Speaker and consultant at Beyond 20: 21st century stories
Visiting Professor: Design
Josephine Green was appointed Senior Director of Trends and Strategy at Philips Design in 1997. She was responsible for research into Society, Cultures and People and pioneered the Strategic Futures Program that helps companies and organizations think about and implement a human focused approach to innovation and growth. She left Philips Design in 2009 to return to the UK.
She promotes new thinking and new knowledge in the specific field of Social Foresight for Strategy and Innovation. Her advocacy in this area is based on the belief that we need different ways of thinking, being and doing if we are to live well, prosper and safeguard the future. “We must not only re-invent our social industries such as health and education but also our lifestyles and even the very growth models on which they are based.” She promotes working in this emerging social space both as an opportunity and as a necessity and sees design and the new technologies as important enablers towards more social and sustainable solutions for the 21st century.
She was born in the United Kingdom and studied History and Politics at Warwick University in England and has lived in England, Italy and the Netherlands. She has consistently helped customers introduce new thinking, design and sustainable development into their culture and processes. Josephine has given many international presentations, and lectures at a number of universities’ masters and executive courses.
- Visiting Professor at Glamorgan University.
- Advisory Board of the Glamorgan Business School, Cardiff.
- Senior Advisor at The Young Foundation, London
- Advisory Group member StraX, Helsinki
- Expert on a number of European Futures programs Member of the European Professional Women’s Network and The Women’s International Network
- Advisory Board member of the 20-first