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Ian Morrison, Ph.D. is an internationally known author, consultant, and futurist specializing in long-term forecasting and planning with particular emphasis on health care and the changing business environment. He combines research and consulting skills with an incisive Scottish wit to help public and private organizations plan their longer-term future.
Ian Morrison has written and lectured on a wide variety of forecasting, strategy, and healthcare topics for government, industry, and a variety of nonprofit organizations in North America, Europe, and Asia. Ian Morrison speaks to audiences from the boards of Fortune 100 companies to the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences in Beijing, and has worked with more than 100 Fortune 500 companies in health care, manufacturing, information technology, and financial services. His client list includes Pfizer, XL Capital, Volvo, Bank of America, Kaiser Permanente, and others. He is a frequent commentator on the future for television, radio, and the print media.
The author of Healthcare in the New Millennium: Vision, Values and Leadership (2002), he also wrote The Second Curve - Managing The Velocity of Change (1996) which was a New York Times business bestseller and BusinessWeek bestseller. He has co-authored several books including Future Tense: The Business Realities of the Next Ten Years. Ian Morrison is the co-author of numerous journal articles for publications such as Chief Executive, Encyclopedia Britannica, Across the Board, The British Medical Journal, New England Journal of Medicine, and Health Affairs.
Ian Morrison is President Emeritus of the Institute for the Future (IFTF) and chair of IFTF's Health Advisory Panel. He is a founding partner in Strategic Health Perspectives, a joint venture between Harris Interactive and the Harvard School of Public Health's Department of Health Policy and Management. As chairperson of the Health Futures Forum at Accenture (formerly Andersen Consulting) from 1996-1999, he presided over a number of international forums on the future of healthcare.
Before coming to IFTF in 1985, Ian Morrison spent seven years in Canada in a variety of research, teaching, and consulting positions. He holds an interdisciplinary Ph.D. in urban studies from the University of British Columbia, an M.A. with honors in geography from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, and a graduate degree in urban planning from the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England.
A member of the board of directors of Spherion Corporation (an NYSE company), Ian Morrison is a past director of the Health Research and Education Trust (HRET), the research and education arm of the American Hospital Association. He is a director of the California Health Care Foundation and a director of the Center for Healthcare Design. Ian Morrison also serves as a member of the Stakeholders Advisory Committee of the Program on Health System Improvement at Harvard University.
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