Keynote Speaker – Ozcan Saritas

Professor Ozcan SaritasProfessor Ozcan Saritas (Ph.D.) is the Head of Laboratory for Science and Technology Studies at the National Research University, Higher School of Economics (HSE), Moscow; Honorary Professor at Manchester Institute of Innovation Research, The University of Manchester; and Editor-in-chief of “Foresight” – the journal of futures studies, strategic thinking and policy.

His research focuses upon innovation, policy and governance with particular emphasis on socio-economic and technological Foresight. With a PhD from the “Foresight and Prospective Studies Program,” Prof. Saritas has extensive work experience with the international organizations including the United Nations (UNIDO, UNCTAD, UNDP), OECD, and the European Commission.

He has been involved in large scale national, multinational and corporate research and consultancy projects on sectors including Energy, Climate Change and Renewables, Agriculture and Food, Water Resources and Sustainability, Transportation and Automotive, Information and Communication Technologies among the others.

He has published a number of articles in leading journals in the field; and has delivered keynote speeches in a number of countries across the world. Besides his research and publication activities, he designs and delivers academic and executive education courses on Foresight, Innovation Management and Strategic Planning.

He has recently co-authored a book, entitled “Foresight for Science, Technology and Innovation” published by Springer, which has become one of the key readings in the field.