A global trends analyst, Cecily Sommers speaks, writes, and consults on emerging trends, markets, and technologies shaping our future. She is the author of Think Like a Futurist: Know What Changes, What Doesn't, and What's Next and the founder of The Push Institute, a non-profit think tank that tracks significant global trends and their implications for business, government, and non-profit sectors over the next 5-10-25-50 years.
An unorthodox background in medicine and dance, combined with her experience in brand strategy and product development brings unique vision and creativity into her work as a Strategic Foresight and Innovation Consultant for Fortune 500 companies as well as smaller private businesses and not-for profits. Clients including Accenture, American Express, Best Buy, General Mills, Health Partners, Kraft Foods, Nestle Purina, Target, Wrigley, Yahoo! are among those who turn to Cecily for her global trend analysis, strategic planning, and innovation projects that are built for the fast pace of business today.
Cecily is a member of the Association of Professional Futurists and a frequent contributor to Public Radio's "All Things Considered" and other media outlets. She was named by the Business Journal as one of twenty‐five "Women to Watch," and selected as one of Fast Company's "Fast 50 Reader Favorites." Cecily lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.