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Future Trends Speakers Shed Light On Our “Smart Future”

Future trends speakers shed light on our “smart future”

Smart technology is driving changes to everything from our cars and houses to our infrastructure and cities. These innovative keynote speakers talk about everything from the hottest technology, the most disruptive innovations, the newest trends to watch, the game changing companies who are at the forefront of these technological advancements in their respective industries, and much more.

Future Trends Speakers on the “Smart Future”

  • Mike SteepExecutive Director, Stanford Engineering Center for Disruptive Technology and Digital Cities, & Former SVP of Global Business Operations at PARC Xerox 
  • Vivek WadhwaFuturist, Emerging Technologies Expert, Author, & Carnegie Mellon University Distinguished Fellow and Professor
  • Thomas KoulopoulosExpert on AI, Innovation, The Cloud, Future Trends, & Technology and Author of Revealing the Invisible, The Gen Z Effect, Cloud Surfing, & The Innovation Zone 
  • Daniel KraftPhysician, Scientist, Entrepreneur, & Repeat TED Speaker
  • Neil JacobsteinChairman of the Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Track at Singularity University 
  • Mitch JoelTechnology and Innovation Expert & Best-Selling Author
  • Salim IsmailFormer VP of Yahoo!, Executive Director of Singularity University, & Best-Selling Author of Exponential Organizations

Mike Steep

Executive Director, Stanford Engineering Center for Disruptive Technology and Digital Cities, & Former SVP of Global Business Operations at PARC Xerox
Mike Steep is the executive director of Stanford Engineering School's Center for Disruptive Technology and Digital Cities and the former senior vice president of global business operations at innovation mega-hub, PARC Xerox. He draws on first-hand experience and anecdotes from time spent with the biggest names in Silicon Valley to instruct audiences on how to get ahead of disruptive innovation. Viewing new technology as opportunity, Mike highlights the importance of allowing innovation to trump company culture and legacies—and not the other way around.

Vivek Wadhwa

Futurist, Emerging Technologies Expert, Author, & Carnegie Mellon University Distinguished Fellow & Professor 
Named one of the "40 Most Influential Minds in Tech" by TIME magazine, Vivek Wadhwa is a Distinguished Fellow at Carnegie Mellon University Silicon Valley. Based in Silicon Valley, he researches exponentially advancing technologies that are soon going to change our world. Wadhwa has held appointments at Duke University, Stanford Law School, Harvard Law School, and Emory University and is a faculty member at Singularity University. He is a globally syndicated columnist for The Washington Post and the author of four books on the intersection of technology and society.

Thomas Koulopoulos

Expert on AI, Innovation, The Cloud, Future Trends, & Technology & Author of Revealing the Invisible, The Gen Z Effect, Cloud Surfing and The Innovation Zone 
Named one of the industry’s most influential information management consultants by InformationWeek magazine, Koulopoulos designs workshops on how to attract, market to, manage, and retain millennials and Gen Z-ers. He combines humor, research, and pop culture to engage and entertain the audience, and is an innovation expert passionate about helping business people understand the challenges and opportunities of leading edge technology.

Daniel Kraft

Physician, Scientist, Entrepreneur, & Repeat TED Speaker 
Daniel Kraft is a Stanford and Harvard trained physician-scientist, inventor, entrepreneur and innovator. Dr. Kraft has over 20 years of experience in clinical practice, biomedical research and healthcare innovation. Daniel chairs the Medicine track for Singularity University and is Executive Director for FutureMed, a program which explores convergent, exponentially developing technologies and their potential in biomedicine and healthcare.

Neil Jacobstein

Chairman of the Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Track at Singularity University
For a high-speed and incredibly visual look at future trends, Neil’s a top choice. Think videos of robots doing backflips paired with insights on what this all means for your business. His presentation on “The Power of Exponential Technology” looks at the latest tech breakthroughs, and the applications of AI, robotics, and exponential change across industries.

Mitch Joel

Technology & Innovation Expert and Best-Selling Author 
Mitch Joel talks about how technology is creating disruption in almost every industry. His presentations focus on why not to view disruption as destruction—but rather as opportunity—and how to find “micro-transactions” to invest it. Mitch has 100% new content in every speech he gives, meaning you get an up-to-the-minute overview of what’s changing in technology now.

Salim Ismail

Former VP of Yahoo!, Executive Director of Singularity University, & Best-Selling Author of Exponential Organizations 
Salim Ismail works to solve humanity’s greatest challenges and shares informative, entertaining, and downright jaw-dropping insights on the future of technology and its social impact. His presentation is fast-paced, cool, and memorable. He looks at advances in AI, biotech, sensors, medicine, and even energy—and tailors a speech on their impact to each specific audience.  

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