Innovation 2017-03-10T12:11:16+00:00


Cities of the Future, Hot New Industries, and much more. Discover what the future holds for your business

Would you like to get ahead of the investment curve by gaining insight into Hot Industries of the Future? Or, what tomorrow’s cities will look like?

Cities of the Future

Have you ever wondered what the future for cities might look like?

Futurist Shara Evans shares her vision and takes us on a journey into the “Cities of the Future” and the collaboration between government, industry, start-ups and researchers that will be required to create a future that we want to live in.

Focussing in on technology, be prepared to have your mind blown by the possibilities that lie ahead.

Imagine in the software enabled world of the near future, robots as a service will be offered by innovators in a range of industries, autonomous vehicles + drones will communicate with each other and the cloud, all kinds of things will be 3D printed on demand, and humans will become increasingly integrated with the ‘net.

Topics covered include:

  • Smart Cities — Bringing infrastructure to life with sensors, IoT connections and robots
  • Self Driving Cars + Cars of the Future
  • The Drone Revolution — Will our cities have highways in the sky?
  • Inside the Home of the Future — Connecting Gadgets, Appliances and Robots to the Internet of Things

Into the Future: How Technology Innovation will Transform our World

Understanding future technology is key to making impactful decisions and in this keynote speech, futurist Shara Evans describes how the latest technology advances are likely to significantly disrupt the traditional model of providing care and services.

Shara will cover evolving topics such as new wearable sensors that can be used to provide ultra-individualized healthcare, the implications of new transportation models, robots, artificial intelligence, the convergence of biotech and ICT, and how nanotechnologies and augmentation of our bodies may change what it means to be human.

This keynote will leave you with future insights along with being prepared for what to expect the future of care and services to look like.

Topics covered include:

  • New technologies that will radically improve personalized healthcare
  • Going into the future, what will it mean to be human as we integrate technologies into our body
  • Understanding the emerging Internet of Things, and the role of sensors, biometrics and robots in creating smart cities
  • How emerging technologies such as augmented and virtual reality will change the way we visualize and interact with the world
  • The role of drones in urban landscapes
  • The impact of driverless cars on society, including how automation will provide new mobility options for elderly, disabled and infirm citizens, as well as some of the unforseen consequences of autonomous driving.
  • The many applications of Artificial Intelligence — From big data and analytics, to image recognition, voice recognition and robots, AI is set to be part of our daily lives in new and unexpected ways

Life in the Software-enabled World of Tomorrow

How will humans live and fit into this ever increasing software-enabled world? Futurist Shara Evans elaborates more deeply on this vision of the future, where Robots as a Service are offered by innovators in a range of industries, autonomous vehicles + drones communicate with each other and the cloud, where anything can be 3D printed on demand, and humans become increasingly integrated with the ‘net.

Topics covered include:

  • AI + Robots – how these technologies fit into a range of vertical industry segments
  • 3D Printing – a game-changer for industries ranging from supply and logistics, retail goods, medical devices, housing, food, and even the bio-printing of living human body parts
  • Humans and their integration with Technology

Unlocking the Future: Opportunities and Risks for the Telco Sector

Futurist Shara Evans understands only too well the impact that emerging technologies such as advanced wearables, sensors, augmented and virtual reality, and biometrics will have on the Telco Industry.

With the potential to generate massive amounts of data that can be leveraged into real-time context based information, and as our cities and infrastructure comes alive, these applications will consume more and more bandwidth, and generate a range of new business opportunities. The question for you in this session is – will telcos take advantage of these trends by developing new, innovative services? Are there hidden risks for telcos? Don’t be a laggard and get left behind, book in this keynote session now!

Topics covered Include:

Emerging Technologies – wearables, sensors, augmented and virtual reality

  • Biometrics — understanding the latest advances in biometrics and how they can be used to secure networks and customer data
  • The impact of the Internet of Things on Cities: Exploring opportunities to provide network infrastructure for the range of sensors that will be deployed across smart cities, vehicle to vehicle (V2V) communications, drone air traffic control, and real time robot applications
  • Understanding AI and robot-based services that telcos can offer
  • Risk factors — Your reputation is your business, what do telcos need to be aware of?

Investing for Tomorrow – Hot Industries of the Future

Which Industries will shape the future of tomorrow? Futurist Shara Evans explores the latest emerging technologies that will create the industries that will shape the world over the next 10-20 years, along with creating new investment and finance sector opportunities, and disrupting the status quo.

Understanding how this is likely to take shape is key to your success of tomorrow.. Future foresight is vital to staying relevant and in business. In this keynote Shara deep dives into the following topics to help you understand more about the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.

Topics include:

  • The convergence of Nanotech, Biotech, Info Tech and Cognitive Science — Creating the world of tomorrow
  • Automation — Understanding how Robotics and Artificial Intelligence will change the employment landscape, create new opportunities and industries, as well as raising huge challenges for businesses that don’t embrace disruption
  • 3D Printing — Mass customisation, on-the-fly product fulfilment and exploring the potential of smart materials
  • Combining Biotech and ICT — Will tomorrow’s programmers have degrees in computer science, chemistry and biology? What kinds of new products, services and industries will emerge?
  • Nanotechnologies — Miniaturising our interface with the world: the latest research in medicine, electronics, and augmenting the human body
  • The implications of living longer — Will retirement still be an option?

The Next Big Thing — Future Industries, Services and Products

Do you have an understanding of what these are and how they affect your business? These are exciting times we are living in, for example there are an amazing number of new technologies on the horizon, which will create a world 10 years from now that may – in many ways – be unrecognizable, and in 20 years seem straight out of a SciFi movie.

Not only will these technologies change the way we live our lives, but they also have the potential to completely transform industries such as manufacturing, transport and logistics, healthcare, agriculture and many others. Along the way, they’ll create new investment opportunities, new product categories, completely new jobs, and disrupt business as usual.

In this keynote speech, futurist Shara Evans explores these latest cutting edge emerging technologies and trends that will shape the world over the next 10 years. You may ask yourself, is this relevant for my business? And the answer is yes!  Shara will show you insights to help you navigate the opportunities that lie ahead and that can be leveraged by your business today.

Topics covered include:

  • Setting the Scene — The Current State of Play: Mobile Apps, Social Media, Hacking Targets, Wearables
  • Augmented reality, facial recognition, voice interfaces, biometrics + 3D cameras — Changing the way we interface with our environment
  • Wearable, Implantable and Ingestible Devices — Enablers for a new of Generation of Healthcare Services?
  • 3D Printing — In the not-too-distant future everything from spare parts to body parts will be printable on demand
  • Home automation — Connecting to the Internet of Things
  • The next generation of shopping — The technologies underpinning mass customisation (will we still need shopping centres?)
  • Sensor Networks — Instrumenting the Environment: A Key Enabler for Smart Cities
  • Air, Land + Sea: Expect to see Robots everywhere!
  • The Next Wave of Big Data — How Digital Avatars and AI will Transform Information Silos

Emerging Technologies: New Data Sets to Interpret and Monetize

Be prepared in this keynote speech to be taken on a journey into the future as futurist Shara Evans paints a picture of the emerging technologies that will shape the world over the next 10-20 years, along the way creating new investment opportunities, as well as huge new data sets that can be used to increase our understanding of real world situations.

The analysis and real-time interpretation of this data tsunami will present both challenges and opportunities — opening up new ways to make money, save money or solve a problem.

Topics covered Include:

  • Emerging technologies such as advanced wearables, augmented and virtual reality, and biometrics — all of which will generate massive amounts of data that can be leveraged into real-time context based information.
  • Smart Cities — Bringing infrastructure to life with sensors, IoT connections and robots
  • 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
  • The Drone Revolution — Looking at both the incredible benefits and challenges we face as Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) take to the skies with high definition cameras and sensors. Will our cities have highways in the sky?
  • The Next Wave of Big Data — How Artificial Intelligence will transform information silos, perform advanced voice recognition, facial 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.

The Future of Travel — Business and Leisure Travel in 2030

The emergence of the world wide web was a game changer for the travel industry — spawning airline websites with online booking portals, price comparison sites for flights and hotels, social reviews of tours, hotels, and anything travel related.

This is just the beginning. Emerging technologies are set to have an even more profound impact on travel in the future.

Understanding the impact these will have on your business, futurist Shara Evans deep dives further into these emerging technologies and trends that will shape leisure and business travel in the year 2030 and leaving you be better equipped to make informed decisions for your business.

Topics covered include:

  • Augmented reality — Changing the travel experience
  • Virtual reality — Will VR replace physical travel?
  • AI / Digital Avatars – How smart software will impact travel planning
  • Travelling in 2030 — How technology such as smart tags, facial recognition, biometrics, wearables, avatars and self driving cars/taxis will change your travel experience
  • Hotels of the future — A hotel experience in 2030
  • Peer-to-peer accommodation booking — The impact of sites such as Airbnb
  • Next generation travel gadgets (smart glasses/contacts, translators, sensors, implants, drones)
  • Space and underwater tourism — Will these become a mass-market opportunities?
  • What’s next for travel agents?
‘Shara tailored her content/expertise to our audience and it was a perfect fit!’
Dr Catherine Rymsha, Program Manager, PCI Security Standards Council Asia-Pacific Community Meeting

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