Biography

Noah Raford is the Futurist-in-Chief and international representative of the Dubai Future Foundation, an organisation which has been described as part DARPA, part Disney, and part Mayor’s Office.

Noah is part of a team that identifies emerging opportunities, strategic partnerships, and future initiatives for the Government of Dubai, and responsible for the Foundation’s thought leadership and partnerships activities.

Previously, Noah was an advisor on futures, foresight, and innovation in the UAE Prime Minister’s Office, a senior strategy consultant at Monitor / GBN, CEO and co-founder of the technology foresight company Futurescaper, North American Director of Space Syntax Limited, and the Senior Research Advisor to Prince’s Foundation for the Built Environment.

He lectures and speaks widely to a large variety of audiences around the world.

Some the projects he has recently led or helped to create include:

Noah completed his PhD at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), his masters at the Bartlett School of Architecture, and his undergraduate degree at Brown University.  He has served as a member World Economic Forum (WEF) Global Agenda Council on Artificial Intelligence and Robotics, a Senior Research Fellow at the London School of Economics, a fellow at the Bartlett School of Architecture, and as a member of the International Futures Forum.

He lives between Dubai and London, is married with two children and is a semi-retired techno DJ.

Email Noah, but apologies in advance for the long delay getting back to you.