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Founder & President at Push InstituteMinneapolis, MN

About Cecily Sommers

Cecily Sommers has her fingers on the pulse of change. As the Founder & President of The Push Institute, a non?profit think tank that tracks significant global trends and their implications for business, government, and non?profit sectors over the next 5?10?25?50 years, she’s in a good position to do so.

Many companies have benefited from the strategic foresight Cecily offers, Accenture, American Express, Best Buy, General Mills, Motorola, Target, Wrigley, and Yahoo! among them. Whether an executive briefing, scenario planning, or designing an innovation program and training, clients find Cecily’s straight?forward approach a welcome and practical antidote to the complex challenges they face.

A popular speaker at conferences, business schools and retreats across the country, Cecily treats her audience to a guided tour of the future, noting key opportunities and challenges along the way. Many more enjoy her entertaining trend report and analysis in her “Future Conversations” segment, heard regularly on Public Radio's All Things Considered as well as other media outlets. Cecily is a member of the World Future Society, was named by the Business Journal as one of twenty-five Women to Watch in 2005 and selected as one of Fast Company’s 2007 Fast 50 Reader’s Favorites.

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