Michael Vidikan, CEO, Future In Focus
Michael Vidikan is the CEO and founder of Future in Focus, a strategic foresight and consulting firm that helps companies see years or even decades into the future to make better long-term decisions today.
A graduate of the MBA program at The George Washington University, 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.
About Future in Focus: Future in Focus is a strategic foresight and consulting firm that offers custom and subscription-based research to help companies see years or even decades into the future to make better long-term decisions today. Founded in 2014 by futurist Michael Vidikan, the firm continues the work previously done by Social Technologies, which was founded in 2000 by futurist Tom Conger. It was sold in 2009 to Innovaro, a company focused on software and innovation solutions. Today, there are more than 1,400 briefs in Vidikan’s database that focus on the future of everything, from cyber-security and home furnishings to robotics and food preferences, including demographic and generational trends, country and regional profiles around the world, and emerging business models. Learn more about subscribing here: FutureInFocus.com.
What People Are Saying About Michael Vidikan and Future In Focus
Ruth Waters, Director, Consumer Insights, Commerical Foods, ConAgra Foods — “I’ve worked with Future in Focus over the past few years, and the trend insights I’ve had access to have helped with tremendously with forming our strategic plans. Michael Vidikan is a pleasure to work with and you can tell he is passionate about trends forecasting.”
Dave Sheluga, Director, Consumer Insights, Ardent Mills — “We have relied on social and technology reports from Future in Focus for several years. We find the reporting concise, intelligent, revealing and well documented. In this fast paced world, we appreciate the short format reports, that are packed with relevant information. Written by well trained futurists, these reports open our eyes to new topics that we would have otherwise missed. Mike Vidikan is an excellent spokesperson for Future in Focus’ services. Always a pleasure to work with.”
Keiichi Kitahara, Senior Manager, Advanced Planning and Strategy, Nisssan North America — “The insights that Future in Focus provides to me and my team are invaluable, both the Global Lifestyles & Technology Foresight reports delve into areas of great interest to any company dealing with product development.”
Michael Vidikan’s Speaking Topics
Technology Values: Consumers drive and shape how technologies develop. Through an ongoing examination of consumer needs and values—and the emerging technologies that can help to fulfill these needs—we see common principles emerging. These common principles—termed “technology values” are the basic characteristics that consumers will seek in products, services, and technologies over the next decade. Participants will come away with a more informed understanding of their consumer’s needs relating to technology and advice on how to position technology offerings in the marketplace.