Global strategy expert and former Bill Gates adviser joins HiveMind

UK-based business, technology and design consultancy HiveMind has recruited a leading global strategic expert to support its ambitious growth plans. Dan Rasmus, a former Director of Business Insights at Microsoft who worked closely with its CEO Bill Gates, joins as HiveMind’s new Director of Insight and Advisory.

Rasmus is a global leader in the field of strategic story-telling developing scenarios to analyse economic, technological and geo-political trends to help organisations adapt to future challenges. He has authored several non-fiction books including Listening to the Future, which chronicles insights from his time at Microsoft.

Over his career Rasmus has held a number of internationally-focused leadership roles including Chief Marketing Officer at GlobalEnglish, Vice President and Research Director at Forrester Research, and Chief Knowledge Officer of the Giga Information Group. His insights into the future of work have been widely published appearing in the likes of African Business Review, Fast Company, GeekWire, and the Harvard Business Review blog.

Rasmus, who also serves as part-time Affiliate Instructor at the University of Washington, has a long association with HiveMind. He was recruited as its first consultant in 2014 and worked with a diverse range of the company’s clients.

Working with leading corporate organisations, HiveMind brings together the very best independent and entrepreneurial specialists in the fields of business, technology and design to support clients by delivering change that matters. Rasmus will take a leading role in further developing the company’s offering focusing on cost-effective delivery of key work streams including transformative mentoring programmes and inspirational organisational development workshops.

HiveMind Chief Executive Lyndon Docherty said: “Dan Rasmus is an internationally-renowned thought leader whose expertise in strategic storytelling has already benefitted many of our clients. Having worked with Dan for many years, I am delighted that he has now joined our management team and will put his knowledge and experience to the fore in helping develop our proposition as we grow our global business.”

Dan Rasmus said: “HiveMind is a great business whose expertise and approach brings real value to its client base. I know the company well and I’m therefore very excited about taking on this new role and working closely with Lyndon and his team to support its ambitious growth strategy.”

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