- Since January 2017 -

The Future as a Service

Employee Experience

Goal-oriented remote programs that build culture, community and curiosity in emerging tech.

Continuous Learning

Courses and premium content that supports, diversifies and extends employee upskilling.  

Innovation Microcommunities

Corporate innovation communities that solves problems and builds Power Skills.


Strategic consulting including bespoke futures research and forecasts, nextgen leadership.

Preparing the workforce for digital disruption and the technological future since 2017.

Employees hold the critical keys to unlocking the power of diverse and dynamic innovation in your organization. We help companies empower their employees to become proactive, pragmatic futurists who envision and create the future, together.

Through our interactive programs, employees learn about the development and deployment of emerging technologies across society and their impact on business, culture, and the consumer. We challenge them to think critically about the problems we need to solve in the next 3-5 years and how to best use emerging technologies ethically to address these problems.

We do this by delivering meaningful, thought-provoking learning experiences, tools, content and community.

They gain foresight and become more confident and constructive about anticipating the future, they become empowered to solve tech-driven problems and identify opportunities with coworkers — and throughout this process they develop in-demand soft skills (which we call Power Skills). 

Read 5 Times We Accurately Anticipated the Technological Future and Prepared Professionals for It.

We turn uncertainty into a superpower.

Change is constant. 

A recent Pew Research survey found that 51% of U.S. adults said they expected their lives to remain changed in major ways even after the pandemic is over. This speed and intensity of change, driven by accelerating technology innovation, can be overwhelming for even the most confident, prepared person.

We help employees (technical and non-technical) to embrace change by exploring the technology-driven problems of tomorrow today. Our engaging and collaborative programs turn workers into pragmatic futurists who not only want to solve problems, but who also become adept at identifying opportunities to innovate and grow.

We’ve been preparing professionals for the post-pandemic world since 2017. Over the years, we have learned first-hand that people don’t just want to learn new technology skills, they want to understand the context and bigger picture behind how innovations will change our world, their work, and their meaning.

The Future as a Service for employee engagement with purpose!

“In the modern era where work is changing rapidly, we assert that the presence of an interest-gap is just as problematic as a skills gap. When work changes, organizations need people who are interested in what’s changing and must place individuals in front of what’s happening. Even the most highly skilled individuals cannot be motivated enough to tackle change without the right degree of interest. The principal source of this information should be the individual.” 

SAP, Building Future Capable Workforces

How We Do It

Employee Experience

Post-Pandemic Innovation: How to Play the Long Game

Our Post-Pandemic Innovation Employee Engagement programs are remote events for small teams and large groups. Our interactive, collaborative experiences include:

  • T25 Virtual Think Tanks™ 
  • Innovation Challenges
  • Ask Me Anything Sessions  
  • Original and Curated Premium Subscription Content (newsletters, resesearch, case studies, etc.)

Employees are provided a private platform and compelling real-world cfor exploration to nurture their curiosities and interests in emerging technologies and the future  and they’re given tools to develop a roadmap to 2025.

Through the feedback we receive from participant surveys on engagement, companies will discover employee skills, talents and interests in emerging technologies and see innovation and the future through the eyes of employees.

Essential Learning for Uncertain Times

We offer experiential learning on the real-world applications of emerging technologies in business, focusing on problem-solving and “power skills” needed to adapt in today’s workforce.

We emphasis diversity and inclusion, ethics, hands-on problem solving, critical thinking, and real world “messy” applications of technology.

Our courses and workshops are for professionals seeking to understand how disruptive technologies will change their work, how they can prepare for (and maximize opportunities from) these changes, and how to create a strategic continuous learning roadmap for growth that will keep them ahead of the game, give them a competitive edge, and lead them into the future confidently and wisely.

Our learning experiences for individuals and groups include:

  • Microcourses
  • Long-Form Courses
  • Workshops

Learning experiences are flexible, accessible to everyone regardless of technical expertise, based on current and relevant developments in business and they’re fun!

Continuous Learning

Management Advisory

Tapping into

Since our launch, we have specialized in (and become known for) our expertise in building innovation communities around real-world, future-based challenges.

For companies, we create employee-driven innovation microcommunities (small groups that 

Using real life case scenarios, problems and research, and tools that facilitate inclusivity (like no-code platforms for fast-prototyping), we create Autonomous Innovation Microcommunities that encourage employees to innovate in their own unique and special way, and build skills with coworkers. These microcommunities plant small seeds of creativity in the company culture that, if nutured properly and consistently, will grown into a powerful innovation force and idea economy.

We are in the Ideas Economy. But once they come up with the idea, they have to know how to execute it.

Our Methodology

Powerful Storytelling

We engage using narratives plucked from real life headlines and fiction in films, tv, books, video games, etc..


We use cutting-edge research from academics, R&D, and think tanks into engagement and learning programs.


We create a safe space and culture of inclusivity and diversity of all kinds and encourage uniqueness.


All of our programs are based on real-world problems that employees explore and solve together.


Learn better together! Research shows employees prefer (and do better) when they learn together. 


We guide independent discovery with personalized content and individual “learning journeys.”

Tech and Topics

We focus on emerging technologies currently being developed that experts say will be developed and mainstream by 2025 including: Artificial Intelligence ● Machine Learning ● XR/VR/AR ● Autonomous Vehicles ● 3D Printing ● Robotics ● Drones

All of our programs and content teach about emerging technologies through the lens of data literacy, ethics, society, research, leadership, business and consumer development and forecasting the future. Below are the topics we are focusing on for 2021.

The Future of Work

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Technology Forecasting

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Simulated Reality

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We have a great opportunity for experienced photographers to join our team. Yes, we do need you to already own a camera. No, your iPhone camera won’t cut it. Go on, ‘Shoot’ us a message.

Surf's up!

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Your Journey

Desert Tiptoes Inc. is a company that set forth to boldly go where no other company has gone before, and to get as many individuals to walk barefoot across the Sahara desert, leaving beautiful and temporary foot marks behind. When we started, we had no clear vision as to why we wanted to get people to do that. Today, 20 years later, we are still kinda confused.

Do what I want, not what I say.

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I love you, won’t you tell me your name? These immortal words by legendary musician Jim Morrison are still as relevant today, in this digital age, as they were back then. 

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