Heather Vescent owns and operates The Purple Tornado, a foresight and strategic intelligence consultancy. Vescent has delivered research insights to governments and corporations in digital identity, military learning, payments, transactions and new economic models. She is the Writer/Producer of 14 documentaries and short films about future technology. Her clients include US and UK governments, SWIFT, Disney, IEEE, mid-size companies and startups. Her research has been covered in the New York Times, CNN, American Banker, CNBC, Fox and the Atlantic. She is an author of the Cyber Attack Survival Manual, published by Weldon-Owen. Her work has won multiple awards from the Association of Professional Futurists.