FutureForces Database

Driving forces. Industry forecasts. Future strategies.

We make your company future-proof!

Welcome to the FutureForces Database of the biggest independent future institute in Europe. For almost 20 years we have analyzed the changes in technologies, value chains, and business models across different industries.

Within the FutureForces Database, you have constant access to the latest prognoses based on scientific future research specific to your industry. You will find analyses of the most important technological and social driving forces of your industry, the future forecasts of global leading players in your industry, and their impact on the value chains and business models of your industry. The FutureForces Database is updated weekly. In addition to the basic database consisting of hundreds of in-depth interviews with the strategy and technology experts of globally leading companies, 20 new forecasting interviews are added every week.

The FutureForces Database is the most extensive future research database for businesses in Europe. It breaks down the key findings of scientific future research specifically into the individual industries. Enterprises regularly use the FutureForces Database and the advantages of our Thought-Leadership-Circle to reevaluate their business strategy. Premium members additionally benefit from our exclusive CxO-Circle to continuously spar off their future strategies.

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more than

1100 Keynotes and strategy speeches

more than

20 FutureForces Maps

individual industries

up to now

18 Learning Journeys

with top managers of German companies to Silicon Valley, Shenzhen and Tel Aviv

more than

3000 qualitative in-depth interviews

with global CEOs, CTOs, CSOs and CINOs

more than

200 scientific trend analyses and studies

more than

1400 Press reports and interviews

more than

3.000.000 Website visitors

up to now

19 Future Congresses

more than

500 Strategy workshops

and consulting projects

more than

6.000 Participants of the annual future congresses

more than

1.000.000 Listeners at keynotes

more than

2.500.000 Viewers

at 2b AHEAD TV

more than

30.000 Readers

of trend and strategy books

currently

8 Management books

more than

56.000 Subscribers

of the trend newsletter and social media followers


The future does not happen by chance. The future is made.

Future research emerged as a scientific discipline in the middle of the last century. It is offered as a field of study at universities around the world. 2b AHEAD, with its more than 50 employees, is the biggest independent future institute in Europe. Our FutureForces Database is developed by graduated future researchers in collaboration with professional strategy consultants. We utilize methods from qualitative social studies (Delphi, future scenarios) to lead businesses to reliable future visions and future-proof strategies. At the core of our scientific analysis are in-depth interviews with 1,500 globally recognized leaders in strategy, innovation, and technology across all industries. The decisions of today create the industry environment of the future. Understanding their motivations, intentions, constraints, fears, and hopes aids to develop a future-proof business strategy and to reach the best possible target vision. 

With the FutureForces Database, we allow businesses to access our interviews and studies with the most important leading actors in your industry at all times. In hundreds of interviews, you will find specific analyses of those driving forces that your business will have to react to in the next ten years. In our future studies, you will find the new value chains, customer segments, and business models of your industry in ten years, which should serve as the target vision of your strategy.

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Experts

  • Simon Kos

    Chief Medical OfficerWorldwide Health, Microsoft
    “How do you manage someone out in the community, so they don't come into hospital in the first place? Using precision medicines to identify genomically who's at risk of a disease so that we can intervene early before they get sick, using this model where technology and artificial intelligence is able to augment the exceptional, but limited, human intelligence.”
  • Babak Hodjat

    Vice President of Evolutionary AI, Cognizant
    "Inevitably, I always get this question, if it happens that AI helps us with all this decision-making, what is our role? I will reduce that to this. What are these outcomes that we care about? Ultimately, what are we optimizing for? I think that's a very important question. You know, when I was a kid thinking about the future, I kept thinking we'll sit back, and the technology is just going to do everything. In fact, it couldn't have been farther from the truth. We can't be sitting back; this is the time when we cannot be sitting back. We need to be thinking about these objectives. We cannot leave it to happenstance, as we have today."
  • Eva Kaili

    Head of the Greek SD Delegation, European Union
    "Blockchain was the hype three years ago, now it's more mature as a technology and people are realizing that with the transformation of AI we cannot just automate processes, but we can get solutions. With the autonomy that we can have with artificial intelligence, we could have immediate decisions that will be executed autonomously. So, you could have smart contracts or blockchain completely executed in an autonomous way without human oversight, and this could be super safe, or it could be super difficult to get out of, so it has to be designed and prepared properly. This is what we're planning to do."
  • Didier Toubia

    Co-Founder & CEO, Aleph Farms
    "Agriculture became more intensive to meet the demand for more food, so we will need to bridge the gap between regenerative agriculture capacity and the rising demand for meat and food. This is where innovation comes in place and where cultivated meat will supplement the existing food and agricultural systems in different ways and will actually diversify the supply for meat and incorporate the existing livestock farms in order to diversify the business. We hope to increase the living standard of farmers who are in crisis today and we also expect that incorporating innovation into farms will help solve demographic issues."
  • Dr. Dorothee Ritz

    Mitglied der Geschäftsleitung & General Manager Advertising & Online, Microsoft Österreich
    "In the last few months, we have seen that an incredible number of chatbots have been deployed in the healthcare sector, also by Microsoft, so that the most essential things can be answered, so that the doctors and rare staff can concentrate on the patients. In this phase, of course, there has been a tremendous acceleration, but I believe that these issues will not go away again, and if we think about the major problems of the world, such as the environment, water, food, health and basic services, then we will not be able to solve these problems without technology."
  • Michael Feindt

    Founder and CEO, Blue Yonder
    "I'm sure there will also be a ripple back, away from technologization to more humanity and human interaction."

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    CxO Circle of the 2b AHEAD ThinkTank

    The CxO-Circle of the 2b AHEAD ThinkTank meets four times a year. The exclusive committee headed by 2b AHEAD chairman Sven Gabor Janszky consists entirely of board executives of premium members of the 2b AHEAD ThinkTank. Multiple times a year they debate on the future trends and current developments in the economy and society at a strategic eye level.

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    Thought Leadership Circle des 2b AHEAD ThinkTanks

    The CxO-Circle of the 2b AHEAD ThinkTank meets four times a year. The exclusive committee headed by 2b AHEAD chairman Sven Gabor Janszky consists entirely of board executives of premium members of the 2b AHEAD ThinkTank. Multiple times a year they debate on the future trends and current developments in the economy and society at a strategic eye level.

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