Mark Tuckwood is a leading foresight and innovation specialist based in Scotland, who works with global clients. In addition to collaborating with Leading Thought, Mark is MD of his own consulting practice, Insight Gravity, which champions the adoption of foresight and innovation. He has over 20 years’ experience working with the likes of GE, Samsung, NalcoChampion, Brambles, World Bank, EU, Deloitte, Accenture, EY and McKinsey, and has advised many other large organizations and SMEs on how forward-looking insights can achieve competitive differentiation.
“My early experience in the oil industry, working on multi billion dollar investment projects with 30-40 year lifecycles, taught me the value of anticipating the future and creating strategies and contingencies to meet the most likely outcomes. Since then I’ve been at the forefront of developing cutting-edge knowledge services, from commoditized research to management consulting, crowd-based open innovation and data-driven analytics. Now more than ever, companies require a strong foresight capability to inform critical decisions.”
Mark has advised senior executives at many of the world largest oil, gas and mining companies using foresight to de-risk capital investment decisions and inform strategic planning. He subsequently became COO of 10EQS, a McKinsey spin-off company, and was involved in developing a groundbreaking crowd-solving approach to foresight and insights generation. He has worked with professional services firms to curate internal crowd sourcing units, as well as large enterprise clients.
Today Mark’s passion is the Future of Work – leading thinking about how emerging technology and social trends will radically change the way we work in the future; why we work, what motivates us, who we really work for, where we work and what we do, what meaningful social contribution our work makes and, ultimately, will we need to work at all?
“The landscape is changing rapidly. We are in the very early stages of a digital revolution that will radically change the course of human civilisation. It is up to us whether this proves to be for the better, or the worse. The pace of change is also accelerating to the point we risk being overwhelmed by technology. Leaders are making decisions in an increasingly VUCA environment (volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous), resulting in higher risk. The ability to anticipate the future is becoming critical. Every organisation needs access to credible and experienced foresight capability.”