Directed by CEO and Founder Amy Webb, the Future Today Institute is a collective of professional futurists, technologists, scientists, economists, anthropologists, policy experts and management thinkers.

The Future Today Institute's Core Staff


Amy Webb

CEO and Founder

Amy Webb is the CEO and Founder of the Future Today Institute. She also serves on the adjunct faculty of the NYU Stern School of Business, where she teaches a popular MBA-level course on futures forecasting. Amy was named to the Thinkers50 Radar list of the 30 management thinkers most likely to shape the future of how organizations are managed and led. She is a 2017-18 Fellow in the United States-Japan Leadership Program and was a 2014-15 Visiting Nieman Fellow at Harvard University.

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Cheryl Cooney

Director of Operations

For the past eight years, Cheryl Cooney has led the operations, logistics and organizational management for FTI. Previously, she spent 20 years helping to manage law firms in New York City and Washington, D.C.



Emily Caufield

Creative Director

Emily Caufield is an award-winning graphic designer. Her data visualization and graphic storytelling work has earned Emily international recognition. At the Future Today Institute, she applies design thinking and computational design to complex research and forecasting scenarios.