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What does a futurist do? Does it include dealing with jetpacks? Or is it more about helping organisations to become more resilient? Cool as jetpacks might be, our Episode 8 guest, Roger Dennis covers no less interesting topics: how he helped to prepare New Zealand’s businesses and health care system for the pandemic and why we should be collecting as much real-time data about cities as possible. Bio: Roger Dennis’s website says that “[he] consults on the continuum between future thinking, strategy and innovation to introduce opportunities to organisations to create advantage.” Roger has worked with leading organisations like Shell, the Singapore PM’s office, Fonterra (New Zealand’s diary industry cooperative), one of New Zealand’s largest health providers and Z Energy, the country’s leading fuel retailer. In 2010 he returned to Christchurch, New Zealand, to enjoy a quiet life, away from the risks and hassles of the big city – just few months before the catastrophic earthquake which destroyed much of the

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