According to Michael Rogers, who kicked off the conference, futurism is not really about the future but about the act of stimulating creative thoughts about the future that, in turn, influences how we act today. What will the near future look like with the robotization of blue collar and white collar jobs? How will technology make location more optional and lead to the rise of second and third tier cities? He is a different kind of futurist—one who combines real business experience with technology skills. His recent work has ranged from serving as Futurist-In-Residence for The New York Times to writing the popular Practical Futurist coumn for MSNBC. He combines real business experience with technology skills. He speaks and consults for clients worldwide, from startups to Fortune 500 companies, and is a frequent guest on radio and television.
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Michael Rogers, Practical Futurist
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