Global futurist known for her out-of-the-box thinking
A renowned global futurist and bestselling author, Anne Lise Kjaer has the unique ability to translate fledgling concepts into viable commercial activities. Her career thus far has seen her work with some of the world’s leading brands. These include the likes of Unilever, IKEA, Sony, Amazon, Swiss Live, Volvo, Toyota, and many others.
Anne Lise Kjaer is the founder and CEO of Kjaer Global, a company that has, for over thirty years, provided both governments and institutions with insights aimed at driving new innovation.
Her career, however, started in Denmark. There, Anne Lise Kjaer started in the design industry before starting her company in 1988. She also lived and worked in Germany and France before choosing London as her base.
A frequent commentator in the international press, she has featured on BBC, CNN, and Aljazeera, to name but a few. Anne Kjaer has also contributed to numerous academic papers and publications. The bestselling author of “The Trend Management Toolkit”, her offering considers current media and industry interests in such aspects as trend spotting, scenario planning, and disruptive innovation. In 2020 she contributed to “After Shock: The World’s Foremost Futurist Reflect on 50 Years of Future Shock – and Look Ahead to the Next 50”.
Anne Lise Kjaer holds a BA in Design from TEKO Business School and has, since 2004, held the honorary title of Copenhagen’s Goodwill Ambassador. In 2018 she was appointed to the International Panel of Experts for Singapore’s Urban Development Authority.
As a keynote speaker, Anne Lise Kjaer is known as a visionary speaker who touches on key issues shaping the cities and communities of the future. Her personal feelings are that people, the planet, your purpose, and profit need to be in balance.
Anne Lise Kjaer operates from London, UK, and presents in English.
“Anne Lise is very professional and great inspiration to work with. Her energy and strategic way of looking at trends and the future is rare and helpful for many small and large companies in this fast changing world.”
“Anne Lise Kjaer is an inspiring, motivating and innovative thinker. She breaks down borders, patterns and conventional thinking as she translates trends into actionable strategies and products. Her work and vision has been very useful for our organisation and clients. I was challenged as a leader and as a product developer in a productive and positive way. I will not hesitate to engage Anne Lise again and can highly recommend her to Bro Kommunikation's customers and associates.”
“Anne Lise spoke at TEDxSalford for us and was a true inspiration and delivered a perfect presentation.I would highly recommend her as one of the top people in her field.And hope to work with her in the future.”
“We just had a great process together with Anne Lise Kjaer and Sandra Elfort from Kjaer Global looking at how the future trends will impact the way we should run our business. Certainly, it inspires to think differently than what you do in your daily business life, thanks for a well-prepared workshop, super session and we look very much forward to the follow-up.”
“I co-organised the Cranfield Executive MBA Capstone conference for which we could get Anne Lise from Kjaer Global Ltd. as speaker and panellist. Her contribution was about the theme of “Daring to Risk Success and Tomorrow’s Global Citizens.” The depth and rigor of her studies, analysis and conclusions are not just helpful but truly inspiring. At the conference, Anne Lise was one of our top personalities and her passionate style and lateral thinking is very refreshing. She clearly added a lot of value to make this conference very successful. I would like to just highlight a few aspects of her work which were particularly well received: Anne Lise’s 4P Model, the notion of Betapreneurship, the Good Life, and her work about trend analysis and the Trend Atlas. Many of these sparked interesting discussions and opened up new opportunities for many conference attendees.”
“Anne Lise was keynote speaker at the Cranfield EMBA 12/13 First Flight conference themed “Dare to risk success”. She is an outstanding public speaker and generously blended her professional views as futurist with personal stories (never boring, never conventional), which was exactly the right approach to this audience and occasion. Anne Lise is a globally renowned futurist and I can only recommend her to any organisation planning ahead or any person curious on what may come.”