Bob has been helping organizations around the world prepare for and shape the future for nearly forty years. Currently a distinguished fellow at the Institute for the Future, he was IFTF’s president from 1996 to 2004 and served on its board until 2010. He interacts with top leaders of business, government, and nonprofit organizations to encourage thoughtful consideration of the long-term future. He has done workshops based on his books at a wide range of corporations, including Kellogg’s, Disney, Intel, Walmart, Syngenta, Johnson & Johnson, UPS, and McDonald’s. Major universities, nonprofits, and churches also use his books.
Karl is the managing director of Innovation Portfolio Partners (Innofolio). Based in Palo Alto, he helps global Fortune 500 companies create new businesses or helps entrepreneurs start category creating new products or services in consumer and health care areas. Previously, he was vice president of Research and Development and general manager of New Business for Procter & Gamble, where he was one of the key innovators behind Febreze, Swiffer, and Mr. Clean Magic Eraser. He has been a speaker and done workshops for major companies and universities gobally.