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Client examples

We help embolden leaders so they understand fully the new risks. Our goal is to stimulate them to identify unthinkable threats and capitalise on new opportunities. Much of what we do is confidential and behind closed doors.

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Grid Futurability ® for a Net-Zero World

Nik helped design and deliver Italian energy company Enel's Grid Futurability ® for a Net-Zero World event in Milan. A hybrid session with a large virtual audience globally, it focused on the transformation of traditional distribution networks into Smart Grids.

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Summit of Minds 2021

The Summit of Minds is a top-level gathering that brings together entrepreneurs, investors and political figures to be inspired by thinking, talking and walking together in the mountains.

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Sustainable Innovation Forum 2020

Nik chaired all five days for what had to be a hybrid of studio-based broadcasting and virtual participation. Leading high-level speakers included HRH The Prince of Wales, former UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon, California Governor Gavin Newsom and International Energy Agency Executive Director Fatih Birol.

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Swedish Chamber of Commerce

Nik Gowing moderated two virtual high-level webinars on ‘Emerging Stronger on the Other Side’ for the chamber and members across Europe. These are curtain raisers to prepare issues for the annual SCC business summit in December 2020.

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LSE Institute of Global Affairs (IGA)

Moderating a virtual session on the future of leadership at the launch of the IGA's Maryam Forum - From Rulership to Leadership.

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Bled Strategic Forum 2020

Nik Gowing moderated the opening leaders' panel on Europe after Brexit and COVID-19 in Slovenia on August 31st 2020.

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Aberdeen University Presentation

TtU was invited to present our findings to a group of executives and mid-career public servants at Aberdeen University

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UN Global Sustainable Development Forum, South Korea

Nik led the opening brainstorming. He also presented latest findings from Thinking the Unthinkable to 120 top government, corporate and NGO delegates.

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Nik engages with rap singer will-i-am on his big initiative for the young and less privileged to lesd on embracing Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Future Investment Initiative (FII)

Nik moderated the opening panel session on prospects for the next ten years at the Future Investment Initiative (FII), Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, 29 October 2019.

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Nik Gowing with white board at Australian Leadership Retreat

Australian Leadership Retreat

TtU was chosen as the firecracker presentation for a closed door gathering of top global leaders.

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Two NEXT GEN delegates standing with Nik Gowing next to white board: Copyright Silver Apples Photography 2019

Ditchley Festival of Ideas

Stimulating intense and radical discussions with leaders of tomorrow for the Ditchley Foundation.

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Nik Gowing on stage giving presentation

Ontario Hospital Association

Almost 200 CEOs and board chairs of medical facilities were emboldened to thrive on change during a behind closed doors session.

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Chris Langdon and Nik Gowing on stage at Skills Matter

Skills Matter

Nik and Chris addressed highly skilled and diverse technologists at Skills Matter, London, in a dynamic, interactive, brainstorming session.

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Nik Gowing at NATO Engages Conference

NATO Engages Conference

Nik had a lead convening role at NATO's 70th anniversary commemoration conference in Washington.

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ADC Global Blockchain Summit

Bringing top leaders together to step out of their comfort zones and face the challenges in their industry.

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Centre For Army Leadership conference stage

Centre for Army Leadership

Sharing TtU findings with 900 officers and leaders at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst.

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Peace To Prosperity Workshop

Creating a 'foundation for discussion' on new proposals for stimulating Middle East stability at Bahrain conference.

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Guests on stage at the Lennart Meri Conference in Estonia

Lennart Meri Conference, Estonia

Keynote speech to top policy makers in governments and corporates at conference chaired by Estonian President.

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Executives sitting around a table at a TtU briefing inside a crane

Axcel Company Day, Copenhagen

A bespoke presentation for top corporate leaders from major companies in the Nordic region.

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Nik at Climate Innovation Forum

Climate Innovation Forum, London

Partner and lead moderator for the Climate Innovation Forum during London Climate Action Week.

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NATO Defence College

TtU findings incorporated into concluding presentation for top commanders after 30 hours of brainstorming.

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Summit of Minds delegates hiking in the mountains in Chamonix, France

Summit of Minds

Bringing leaders together on the mountain peaks of Mont Blanc - a new concept to engage and embolden.

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New unthinkables for education

Education is one of many sectors facing major challenges to grip the scale and speed of disruptive change. There are new implications for the teaching profession and what is taught at all levels.

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