Insights · July 11th, 2011

Today I delivered a keynote speech for the Western States BCBS Internal Operations Conference, in Seattle. My task was to talk about longer term future trends and the challenge of shaping the preferred future. These are health insurance providers, and vendors, from west of the Mississippi. They see a volatile world ahead, though with many as-yet undefined opportunities. Within my talk I discussed the future of health care and shared one brief perspective on the future of insurance within a health care reform future. My key points were that:

  • Health care tomorrow will not resemble the past
  • A shift to individual wellness data clouds, and 4-P medicine: predictive, preventive, person, participatory is coming
  • The insurance business must evolve into a larger customer service enterprise given both external forces and the coming demands of the reformed insurance market place
  • My key slides are here.

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    Nikolas Badminton – Chief Futurist

    Nikolas Badminton

    Nikolas is the Chief Futurist of the Futurist Think Tank. He is world-renowned futurist speaker, a Fellow of The RSA, and has worked with over 300 of the world’s most impactful companies to establish strategic foresight capabilities, identify trends shaping our world, help anticipate unforeseen risks, and design equitable futures for all. In his new book – ‘Facing Our Futures’ – he challenges short-term thinking and provides executives and organizations with the foundations for futures design and the tools to ignite curiosity, create a framework for futures exploration, and shift their mindset from what is to WHAT IF…

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