Maria BothwellFuturist and Strategic Advisor, CEO at Toffler Associates
Maria Bothwell, Futurist and Strategic Advisor, is a sought-after speaker who helps Fortune 5000 and Government clients anticipate and prepare for many plausible futures in a world full of uncertainty. The extraordinary speed of change and disruption hurtling towards every industry is causing businesses and government sectors to question and rethink their entire strategic planning approach. Maria brings clarity to how organizations can capitalize on the opportunities that change and future disruptions bring. She is an energetic and insightful speaker who delivers practical know-how for leaders to understand, plan, and adapt to their potential futures. Maria is CEO of Toffler Associates, a future-focused strategy advisory firm. Toffler Associates’ approach is rooted in the ideas and methodologies of world-renowned futurists Alvin and Heidi Toffler, whose work foreshadowed the sweeping effects of rapid technology development on people, businesses, and government. The Tofflers are known widely for their global bestsellers, including Future Shock, The Third Wave and Powershift. Maria has been featured in USA Today and Government Technology magazine. Past speaking engagements include the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA), the Federal Foresight Community of Interest, the American Council on Germany, the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers Conference, the Virginia Tech College of Engineering, and Baruch College’s MBA speaker series.