Harish Shah

Futurist, Stratserv Consultancy


An autodidact and a polymath, Harish is Singapore’s first local born Professional Futurist. A critical reference point today for other Professional Futurists worldwide in the area of Technological Evolution & Foresight, he is endearingly referred to most commonly as “The Singapore Futurist”, apart from also being referred to as “The Asian Futurist” and “The Millennial Futurist”. He has been invited to contribute to international research studies and projects, such as the study on “Technological Innovations for the Physical Domain” by the Council for Environment and Infrastructure, of the Netherlands.
In 2017, Harish was interviewed, regarding the future of the Brain Computer Interface Technology, on an episode of Scitech Voyager, a series exploring emerging technologies, aired on Turkey’s English Language international cable channel, TRT World.
While his most important opportunity to speak in 2018 came from Unilever, pertaining to the future of Consumer Insights, Harish’s favourite Keynote engagements to date include:

  • Opening Keynote at the Hotel Management Singapore Summit 2015
  • Dimension Data, Asia Pacific People and Culture Conference 2015
  • Opening Keynote at the Hotel Technology Conference (Singapore) 2016
  • Opening Keynote at the Deloitte GES Asia Pacific Conference 2016

Harish is a Commerce graduate from The University of Western Australia with Triple Majors in Human Resource Management, Industrial Relations and Management along with electives in Marketing.
Published Articles of Interest

  • “Marketing to the Millennial and iGen Consumers: The Role of Content”, The Singapore Marketer, Jul – Sep ’16
  • “Protecting Your Reputation in the Age of Access”, The Singapore Marketer, Oct – Dec ‘15
  • “The Future Mall Experience”, The Singapore Marketer, Jul – Sep ‘15
  • “Top 10 Disappearing Futures: Smartphones”, The Futurist, Sep ‘13, Volume 47 Number 5, published by the World Futures Society

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