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Anders Sorman-Nilsson

Futurist & Innovation Strategist

As the Swedish-Australian founder of Thinque, Anders Sorman-Nilsson has become a valued strategist to Fortune 500s and ASX leaders, converting provocative questions into proactive, predictive strategies. A global thought leader since 2005, Anders works across four continents as a speaker, futurist and author.

Los Angeles, California, USA

Presentations

Digilogue: The Convergence of Digital and Analogue
As some organisations careen recklessly into the digital future, others are being left behind. Smart companies are however realising there is an important middle ground – the Digilogue. A place where digital and analogue converge. Where progressive ‘digital’ strategies satisfy a customer’s mind while the old fashioned ‘analogue’ practices sooth their hearts. This customised presentation will provide an appreciation for the parts of your business that simply cannot go digital. Anders brings forth insights into the real customer experience, the touch points that thrill them by speaking to their hearts and not their head. Audiences will leave with a better understanding of how to develop your digital ‘story’ in a way that actually attracts business.

Waves of Change; Three Global Trends Disrupting your Existence
Having your finger on the pulse of the market place has never been more important. We are operating in a turbo-charged environment that waits for no one. Waves of Change is a fascinating ‘Did you know?’ session covering the three major forces of change that are threatening every business. A perfect session to shake off organisational ‘change apathy’ and prepare your team for what’s next.

Seamless: Weaving Digital & Analogue Worlds
The world is filled with friction. Everywhere we go we experience the frictive effects of badly designed “seams”. Smart brands understand that the future of customer service, great customer experience and the creation of raving fans, lies in their ability to design seamless transitions between physical and digital channels, and to deliberately and empathetically remove friction from our lives. In a future of the Internet of Things, Virtual Reality, and Artificial Intelligence, the ability of leaders and brands to go ‘seamless’ will distinguish the winners from the losers. This bespoke tailored presentation will provide a futurephile’s guide to creating seamlessness for your brand and organization. Audiences will learn how to think and design to avoid the top frictive mistakes of companies in demise.

Platform Plus

Video/Online Program

Awards

2003
Best Speaker | Vienna Model United Nations

  • Anders' style is as entertaining and engaging as it is upbeat and informative. From the audience feedback, I know the attendees appreciated your unique take on forces at play in our global business environment and the personal transformations we must all undergo to remain compatible, effective and relevant!

    - CEO & President of Fortune 500 Company
  • I've never seen such positive feedback on our leadership meetings. People really left energised and engaged!

    - President of Business Unit, Fortune 500 - Pharmaceutical Company
  • Anders adapted to the unique demographics of our audience. His informative and energetic style was a huge hit with our attendees!

    - Marketing Manager, Fortune 500, Cisco
  • Anders provided an engaging and energetic presentation of real and relevant information to the business that could be used in all areas across the business both now and moving into the future!

    - Head of Regional Portfolio Management Asia, Fortune 500, Fast Moving Consumer Goods Company
  • Excellent, professional, well-structured presentation and good connection to audience, very energetic and engaging.

    - Executive Director – Bus Industry Federation

Summary Profile

Anders is an active member of TEDGlobal and has keynoted at TEDx in the United States and Australia, was nominated for the World Economic Forum’s Young Global Leader in 2015, and was the keynote speaker at the G20’s Y20 Summit in Australia. His presentations are meticulously researched, highly energetic and always fascinating with content tailored to the audience, which is why clients like Apple, Cisco, Mercedes Benz, Hilton, SAP, Gartner and Macquarie Bank have turned to Anders over the years to help them to push the bounds of the status quo — translating research into valuable foresight and business impact.

Featured regularly in international media including Monocle, Business Insider, Sky News Business, CIO Magazine and BOSS, Anders has authored two books; Digilogue: how to win the digital minds and analogue hearts of tomorrow’s customer and Thinque Funky: upgrade your thinking.

His 2017 book Seamless: A Hero’s Journey of Digital Disruption, Adaptation and Human Transformation is a guide for transforming your brand and heroically taking your business into the future.