Thomas delivered a riveting and inspiring address on the topic of “Future of Collaboration,” emphasizing the significance of strategic foresight. During his address, Thomas discussed the three key drivers of change, namely: The Push from the Past, The Friction of the Present, and The Pull from the Future. He underscored the importance of storytelling, noting that storytellers hold immense power in shaping the world. Furthermore, Thomas emphasized that imagination is a crucial attribute as one cannot achieve what they cannot envision.

As Peter Ducker once said, “The greatest danger in times of turbulence is not the turbulence itself, but to act with yesterday’s logic.” Thus, Thomas encouraged the University and its students to initiate a SCIFI club. He highlighted that imagining the impossible is an intellectual exercise that expands the mind and that one cannot realize what they cannot imagine.