I am an independent futures practitioner and researcher in science, technology and society. I spent 15 years as a research lab director at Hewlett Packard, where I pioneered new technologies in mobile and pervasive computing. On leaving HP I co-founded a specialist innovation consultancy creating new digital products for international clients and launching two start-ups. Since then I have undertaken a wide range of technology strategy, research and innovation consulting for international clients in the public and commercial sectors. I have edited a collection of the latest scenario-based futures techniques methods from the work of the Oxford Futures Forum’s Scenarios for Success. I am the author of Economies of Life: patterns of health and wealth and Three Horizons: the patterning of hope.