Sputnik specializes in frontier futures: long-range intelligence that enables organizations to resonate in a world of constant and dynamic change.


Citizen of the Solar System

To see what our world might be like tomorrow we need to investigate the imagination of captains of industry, renegade thinkers and citizens around the world. 

Citizen of the Solar System is a media platform that specializes in frontier futures.


Cultural Intelligence

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Innovation news, macro-trends, cultural foresight… IF IT’S NOT FRONTIER, IT’S NOT THE FUTURE.


Sputnik Observatory

dedicated to the study of contemporary culture.

Sputnik Observatory is a New York not-for-profit educational organization with a mission to document, archive, and disseminate ideas that are shaping modern thought. We fulfill this mission by interviewing leading thinkers in the arts, sciences and technology from around the world. Our philosophy is that ideas are energy that open new possibility spaces for others to innovate in.

Founding Partners

Joanne De Luca

Janine Lopiano

Sputnik partners have provided strategic foresight consultation to cross-category multinational corporations for over 23 years and are the founders of Sputnik Observatory, a not-for-profit organization for the study of contemporary culture.

Sputnik explores the aspirations of connected culture and the imagination of provocative thinkers whose ideas and innovations will shape tomorrow's business landscape.

What we do:

  • Proprietary studies with leading global expert insights
  • Strategy and positioning based on strategic futures and cultural insights
  • Curated events/workshops for learning and innovation acceleration
  • Customized cultural intelligence reports for strategic innovation, new business models, marketing and media opportunities


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