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Meet Rebecca Ryan

If you knew the future, what would you do? Run a better business? Build a smarter city? Leave your competition in the dust? Rebecca Ryan knows what's next and inspires audiences to get future-ready.

She is a futurist and an economist...and hilarious. Some folks call her a "human spark plug." But don't take our word for it...


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A Manifesto for America's Next Leaders

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Live First, Work Second
Getting Inside the Head of the Next Generation

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The Future of Transportation – Myth 1: Bike Projects Make Traffic Worse


Imagine having Aretha Franklin and Eartha Kitt together on stage talking with each other about music. That’s the equivalent of what happened when Seleta Reynolds, GM of Los Angeles’ Transit Department and Janette Sadik-Khan, the award winning former commissioner of the New York City Department of Transportation sat together and talked about improving transportation for the future.

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Client Projects

You want to figure out what's next. We want to help. Here are a few examples of our work for cities and companies.

About Us

The future is dynamic and complex. Our team includes an interdisciplinary mix of sociologists, economists, corporate castoffs, and heretics. You have to think differently to get to the future first.

Rebecca Ryan

Best-selling author, economist and futurist.


Rebecca Ryan is a human sparkplug. She is one part economist, one part futurist, and one part humorist. (That's right, economists can be funny.) Rebecca inspires us to think differently about the future...our future. Author of Life First, Work Second, and ReGENERATION, Rebecca is called "a voice for the next generation."

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Lisa Loniello


Lisa joined NGC in September 2014. Also known as Rebecca's right hand diva, Lisa is your first point of contact here at NGC. She has a Ph.D. in Customer Service and a Masters in Logistics. Lisa believes in cute outfits and kindness. She enjoys traveling, happy hour and family. (She's also a wicked rapper.) Lisa joined NGC after twelve years at the Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce where she wowed 2,300 members in her role as Executive Assistant.


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