Author(s): Stefan Hajkowicz
Global Megatrends tells a story about how the world will change over the next 20 years. 'Megatrends' are gradual yet powerful trajectories of change that have the potential to throw companies, individuals and societies into freefall. In Global Megatrends author Stefan Hajkowicz identifies seven patterns of global change: resource scarcity; the challenge to protect biodiversity and the global climate; the world's ageing demographic; digital technology transformation; rapid economic growth and urbanisation in the developing world; societal and consumer expectation for experiential goods and services; and finally a world where human innovation makes (just about) anything possible.
Over the past 20 years Stefan Hajkowicz has been thinking about how people plan for an uncertain future. With training in economics, geography and decision theory Stefan is one of CSIROAEs leading thinkers about trends, shocks and scenarios in the coming decades. His work led to the creation of the newly established CSIRO Futures research unit u a team of dedicated scientists working to unveil the future and inform peopleAEs choices. Stefan now works as a principal scientist at CSIRO in Brisbane, Australia and is in demand worldwide as a speaker, strategist and consultant.