Emerging Technologies 2017-04-26T12:59:15+00:00

Emerging Technologies

Robots. Drones. Artificial Intelligence. 3D Printing. Discover new opportunities for your business.

From flying robots, 3D printing to AI. How can you harness these technologies to be effective in your business today?

Flying Robots – Friend or Foe?

In this engaging keynote session, futurist Shara Evans presents her latest cutting edge research on the use of flying robots (aka drones), looking at both the incredible benefits and challenges we face as Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) take to the sky.

Shara outlines the potential scenarios from a Futurist perspective and the audience will be left with a greater understanding and be able to make impactful decisions based on this session.

Topics covered include:

  • Industrial use of drones: mining, agriculture, surveying, healthcare
  • Massive disruption coming to the transport and logistics industries
  • Whimsical uses of flying robot technology
  • The Yin and Yang of video camera equipped drones
  • Safety and privacy issues: What can go wrong?

3D Printing: A Truly Disruptive Technology

3D printing is set to disrupt business like no other across a wide range of industries. Imagine Manufacturers being able to prints parts on demand, rather than shipping and storing spare parts in depots around the world.

The follow on from this would mean shipping complex CAD files around, rather than parts, which will require both network capacity and high-speeds, as well as security measures to protect valuable intellectual property. Could 3D printing be the “killer app” for the telecom networks? Futurist Shara Evans helps us decipher this and what it means along with explaining a wide range of 3D printing applications — many of which are already available, along with a futuristic look at food production, organ printing, DNA modification, robots and the potential for mass customisation. Are you ready and prepared to be disrupted by 3D Printing in your Industry today?

The Future of Artificial Intelligence

How will AI affect the future?

From big data and analytics, to image recognition, voice recognition, emotion recognition and robots, AI is set to be part of our daily lives in new and unexpected ways. AI is being woven into almost every emerging technology on the near and long-term horizon.

In this keynote speech, Futurist Shara Evans has specifically designed this talk to give you a snapshot tour into the world of AI, covering important key points such as; its history, key milestones and a range of products that already take advantage of machine learning capabilities.  Shara also discusses some of the key ethical considerations that need to be considered, such as designing ethics into driverless vehicles and the use of autonomous lethal weapons.

Technology: A Double-edged Sword

With the amazing potential of the latest technological innovations, Futurist Shara Evans also highlights cautionary concerns about security, privacy, and ethics. This also poses an important question: will early adopters be on their way to becoming super-human?

Are we about to see the emergence of a new species, what Shara calls “homo-technica”? In this keynote session be prepared to be enlightened, excited and made aware of potential risks all at the same time. Shara helps us understand what this means and what part we can play to navigate our way successfully into the future.

Topics covered Include:

  • Latest cutting edge Innovations
  • Security, Privacy + Ethics

Future Tech: Your Roadmap To New Opportunities

Future Tech is your roadmap to understanding and accessing the growth potential of tomorrow’s world. In this keynote session, futurist Shara Evans helps you understand what this means for your business.

Wearable, implantable and ingestible devices, massive changes in the automotive sector, sensor networks, new form factors for phones and tablets, home automation, drones, the Internet of Things, cloud services, security and privacy, and the latest telecom technologies may seem loosely connected.

But if you look more closely, you’ll see a common pattern of communications technologies underpinning new markets, along with new service and product segments targeted at both consumer and business customers. Future service opportunities are already unfolding, you just need to know where to look.

Shara elaborates on how to do this, for example spotting technologies and trends early, and translating them into viable business strategies. Providing these insights into the technologies that are shaping new service sectors is essential to your success in the future.

Topics covered include:

  • The technologies and trends that are creating new service and product markets
  • Leading edge innovation in transport and logistics, whitegoods, agriculture, and many other industries that require ubiquitous communications networks
  • Six new service sectors that any company offering telecom-related services should consider
  • Consumer and technology trends that will be essential for the global growth of your business
  • Cutting edge research on the wide range of gadgets, technologies, and trends that will impact telecom services (and everyone that uses these services).

Challenges and Opportunities for the Public Sector

In this keynote speech, technology futurist Shara Evans describes an amazing array of emerging technologies, and how they will pose both opportunities and challenges for the public sector.

These technologies will create industries that will shape the world over the next 10-20 years, along with creating new opportunities to integrate disparate datasets – coming from many different sources.

Geospatial datasets underpin the brave new world of robotics and smart cities, and can be augmented with sensor data and advanced AI-based image recognition. Challenges and opportunities for the public sector include breaking down silos between departments, balancing open data and privacy, public / private collaboration, leveraging technology advances, and understanding the implications of technology on the future tax base.

By showing how cutting edge technology developments can be leveraged to provide a new generation of government services, as well as identifying increasing risks in the area of data security and privacy, Shara will provide you with insights that will help you navigate the new world of ubiquitous connectivity.

Technology topics covered in this speech include:

  • Technology Mega-Trends — An intro to the world of emerging technologies (augmented reality, virtual reality, 3D visualisation, biometrics and the Internet of Things) and how the public sector can leverage these technologies for the visualisation of spatial datasets and 3D city + infrastructure planning
  • Smart Cities — Bringing infrastructure to life with sensors, IoT connections, robots and drones
  • Self Driving Cars + Cars of the Future — Exploring the latest in automotive technologies, robot vision, vehicle sensors, vehicle-to-vehicle communications, along with the ripple effect driverless cars will have on the economy
  • Automation — Understanding how Robotics and Artificial Intelligence will change the employment landscape, create new opportunities and industries, enable innovative ways to leverage image recognition technologies, as well as raising huge challenges for government entities that don’t embrace disruption
  • The Next Wave of Big Data — How Artificial Intelligence will transform information silos, perform advanced voice recognition, facial + object recognition, and emotion detection.
  • A Look Into the Future — How the convergence of biotech, ICT, nanotechnologies and augmentation of our bodies may change what it means to be human. And, the implications for tomorrow’s workforce.
‘Shara is easy to work with, and is happy to tailor her presentations to our exact requirements. I’d highly recommend Shara as a keynote speaker for any technology themed event.’
Bruce Ewan, Project Director, CeBIT, Hannover Fairs Australia

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