Closing Headliner

Bob Johansen 
Distinguished Fellow 
Institute for the Future 


Bob Johansen is a distinguished fellow with the Institute for the Future in Silicon Valley. For more than 30 years, he has helped organizations around the world prepare for and shape the future including corporations such as P&G, Walmart, United Rentals, and GlaxoSmithKline, as well as a range of major universities and nonprofits. 

The author or co-author of twelve books, including the best-selling Get There Early: Sensing the Future to Compete in the Present, Leaders Make the Future, and The New Leadership Literacies: Thriving in a Future of Extreme Disruption and Distributed Everything. He is currently writing a new book that will be out in early 2020 called Full-Spectrum Thinking: Escaping the Boxes in a Post-Categorical Future. Johansen’s books are used widely in corporations, universities, nonprofits, and at the Army War College. 

Johansen holds a bachelor’s from the University of Illinois, which he attended on a basketball scholarship and a doctorate from Northwestern University, as well as a master’s that focused on world religions.