Envision Greater Green Bay was formerly Bay Area Community Council - "BACC"
JULY 2021
Viewing Healthcare
through a New Lens
By Laura Hieb, RN, BSN, MBA, NE-BC, Bellin Health
As a Registered Nurse (RN) for 32 years, I’ve expected to see the healthcare industry change. As a Senior Vice President for Bellin Health, and Chief Nursing Officer, I’ve understood the need for our organization to continually evolve and improve. And three years ago, I finally understood how I, as an organizational leader, could use specific tools and understanding to help drive my healthcare system toward a preferred future. 
Innovation is a Process
By Diane Roundy
That's Craig Dickman's mantra. A native son of Green Bay who earned his first degree right here at UW-GB, Dickman ranks among our area’s key visionaries. He has developed a successful innovation-focused practice working with corporate partners and entrepreneurs to create, build, and commercialize new capabilities and ventures. His watchword is “innovation.” Read more here.
Signals of Artificial Intelligence
By Phil Hauck

-Blockchain Continues its Ascendancy
Blockchain, originally created to support Bitcoin, now has a life of its own - and you'll never guess what country leads in the practical application of this secure software. (Hint: It's not the United States.) Read more here.
-New System Saves Huge Time and $$ - in Appleton!
Remember when construction projects started with a draftsman wielding a pencil and a straightedge? Now imagine technology elements from various providers combined to elevate sophistication of the total process. And imagine saving 45% in labor costs and 50% in construction time! Read more here.
Keep your Eye on FDI -
the canary in the coal mine
By Judy Nagel
What are the key signals of social mobility? Labor, education, technology, healthcare and social protections - and FDI: foreign direct investment. And FDI is definitely a signal we need to watch!
Foresight you can use today
Tom Schumacher recommends this link

What is the future of the Neville and other museums? See how The Center for the Future of Museums considers that question using foresight analysis. Visit them here.
Nan Nelson recommends this link

Chart a course for transformational opportunities.Institute for the Future has just released to its (free) newsletter subscribers the IFTF Vantage 2020–2030 Map of the Decade. "Organizing for Future Readiness: Anticipating the Future of Science and Technology" takes a ten-year view of the science and technology landscape with forecasts across multiple industries. See the map here.
What's New at Envision?
YOU can learn Foresight Analysis!
September 2021 - Our fall Strategic Foresight workshop begins, led by professionally trained futurist, Garry Golden. Interested? Contact Envision at signals@envisionggb.org.
Seeking an Executive Director...
...to play a significant role in achieving our ten-year goals. Interested individuals should contact Envision at signals@envisionggb.org.
Facilitating training for Casa Alba
Envision will soon facilitate a Strategic Foresight process to help identify future scenarios for the organization and train board and staff to use Strategic Foresight tools.
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Sincere thanks to
Nicolet National Bank
We are deeply grateful to Nicolet National Bank for its ongoing support of our efforts to improve the quality of life in the Greater Green Bay area through Strategic Foresight.