Chris Langdon

Chris Langdon

Co-Founder, Thinking the Unthinkable

Chris Langdon is Co-Director of Thinking the Unthinkable. He co-wrote the book of the same name with Nik Gowing. Chris specialises in public policy and governance. He works with senior policy-makers, business leaders and heads of third sector organisations. His most recent clients include the two Directorates of European Commission.
Chris assists organisational transformation with a focus on culture, mindset and behaviour. Chris is also a speaker at public events on coping with radical uncertainty, drawing on the Thinking the Unthinkable research. Chris has overseen a research programme now totalling 5,000+ pages of interview transcripts of conversations with senior current leaders and with Next Gen leaders.
Chris has 20 years of experience in facilitating change, as MD of the Oxford Research Group from 2010-2014, and from 1997-2008 as Associate Director of the Foreign Office’s internationally renowned conference centre, Wilton Park. There his specialisms included digital transformation and international policy. He chaired over 50 high level international policy events. He has worked on European policy across Europe for the ESI thinktank, 2008-2010.
Chris has a strong interest in the impact of AI. He is a member of the Economic Singularity Group which includes many of the UK’s leading thinkers on AI. He is also a Fellow of the RSA.
Chris began his career in television; he was senior foreign affairs producer for BBC TV News during the fall of communism from 1989-1990.

Monday 28 Sep

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