Foresight strategist, pattern finder, empathetic researcher and business designer – Alida Draudt seeks to find and understand the fringe ideas that are poised for large disruption. As the Service Design Futurist for Capital One based out of San Francisco, Ali has a background in design and innovation firms, as well as an MBA in Strategic Foresight and Design Strategy from California College of the Arts. Her passion for bringing the future to bear in the present has driven both personal and professional projects. Her futures work has spanned a variety of subjects including The Future of American Public Housing 2025, The Future of California Water 2030, The Future of Money 2020, Implications of 4D Printing and Programmable Matter, Governance Systems on Mars 2050, and Implications of Autonomous Vehicles on the Gig Economy. Her first co-authored book, What the Foresight, has just launched on Amazon this week.
Alida is characterized by her insatiable curiosity – she is a continuous explorer both mentally and physically.
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