Marina Gorbis

Executive Director, Institute for the Future (IFTF)

Master's in Public Policy, University of California, Berkeley. Formerly: directed international programmes and led international development projects for Stanford Research Institute in China, Japan, Vietnam, India and Eastern Europe. With IFTF, led Technology Horizons Program focusing on innovation at the intersection of new technologies and social organization; initiated Global Ethnographic Network, which tries to develop an understanding of daily lives of people in Brazil, Russia, India, China and Silicon Valley; leading efforts to create forecasting platforms and methodologies utilizing crowd intelligence and social software tools; focusing on promoting foresight literacy in the larger community, particularly among young people. Frequent speaker on future issues. Author.