Wendy Schultz has over 25 years of foresight practice around the world, including ten years at the Hawaii Research Center for Futures Studies, where she earned her PHD. While in Hawaii she worked for five years forecasting global natural gas markets and world LNG trade at the East-West Center, and for over ten years as a researcher, foresight process designer, and project manager at the Hawaii Research Center for Futures Studies. From 1996 to 2003 she served as visiting faculty with the Masters program in Studies of the Future at the University of Houston-Clear Lake. In 2001 she received a Fulbright award supporting six months foresight work as a lecturer and researcher with colleagues at the Finland Futures Research Centre.
She has lectured on futures and foresight and provided training across a wide range of futures tools. She has designed and populated environmental scanning databases for Government Departments (DEFRA and OSI) and more recently has completed scenario building and dissemination projects for the Health and Safety Executive and the Food Ethics Council. Her conference keynotes, workshops, and publications include topics as varied as emerging issues of change drawn from her work with the UK government; the future of transport (Helkama Industries); the future of electronic media (for the Tomorrow Project); and the future of learning and higher education (presentation at the World Future Society 2003 in Mexico City); among others.
Dr. Schultz is a Fellow and an Executive Board member of the World Futures Studies Federation; a Board Member of the Association of Professional Futurists; and a member of the International Advisory Panel of the European Futurists Conference Lucerne. She is Director of Infinite Futures (www.infinitefutures.com) and a SAMI Principal.
Projects with SAMI have included training courses in Mexico and scenario planning in Malaysia, working with the HR team of a major oil company, and a project for the Health and Safety Executive.