Advisory Board

David Forrest

David Forrest is Founder and Principal at Innovation Expedition Consulting Ltd., Publisher at, and Founder and President at Global Vision Consulting Ltd.
David advises businesses, governments, and other organizations on emerging trends, and helps to develop strategies for a radically different future. Trained as an ecologist, but pursuing a career in business, he coined the term “enterprise ecology” in the 1980s to describe the application of ecological principles to competition, innovation, and strategy. For the last ten years, he has helped organizations to better understand the future, rethink their business models, and enhance their ability to innovate.
He has worked with many of Canada’s largest corporations, and with five provincial governments. He has consulted internationally in the United States, Europe, and South America.
David monitors and writes on business and technology trends. He is a member of the Professional Writers Association of Canada; the World Future Society; the Foresight Network; the Futures Education and Research Network; and the Business Advisory Board of the Accelerating Studies Foundation in Mountain View, California. He publishes — a website on trends and innovation — and writes a biweekly electronic newsletter that is sent to readers in more than 40 countries.
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