Dr Angus Hervey and Tané Hunter are the dynamic duo better known as Future Crunch. They deliver mind blowing presentations to generate optimism and shift perceptions to create new and better ways of doing things in the 21st of century. Future Crunch believes that disruptive technologies are bringing about a world that is more peaceful, transparent and abundant.
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Testimonials for Future Crunch
Future Crunch were outstanding. They provided a thought-provoking and thoroughly engaging account of the real world we live in – a world full of hope and positivity. Not an easy job, to keep a room of senior corporate executives on their toes, but they did. It was provocative and showed us a brilliant display of optimism at its finest.
Managing Director, Toll Group
They took 30 minutes to explain what would have taken us a year to change manage across the business. Their insight, wit and down to earth style was on point and the feedback on their presentation has been amazing. People felt optimistic and empowered ready to embrace a new economy.
Amy Childs - Director, Momentum Energy
Future Crunch was engaged by the Australian Federal Police to provide insight into technologies and environmental changes likely to impact future societal and criminal behaviours. They provided us with an understanding of the future operating environment not previously conceived, which will help to shape our future capability requirements.
Ramzi Jabbour | Deputy Commissioner, Australia Federal Police
Future Crunch’s talk was the best presentation on the state of the world I have seen in years. Catch them if you can!
Molly Harriss Olson | CEO, Fair Trade Australia
In one word? Extraordinary! Future Crunch were masterful storytellers, delivering superb content, had the audience captivated and had a certain gravitas on the stage seldom seen. I would unequivocally recommend them. Fantastic to work with, heaps of energy.
Mark Zawacki | Founder, 650 Labs
Future Crunch are incredible commentators with a very interesting story to tell. They provided a dynamic, progressive and fascinating talk on science, technology and a balanced view of humanity’s current and progressing achievements, presenting them in an attainable, easy to understand way. Their talk also incorporated technologies that would directly impact our area of business. It really resonated with our broad audience who were enthralled and engaged by this quick-witted, charismatic and abundantly knowledgeable team.
Tim Slattery | Executive Director, APN Property Group
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Future Crunch's Biography
Founded by political economist, Dr Angus Hervey and cancer scientist, Tane Hunter in 2014, Future Crunch is a thought leadership brand consisting of a team of corporate speakers, workshop facilitators and experience designers. We specialise in the creation and delivery of dynamic, uplifting, visually spectacular presentations that combine world-class research with inspiring stories of human progress.
Our team of un-like minds is diverse by design. We are economists, musicians, psychologists, scientists, designers and artists, and we are on a mission to foster intelligent, optimistic thinking about the future.
We love science and technology, we think collaboration always trumps genius, and we believe that if we want to change the story of the human race, we have to change the stories we tell ourselves.
How does Future Crunch deliver?
We have a number of set topics, which you can explore in detail below. Our speakers work as individuals, and as duos, and we are also able to pair presentations with workshops designed to embed learnings and facilitate organisational transformation.
We deliver memorable, high quality learning experiences, both in-person and virtually. These include traditional keynotes and workshops, as well as professionally produced, interactive digital presentations and online streaming experiences. If you or your client is looking for a product that delivers engaging, relevant content backed by world-class research, we can help.
At the core of every Future Crunch presentation, workshop or online experience is an exploration of what’s happening on the frontiers of science and technology, and an intelligent, courageous optimism about the future.
We pride ourselves on ensuring that our knowledge is cutting edge, that our stories are tailored to a specific audience or industry, and that we deliver true value for our clients.
Speaking Topics Include
The Adaptability Quotient - The most important skill for the 21st century, and how to start cultivating it right now
The world is changing at such a rapid rate. Even as a global pandemic has upended billions of lives, information continues to pour onto screens at unparalleled speed, office buildings are no longer the places where work gets done, entire cities are now powered by the wind and the sun, and we are manipulating the code of life itself to cure disease. Combined with a generational mindset shift in how we view the world, many are wondering how to remain relevant. What’s the key quality for success in a time of constant upheaval?
With trademark humour, dynamism and gold-plated research, Future Crunch tackles what the Harvard Business Review calls, “the new competitive advantage.” You’ve heard of IQ and EQ; this century belongs to those that are quick to read and act on signals of change. People with a high Adaptability Quotient: the ability to thrive in unpredictable environments. Instead of being really good at doing one thing, people with a high AQ are really good at learning how to do new things.
Drawing on the latest insights from the worlds of technology, neuroscience and management, this talk reveals why the best predictor of success is how individuals and organizations embrace rapid experimentation. Audiences will walk away with an understanding of what it takes to foster AQ, how to identify it in others, and how it can be a superpower for anyone looking to maintain an advantage in the next economy.
The Great Transformation - A rollercoaster tour across the frontiers of technological disruption
Connectivity, digital disruption, machine learning and artificial intelligence, intuitive computing, automation, additive manufacturing, decarbonization, regeneration, gene-editing, synthetic biology, brain-machine interfacing. Each of these technological trends are transformative in their own right. Together, they’re a roaring tornado sweeping across the global economy.
History is full of tumultuous moments like this, inflection points that represent a gateway between one world and the next. There are different names, different ideas, for what lies on the other side. “The fourth industrial revolution” or “the next economy. ” For us, it’s even bigger. We call it “The Great Transformation” – a once in a hundred-year upheaval in every industry at once.
Understanding the drivers of this transformation is essential for any organization wishing to navigate the rapidly changing operating environment of the 21st century. Audiences will come away from this talk with the ability to think clearly and critically about technological disruption, a skill that's particularly relevant for leaders who wish to maintain a strategic advantage — and protect their organizations against competitors looking to do the same.
Robot Rule of Thumb - The future of work, and how to prepare yourself for it
The future of work is already here, ushered in ahead of schedule by a global pandemic. As a result, we’re seeing an acceleration of the move towards more flexibility and a greater desire for meaning and purpose. While these changes present challenges, they also offer an opportunity for the workforce of the future to find a sense of renewed freedom. We’ve all heard that technology is paramount, that culture eats strategy for breakfast and that both hard and soft skills matter – but what are these skills and how do they help today’s business leaders adapt to the unknowns of the future?
In this presentation, Future Crunch explores the changing world of work, and how technological disruption is redefining the skills that matter. The machines aren’t here to take our jobs - but they will change them. And that means that counter-intuitively, it’s the human skills that really count. Audiences will walk away with a better understanding of how to start building a workplace that is prepared for automation, disruption and changing work patterns. Essential insights for any organization searching to drive innovative ways of working in the 21st century.
The DNA of Purpose - What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.
Diseases are being eradicated, war is decreasing, millions are being lifted out of poverty and billions are gaining access to the greatest information resource humanity has ever known. We can control robots with our minds, use machines to translate any language, cut and paste our DNA, and we’re taking brave new steps into space. There are so many amazing things happening because of human purpose that when paired with intelligent optimism give us the power to create a better world.
Today leaders are conscious of the fact that what we do in business should make a difference. The challenge is to create cultures where an individual's ability to make meaning in the workplace is symbiotic with the broader purpose of the organization. At the heart of purpose is a human heartbeat that from an evolutionary perspective is built upon the biology of belonging. When we anchor an individual's purpose within a network of shared contributions we are able to ignite an individual's level of performance, with teams that are diverse by design, adaptable and aligned on a shared vision for change.
For too long the pursuit for purpose has been described as either individual or shared rather than being interconnected. Inspired by scientific thinking the DNA Of Purpose presents the idea that purpose is like code that can only exist as a part of a broader system. Audiences will come away from this talk with the ability to think clearly about the strategic opportunity to harness purpose in cultures as one of the most critical skills in building a more cohesive and resilient workforce. Purpose is a decision and when we view it as part of a system, we can then use it as one of the most powerful social innovation tools on the planet.
The Optimism Experience - A musical show about human progress
Feeling negative about the state of the world in 2021? Is the news getting you down? Have you had enough of people arguing on your Facebook feed? The Future Crunch team might be able to help. Showcasing their infectious brand of musically inspired, intelligent optimism, this is a story about the human race you've never heard before.
Diseases are being eradicated, war is decreasing, millions are being lifted out of poverty and billions are gaining access to the greatest information resource humanity has ever known. We can control robots with our minds, use machines to translate any language, cut and paste our own DNA, and we’re taking brave new steps into space. We're just not hearing a lot about it.
We know the challenges we face. This is a musical journey into how – with boldness, creativity, and revolutionary technologies that build on thousands of years of human ingenuity – we are rising to meet them.