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Edie Weiner

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Edie Weiner discusses the accelerated speed of change and how that has ushered us into a new economy, illustrating that we are not in a recession, but in this change.

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Edie Weiner is president of Weiner, Edrich, Brown, Inc., a leading futurist consulting group in the United States. Formed in 1977, WEB has served over 300 clients (corporate, academic, government) in identifying opportunities in the areas of marketing, product development, strategic planning, investments, human resources, public affairs and advertising. Clients have ranged from the U.S. Congress to many of the Fortune 500. Ms. Weiner has been in the field of issues analysis and strategic planning for over 30 years. She was the youngest outside woman ever elected to the board of directors of a major financial institution when she joined the board of Union Mutual Life Insurance Company (now UNUM Provident Corporation) at the age of 29. She is acknowledged as one of the most influential practitioners of social, technological, political and economic intelligence-gathering. Ms. Weiner has been a guest lecturer at Wharton, Harvard, Brown and a number of other universities. Her articles have appeared in numerous publications, including The Harvard Business Review, The Futurist, and The Wall Street Journal. She has co-authored three books with her partner Arnold Brown: "Supermanaging", "Office Biology", and "Insider's Guide to the Future", and is currently working on a fourth.

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Edie Weiner is president of Weiner, Edrich, Brown, Inc., a leading futurist consulting group. Formed in 1977, WEB has served over 400 clients in identifying opportunities in strategic thinking, product development, marketing, investment, human resources, and change management. WEB clients have ranged from national governments to Fortune 500 companies. She is acknowledged as one of the most influential practitioners of social, technological, political and economic intelligence-gathering.

Edie directed the first industry-wide futures research program in the early 1970s. At 29, she was the youngest outside woman ever elected to a corporate board. She has guest lectured at many prestigious institutions, including Wharton, Harvard, The U.S. Army War College, the Naval War College and the World Economic Forum in Davos. Her many articles have appeared in publications like The Harvard Business Review, The Futurist, and The Wall Street Journal. She co-authored four books with her business partner Arnold Brown. Her latest book, FutureThink, was a global bestseller, translated into many languages. She has keynoted over 300 conferences.

Throughout her career, she founded and ran a series of programs aimed at mentoring inner city girls, bringing technology to inner city classrooms, preserving modern dance and networking women at various stages in their lives and careers.

She now serves on numerous Boards and Advisory Boards, including the US Comptroller General’s Advisory Board, GOSO (Getting Out and Staying Out), The Belizean Grove and the Adventures for the Mind Foundation. In the past, she has served on over 20 additional Boards or Advisory Boards, including the José Limón Dance Foundation (Chair), UNUM Corporation, First Unum Corp., CompUSA, the Fashion Group International, ThinkQuest New York City (Chair), Boardroom Inc., the SyFy Channel, Independent Agents & Brokers of New York, the Women’s Leadership Exchange, and the Women’s Forum. Ms. Weiner is a member of the Women’s Forum, a co-founder of the Belizean Grove and Women Corporate Directors, and has received over 30 awards and citations, including the Fashion Group International's Entrepreneur of the Year (1998), NOW New York’s 2011 Woman of Power and Influence, and The World Future Society’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

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