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Don Abraham

The Futures Company
Exec VP
Don is an Executive Vice President of The Futures Company’s global consulting practice, where he specializes in helping companies to think about the future. His work in this field touches on most business verticals, and has included keynote presentations to global boards, trends programs for B2B and B2C companies, and global scenario planning projects for companies ranging from IFF and The Ford Motor Company to InterContinental Hotels Group and the US Department of Defense. Don joined The Futures Company after driving the development and growth of Social Technologies, a global foresight consulting company. At Social Technologies, Don led many of the custom engagements and created global foresight capabilities for many of the world’s leading companies. Prior to that, he was a Senior Manager at the Ernst & Young Center for Business Innovation – a leading global think-tank that produced world-class perspectives on the future of business. Don has also been a leading force in the growth and global expansion of the Product Development and Management Association (PDMA) where he has been a Director on the global board, international conference leader, keynote presenter, and worked to launch the New Product Development Professional certification program. Don’s publications include a variety of articles on innovation process at Texaco, trends programs at Shell, JCI, and Nokia, and contributions to two soon-to-be published books by leading business thinkers. Don has a BA in Political Science from Franklin & Marshall College, and lives with his wife and 7-year old children in New Jersey. When he is not travelling for work, Don’s passions include sailing, working with his son to build the biggest and greatest anything, and having Lego parties with his daughter.