About

About Future in Focus: Future in Focus is a market research and consulting firm that uses proprietary trends and foresight research to help companies see years or even decades into the future to help them make better long-term business decisions today. By looking at demographic, generational, and global trends research, as well as emerging technologies,  Future in Focus helps companies identify opportunities for new product development, develop targeted communications strategies, and assess business risk. It taps into a global network of futurists, marketers, and business experts to provide a wide range of strategic services. The company was founded in 2014 by futurist Michael Vidikan and is best known for its foresight research subscription service.

MikeV_squareMichael Vidikan, Founder and CEO— Michael oversees day-to-day operations, sets the agenda for the foresight research subscription, and offers speeches and workshops to clients. Vidikan is a graduate of the MBA program at The George Washington University, where he also received his undergraduate degree in business and psychology. When he’s not focusing on the future, you can find him experimenting in the kitchen, testing out the latest interactive gaming technologies, or volunteering in his community and raising money for Movember, a global organization committed to changing the face of men’s health. 

For more information: Contact Michael at michael@futureinfocus.com • Cell: 202-669-8055

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Kevin Osborn, Futurist and Managing Editor — Kevin is a prodigious writer, having written more than 50 books on subjects as varied as parenting, classical mythology, and the art of negotiation. For the past decade, Kevin has worked as a futurist for Social Technologies and now for Future in Focus, researching and writing hundreds of white papers and future scenarios on consumer, technology, and business trends throughout the world, including custom projects for Fortune 500 companies including Clorox, Purina, and Hershey, as well as for federal government agencies.

 


EXPERT NETWORK


 Future in Focus taps into an extensive expert network that includes noted futurists, strategists, marketers, designers, and other professionals. The following are some our most trusted experts.  


Dr. Andy Hines, Futurist – Andy is Assistant Professor and Program Coordinator for the University of Houston’s Graduate Program in Foresight. He has more than two decades of professional futurist experience working inside the Kellogg Company and Dow Chemical, as well as consulting work. Andy is available for speaking, workshopping, and consulting through his firm Hinesight and is a Future in Focus network partner. His books include Teaching about the Future, ConsumerShift: How Changing Values Are Reshaping the Consumer Landscape, Thinking about the Future, 2025: Science and Technology Reshapes US and Global Society, and his dissertation was “The Role of an Organizational Futurist in Integrating Foresight into Organizations.” Follow him @futurist_Ahines.


Frank Spencer, Futurist – A prolific speaker, Frank has delivered presentations to groups and conferences around the world over the last 20 years on topics such as strategic foresight in businesses & organizations, recognizing emerging trends and issues, and identifying unseen opportunities. He has worked on Strategic Foresight projects for companies such as Kraft, Mars, Marriott, and The Walt Disney Company. Frank is the Founding Principal and Creative Director at Kedge, a global foresight, innovation, and strategic design firm. He’s also an Instructor at, The Futures School. Follow him @frankspencer.


Yvette Montero Salvatico, Futurist – With over 15 years of corporate experience, Yvette lead the effort to establish the Future Workforce Insights division at the Walt Disney Company, identifying future workforce trends and leveraging foresight models and techniques to assess potential threats and impacts, emerging ideas, and exciting opportunities for the organization. Now she travels the globe as a motivational speaker, leadership coach and consultant, helping professionals and companies understand the importance of integrating foresight into their everyday operations. Yvette is a Principal and Managing Director at Kedge and Instructor at The Futures School. Follow her @ymsalvatico.


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Hope Katz Gibbs — Journalist, publicist, author, and entrepreneur Hope is the president of InkandescentPR.com, a PR and publishing company that she founded in 2008.  Hope started her career as a newspaper reporter after graduating from the University of Pennsylvania in 1986. In the years since, she has won awards for feature and column writing for articles that have appeared in The Washington Post, USA Today, The Miami Herald, Costco Connection, and dozens of other business, education, and general interest magazines, newsletters, and blogs. Learn more at InkandescentPR.com.


Chris Reinke

Chris Reinecke — Art Director & Creative Strategist with a career that spans across the publications, retail and marketing (agency) fields. After receiving his BFA in Graphic Design from Abilene Christian University, Chris went to work for one of the nation’s largest distributors of beauty products, where he led a creative team, designing marketing for international brands including L’Oreal, Paul Mitchell, Procter & Gamble, and others. Following this experience, he joined SUCCESS Partners, as Creative Director, leading a team of creatives in the creation of pop-up retail environments and e-commerce marketing campaigns, before founding Reinecke Design, LLC. With an intense focus on creating memorable consumer experiences through tactile design and creative strategy, Chris seeks to bring his over 15 years of interdisciplinary design & marketing experience, and comprehensive network of printers to work for your business.
To view Chris’ Portfolio, visit www.reineckedesign.com