Mark Stevenson FRSA

- Futurist-in-residence

Mark is one of the world¹s most respected thinkers on technology and societal trends ­ helping you see where the world is going ­ and how to adapt.

He is the author of the best-selling An Optimist's Tour of the Future (Profile Books) and the forthcoming We Do Things Differently (from where we get our name). 

His many advisory roles include Sir Richard Branson¹s Virgin Earth Challenge, the crowd-investing company Trillion Fund, the start-up incubator Mass Challenge and The Institution of Mechanical Engineers. 

Simultaneously a professional writer (writing for stage, print, radio and TV) Mark understands what makes ideas stick.


“Stevenson wears no blindfold. His tools are curiosity, open-mindedness, clarity and reason.”
– Chris Anderson, TED Curator


 “Powerful. Encouraged people to think differently without being patronising and without over-simplifying things. It gave us time to look at things from a completely different perspective and an opportunity to consider how we might influence the bigger picture, not only just of our organisation, but of the whole health agenda in general.”
- Alison Meardon, Head of Learning & Organisation Development, NHS Blood & Transplant.