Gain clarity with visionary guidance and emerging trends to create a brilliant future.

Leveraging the thinking and skills of those around you is what you need when creating the future at speed.

Futurespace is a one-day pop-up collaborative environment, where GridAKL residents can rapidly gain new skills and techniques to leap forward into the future. The morning will be guided by Dave Wild, your Futurist in Residence at GridAKL, through three flexible parts of which you can join any or all:

  • 9am = FUTURENOW – Key trends to accelerate progress
  • 10am = MINDFLEX – Visionary and innovative thinking
  • 11am = SALESLEAP – Winning high-value sales
  • 12pm = Lunchbreak

In the afternoon from 1pm-4pm Dave and other residents will be on hand to explore and collaborate on ideas, identify roadblocks and equip you with the tools and insights you need to accelerate into the future of with greater clarity.

Book now to secure your place

No charge for GridAKL residents

Accelerating forward in business? Get a future-focused perspective: pause, clarify, accelerate

Event space, John Lysaght Building

Monday 24 June 2019
9am-12pm + 1pm-4pm


Futurist in Residence at GridAKL, Dave Wild, is available on alternate Mondays for informal catch-ups, scheduled meets and team workshops.

This service is available to GridAKL residents at no charge.

Find out more and book a time with Dave here:

In the frantic time of launching a new business, Dave gives you the opportunity to operate out of a different mind space, bringing clarity to the next chapter.
— Danica Joy, Yoga Teacher and Co-Founder, Bikes & Bends

Dave Wild, Futurist is an experienced innovator who helps clients across New Zealand and beyond to accelerate into the future

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If you need help bridging the gap between knowledge and articulation, Dave is great at helping you to convert your fragmented thoughts and opinions into concise and meaningful communication tools which you can use to help customers understand your mission. His insights have helped us explore and challenge our understanding of our end-users, and he has helped us to expedite the process of understanding and expressing our value proposition to the benefit of our customers and our business.
— Sarah Codling, Chief Customer Officer, Woork

Your Futurist in Residence is Dave Wild, who works with Executive Leadership Teams, Boards, Digital Leaders and high potential organisations. 

Dave has led Futurelab sessions in New Zealand, Australia and the United States. Unique to his approach is a Futurist focus on the new, which he applies when facilitating strategy sessions and coaching innovation workshops for clients such as Air New Zealand, NZ Rugby, Ministry for the Environment and NZ Trade & Enterprise.