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Institute for the Future (IFTF) 2005f
124 University Avenue Palo Alto, CA 94301, United States
tel:1-650 854 6322 fax:1-650 854 7850

Organizational Status: Independent institute, founded in 1968.

General Description: IFTF is a strategic research group with 35 years of forecasting experience. The main aim of IFTF's activities is to identify emerging trends and discontinuities that will impact organizations and individuals, the global marketplace, public policy, and society at large. IFTF research generates the information needed to create insights about the future environment that can contribute to appropriate action. IFTF's primary research areas focus on consumers, technology, health and healthcare, and the workplace.

Annual Budget: USD 4.5 million (2002)

Staff: 20 (13 research, 7 administrative/support), 1 intern

Executive Officers:
Dr. BANKS, Peter M. (President)
Dr. JOHANSEN, Robert (Senior Vice President and Distinguished Fellow)
Mr. ELDREDGE, Dale (CFO and COO)

(As of November, 2004)

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