Each semester, the undergraduate Foresight in Business & Society course ends with an event intended to showcase the student projects and offer industry perspective on foresight in business. On December 8th, Shauna Bassett, Director of Market Analysis for The Boeing Company’s Commercial Airlines division, gave the keynote presentation to an audience of over 400 students. Her presentation highlighted Boeing’s approach to assessing future change in an industry driven not just by technology, but also sometimes turbulent geopolitical and economic forces around the world. Boeing is a key partner for the Mendoza Foresight program and provided executive mentors to student teams exploring the future of drones in commerce over the next ten years.…
Four Notre Dame Mendoza College of Business student teams took 1st, 2nd, and 3rd (two teams) at the Annual Association of Professional Futurists awards ceremony on Saturday, August 23, 2016 in Washington DC.
Undergraduate Recognition Awards
1st Place: Autonomous Vehicles by Katie Cox, Cavan, Finigan, William, Kelly, Patrick Miller & Allison Stankowicz…
One of the main objectives of Foresight is to anticipate change and explore its implications for emerging opportunities. One of the main challenges many leaders face is that perceptions are too tightly coupled to the paradigms of the status quo – leading to ideas that remain in close “cognitive proximity” to the current conditions. Overcoming these constraints and stretching to uncover cognitively distant ideas is a big challenge. Students at the University of Notre Dame are gaining experience breaking these constraints using an emerging futures methodology.
John R. Phillips, U.S. ambassador to Italy, will be in attendance as an exhibit and symposium highlighting the University of Notre Dame School of Architecture’s discoveries at the historic Roman Forum open April 2 (Wednesday) in Rome. Dario Franceschini, Italy’s Minister of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism, and Véronique Dauge, head of the Cultural Unit, UNESCO Regional Bureau for Science and Culture in Europe, also will be in attendance.