Heather Schlegel (aka heathervescent) is a social scientist and futurist who studies trends to help people understand and take advantage of change. Her company, The Purple Tornado, has been around since 2006. Prior to The Purple Tornado, she helped build and launch more than 50 Internet products at over 30 startups from 1996 to the 2005 in Silicon Valley and Los Angeles. She's best known for her research on the Future of Transactions, presented at SxSW, Sibos, TedxZwolle, The Future of Money, Tomorrow’s Transactions and other conferences around the world. She's the producer and creator of 4 short films, including “Fly Me to the Moon;” “Flowers for Grandma;” “Innotribe Startup Challenge Documentary” and “Slices of Life.” Heather can also be found on Twitter (@heathervescent) or on Facebook, or on her website (www.heathervescent.com). Heather first visited with us on Episode 159 - Wearable Finance Futures (published 4/2/2015).