Due to growing uncertainty and complexity, companies can no longer strive for single trends to explain the future of markets, industries and general side conditions. Instead they have to develop alternative future scenarios – followed by the processes of scenario-interpretation and scenario application. The workshop includes the following steps/phases:
Dr Alexander Fink is founder and CEO of ScMI Scenario Management International AG, Paderborn. He studied Industrial Engineering and Management at the University of Paderborn and received his doctor’s degree at the Heinz Nixdorf Institute.
He is the author or co-author of several German books, among them “Handbook Innovative Economic Development” (Springer, 2019), “Rethinking Germany – Eight scenarios for our future” (Oekom, 2018), “Scenario-Management – From strategic foresight to future-robust decisions” (Campus, 2016) and “Handbook Future Management” (2nd edition Campus, 2011). Additionally he writes for numerous German and international journals. In 1998 he received the “Prize for Outstanding Paper” in "Technological Forecasting and Social Change”. In 2013 he was awarded with the “Prize of German market research” for selected scenario developments.
Alexander Fink has a long experience in strategic consulting of industrial and service companies as well as public organizations. His main emphases are scenario planning, visionary strategy development and the integration of early warning and scenarios in the management and planning process. He is a popular speaker on national and international events and conferences dealing with future and strategic matters.
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