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Logicalis Europe Announces Membership of Global Strategic Foresight Initiative

London, UK, 23 May 2016 - Logicalis Europe, an international IT solutions and managed services provider, today announced that it has become the first corporate member of Unlocking Foresight Know How (UFKH), a new global initiative designed to unlock the potential of strategic foresight for the benefit of business, government, third-sector, and society at large. 

The initiative is devoted to building a strong and committed community between foresight practitioners, academics, and business leaders.  Unlocking Foresight Know How (UFKH) will become one of the world’s first dedicated online resources exclusively focused on bringing together foresight knowledge, materials, experts and research.

Chris Gabriel Chief Digital Officer, Logicalis Europe commented, “Digital disruption, like all major shifts, is always easy to spot in hindsight, and the tech industry like no other is changing at a rate that is hard to keep up with, and even harder to predict. Strategic foresight is something Logicalis is passionate to support as it enables organisations across all industries to assess the impacts of digital change and build multiple futures around how they might embrace the positives, and avoid the risks incumbent in our new digitally driven world.  We are proud to be one of the first business members of UKFH and we look forward to engaging with this exciting new foresight community hub, as well as participating on their Advisory Board.”

UFKH was unveiled to the business community at a launch event that took place in London in April this year.

Patricia Lustig, Managing Director, UFKH said, “Business leaders are now starting to understand the critical need to engage in strategic foresight.  They understand the global business, economic, security, geopolitical, technology, and environmental landscape is under constant flux, and running their organisations to an unwavering fixed, single view of the future presents increasing risk. Strategic foresight uses anticipatory thinking to develop a range of potential futures and allows any organisation to envisage how major changes may affect them over the longer-term.

“But there is a missing link. As a growing number of leaders understand the criticality of this discipline, most have no experience, no advocate in their organisation, and nowhere to turn to help them start the process of strategic foresight.  UFKH is designed to bridge that gap – it will provide vetted research and knowledge, practical tools and methodologies, case history examples and expert guidance when navigating the hub for specific materials or research. We know how valuable strategic foresight is and we want to make it accessible to everyone.  I am excited to have Logicalis Europe on-board as our first corporate member, and delighted that Chris Gabriel their CDO in Europe will be joining our advisory board.”

More information can be found at www.unlockingforesight.org