Paul is a forecaster with over two decades experience exploring the dynamics of large-scale, long-term change. He teaches forecasting at Stanford University and chairs the Future Studies and Forecasting track at Singularity University. Paul is also a non-resident Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council and a Fellow of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences. Paul serves on a variety of not-for-profit boards including the Long Now Foundation, and the Bay Area Council Economic Institute. Paul’s essays have appeared in a wide range of publications including The Harvard Business Review, Fortune, Foreign Policy, Wired, The Los Angeles Times, Newsweek, The New York Times, and the Washington Post. Paul holds degrees from Harvard College, Cambridge University and Stanford University.

Affiliations (partial list)

Prior Affiliations (partial list)

  • Co-founder and Managing Director of Foresight, Discern Analytics
  • Network Member, Global Business Network
  • Columnist,
  • Founding Chairman, Samsung SAIT Science Advisory Board
  • Advisor, Samsung SAIT
  • Member, National Research Council Committee on forecasting Future Disruptive Technologies
  • Member WEF Global Agenda Council on Innovation
  • Member, WEF Global Agenda Council on Strategic Foresight
  • Member, AT&T Labs Technical Advisory Board
  • Member, Global Issues Group, World Economic Forum
  • Director and Roy Amara Fellow, Institute For The Future
  • Member, Singapore National Research Foundation Science Advisory Board
  • YPO Fellow, Young Presidents Organization