Over the last 20 years The DTN has facilitated more than a 100 scenario sets for the future of the information society on 4 continents, conducted more than 1000 high level multi hour video interviews with global thought leaders from inventors of the Internet Vint Cerf & Bob Kahn; entrepreneurial pioneer of mobile payments Takeshi Natsuno or founder of Rakuten Shinnosuke Honjo ; to Nobel Laureates George Akerlof and James Mirrlees; to author of Limits to Growth Jorgen Randers; climate change discover scientist Jim Hansen; to CEO of SWIFT Gotfriedd Leibrand, CEO of TCS Natarajan Chandrasekaran; to one of the sushi masters of the Emperor of Japan Eiji Sato-Oyakata and HRH Price Carlos de Bourbon de Parne, etc. DTN principal Daniel Erasmus has written two books describing scenario processes, as well as a redesign of Shell breakthrough innovation process GameChanger.
Strategic acquisitions resulting from DTN scenarios have created $350 million in profit from a € 390 million sale of a strategic acquisition bought 3 years earlier for € 37 million. Scenarios together with NewsConsole analytics anticipated the 2014 Oil Price Collapse (2012). For commercial clients DTN scenarios anticipated the $ 70 oil price when it was $23 (2003). Additionally we anticipated the global financial crisis (in early 2006) for The Netherlands’ largest bank. The recent Chinese Economic Slowdown, New Technologies in Energy, etc.
Over the last two decades The DTN has worked with private and public sector clients, Royal Dutch Shell, Rabobank, Schlumberger, Baker Hughes, Telenor, Vodafone, Sanoma, Nokia, Mitsubishi Sumitomo Insurance Group, the City Rotterdam, 2020 Vision for the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Information Economy in 2020+ for Ministry of Economic Affairs, Structure of the Netherlands in 2020+ for Ministry of Spatial Planning, Future of Digital Society in 2030 (Global Futures), etc.