Owen Davies is a veteran writer and forecaster in the fields of business, technology, and the future. He currently holds the position of Executive Editor at TechCast Global, a forecasting consultancy based in Washington, DC.

Since 1986, he has served as a consultant to Forecasting International, in Fairfax, VA. With FI, he has researched and written approximately 100 studies for commercial clients, professional associations, and government agencies, including Best Western, Capital One, and World Travel Market 2006; the National Restaurant Association, and International Association of Exhibition Management, and the Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International; the Department of Defense, the Transportation Security Administration, and the National Security Agency.

He has written or edited 14 books, uncounted magazine articles, and many business reports and other specialized works, including more than 30 articles for the Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International Marketing Review. He has held staff positions at Medical World News (1971-‘72), then considered the Newsweek of the medical community, American Druggist (1976-’77), and Omni (1979-’82). He has freelanced for some 45 years.

Davies’s books, many of them written with Dr. Marvin J. Cetron, president of Forecasting International, include:

  • Hospitality 2015: The Future of Hospitality and Travel (American Hotel & Lodging Association), a second forecast of things to come in this fast-changing industry, written as always with Dr. Fred DeMicco and Dr Cetron
  • Hospitality 2010: The Future of Hospitality and Travel (Prentice Hall), a look at the future of one of the world’s largest and most diverse industries, written with Dr. Fred DeMicco and Dr Cetron
  • 55 Trends Now Shaping the Future of Ground Mass Transportation (Proteus USA), a forecast of rail and bus transportation over the next 15 years
  • Probable Tomorrows: How Science and Technology Will Transform Our Lives in the Next Twenty Years (St. Martin’s Press), a look at the future of nine critical technologies now reshaping the world
  • Terror 2000: The Future Face of Terrorism, a study circulated within the Pentagon and distributed to the President and members of Congress, 1994
  • Crystal Globe: The Haves and Have-Nots of the New World Order (St. Martin’s Press), which forecast the reunification of Germany, the Gulf War, and the long-term recession in Japan (and appears to have given President George Bush his favorite description of the post-Soviet world)
  • American Renaissance: Our Life at the Turn of the 21st Century (St. Martin’s Press), a forecast of the future of American society a decade ahead
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