All posts by Dr Helene Lavoix (MSc PhD Lond)

Dr Helene Lavoix (MFin Paris, MSc PhD Lond), is Director and founder of The Red (team) Analysis Society and a political scientist (International Relations) specialised in Strategic Foresight and Warning (SF&W) for conventional and unconventional security issues. She is teaching at master level at SciencesPo-PSIA. Link to full bio.

Each week, our scan collects weak – and less weak – signals, which point to new, emerging, escalating or stabilising problems. As a result, they indicate how trends or dynamics evolve. Here, we focus on signals that could favourably or unfavourably impact private and public actors in international security. That field is broadly known under various … Continue reading The Red (Team) Analysis Weekly – 17 January 2018

Beyond hype and hatred, this article focuses on the way Artificial Intelligence (AI) – actually Deep Learning – is integrated in reality, through sensor and actuator.* Operationalisation demands to develop a different way to look at AI. The resulting understanding allows highlighting the importance of sensor and actuator, the twin interface between AI and its … Continue reading Inserting Artificial Intelligence in Reality – Drivers of AI

Each week, our scan collects weak – and less weak – signals. Those signals point to new, emerging, escalating or stabilising problems. As a result, they indicate how trends or dynamics evolve. Here, we focus on signals that could favourably or unfavourably impact private and public actors in international security. This domain is broadly known under … Continue reading The Red (Team) Analysis Weekly – 10 January 2018

Strategic Foresight and Warning (SF&W) is at once process and analysis. By SF&W analysis we mean all methodologies and related issues allowing for the development of an understanding grounded in reality that will generate best anticipatory products, useful to decision-makers and policy-makers for carrying out their mission (to find your way within the myriad of labels … Continue reading Strategic Foresight & Warning Analysis

You can now read the complete Weekly horizon scanning directly below. Each week, our scan collects weak – and less weak – signals. Those signals point to new, emerging, escalating or stabilising problems. As a result, they indicate how trends or dynamics evolve. Here, we focus on signals that could favourably or unfavourably impact private and … Continue reading The Red (Team) Analysis Weekly – 3 January 2018

Strategic foresight and warning or more broadly anticipation is a step by step process to anticipate the future in an actionable way. The graphic ideal type process displayed below is the result of more than a decade of work with and about systems of anticipation, from early warning systems to prevent conflicts for aid agencies to … Continue reading Visualising the Steps to Foresee the Future and Get Ready for It

Find out more on horizon scanning, signals, what they are and how to use them:“Horizon Scanning and Monitoring for Anticipation: Definition and Practice“. Each week our scan collects weak – and less weak – signals for global changes, external risks, national and international security, political and geopolitical risk of interest to private and public actors. The … Continue reading The Red (Team) Analysis Weekly – 27 December 2018

Each week our scan collects weak – and less weak – signals for global changes, national and international security, political and geopolitical risk of interest to private and public actors.

The purpose of this article is to define a framework within which the Race to Quantum can be understood, to present an adequate tool to handle the multiple characteristics of this race, namely dynamic mapping – for mathematicians dynamic graphs – and to uncover parts of the dynamic map thus achieved as example of what is happening and what can be done to understand. The mapping presented here progressively includes the EU and the Netherlands, Germany, the U.S., China, then, moving to private actors, IBM and Vision Fund. read more…

Each week our scan collects weak – and less weak – signals for global changes, national and international security, political and geopolitical risk of interest to private and public actors.