Dr. Richard Kaipo Lum is an academically trained futurist and chief executive of Vision Foresight Strategy LLC, a foresight and strategic analysis firm headquartered in Honolulu, Hawai‘i. His work includes projects supporting PACOM, SOCOM, and SOFWERX. VFS produces the annual Emerging Issues for Conflict and Security report and has a forthcoming edition of its Global Security Forecast.  He is the author of 4 Steps to the Future: A Quick and Clean Guide to Creating Foresight.