🔭Futures Thinker

📈Trends Researcher

💡 Insights Reporter

👨🏼‍🎤Cultural Translator

♊️15/06/89

☎️(+31) 6 151 975 89

📧 [email protected]

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🇳🇱Amsterdam, NL

🟢 Available for desk research, workshops/sprints or creative projects (Amsterdam area or remotely)

🧠✨Author of The Nexialist Newsletter, where every week I compile and curate brain-sparking content I come across along with some cultural insights —data, information, or knowledge that tells us something about the moment we live in and the spirit of our time.

💡Some sectors are known to be self-referencing and hermetic. Sometimes teams are on autopilot mode, focused on the daily grind, hindering innovation. As a Nexialist, I like to burst bubbles, bringing references from different areas, maintaining teams inspired and connected to the Zeitgeist. My work revolves around foresight, cultural insights, content curatorship and positive impact. I give space to curiosity and intuition, collecting signals , connecting dots that generate innovation and open minds. My goal is to inspire sensitivity and support creative, marketing and business teams to imagine new scenarios and make informed decisions. I have over ten years of experience, going through content, creativity, insights and researching trends in culture, advertising, strategy, communication and technology.

💼Some initiatives, brands and companiesI have worked with/for as a desk researcher, content creator, creative planner, or for educational initiatives: Envisioning, Float, Spotify, CUBO, EIT (European Institute of Innovation and Technologies), Cappra Institute, Intuit Research, Greenpeace, EkaTerra, A Bigger Story, ActionAid, Redesign Health, Healthcare Without Harm, WKO (Austrian Economic Chambers), The Best Social Conference, Dancing Fox, Contagious, Coca-Cola Company, Google, Meta, Motorola, LATAM Airlines, Unilever, AB InBev, Danone, Trendwatching, Melina Romano Arquitetura, Grendene, Laureate Universities, VIVO, Itaú, Natura, Globo, L’Atelier (BNP PARIBAS), GIZ, Inesplorato, Perestroika, FLAGCX, YouPix and White Rabbit.

📍Events I have covered and/or produced trends and highlights reports alongside Torus: SXSW 2018/19, VidCon US 2018/19, The Next Web 2019, VidCon EU 2018, DMEXCO 2018, Web Summit 2018 and the Time Machine Conference 2019. [Click here to see some of them: http://bit.ly/trendreports-rodrigoturra]

Portfolio - Rodrigo Turra


🧠 Skills

🫀Interests

🗣Languages

🇧🇷 Portuguese - Native

🇺🇸 English - Fluent

🇳🇱 Dutch - A2-B1

🛠 Tools


👨🏻‍💻 Work Experience

🧠The Nexialist

📅JAN. 2020 - PRESENT

📍Amsterdam / Remote Work

The Nexialist is my weekly newsletter where I compile and curate brain-sparking content I come across along with some cultural insights —data, information, or knowledge that tells us something about the moment we live in and the spirit of our time. Under the same business name, I offer services for brands, companies and projects. Some sectors are known to be self-referencing and hermetic. Sometimes teams are on autopilot mode, focused on the daily grind, which hinders innovation. As a Nexialist, I like to burst bubbles, bringing references from different areas, maintaining teams inspired and connected to the Zeitgeist. I offer desk research, inspiration sessions and other bespoke formats. I usually work in pre or during ideation, conceptualization or strategy-building, as well as in periodic or one-off participation in sprints or workshops.

Some clients: CUBO, Spotify, Float, Coca-Cola, LATAM Airlines, Redesign Health, Greenpeace, ActionAid!, Healthcare Without Harm, Intuit, EkaTerra, Meta, Unilever, The Best Social, Envisioning, Bigger Story, Dancing Fox, YOUPIX.

🚀**Envisioning.io,** Technology Intelligence Platform

📅AUG. 2019 - PRESENT

📍Europe / Remote Work

As a freelance technology researcher, I map emerging technologies through desk research and interviews with specialists. Based on that I write articles about technologies, underlying trends, and drivers, as well as their social, cultural, and environmental impacts, focusing on sustainable development. I have worked with first, second, and third sector clients.

Published technology radars: Techdetector, Future of Trust and Identity, Future of Water and Sustainability, and Virtual Reality. More links on Portfolio - Rodrigo Turra.

🫀The Best Social

📅JUNE 2021 - OCTOBER 2021

📍Amsterdam / Remote Work