Future Thinking Creators

Meet the future thinking creators behind Futurists World who are curious about life, the universe, and everything.

Futurists World

Mike Hill

Future Thinking Creator, Host & Producer of Futurists World

Mike Hill is a walking, talking sci-fi encyclopedia.

First of all, he fell in love with future thinking in his twenties thanks to the writings of masters like Arthur C Clarke, Isaac Asimov and Phillip K Dick.

Furthermore, Mike’s day job is filmmaking. After founding Moonshine Agency in 2010, he now specializes in creating impact films, videos and campaigns. So these visual projects are specifically designed to inspire change and move humanity forward.

Subsequently, his award-winning films and videos have been viewed millions of times on dozens of networks worldwide. And his work has also reached across the globe via major VOD platforms, as well as on popular social media platforms like YouTube and Facebook.

As a prolific producer of documentary and factual films, Mike has had the pleasure of interviewing over 1000 thought-leaders throughout his career. So Futurists World brings together Mike’s passion for future thinking and change-making, with his expertise in interviewing.

Finally, Mike is based in Melbourne, Australia. And he is supported by an amazing team of creative professionals at Moonshine Agency. Connect with Mike on LinkedIn or via @Futurist.World on Facebook.

Futurists World

Sue Collins

Director, Producer & Future Thinking Creator

Sue grew up in a household filled with Douglas Adams, Dr Who and Star Wars so it’s no wonder (or perhaps its a great wonder) she has a keen interest in the possibilities for the future. Although she isn’t fanatical about travelling with a towel and isn’t concerning herself with joining the rebels to fight intergalactic wars, she is deeply concerned that the current US President has just declared he’s going to create a galactic military.

The sense of impending doom and that the world is going to hell in a hand basket, the endless bad news stories and complete lack of forward thinking portrayed in the media inspired Sue to take on the challenge of helping others think bigger, longer term and consider what the future could be. Having produced many hours of content for her company Moonshine Agency, this show creates a great opportunity to put those skills to good use and help in a little way to move humanity forward with a positive outlook. At the very least this show might earn her a spot on the B arc!

If you’d like to know more about Sue’s work please click here

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Future Thinking Futurists

Gerd Leonhard is a world-leading future thinking futurist, author, musician and digital entrepreneur.

In his latest book Technology vs Humanity’ Gerd boldly peers into the future, and as a visionary in this area has totally flipped the script on the future of work, AI and digital ethics.

A talented musician by origin, and a digital music entrepreneur in the nineties, Gerd has a multi-faceted view on the future of business and humanity’s progression in a world that’s changing so rapidly you need this show just to keep up.

According to Wired Magazine, Gerd is one of the top 100 most influential people in Europe.   

Enjoy The Future of Technology with Gerd Leonhard.

Originally from the UK but now calling Australia home, Dom Price is the Sydney-based work futurist at Atlassian, Australia’s leading software company.

Dom is popular future thinking public speaker who’s passionate about the future of work and unleashing the power of teams.

He thrives on innovation, shifting paradigms, diversity of thought and culture.

Enjoy The Future of Work with Dom Price.

An amazing human and the world’s preeminent happiness expert.

Dr Puff is the mentor everyone needs.  He has a super-popular Happiness Podcast on Spotify and iTunes.  Doc Puff has authored 13 books, including several Amazon Best Seller’s including Finding Our Happiness’.

Dr. Robert Puff is a graduate of Northwestern, and Princeton and Fuller graduate schools.  He’s an internationally renowned Clinical Psychologist who approaches life with a holistic attitude. 

For over 30 years, he has been successfully helping people find greater peace and success in their lives, including literally millions online and on TV.

Enjoy The Future of Happiness with Dr Robert Puff.

The Future of Humanitarianism. Claiming a fusion of heritage from Sir Lanka, Australia and India, Aarathi is a Geneva-based thought-leader focussed on the reimagining of social change.

She is inherently curious about future thinking, how things work and about why things don’t.  And she’s focussed on how we need to shift these underlying assumptions to actually drive change.

Aarathi is the Humanitarian Futures and Strategic Foresight Advisor at the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. The Red Cross is the world’s largest volunteer–based humanitarian network.

She thrives on in the intersections of new forms of power, the ethics of emerging technology, values and new forms of humanitarianism.

Enjoy The Future of Humanitarianism with Aarathi Krishnan.

Wildly successful entrepreneur, best selling author, and prolific thought-leader, Jack Delosa is the founder of The Entourage, Australia’s largest education hub for entrepreneurs.

In his latest book, UnProfessional, a highly-acclaimed best-seller, Jack makes the case for why entrepreneurship is the greatest form of self-expression.

Jack is also a high-profile investor in growth companies and one of Australia’s leading entrepreneurs.

So, if you’ve ever wondered, why and how the education sector needs to be disrupted to adapt to the rapidly changing world, Jack is the man to talk to…

Enjoy The Future of Education with Jack Delosa.

Legendary humanitarian, healer and thought-leader, Dr MR Rajagopal is arguably the most-decorated doctor in the world, including being a recipient of the Padma Shri, India’s  highest civilian honour, and a Nobel Peace Prize Nominee.

“Dr Raj” is the subject of the recent award-winning, Amazon Prime feature documentary Hippocratic.

As a young man, he was a gifted student and fell into medicine. His great love was for literature.

His illustrious career began in anaesthesiology until a pivotal mid-career experience involving the suicide of one of his patients led him to discover palliative care.

Since then Raj has become on of the most outspoken voices calling for fundamental changes in access to essential pain medicines, like morphine.  He is the founder of Pallium India, a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to integrating palliative care into the healthcare system across India.

He has led a rallying cry for modern medicine to focus less on treating diseases, and more on treating people, and the suffering they’re experiencing.

Enjoy The Future of Healthcare with Dr MR Rajagopal.

Identifying herself as an Indian-Australian, Shivani is the CEO and Co-Founder of The Remarkable Woman, a community dedicated to empowering women and promoting gender equality.

She has been recognised with Business Leadership awards including female BDM of the year and was named one of Australia’s Top Career Women by Cosmopolitan.

Shivani has quickly become recognised as a feminist thought leader for women, helping them navigate their careers, businesses and financial success.

Enjoy The Future of Wealth with Shivani Gopal.

From Amsterdam in The Netherlands, Thimon is an expert in the strategic business impact of future human behaviour and societal change.

Thimon is a popular future thinking keynote speaker and trainer.  His strategic foresight has informed the strategy of organisations including Microsoft, Ikea and Vodafone.

Starting his career in journalism, Thimon is a subculture enthusiast, which led him to his role as editor-in-chief of Reload, Holland’s leading youth culture magazine.

Enjoy The Future of Human Behaviour with Thimon de Jong.

The Future of Time

Dr James Beacham

Particle physicist, CERN investigator, and popular futurist, Dr James Beacham is a researcher on the Atlas Experiment at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN in Switzerland.

Originally from the midwest USA, James believes that every curious human is secretly a particle physicist and very much enjoys talking about physics with non-specialists… like us!

The LHC is a 27 kilometre supercooled, vacuum-sealed, ringed megastructure that runs underground, crossing the borders of Switzerland and France.  How cool is that! Well, according to James that stills way too small to test his really big ideas!

Deep in his underground lair, he’s looking for new phenomena and explanations for some of the key unsolved mysteries of the universe.

He’s a brilliant public speaker who, like Arthur C Clarke, challenges his audience to take a step past the limits of the possible, by going beyond them into the impossible.

Enjoy The Future of Time with Dr James Beacham.

With 15 years global expertise in strategy and insights, Narjis is a global citizen having grown up in Morocco, Switzerland and Indonesia, studying in France and Canada, and working in Singapore, Morocco and France.

Narjis is the author of the Women’s Essential’s Box for the Corporate World.

We met with Narjis in Geneva where she is an Adjunct Professor at the International University to discuss her passion for Artificial Intelligence and its impact on society.

Enjoy The Future of Artificial Intelligence AI with Narjis Hilale.

Futurist, author and speaker, Jamais Cascio is a research fellow at the Institute for the Future in Silicon Valley, California. 

He’s a University of California graduate and a contributor to the Atlantic Monthly and Wall Street Journal. 

Jamais has authored four books including Hacking The Earth: Understanding the Consequences of Geoengineering’.

Jamais Cascio is ranked by Foreign Policy Magazine as one of the top 100 Global Thinkers and is described by Dr Michio Kaku as “a leading futurist with a long career of thoughtfully contemplating the outlines of tomorrow.”

He travels the world speaking about future possibilities including at TED Talks and National Academy of Sciences, focusing on the intersection of emerging technologies, environmental dilemmas, and cultural transformation.

Enjoy The Future of Society with Jamais Cascio.

Director of Health and Bio Security at the CSIRO – Australia’s leading scientific research agency – Dr Rob Grenfell is also a health activist and visionary.

A Graduate from Melbourne’s Monash University, he began his career as a country doctor. 

After specialising in public health, Rob’s work has subsequently led to executive roles at the National Heart Foundation and as the National Medical Director at Bupa Australia and New Zealand.

He now travels the world tirelessly in his role at CSIRO.

Rob combines his gift of imagination with future thinking and a deep understanding of science and technology to drive programs that tackle major national and international health and biosecurity challenges.

In doing so he’s helping protect the health of the farming sector, environment, people, and our way of life.

His commitment to Indigenous health and reconciliation is second to none.

Enjoy The Future of Health with Dr Rob Grenfell.

Disability-rights campaigner and thought-leader, Ashla Rani has risen up to become one of the leading voices for disability-rights in her home country of India.

After losing the use of her legs at the age of 26 after a train accident in Southern India, Ashla has risen up to become one of the leading voices for disability-rights in her home country of India.

Based in Trivandrum, Kerala, Ashla once feared that she would be bed-bound for life.

Now, she is travelling internationally to Sri Lanka and the USA where she’s rubbing shoulders with other giants in health activism including Dr BJ Miller and her long-time collaborator Dr MR Rajagopal.

Ashla is the recipient of the Kerala Youth Commission’s Youth Icon award for social service. 

Through her work with Pallium India, she has enhanced the lives of hundreds of people with acquired paraplegia, children who have lost loved ones prematurely, and families facing life-limiting illnesses.

Enjoy The Future of Being Differently Abled with Ashla Rani.

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The Future of Dying

Dr Mark Boughey

Based in Melbourne, Australia, Dr Mark Boughey is internally-recognised leader in hospice and palliative medicine.

He is the Director of Palliative Medicine at St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne, the co-deputy director at the Centre for Palliative Care, and an Associate Professor at the University of Melbourne.

Mark is especially interested in the promotion and incorporation of palliative care principles and practices across all illness and disease trajectories.

He is an active participant in the worldwide movement to advance palliative care and an innovator in the implementation of new end-of-life pathways.

So get ready to throw off your shackles and ponder some of life’s really big questions.

Enjoy The Future of Dying with Dr Mark Boughey.

Moonshine Agency

Mike Hill and Sue Collins are the future thinking founders of Moonshine Agency with the vision to move humanity forward by influencing hearts and minds to think long term, learn, progress and evolve. If you’d like to learn more about Moonshine Agency and the work we undertake, please visit us here moonshine.agency