Mark Stevenson is a futurist, writer, broadcaster and expert on global trends and innovation. He is one of the world’s most respected thinkers on the interplay of technology and society, helping a diverse mix of clients from government agencies, to corporates, to NGOs become future literate and adapt their cultures and strategy to squarely face the questions the future is asking them (or to die gracefully if they need to). He is the author of the internationally best-selling An Optimist’s Tour of the Future, which has been translated into 10 languages and was described by The Atlantic as “An essential, illuminating, refreshingly hopeful, auspicious yet grounded vision of the future. Mark's second book, the award-winning We Do Things Differently: the outsiders rebooting our world, was published in January 2017, and soon hit the Amazon top ten. Mark’s diverse advisory roles include being Medicines Sans Frontiers (UK) Futurist Without Borders and resident futurist at The National Theatre of Scotland.