Anne Lise Kjaer

Futurist, Visionary Thinker & Founder

Anne Lise Kjaer is a leading global futurist, a true visionary and a highly charismatic speaker specialising in future trends and their impact on tomorrow’s society, businesses and people. A figurehead in the global forecasting community she creates clarity out of complexity and has an impressive track record of helping blue-chip corporations and organisations navigate the future. She founded trend managment consultancy Kjaer Global in 1988.

Anne Lise Kjaer

Futurist, Visionary Thinker & Founder

Anne Lise Kjaer is a leading global futurist, a true visionary and a highly charismatic speaker specialising in future trends and their impact on tomorrow’s society, businesses and people. A figurehead in the global forecasting community she creates clarity out of complexity and has an impressive track record of helping blue-chip corporations and organisations navigate the future. She founded trend managment consultancy Kjaer Global in 1988.

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Biography

Kjaer holds a BA Degree in Design from TEKO Design and Business School (1983) and an honorary title as Copenhagen Goodwill Ambassador (since 2004). This work has given her deep insight into the Nordic Model from both a socioeconomic and a cultural perspective.

Since 1999, Kjaer has lectured in future thinking and trends mapping at world-renowned institutions, including Central Saint Martins, Copenhagen Business School, Gray’s School of Art, Esade, Lund University, Royal College of Art and Vlerick Business School.

She has delivered presentations to international organisations including Adam Smith Institute, Association of MBAs (AMBA), ESOMAR, European Commission, European Petrochemical Association, Palestine International Business Forum and TEDx. In 2010, she was invited to sit on the Advisory Board of Challenge Future, a global competition and think tank designed to foster creativity and innovation among young people. Kjaer has co-authored and contributed to a variety of international titles.

As an expert voice Kjaer is often figured in the media, including in De Tijd, The Economist, Elle, El Mundo, Fast Company, The Financial Times, Gizmodo, The Guardian, Huffington Post, The Independent, The Times and on national TV. She is a frequent blogger and contributes regular features and opinion pieces to international trade publications, such as SME Magazine and The Marketer.

Topics

  • Future Business and Consumer Trends
  • Tomorrow’s Consumer and Emotional Consumption

Publications

  • The Trend Management Toolkit: A Practical Guide to the Future (2014)
  • There’s a Future (2012)
  • Successful Leadership (2012)
  • Vision 2030 (2012)
  • Meta Products (2011)

Testimonials

“We always enjoy working with the most visionary and inspirational people in the industry – therefore we work with Anne Lise Kjaer.”

“This project was really taken to the next level thanks to kjaer global’s visionary input.”

“I just love the way kjaer global capture the emotional dimension of colour and trends linking it to products and services.”

“Thanks again for putting so much effort into this project. From my point of view this has been one of the most interesting projects I have ever worked on. Not just because of the tool you created is so super great, but mainly because you worked so hard and passionately on this project – so thanks for that.”

“The feedback has been fantastic.”

“Anne Lise Kjaer is an outstanding futurist, visionary and speaker. She represents an energy level only one can only admire. If you’re looking for an energy boost of the future she is perfect for the job.”

“As the closing Keynote you did very, very well. You scored well above the average and were well received. The ranking comes from a questionaire which we ask the delegates on the evaluation “Who was the best speaker?” Based on the people who voted for you – you scored 3.9 out of 5. The content for the entire conference was 3.6.”

“I wanted to thank you once again for your wonderful presentation. You inspired me is so many ways and opened my eyes to a new way of processing information.”

“It was a real pleasure to hear her speak. I am hoping to distribute the slides amongst the staff here at BABi to inspire them as much as I was.”

“We found the presentations, discussions and visual/creative material intelligent and inspiring. Working with Kjaer Global has been an eye-opener.”

“I very much enjoyed your thoughtful analysis and insights to the future, and look forward to sharing your views with my Board. Best wishes for continued success with your business, and I sincerely hope our paths may cross again.”

“It has been invaluable – and in over 30 years developing and manufacturing dental equipment I have never had a better partner than kjaer global.”

“Beautiful, congratulations, this is a pivotal piece of work. Superb. Love it. The flow, sequencing, connectivity with HR, interspersed with society as a whole, practical applications, it’s all there. You are such a passionate speaker sharing and telling people so much.”

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