John L. Petersen
President and Founder, The Arlington Institute
John L. Petersen is considered by many to be one of the most informed futurists in the world. He is best-known for writing and thinking about high impact surprises—wild cards—and the process of surprise anticipation. His current professional involvements include the development of sophisticated tools for anticipatory analysis and surprise anticipation, long-range strategic planning and helping leadership design new approaches for dealing with the future. In 1989 Petersen founded The Arlington Institute (TAI), a non-profit, future-oriented research institute.