Alexandra Whittington

Foresight Director

Alex is a futurist, writer, Foresight Director of Fast Future, and adjunct lecturer at the University of Houston. Alexandra is a contributor to books such as The Future of Business, Beyond Genuine Stupidity – Ensuring AI Serves Humanity, The Future Reinvented – Reimagining Life, Society, and Business and A Very Human Future – Enriching Humanity in a Digitized World.  She is also a co-editor and contributor for forthcoming books Unleashing Human Potential – The Future of AI in Business, and 50:50 – Scenarios for the Next 50 Years.

A futurist educator, writer, and researcher, Alex has been recognized as one of the world’s top female futurists.  As Foresight Director at Fast Future, she has co-authored numerous books and articles about the future.  Her writing has appeared in publications such as the Financial Times, The Next Silicon Valley, Economic Voice, Growth Business, and Lawyer Magazine.  Alex studies the sexual politics of technology in the workplace and the home, among other subjects.

Alexandra has taught as an adjunct lecturer at the University of Houston since 2009. Her courses explore the impact of technology on society and the future of human ecosystems.  She has authored articles in academic publications, including Futures and The Journal of Futures Studies, on topics ranging from travel in 2050 to the future of breastfeeding. She has been involved in a number of research and consulting projects over the years for clients such as Nestlé, the Lumina Foundation, and Kimberly-Clark.  She is on the Futurist Board at the Lifeboat Foundation, and an occasional contributor to the Lifeboat blog.  Alex has a B.A. in Anthropology and an M.S. in Studies of the Future.

Alex conducts speeches, education sessions and workshops about the future of topics as well as an overview of the futurist perspective.  Her recent speaking engagements include a fireside chat for dxFutures, the Finland Futures Research Conference, the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, Society of Underwater Technology-Subsea Engineering Society, National Sign Research Education Foundation, and ASAE Foundation Women Executives’ Forum.  She has been a guest on the Passw0rd program on Resonance FM and has been interviewed by journalists writing for publications such as The Week, Houston Chronicle and OZY.

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