Future Crunch

$5,000-$10,000
Victoria, Australia

Dr Angus Hervey and Tané Hunter are the dynamic duo better known as Future Crunch. They deliver mind blowing presentations that shift perceptions and inspire people to think of new and better ways of doing things in the 21st century.

Incredible things are happening on our planet. Diseases are being eradicated, millions are being lifted out of poverty, billions of people are gaining access to the greatest information resource humanity has ever known. We can use open source code to print prosthetic limbs, we can cut and paste our DNA, and we’re taking bold new steps into space.

Future Crunch shows that disruptive technologies are bringing about a global society that is more peaceful, transparent and abundant. Future Crunch tell evidence-based stories that break through negative perceptions about the world as we know it. They seek to engage organisations with intelligent thinking, optimism and positively driven purpose.

Their collective library of innovative brains combine expertise in economics, biology, politics and data analytics with design, art and music. Each Future Crunch experience is a rich fusion of customised research designed to ‘crunch’ your particular industry’s future. They provide unexpected perspectives on what the future looks like.

Future Crunch are disruptive in their optimism. They invite audiences to become curious about the miraculous advancements occurring for humanity today.They cut through the dominant discourse of a planet destined to destruct, and give us all the inspiration to activate purpose and be a part of a movement that stands for collective hope about the future.

TOPIC OUTLINES

THE FUTURE CRUNCH OF DISRUPTION

With technology and society evolving at a faster pace than humanity has ever experienced, disruption is now standard business lingo and innovative change has become mainstream. Understanding what disruptive trends are on the horizon organisation wishing to harness the opportunities of a rapidly changing global economy in the 21st century

In this presentation, audiences will be taken on a journey through 7 key disruptive trends that are transforming the future of business and the world as a whole. Technology, which used to be thought of as a sector on its own, or a business function to be outsourced, is now a strategic layer across all aspects of the organisation. As a result disruption is happening in every sector of the economy.

Audiences will come away from this presentation with the ability to think clearly and critically about disruptive technologies, a skill that is particularly relevant for business leaders who wish to turn these technologies to strategic advantage — and to protect their organizations against competitors using technologies to do the same.

Key Outcomes

  • Have a sound understanding of concepts central to the process of technological innovation
  • Receive the most up to date information on the current state of technological change in multiple industries.
  • Tools to harness 21st century working practices for innovation, change management and disruption.

CRUNCHING THE FUTURE OF WORK

Technology is transforming the world of employment. Work, flexibility and traditional nine to five structures are being flipped upside down. While disruptive change presents challenges it is through this transformation that humanity will find a sense of renewed freedom.

In this presentation, Future Crunch highlight key trends that are redefining human resources in the 21st century. Advancements in technology have provided a catalyst to redefine the needs of humanity in business, and as a result, we see a move towards sharing, freelancing and a desire for meaning and purpose in the workplace.

Audiences will walk away with insights into trends that will enable them to start building a workplace that is prepared for imminent change. The only constant that we can expect in the future of work is creativity. With that in mind, we must enable innovative thinking to effectively manage people – the heart of any business today, tomorrow and beyond.

Key Outcomes

  • Gain insights into key trends creating the future of work and understand how to navigate these changes.
  • Tools to adapt, innovate and build businesses of tomorrow.
  • Develop the tools to harness creativity, shift perception and create optimism in an organisational structure.

WHY THE FUTURE IS MUCH BETTER THAN YOU THINK

Optimism is the path to creating a better future. After all, it is those who believe they can change the world that do. That world may be personal, professional or community-based, but whatever the context it is through an intelligent and courageous optimism about the future that we are inspired to activate the creativity required to live a life of meaning.

In this presentation, Future Crunch provides a big picture look at the consequences of multiple scientific breakthroughs, disruptive technologies and social advancements that are ‘crunching’ together. They show how our cognitive biases distort our view of the world and prevent us from achieving our true potential. They highlight the successes we’ve achieved in the past to give us confidence as a species moving forward into the future.

Audiences will walk away from this presentation with insights into technologies that are creating a new narrative for mankind, and the science behind them. Participants will gain a renewed sense of hope, purpose, and commitment to problem solving, innovation and change.

Key Outcomes

  • Gain insight into scientific and technological trends shaping the world.
  • Understand cognitive biases to create new perceptions about the future.
  • Gain tools to find meaning and activate purpose.
  • Insights into innovation and change.

Future Crunch's presentation on the important role of science, the need for critical thinking and the optimism we should hold for our future is unique and probably needs to be delivered to everyone in Australia. If you get the chance, go see them. You will be entertained, informed and feel so much better about the world and its prospects.
- Managing Partner, FB Rice

Future Crunch provided a dynamic, stimulating, professional and witty opening to our National Conference this year. Through clear and articulate communication, they showcased a diversity of possible alternative futures that fully engaged and challenged the audience. As a refreshing voice outside of our sector, they were the perfect scene setter for the a discussion about the disruptive challenges facing our globe and innovative pathways forward. Excellent and inspiring communicators, we highly recommend them. Thanks Angus and Tane.
- CEO, Australian Council for International Development

Future Crunch’s talk was the best presentation on the state of the world I have seen in years. Catch them if you can!
- CEO, Fair Trade Australia

Angus and Tane were speakers at the SW/TCH Festival in Sydney. In one word? Extraordinary! They were masterful storytellers, delivering superb content, had the audience captivated and had a certain gravitas on the stage seldom seen. I would unequivocally recommend them! Fantastic to work with, heaps of energy.
- Founder, 650 Labs

Angus and Tane were among the best speakers I’ve ever heard – hugely knowledgeable, credible, articulate and engaging – I could have listened to them all night (...) an absolute bargain for two hours of fascinating insights.
- HR Manager, Vantage Group

Future Crunch delivered a powerful opening keynote for Link Festival of Design, Technology and Social Change. They set the scene by sharing both stories and current trends across politics, technology and social affairs. Their engaging keynote framed the context of how technology and innovation will shape our future. They were approachable while being rigorous and made a real impact on the attendees and were cited as one of the highlights of the event. It was great to have them as part of the event.
- Director, Engineers Without Borders

Listening to the Future Crunch guys talk was exhilarating – they were our closing keynote at the Managing Partners Forum and even though they were speaking on the graveyard shift (last session of the last day) they were so energetic and compelling that the delegates were left enthralled. We have had a number of speakers going through our conferences and there has never been a more inspiring pair!
- Conference Director, Chill IQ

Top notch, like most busy people I spend the vast majority of my time thinking 3 days to 3 months out so it is good to have someone lift my think above the tree line to see what opportunities and challenges are coming both professionally and personally.
- National Business Development Manager, ClickSuper

After Link Festival, and particularly the awesome opening keynote by the ever inspiring Tane and Angus from Future Crunch, I walked away with a sense of hope and opportunity - all of which is largely dependent on how we shape the conversation from here.
- General Manager, Be Collective

You know you’re on to something when the audience Q&A session after an hour-long presentation continues for another hour. Angus and Tane fielded some fantastic and complicated questions from audiences in both Hobart and Launceston. The depth of their knowledge around these issues is remarkable and a testament to their passion for promoting science and technology in an accessible way. One audience member commented, “I’m a scientist and I haven’t felt so inspired about my own profession for a long time. It’s nice to be reminded that the work we do is valuable and, in fact, vital to the future of humanity!”
- Tasmanian Manager, Inspiring Australia

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