Barbara van Veen is futurist/founder/business consultant at Leaders Against Routine. She's passionate about emerging technologies as these hold the promise of an exciting future and bear witness to man's curiosity, inventiveness and perseverance. She uses emerging developments to help SMEs discover the fun of future-oriented management team meetings that deliver concrete results. She's an expert in long-term decision-making and a member of the World Future Society and the Society for Judgment and Decision Making. She's also researching her Ph.D. (Delft University of Technology) on Managerial Future Myopia. Learn more here .