The second Curve-Managing the Velocity of Change

Ian Morrison is an internationally known author, consultant and speaker specializing in long-term forecasting and planning with a particular emphasis on health care and societal change. He combines research and consulting skills with an incisive Scottish Wit to help public and private organizations plan their longer term future.

Ian has written, lectured and consulted on a wide variety of forecasting, strategy and health care topics for government, industry and a variety of nonprofit agencies in North America, Europe and Asia. Ian has worked with more than I 00 Fortune 500 companies in health care, information technology and financial services. Project sponsors also include The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, The Commonwealth Fund, The Kaiser Family Foundation and The World Health Organization. He is a frequent commentator on the future - for television, radio and the print media.

Ian is the author of Healthcare in the New Millennium: Visions.Values and LeadershiP(Fall 1999). His previous book The Second Curve - Maneci The i itcl Velocity of Change (1996) was a New York Times and Businessweek best-seller. Ian has co-authored several books and chapters, including Future Tense: The Business Realities of the Next Ten Years (1994) and Looking Ahead at American Health Care (1988). He has also co-authored numerous journal articles for publications such as Encyclopaedia Britannica, Across The Board, the British Medical Journal, New England Journal of Medicine and Health Affairs.

Ian is retained by Andersen Consulting as Chairman of their Health Features Forum. Ian is also a Senior Fellow at IFTF (Institute for the Future) and its former President (from 1990 to 1996), responsible for leading IFTF's growth and success over that period. Prior to becoming President, Ian led IFTF's part in Health Care Outlook, an ongoing forecast service for clients in the health care industry along with joint venture partners from Lou Harris & Associates and the Harvard School of Public Health's Department of Health Policy and Management.

Before coming to IFTF in 1985, Ian spent seven year in British Columbia, 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. in geography from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland and a graduate degree in urban planning from the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England.

He is a member of Board of Directors of Interim Services a leading temporary services company; Oceania, a privately held medical software company; and the Health Research and Education Trust (HRET), the research and education arm of the American Hospital Association.

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