Sam Simons Themes delivered by Sam Simons
Major Themes
Thriving on Turbulence
Ten Lessons from the Future
What our clients say
"We were amazed by your presentation - it was very very good! We now realise that scenario thinking is not a choice, it is a MUST!"
Feedback from delegates to the SA√ŹD Business School Programme for the Deloitte M&A EMEA team, Athens, October 2008

"I again want to express my appreciation for the amazing work which you do. It must give you immense satisfaction to know that you affect so many lives in such a profound way."
Craig Halsted - CEO Lasher Tools

"FutureWorld - yours is a truly visionary and amazing enterprise! (The open letter to Thabo Mbeki) is the most exciting solution to an economic crisis that the world has ever seen!"
Tanya van der Spuy - Senior lecturer in tax at the University of Pretoria

"Thanks also for your great presentation at the LBS which I have not only enjoyed but which has also inspired me a lot (does not happen that often!)."
Thomas Becker- Wartsila

"An excellent presentation on what the future could be for us, and a relevant insight for us to define our critical 'Must Win Battles'"
Olivier Desponds, Head, Nestle Nutrition Africa

 
Sam Simons

Business strategist, relationship innovator and a FutureWorld Associate

With more than thirty years experience creating 'world firsts' within and between businesses, Sam Simons is recognized for his breadth of knowledge in applying step-change radical innovation, business relationships, technology and creative thinking - and creating pragmatic business opportunities in a dynamic world.

A career in the construction industry provided constant opportunity to create new solutions of technology, business and people, including the political and construction challenge of the Channel Tunnel and other multi-billion public and private projects.

As Strategy Director and Business Relationship Director at Laing O'Rourke, one of the world's largest privately owned construction firms, Sam worked worldwide creating extraordinary business growth, inspired networks of business partners and a company recognized as the industry leader focused on radical strep-change and innovation.

Sam has also played the role of technology innovator, inspiring the open adoption of WiFi and partnering the launch of Intel's Centrino technology in 2003. He has partnered with multi-faceted, multi-national companies in technology, manufacturing, finance, and construction sectors, and driven strategic change programs for Government and Public Sector organizations in Education, Health, Defense, Infrastructure and Justice.

Sam is known for his passionate communication skills and his ability to move mindsets towards future opportunities.

He has lived and worked in UK, Europe, Abu Dhabi, Singapore, Korea and USA, and currently divides his time between the US and UK.

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