Acclaimed global futurist and trendcaster, Dr. Shawn DuBravac is author of the New York Times Best Seller Digital Destiny: How the New Age of Data Will Transform the Way We Work, Live, and Communicate, which explores how the world’s mass adoption of digital technologies portends the beginning of a new era for humanity in the realms of business, healthcare, finance, transportation and culture. Dr. DuBravac is an internationally-recognized thought leader and top-rated keynote speaker, delivering pragmatic and provocative insights on the trends, technologies and paradigms transforming the globe. His research focuses on the forces shaping tomorrow that are percolating on the peripheral of society and business today. By providing an elevated view of developing trends, DuBravac empowers leaders and their organizations to improve strategic decision-making capabilities by identifying and understanding the changing landscape and opportunities that lie ahead.
Micro Trends Creating Colossal Change in Your Industry
A profusion of technological changes on the horizon are poised to forever change the way we work, live and communicate. Voice computing is ushering in a new user interface and changing the way we compute. Virtual reality and augmented reality are altering the way we interact and blurring the lines between our physical and digital worlds. New use-cases for drones, 3D-printers and wearables are arising daily. Self-driving cars, artificial intelligence and the blockchain are fundamentally changing business processes. Increasing swaths of our lives are connected but cybersecurity and privacy concerns are just some of the challenges as we usher a new world filled with technological innovations.
• Which micro trends are set to make big changes to your specific industry and how they will impact your business
• How to identify micro trends that will impact your organization
• How everyone in the organization should prepare for coming changes
• How to succeed by thinking differently
Building a Culture of Innovation
In an era of perpetual change, it isn’t enough to adopt cutting edge applications. To thrive in a digitized, datafied world, we must out-innovate our peers. As business becomes increasingly complex, organizations must rethink their services, value chains, and processes in order to stay competitive. Vision is only part of the process of building a transformational organization designed for the future. Innovation is predicated on action and how an organization manages innovation influences the value it can deliver. Innovation has become a top priority of the majority of organizations today. But in order for organizations to stay competitive over the long-term, they must develop a strong culture of innovation.
Looking Backwards from the Future: Disruption and Differentiation
We too often talk of disruption as binary events that appear unexpectedly. But disruption is a process that happens when organizational strategies are misaligned with the future. These emerging market forces often send executives into narrow, defensive stances. But disruption restructures the landscape and opens new areas of growth. Disruption should serve as a catalyst to build new internal resources and pursue new opportunities. In this session we’ll look backwards from the future to pinpoint what we need to do to retain our leadership role while taking advantage of opportunities as they emerge.
From Digitization to Datafication
Organizations are growing data exponentially and operating in ever complex environments. Decades of digital transformation have left businesses drowning in data but starving for insights. Turning information into real-time actionable intelligence is the new definition of agility and has become a competitive necessity for all. But this requires viewing strategic assets in a new holistic paradigm rooted in data. And it requires executives to understand how current technological shifts are enabling customized and personalized services and sparking new business models and new revenue streams. Business leaders can create an analytically-driven company, but only once they unleash the organization’s full ability to perform at scale in an increasingly datafied world.
What the Future of Work Means to the Future of You
Artificial intelligence and robotics are challenging traditional norms of work. Employers are increasingly incorporating digital tools and in turn, redefining work and what it means to be an employee. At the intersection of technological innovation and human work, there are a myriad of complexities developing. The new breed of quantified workers will enhance productivity and opportunities for business expansion but employers have to handle mounting privacy concerns and new challenges for executives. A host of emerging technologies offer opportunities for business expansion and potential efficiencies while creating new challenges executives must tackle. Now is the time for executives to prepare for the future.
“Shawn was terrific. His content and delivery were perfect. He…had us all laughing. He is very knowledgeable about the topic trends in technology, but he is also a very good presenter.”
“We appreciate you being the Keynote at our event yesterday in DC. I know your presentation was very well received by our attendees and many of our Informatica executives who were in the audience. I heard nothing but glowing remarks so huge “THANK YOU” for stepping in and working with us to customize your talking points to make it very relevant to our audience and Informatica’s brand. We truly appreciate your partnership in this effort!”
“Shawn DuBravac works at the epicenter of technology and society…When he talks, I listen.”
“We received tremendous feedback from our board members on your presentation! You were great and I do hope we can work together again.”