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.