Biography

Dr. Noah Raford is an advisor on futures, foresight, and innovation at the UAE Prime Minister’s Office. Noah helped establish the country’s first national foresight unit and is part of a special projects team that identifies emerging opportunities, develops strategic partnerships, and prototypes future initiatives. Some of his recent projects include:

Prior to joining the UAE Prime Minister’s Office, Noah was a senior manager with strategy consultancy GBN / Monitor, the North American Director of Space Syntax Limited, the co-founder of Sensitive Dynamics, and the Senior Research Advisor to Prince’s Foundation for the Built Environment. He is a Senior Research Fellow at the London School of Economics, a fellow at the Bartlett School of Architecture, an advisor to the Scenarios Lab at the USC Annenberg School of Communications, and a fellow at the International Futures Forum.

Noah completed his PhD at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), a masters at the Bartlett School of Architecture, and a multi-disciplinary undergraduate degree at Brown University. He lives in Dubai, is married with two children and is a semi-retired techno DJ. He maintains an occasional podcast called NerdHouse (mixing deep techno with deep lectures and spoken word) and recently finishing his first edited volume, “Warlords, Inc.”.

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