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Foresight for Development has published two articles written by Dr Anthon Botha:

"The Future of Work"

"The Future of Artificial Intelligence"

as well as a profile of him as a Futurist

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Dr Anthon Botha has been invited as a Multidisciplinary Assessment Committee member by the Canadian Foundation for Innovation for the 2017 Innovation Competition

We are assisting in the organising of the Higher Education Facility Management Association (HEFMA) Conference; the African Operations Management Conference (AOMC); the Southern African Institute for Industrial Enginetrs (SAIIE) Conference and the Association of Plastic and Resconstructive Surgeons of South Africa Congress (APRASSA), all to be held in 2017

Our "Future Thinking - A few things you want to know about tomorrow" is gaining popularity as a business presentation.

Dr Anthon Botha presented the Masters in Engineering Management and Masters in Project Management module on New Ventures and Entrepreneurship for the GSTM at UP and Senior Management Program on New Venture Creation and Knowledge Management for Enterprises at UP

We have assisted the South African Aluminium Industry to develop a Roadmap towards 2030

Dr Anthon Botha presented two academic papers at international conferences in 2016: Find them here:

Developing Executive Future Thinking Skills (IAMOT 2016, Orlando, Florida, USA)


Future Thinking in R&D Management (R&D Management Conference, Cambridge, UK)


Dr Anthon Botha presented at three international conferences in 2017 in his capacity as part-time academic at the GSTM, UP

IAMOT 2017, Vienna, Austria (May 2017): Machine Innovation - A Future Reality?


R&D Management Conference, Leuven, Belgium (July 2017): Developing an Industry Roadmap Model using Future Thinking and Business Model Integration, co-authored by MW Pretorius, S Govender and L Simpson


PICMET 2017, Portland, Oregon, USA (July 2017): Future Thinking - The Scarce Management Skill, co-authored by MW Pretorius


Dr Anthon Botha was invited as a panellist during the City of Tshwane Mayoral Economic Summit 2017 on the topic: Keys to success for growing advanced manufacturing within Tshwane

Dr Anthon Botha has been elected as Board Member of the Interational Association for Management of Technology (IAMOT)

Dr Anthon Botha facilitated a strategy for Technology Transfer and Innovation Support for a South African University

Recent public presentations on Future Thinking by Dr Anthon Botha:

Gala dinner of the SAIIE - Watch the entire presentation

School learner event at UNISA

Young Professionals gala dinner at Rand Water

Dr Anthon Botha was part of a panel discussion during the International Conference on Research Infrastructures (ICRI) held in Cape Town in 2016. The topic of the discussion was "Inclusive Research Infrastructures for Development & Capacity Building. He gave a presentation on "Future Thinking for global research infrastructures"

Two recent conferences delivered by us were:

SMEOS 2016

SAIIE 2016

Dr Anthon Botha facilitated a future strategic framework for a board of a private investment company