Tech Speakers on "Business Unusual"


Last week Congress passed the Self Drive Act, which lays out the basic framework for the regulation of self-driving cars. Tech change is moving fast—and it’s altering so many aspects of how we work and live.

These speakers break down which future trends to take seriously, what changes to expect over the next 5 years, and how your industry can get ahead of technology disruption:

Farhad ManjooTech columnist for the New York Times 

Farhad writes the “State of the Art” column for the Times and is also a contributor to NPR. He has an incredible new talk about the “Frightful Five” (Apple, Amazon, Google, Facebook, and Microsoft) that explores how these companies have amassed so much power, and what their rise means for the future of business, communication, retail, education, and more.

Jack Uldrich, Global futurist and best-selling author

Jack is an acclaimed future trends expert who focuses on how businesses can prepare for the unpredictable. The author of Business as Unusual: How to Future-Proof Yourself Against Tomorrow’s Transformational Trends, Today, he outlines the 10 trends that will transform the world as well as concrete actions businesses can take to get ahead of them now.

Neil Jacobstein, Chairman of the Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Track at Singularity University

For an entertaining and incredibly visual look at the specific technologies being developed across the world now, Neil is a top choice. His speeches are thoughtful and up-to-the-minute, and he uses stories from his time consulting with NASA, Boeing, and the U.S. Air Force to light up his overview of emerging AI and robotics.

Mike Steep, Executive Director of Stanford’s Center for Disruptive Technology and Digital Cities

Mike is the former SVP of Global Business Operations at PARC Xerox in Silicon Valley. He consulted with companies including BMW and P&G on how to implement new technology into business models. His talks are highly customizable and answer the big question: “What can I do now about technology disruption?”

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