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Foresight strategist, pattern finder, and business designer – Alida Draudt seeks to find and understand the fringe ideas that are poised for large disruption. Currently the Futurist for Capital One’s Ecosystem Design group based out of San Francisco, Ali has a background in design and innovation firms, as well as an MBA in Strategic Foresight and Design Strategy from California College of the Arts. Her passion for bringing the future to bear in the present has driven both personal and professional projects. Her futures work has spanned a variety of subjects including The Future of American Public Housing 2025, The Future of Money 2020, Implications of 4D Printing and Programmable Matter, Blockchain Application, and Threatcasting for the Army Cyber Institute. Her first co-authored book What the Foresight, a transformational workbook exploring personal futures, launched on Amazon in September 2016.

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