Contexts - Company and Industry Futures
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For Managers in Charge of Change

Why You Need a Futurologist:

What We Do:

  • Contexts provides managers and consultants with the information they need to explore emerging change in their markets
  • Future-oriented research delivers pre-emptive value: it enables managers to detect opportunities, to detect these earlier than the competition, and to increase the window of opportunity
  • Contexts was founded by Barbara van Veen. She's an independent futurologist, keynote speaker, and researcher

Meet Barbara van Veen, Futurologist

Our markets are changing rapidly. But forewarned is forearmed :)


My specialty is to deliver practical and actionable insights into the ways managers can best assess emerging change in the business environment. The heart of the matter is:


Do you scan the right issues, and do you interpret them correctly?


My clients are in various industries: business services, finance, hospitality, manufacturing, trade, and health care. Next to 15+ years of experience as a futurist, I bring actual business cases from all those industries to the table.


In addition, I'm doing my Ph.D. at Delft Technological University. I am investigating how managers notice and interpret emerging change, and how this information gets integrated into the decision-making process.


I am also an experienced speaker for groups between 2 and 1,000 participants, and I give the occasional guest lecture at Delft University of Technology and Nyenrode Business University. 

Contexts is lid van SCIP, AIIP en SJDM

Contexts is a member of:

  • Association of Independent Information Professionals (AIIP)
  • Strategic and Competitive Intelligence Professionals (SCIP)
  • Society for Judgment and Decision Making (SJDM)

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