DR CATHERINE BALL
SCIENTIFIC FUTURIST, TECH INFLUENCER, AUTHOR, CHAMPION OF DIVERSITY, DRONE EXPERT, ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR.
“The Future is here,
say what You want.”
Dr Cath likes to demystify emerging technology and empower people to make a change.
THE SCIENTIFIC FUTURIST
As a young professional I looked to the stars, wondering why stars aren’t as bright when looked at through a glass ceiling.
But watching has never been my style. I’m here to do.
I’ve seen that when you step outside you'll discover nothing but boundless sky. I found a world of incredible women and men that had built the foundations to go anywhere.
And I found my skills as a scientist are a perfect toolbox to build the future I want.
I believe the future flies. From a drone’s eye view I see endless potential every day. The future is interconnected.
The future is powered by purpose. The future is an incredible place.
But a drone's eye view showed me too many young women gazing up through their own ceilings.
Too many bright sparks dimmed by corporate obstacles.
Too many incredible leaders just needing a boost to take off.
So I’m here to help you build your future. To help you discover the tools to take flight. To tell you what’s on the laboratory table – years before it makes it to television.
To provide a launchpad and a workshop to make it happen.
Some futurists review research and report on it.
Other futurists look to the future and dream.
I look to the future and roll up my sleeves.
Let’s get to work.
Dr Catherine Ball, the Scientific Futurist.
“Sharing stories, challenging thoughts, fermenting ideas, and generating curiosity for the future. This is why I love speaking and presenting.”
The next industrial revolution won’t reach its full potential for the planet and people unless we all care enough to act accordingly. Dr Cath is passionate about amplifying the positive voices and opportunities this new era brings. The future is already here, we just need to listen to it.
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