Thomas Geuken

C-Suite management educator and a kickstarter of futures thinking.

Featured Keynote Topics:

  • Embarking on a Journey into the Future - Harnessing the Impact of Megatrends (Customised for Your Industry and Context)
  • Navigating the Realm of Robots & Artificial Intelligence with Confidence
  • Unlocking the Future of HR: Empowering People and Organisations
  • Redefining Leadership for Tomorrow: Cultivating New Futures Capabilities & Anticipatory Mindsets
  • The Next Evolution of Work, Workforce, and Workplace: Embracing the Opportunities Ahead
  • Revolutionising Education and Learning for the Future
  • Fostering a Brighter Tomorrow for Mental Health

About Thomas

Meet Thomas: As an Associate Director and esteemed expert in futures studies, Thomas Geuken is not just a seasoned professional but a beacon of optimism in the realm of future thinking. With credentials as a state-certified clinical and leadership psychologist, TEDx speaker, and critically acclaimed author, Thomas has been an integral part of CIFS since 2008. Over the past fifteen years, he has conducted strategic research and delivered compelling talks worldwide, focusing on the future of work, leadership, HR, organisational dynamics, culture, arts, and education. His body of work includes over four dozen articles, showcasing his profound understanding of future trends and their implications.

Thomas captivates audiences with his thought-provoking and uplifting presentations, skillfully weaving narratives that inspire and energise. By leveraging megatrends and scenarios, he empowers his audience to future-proof their endeavors, leaving them with a sense of revelation, hope, and fresh perspectives on strategically navigating the future.

Thomas is an incredible energetic and exciting person, who will deliver great inspiration and food for thought when you listen to his observations on the future of our society. I can highly recommend Thomas as a motivational speaker, if you want to move, challenge and motivate you audience on how our future evolves into different scenearios, and how you need to find yourself within that.
- Martin Trolle, Managing Directer, Techdata
I’ve hired Thomas as keynote speaker on two occasions, one business conference and one project kick-off. He is a fascinating speaker, extremely inspiring and energising. His deep knowledge and research background creates an atmosphere of true expertise. Participants put his courage and insights very high enabling them to challenge their organisations to become more innovative.
- Erik Kayser, Partner, Implement Consulting Group
Jeg må til tasterne for at anbefale Thomas, som holdt et af de mest inspirerende oplæg om vores “fremtider”. Han var levende , engageret og yderst inspirerende. jeg noterede og noterede – og har efterfølgende kunnet citere Thomas mange gange. Både i min undervisning, til udvikling af forretninger og ikke mindst til inspiration både til egne og andres virksomheder. Tak Thomas for din inspiration – og dit blændende oplæg.
- Tine Weppler, Director, Gyldendals Forlag

38 HR Trends for the Future

Thomas is the author of the report "38 HR Trends for the Future." The report aims to help HR professionals and leaders to both futureproof existing HR strategies and initiatives and innovate new ones as well as create internal HR thought-leader program that drives the overarching business transformation.


Thomas graduated in 1999 from University of Copenhagen with a Master's Degree in Psychology. Besides co-founding a string of startups across industries, he became an associate to the Institute in 2005, and progressed toward his current role of Associate Director. He has worked as a strategic advisor for organisations across many industries, ranging from Google and Nordisk Film to governments and municipalities, making him a true Swiss Army knife in the field of advisory and talks.

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