What is the future for the Information Professional? ‘Big Data’, open data, linked data, data visualisation, social technology. Data and information is coming at us from all directions and in a variety of formats. Are we managing all of this, or is it managing us? This presentation, recently given to the Information Management Directorate of the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office is a small peak at a huge topic and is aimed at providing a broad perspective of the (information) changes happening around us, and the challenges (opportunities) they present.