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JEANETTE KÆSELER MORTENSEN

Jeanette is a futures analyst, assisting colleagues in advising top management in various industries on issues of strategic concern. She works with the intersections between megatrends and horizon scanning as ways to contextualise organisations’ future environment.

Jeanette’s knowledge of both megatrends and societal development patterns, combined with her previous hands-on experience as an entrepreneur, provides her with rich insight into challenges and opportunities facing companies in fast-changing market.

RESEARCH HIGHLIGHTS

Until recently, Jeanette co-managed the CIFS Global Scanning Network, gathering empirical knowledge from a highly qualified international research network and providing valuable insights across industries and international borders. Jeanette was part of the CIFS team facilitating the think tank "The good life in the 3rd age", addressing demographic challenges in Denmark, which resulted in a set of political recommendations presented in Parliament. Concurrently, she has conducted in-depth research for an international client on the future of education.

EDUCATION AND CAREER

Master of Science in Global Studies, Lund University, Sweden. (cand.scient.pol.)
Work experience before joining CIFS:

  • 2016-2017: Freelancing as SME innovative consultant, focusing on creativity as a tool for business development.
  • 2015-2016: Accelerating international startup business DAP design, focusing on design thinking processes.
  • 2013-2015: Startup business Amock exporting accessories globally, focusing on sustainable production.

Jeanette's time as an entrepreneur has shaped her passionate approach to futures studies, putting the startup community at the center of staying tuned to developments in the market. She believes large organisations have a lot to learn from the startup way and works to facilitate dialogue between aging companies and their disruptors.

During her time as an entrepreneur, Jeanette established and maintains close ties to an international web of startup actors, through educating competitions, accelerator programmes, virtual incubators, mentors and Business Angels.

In 50 years’ time, Jeanette aims to look back and see herself as a contributor to making Denmark Scandinavia's Silicon Valley by utilising the valuable methods of futures studies.

BONUS INFO:

Jeanette is currently a mentor for a number of startup companies at Singularity University's department in Copenhagen. The mentorship is part of Singularity University's Global Startup Programme, taking a select group of startups through an accelerator programme, which is kicked off in Copenhagen and ends in Silicon Valley. 

BONUS INFO: AVID TRAVELER

Jeanette has spent years travelling the world and has lived in China, which has evoked a deep curiosity for international politics and local-global challenges.

CONTACT DETAILS

Are you interested in booking Jeanette Kæseler Mortensen for a talk, presentation or keynote? Please contact Carsten Beck, Director, Live Inspiration, at +45 3065 1101 or by e-mail: cab@iff.dk.

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