central, New Plymouth 4310

256 Devon Street East, New Plymouth Central

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The Future Delusion - Technology and the Future

Are you a leader within your organisation, are you and your team locked into short-term thinking? Is that because the future feels too nebulous for you to know which way to go? Are you suffering from analysis paralysis and confused about how to make the choices you need to make to move you in the right direction? Unlock your Team's creativity and free up their minds—help them develop a perennial mindset that will enable you to form and maintain the relationship that you want with the future.


7.30 am – Arrival, Breakfast and Networking

7.55 am – Introduction to Speaker by Adam Harris – MD of

8.00 am – Scott McArthur – Anticipation Engineer ‘The Future Delusion - Technology and the Future’ - Live on Zoom from the UK

8.50 am – Q+A with Scott

9.15 am – Networking

Speaker Bio:

Scott McArthur is different. Having had successful careers as a scientist and academic, HR Director, business consultant, non-executive director (British Olympic bobsleigh team, Orkney Science Festival and Boroughmuir Rugby), musical producer and now as an international speaker, Scott brings his own brand of multidimensional thinking and a cognitive richness to your business events in a way that will not only leave attendees with a lasting impact that will help them take on the challenges of today, tomorrow and the future beyond.

Having worked with a diverse range of over 200 organisations across the world (including Virgin, Amazon, KPMG, MOD and NHS), Scott knows that whilst most problems are multidimensional, in many cases, the people trying to solve them using experience that tends to be one dimensional. In other words, it’s hard to understand a system that you are part of when you can only see your part of it. By definition, when you have a blind spot, you are blind to it - you don’t see what you don’t see. Scott believes that the person with the fewest blind spots has a better chance of success via better 'system level' thinking, problem-solving and decision-making.

His goal from the speaker’s stage is to encourage and enable multidimensional thinking from the classroom to the board room. He believes that this will be the key driving force behind a new era in human flourishing.

One of Scott mental mentors, the author, poet and philosopher David Foster Wallace, expresses his motivations beautifully: “There are these two young fish swimming along, and they happen to meet an older fish swimming the other way, who nods at them and says “Morning, boys. How’s the water?” And the two young fish swim on for a bit, and then eventually one of them looks over at the other and goes “What the hell is water?”

Scott McArthur helps people to see the water.

McArthur’s presentation style reflects his ferocious curiosity. It is full of real-life stories intended to inform, inspire, and give people the tools and mental models they need to take immediate action towards achieving their personal and organisational goals.

All proceeds of this event will goto partner ICT Gateway, that supports local Charities and Not For Profit organisations with IT Support.