Angela Oguntala – The “5 Premium Speakers Questions”

03. July 2024 – Astrid Berndt

Angela Oguntala is a renowned futurologist and innovation expert who has been recognized as a “Future Innovator” by the United Nations. She is the co-founder of Greyspace, a consultancy specializing in futurology and innovation. Oguntala helps leading global companies such as Google, Microsoft, IKEA and the World Economic Forum to understand change and innovate.

In her keynotes, she addresses topics such as leadership with a future perspective, purposeful innovation and strategies for innovation despite uncertainty. As a Salzburg Global Fellow, she inspires her audience to face the challenges of the future and bring about sustainable change.

Interview with Angela Oguntala:

1. What are the core subjects of your keynote speeches?

Angela Oguntala:

I speak on leadership, innovation, trends, future of work and sustainability.

I work to paint a vision and offer practical insights on the near and far future realities leaders and organizations will have to contend with, the forces and key trends shaping those futures, and how to navigate and lead in the face of radical and continuous change.

2. Which audience or which branch do you reach with your speech?

Angela Oguntala:

As a futurist, I have given hundreds of keynotes. I have been asked to translate my insights to speak to a wide range of audiences, from the financial sector, to healthcare, to technology, to creative audiences and to leaders across most industries.

3. Are you a PREMIUM SPEAKER? Where do you get your insights from?

Angela Oguntala:

I’ve run a foresight and innovation consultancy for approaching 10 years. We have worked with some of the largest and most visionary companies across the world. My insights are gleaned from the body of work that I’ve done, and from the continuous research, scanning, and conversations that support and stem from my work.

4. What will be in the future? Does «time» play an important role in your work?

Angela Oguntala:

The future will be the product of our choices and their underlying values. Because of this, vision and values play a key role in my foresight work. Time also plays an important role in my work.

I believe that cultivating the ability to think in multiple horizons of time (the present, the transition, the future) is one of the core mindsets and skillsets we can foster to be more innovative and more agile in a world in flux.

5. Tell us your life motto? What do you want to give your listeners to take with them?

Angela Oguntala:

One of the mottos that guides how I move through the world is that “the future is a process”. Thinking like this moves us away from the mindset of inevitability – the idea that there is some destined future state that we will arrive at – and back to the reality which is that our everyday choices create the future.

I want audiences to walk away with this sense of ambition to see how their personal actions can make a big difference, and to use the practical skills I share around rapid trial and experimentation in order to create positive change.

Angela Oguntala

Futurist and Global Authority on Innovation