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I N T E R N AT I O N A L GLOBAL KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT PLATFORM OF THE YEAR, SHAPING TOMORROW LIMITED

Shaping Tomorrow offer pioneering AI software solutions to clients across the corporate landscape. We invited Mike Jackson to provide us with a fascinating glimpse into this futuristic technology and how it is changing the business world for the better. Since 2002 Shaping Tomorrow have been on a mission to help its members and clients to 'anticipate and prepare for tomorrow by making better decisions today'. Mike outlines what this entails and how the firm strives to create knowledge management solutions which are both innovative and functional. “Here at Shaping Tomorrow, our 12,000 members and 40+ international clients come from diverse backgrounds in sectors including strategy; planning; R&D; product management; S&T; community development; foresight; change management; consulting; IT; education; risk management; design; policy-making; and intelligence. “We provide these clients with extraordinary breadth and depth of global insights into the future, fresh forecasts and ideas covering all aspects of economics, the environment, healthcare, industries, lifestyles, organization, politics, society and technology. We illuminate the potential implications for organizations through combining the increasing use of visualization, heuristics, and algorithms to spot significant emerging signals of change early and to respond at the right time.” There are lots of organizations offering semantic analysis, taxonomies, natural language processing, and equal numbers of people creating futures-oriented, horizon scanning content and strategic foresight knowledge platforms but only Shaping Tomorrow does both in real-time, setting it apart from competitors and highlighting its focus on excellence, as Mike explains.

Shaping Tomorrow, Dr Mike Jackson

“As a global horizon scanning company we use what we learn to improve our service as well as to help our members and clients. Our firm is focused on acting as a ‘constant start-up’: always looking for ways to improve our offering by reading, learning and listening to clients in order to be able to provide them with the service they need.” Going forward, Mike believes that the increased focus on AI technology will help his firm to build upon its current success and continue to grow in the coming months and years.

The Red Barn, Hurstpierpoint, Sussex BN6 9UY Email: mike.jackson@shapingtomorrow.com Web: shapingtomorrow.com Tel: +44 (0)1273 832221

“Increasing use of AI, machine/human-learning and designing for emotion are three of the key challenges and opportunities we see for ourselves right now as well as spreading our influence to reach our overall aim: to engrain and enhance the use of collaborative, holistic strategic foresight worldwide.”

I N T E R N AT I O N A L SPECIALTY INSURANCE COMPANY OF THE YEAR, TOKIO MARINE HCC GAMECHANGER OF THE YEAR, DEBORAH MCBREARTY, TOKIO MARINE HCC

Tokio Marine HCC specialises in customising innovative Transaction Risk Insurance solutions that effectively bridge the gap between deal parties in an M&A transaction. When the complexity of risks inherent in a corporate level transaction, such as a merger or acquisition, can be such that they threaten the deal itself, our Transaction Risk Insurance team looks to offer a convenient risk transfer solution that can enhance the deal. Deborah McBrearty heads this team, conducting business out of our Barcelona office. With over twenty years’ experience in legal practice and the insurance industry, Deborah is a dual qualified (UK/New Zealand) lawyer, who has specialised in the arrangement of bespoke insurance solutions for Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) including W&I, Tax, and IPO products, among other forms of contingent risk transfer since she joined the insurance industry. Our Barcelona office along with teams based in London and Munich represent the Financial Lines division of Tokio Marine HCC and form the centre of excellence for these lines of business and M&A Transaction Risk Insurance. As we have a truly global outlook, we also act as the international distribution hub for further Tokio Marine HCC specialty products. What makes us different is our one-company structure which promotes knowledge-sharing amongst the team and ensures that our clients receive tailored coverage, efficient and effective advice along with a prompt service. Our regional and product-specific teams of experienced multilingual professionals hold in-depth expert local knowledge. In addition, our international in-house claims team of lawyers have the authority for swift claims handling and work closely with underwriting as product experts fully involved in developing Tokio Marine HCC insurance solutions that best fit our clients.

Deborah McBrearty Head of Transaction Risk Insurance Tokio Marine HCC Torre Diagonal Mar Josep Pla 2, Planta 10 08019 Barcelona Spain Telephone: +34 93 530 7300 TRIteam@tmhcc.com tmhcc.com

Tokio Marine HCC is a leading specialty insurance group conducting business in approximately 180 countries and underwriting more than 100 classes of specialty insurance. The company is made up of highly entrepreneurial teams equipped to underwrite special situations, companies and individuals, acting independently to deliver effective solutions. Our products and capabilities set the standard for the industry, as many of our nearly 2,600 employees are industry-leading experts. Tokio Marine HCC’s major domestic insurance companies have financial strength ratings of “AA- (Very Strong)” from Standard & Poor’s Financial Services LLC, “A++ (Superior)” from A.M. Best Company, Inc., and “AA- (Very Strong)” from Fitch Ratings; its major international insurance companies have financial strength ratings of “AA- (Very Strong)” from Standard & Poor’s Financial Services LLC.* This means we are not only considered to be a leading local provider with global reach, but also one of the most reliable and stable insurers in the market. We are proud to be part of Tokio Marine, a premier global company with a market cap of approximately $31 billion**. *At the time of printing **As at 31.12.2016

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