BSR Conference 2013

The Power of Networks

November 5-8 / San Francisco

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Marina Gorbis

Executive Director, Institute for the Future

I3 Speaker

Marina Gorbis

Marina Gorbis is a futurist and social scientist who serves as Executive Director to the Institute for the Future (IFTF), a Silicon Valley nonprofit research and consulting organization. In her 14 years with IFTF, Gorbis has brought a future-oriented perspective to hundreds of organizations in business, education, government, and philanthropy to improve innovation capacity, develop strategies, and design new products and services. Her current research focuses on how social production is changing the face of major industries, a topic she explores in detail in her book, The Nature of the Future: Dispatches from the Socialstructed World. She has also blogged and written for BoingBoing.net, FastCompany, Harvard Business Review, and major media outlets.


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