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Steve Tighe


Ageing - Business - Change Management - Climate Change - Demographic Trends - Environment - FMCG - Forecasting - Future - Generation X - Generational Change - Global Trends - Innovation - Marketing - Social Issues - Social Trends - Strategy - Thinking - Trends - Y & Z

Futurist and Strategist

Steve Tighe is a consumer foresight expert specialising in emerging trends, social change and planning for the future.

A practising futurist, Steve has worked with some of Australia’s leading companies, looking at the future of their industry and the strategic opportunities for their business.
Steve’s novel approach to thinking about the future provides original insights across every aspect of our lifestyles including commuting, housing, employment, consumption, and the cities we choose to live in!

Engaging & Entertaining

Steve is one of Australia’s most compelling speakers on the future and innovation. He is recognised for his thought-provoking observations, and his ability to express key insights about the future in an engaging and entertaining fashion.
Steve is renowned for his clever use of metaphors, images and case studies, taking his audience on a virtual journey into the future, whilst alerting them to the drivers of future change and the implications for their business.

De-mystifying the Future

Steve is the former Foresight Manager at Foster’s, has a Masters in Strategic Foresight from Swinburne University, and has completed the Oxford Scenarios Programme at Oxford University.
With his extensive foresight experience, Steve de-mystifies the challenges of the future and provides his audience with genuine tools for improving their business performance.
Steve is an international speaker on the future and tailors each of his presentations to the specific needs of his audience.

Presentation Topics Include

  • How to detect emerging trends 
  • Future scenarios for Australia 
  • Insight into tomorrow’s consumers
  • Changing perceptions and future trends 
  • How to plan and innovate for the future 
  • De-mystifying the future


Great content from Steve, but also gave his views on where things were potentially heading. So from that perspective it came across to the audience as a keynote speaker should!

Great relevant presentation for an industry in transition and looking for whats next. Steve was briefed and across our industry. Feedback from participants was very positive.
Visual Connections Australia Ltd.

Excellent – Steve was exceptional in tailoring his presentation to suit both the large number of small business people and the members of the Beenleigh Yatala Junior Chamber of Commerce and from the comments of attendees after the event, gave participants some really challenging concepts on how to successfully position themselves for the future. 
Logan City Council

“Steve Tighe is one of those rare presenters who take you on an innovation journey - darting you into the past and then back to the future. His masterful delivery of insights sneaks up on you, nudging you to wake up to finally see the obvious. If you're a business leader who wants to know what's going on, or to recognise the signals before they become a trend, then Steve’s presentation is a must."
Logan Office of Economic Development

“Steve’s ability to take a subject as broad as the evolution of Australian society, and how those changes can be related to the delivery of products and services in the future was amazing."
Easts Leagues Club

“Steve captivated our audience and had their full attention from beginning to end. His dynamic presentation style assured our delegates they were in the right place at the right time."
Local Government Association of Queensland

“Steve’s presentation to the Melbourne Business Awards breakfast was just brilliant. He totally engaged the audience of predominately small to medium sized manufacturers with his thought provoking analysis of what the future might hold. His knowledge and understanding of foresight and innovation gave him enormous credibility with the audience. His highly creative presentation was fast paced and humorous but with some very serious take home messages for the businesses in attendance. The feedback to the organising committee has been fantastic."
City of Kingston

“Steve’s excellent presentation reinforced the importance of being systematic with our own marketing efforts. There can be no better advantage in business than to be in possession of valid foresight ahead of your competitors."
Total Concept Projects

“Steve Tighe’s unique and creative presentation provided the perfect closing to our Conference. Steve has a profound knowledge of Foresight and Innovation, and his methodology for anticipating change was eagerly embraced by all of the delegates."
Leagues Clubs Australia

“Steve’s thoughtful and impactful presentation catapulted the NAB Community Partnership & Sponsorship team beyond the paradigm in which they operate today, to a future where customers and communities grapple with new ‘social epidemics’ and demand new terms of engagement with governments, organisations and brands. Steve creates a meaningful perspective on the future through considered inputs and a creative process."
Spot Innovation

"Please accept our sincere appreciation for the outstanding presentation Steve made to the Corporate Services Managers and Team Leaders of the City of Casey.
Steve's presentation 'Everyday Innovation' was thought provoking and well received by our staff, in particular, staff were intrigued with his explanation of 'paradigm blindness', a term that I have heard being used around the organisation since his presentation.
We appreciate the time and effort Steve made to come and speak with us, and we look forward to working with him again in the future."
City of Casey

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