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Bill Sharpe

Bill Sharpe specialises in futures work where science and technology plays a role, and undertakes bespoke projects in business strategy and public policy.


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Towards Equitable Futures

We live in capitalism, its power can often seem inescapable - but then, so did the divine right of kings. Any human power can be resisted and changed by human beings. Resistance and change often begin in art. Ursula…

Bill Sharpe is an independent futures practitioner and researcher in science, technology and society. He was a research lab Director in Hewlett Packard for fifteen years where he pioneered new technologies in mobile and pervasive computing. On leaving HP he co-founded a specialist innovation consultancy creating new digital products for international clients, and launching two start-ups. Since then he has undertaken a wide range of technology strategy, research and innovation consulting for international clients in both the public and commercial sectors. Bill is a specialist in futures techniques, and has edited a collection of the latest scenario-based methods from the work of the Oxford Futures Forum – Scenarios for Success. He is the author of two books, Economies of Life: patterns of health and wealth and Three Horizons: the patterning of hope.