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Virtual workshops
24 November – 8 December 2020  Past event

ISO Standards have an important role to play in the technologies, products and services of the future. As global trends shift and emerge, ISO is well-positioned to respond with standards that benefit everyone. To do this, we will be proactive about preparing for the future – with the ISO Standardization Foresight Framework.

Foresight is the process of looking forward in a structured and systematic way. Foresight tools and approaches are used to identify and understand what is changing now and what may change in the future. By anticipating potential change, foresight processes enable organizations to shift from a reactive to a proactive role towards future developments.

Across two workshops, we will 

  • discuss the concept of foresight practice and its relevance for our work; 
  • introduce the ISO Standardization Foresight Framework and discuss the pilot activities planned for 2021.

Join us and help ISO prepare for the future!

Target audience

This event is restricted to ISO members (or their nominated representatives).

Places will be limited to ensure we can coordinate a participative and interactive session, so please register early.

Workshop 1: Facing the future - an introduction to foresight

This first workshop will provide a general introduction to foresight and how it can be applied to our standardization work.

When: Wednesday 25 November 2020 - from 09:00-10:30 or 15:00-16:30 CET (the session will be run twice, to cover all time zones)

Workshop 2: Capturing future opportunities – The ISO Standardization Foresight Framework

This second workshop will present the ISO Standardization Foresight Framework in detail, explaining its development, its four phases (environmental scanning, ideation, distillation and refinement), its inputs and its outputs. Most importantly, the workshop will explain how ISO members can participate in the pilot.

When: Wednesday 09 December 2020 - from 09:00-10:30 or 15:00-16:30 CET (the session will be run twice, to cover all time zones)

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