The Mind Lab and Tech Futures Lab founder Frances Valintine reflects on the technological advancements that have happened since 20 years ago, and how much workplaces have transformed in her experience – ultimately, for the better. She also asks the question, what are you waiting for in business? With only 99 days until the year 2020, now is a time to be looking at the past, while also thinking about the future and what ventures you want to tackle.
The winner of Idealog's Most Innovative Companies is Tech Futures Lab. Late, great futurist Alvin Toffler called it some time ago: The pace at which technology evolves will one day make it very difficult for workers to stay skilled and relevant in the workplace. That day has surely arrived. Therefore, one can imagine that he would have approved of the Tech Futures Lab, Frances Valintine’s future-focused organisation that hosts training, business coaching and masterclasses, designed to help professionals and organisations to adapt, learn, lead and succeed in this fast-changing world.
The world of work is changing, and the thought of a robot-filled future can be intimidating at best, and downright panic-inducing at worst. Thankfully, a bunch of New Zealand business leaders have shared their tips for surviving and thriving in our fast-paced world. In this extract from Don't Worry About the Robots by Dr Jo Cribb and David Glover, Tech Futures Lab and Mind Lab's Frances Valintine shares how her strategic planning, often decades in advance, has helped her carve out a successful career in a changing world.
Tech Futures Lab has today launched Digital Suitcase, a global education platform to teach adults – like those whose careers are being disrupted by new technologies they can’t quite wrap their heads around – all about this new tech in a fun, lighthearted way. We talk with Tech Future Lab and the Mind Lab’s Frances Valintine about what inspired her to launch the programme and who it’s intended for.
As part of Idealog's Technology Month, we've picked the brains of some of the movers and shakers in the industry to find out their favourite tech-related things, their biggest fears for the future and what other companies and individuals inspire their work. Here's The Mind Lab and Tech Futures Lab's Frances Valintine.
The MindLab by Unitec chair and Tech Futures lab founder Frances Valintine was named the 2017 Flying Kiwi at this year's Hi-Tech Awards. To celebrate her achievement, we're republishing this interview.
The MindLab by Unitec and Tech Futures Lab founder Frances Valintine recently spoke at TRA's Mindframe Breakfast. A big takeaway: Kiwi companies simply aren't being innovative enough to compete on the world stage. But there's hope.
Last week science and innovation minister Steven Joyce announced fresh appointments to the board of Callaghan Innovation, among them Francis Valintine. We tracked her down to find out how the hell she ended up here.