Alexandra Whittington is an educator, writer, TEDx speaker, and researcher who has earned recognition as one of the world’s top women futurists (Forbes).
She is a member of the Future of Business team at TCS, after having lectured at the University of Houston, where students described her as “passionate” about the future. Alex has coauthored/coedited books including A Very Human Future (2018) and Aftershocks and Opportunities: Scenarios for a Post-Pandemic Future, volumes 1 & 2 (2020 & 2021). She has been involved in a number of research and consulting projects for clients such as the LEGO Group, Nestlé, Aruba, Heathrow Airport, the Lumina Foundation, Huawei, Children at Risk, and Kimberly-Clark.
Thanks to years of teaching, Alex is adept at giving diverse audiences a relatable overview of the futurist perspective via speeches, education sessions, and workshops about the future. Recent engagements include Harper College, ACCSES Shaping the Future conference, SUCESU 2021, Ivy Tech Community College, The Falling Walls Foundation, TEDxWallingford, Boston Consulting Group, the 2020 Global Foresight Summit, dxFutures, the Finland Futures Research Conference, the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, Underwater Technology-Subsea Engineering Society, National Sign Research Education Foundation Conference, the World Future Society Conference, and ASAE Foundation Women Executives’ Forum.
She speaks on the future of women, women and A.I., the future of education, emerging trends and technologies, and an engaging experience called “Invitation to Futurology,” a highly user-friendly approach to thinking about the future.