About

Noah Raford is the former Futurist-in-Chief for the Government of Dubai, founding executive of the Dubai Future Foundation and the Museum of the Future, and senior advisor to the UAE Prime Minister's Office.

He is a globally respected futurist who specializes in delivering difficult projects and creative ideas.

“Noah connects incredible people to deliver extraordinary projects that would be impossible under ordinary circumstances.”

Noah is responsible for several global and regional firsts, including the world's first fully functional 3D printed building and helping to legalize cryptocurrency and blockchain in the MENA region.

Some his projects include:

He has a background in urban design and public policy, completed his PhD at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), his MSc at the Bartlett School of Architecture and his undergraduate degree at Brown University.  

 

He also served as a member World Economic Forum (WEF) Global Agenda Council on Artificial Intelligence and Robotics, a Senior Research Fellow at the London School of Economics, a fellow at the Bartlett School of Architecture and a member of the International Futures Forum.

He lives between Dubai and London, has two children and is a fantastic DJ.

Dr. Noah Raford
Dr. Noah Raford

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Raford in strategy session with senior UAE leadership
Raford in strategy session with senior UAE leadership

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Raford DJ'ing the Arts Club
Raford DJ'ing the Arts Club

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Dr. Noah Raford
Dr. Noah Raford

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Superpowers:

  • Design

  • Foresight

  • Policy-making

  • Communication

  • Network & Community-building

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"Noah's know everyone. His network of creative thinkers is surprising."

"Noah is like a monsoon. You can slow him down but you can’t stop him."

"He is always on the edge of innovation ."