Bronwyn Williams

Foresight Lead & Trend Analyst

Flux Trends

Bronwyn has over a decade’s experience in strategic management, trend research and foresight; consulting to clients in the public and private sector across the African continent. Her educational credentials include tertiary qualifications in Marketing Management (University of Johannesburg), Economics (University of London), Foresight (University of Manchester), and Future Studies (University of Stellenbosch). She is currently completing a Masters in Applied Economics from the University of Bath. Today, as an associate with, Bronwyn’s keynote addresses and workshops focus on how macro socio-economic trends and emerging technologies will impact businesses, industries, and nations in the near and long term future. Part economist, part strategist, Bronwyn’s particular areas of expertise include fintech trends, alternative economic models, and sustainable future design. Bronwyn’s clients include Top 40 JSE listed companies, The South African Reserve Bank, African government departments, and global business leaders. She also guest lectures for leading business schools, such as Duke, GIBS, UCT, and the University of Johannesburg. Bronwyn is a published writer and a well-known media commentator on future trends and economic trajectories for network channels including CNBC Africa and ENCA news.


Chaos Theory: How to Live in Interesting Times

April 10, 2020

This talk explores how to embrace change and become comfortable with constant chaos. The talk explores, amongst other issues: - How to separate the now from the long now - How to evaluate trade-offs between reactive and proactive decisions - How to lead through chaos and complexity - How to handle corporate "triage" in emergency times - How to separate knowns and unknown to prioritise the decisions you can control from the events you cannot This presentation will help you spot the simple patterns hidden in plain sight and show you how your businesses can survive and thrive in a chaotic, uncertain world.