The Data61 Insight Team analyses trends, risks and scenarios related to the digital economy, knowledge based industries and technological change. We fill a gap between science and technology, policy and strategy. We conduct original research and deliver consulting and advisory services to client organisations.

Our analytical toolkit offers capabilities in scenario planning, emerging and complex risk analysis, decision support, strategic planning, horizon scanning, project appraisal, benefit cost analysis, multiple criteria analysis, megatrends analysis, statistical forecasting, technology impact assessment and policy design.

We also design and deliver workshops, seminars and boardroom briefings on digital disruption and strategic foresight.

With deep experience solving industry and government strategy and policy problems, the Strategic Foresight team have delivered hundreds of small and large consulting, advisory and research projects to public and private sector clients over the past decade.

There are few groups with the unique combination of skills available in the Data61 Insight Team. We combine the research excellence of the world’s leading science agencies with the business relevance of the world’s best consulting firms. This gives us a depth of research expertise not readily available in consulting companies and an applied real-world problem solving focus.

Our work

We have collaborated with the Department of Employment, the Queensland Government, Construction Skills Queensland, TAFE Queensland, Australian Sports Commission, GBT an ASX-listed property group, the Australian Plastics and Chemicals Industry Association and many more.

Recent success stories include the Future of Work Report which analysed trends and scenarios re-shaping Australia’s employment markets over the next 20 years. In addition, the Digital Marketplace of 2025 (delivery of public service) identified four scenarios describing plausible futures for the delivery of public services (healthcare, education, policing, transport) used by the Queensland government to make strategic choices about a multi-billion-dollar service portfolio.

Case studies

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