BEACHWOOD, Ohio – Internationally recognized futurist Christian Crews has joined innovation consulting firm Kalypso to lead the growth of its global Foresight practice.
The people of Kalypso combine unparalleled expertise in innovation with a depth of experience in the consumer goods, healthcare, high technology, manufacturing, life sciences and retail industries. Christian brings 20 years of experience delivering foresight, innovation and strategy for Fortune 500 companies across various industries.
“Foresight is an essential part of an organization's ability to develop winning products and services for changing times,” said George Young, chairman of Kalypso. “Christian has a successful track record working with companies to translate insights about the future into action. We are excited to welcome him to the firm and help our clients use foresight to drive better results from innovation.”
Prior to joining Kalypso, Christian was the founder and principal of AndSpace Consulting, a boutique strategic foresight and innovation firm serving Fortune 500 clients and large non-profit agencies, including PepsiCo, Hershey, Goodyear and the Institute of Food Technologists. Before his consulting experience, he held internal foresight and strategy positions at Pitney Bowes, the Waitt Institute and Toshiba Industrial Corporation.
A well-known leader in scenario planning, Christian has developed specific foresight and ideation methods for innovation management. He will work with clients to use the future to identify strategic areas to play and innovate to win.
Christian holds a MS in Studies of the Future from the University of Houston-Clear Lake, and a BA in English from the College of William and Mary. He lives in Connecticut with his wife and three daughters.