My name is Aric Dromi
Speaker, futurologist, digital philosopher, and professional troublemaker.

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“Not with things as there are but with things as they ought to be”

I have spent my adult life — and most of my childhood — engrossed imagining the future and the potentials that drive it. As someone with atypical curiosity – I found myself sailing with Captain Nemo, escaping the ordinary into the land of wonder.

By high school, I decided that the formal education system is more a pipe designed to feed the “norm” rather than a place to build up curiosity – a lesson I carried with me throughout life. As a result, I chose a path that will always challenge me and the status quo (therefore the troublemaker) but also be governed by a unique side effect – enabling me to look back into the present.

I build up my career on “things that I knew that I didn’t know”, I always took assignments that I hadn’t done before and regularly pushed myself to explore new fields, tools, and methods that would redefine my vantage point on any given challenge.

I currently reside in Gothenburg, Sweden, splitting my time between my role as the in-house futurologist at Volvo cars, sitting on the advisory board of the NTT Innovation Institute, supporting the UNLEASH innovation team and running my company where I travel and change the way we experience the world, the way we think about thinking and transform the way we understand change. I give speeches that frame questions and help people identify and abandon old paradigms and rethink thinking.

I tend to focus on 10 – 15 -year future scenarios, yet an essential part of capturing the future is to explain it, make it tangible and most important, make it relevant. That’s what I do. I tell stories about the future that could happen and help develop concepts around what should happen.

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“while most of us are busy looking back at our achievements, a few brave souls are about to step forward and jump into the unknown.”

What I’m passionat about

  • Rewiring innovation
  • Blended Reality
  • Intelligence Augmentation
  • Re-thinking monetization models
  • Humanising machines
  • Contextual Education

The World Bank – IFC

Svenska Mässan

EIG

UNLEASH

HYPER ISLAND

Concawe

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

BIBA

Amdocs

Showpad

ISF

Elicit

Midchamber

Ad-Tech AU

Connect Expo -Melbourne

IHM Business School

Siemens

AIB

The government of the Republic of Kazakhstan

FT Live

EPL

CIO Forum AU

zeb uni

Last Word Media Alternative

MasterCard

Nordic Edge

Camelot

Moscow urban forum

SWECO

Merck

Blue Business Media

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If you would like to book me for your next event, please call Nicholas de Wolfe on +44 1628 601 413 or send an email to nicholas@speakers.co.uk or click here

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Anything goes – aric.dromi@gmail.com

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