Emerging Technologies

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

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From flying robots, 3D printing to AI. How can you harness these technologies to be effective in your business 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 and deep 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, as well as the upper limits of AI intelligence and how humans and AI’s are likely to work together in the future.

The World of Tomorrow

With the rapidly increasing pace of technology innovation the World of Tomorrow may look radically different in as little as 10 years. We’re on the cusp of seeing innovations such as driverless cars, flying taxis, hyperloops, as well as flying and land-based delivery ‘bots become mainstream.

With the advent of re-usable rockets, science fiction concepts such as colonizing other planets, mining asteroids and even inter-planetary trade are quickly becoming a reality.

Back on planet Earth, smart city infrastructure is being rolled out all over the globe, starting with simplistic sensors that measure and report on specific things to clusters of sensors that can literally take the pulse of micro-neighbourhoods by combining measurements of temperature, pollutants, pedestrian and vehicular traffic, ambient noise and much more. Our cities are becoming “alive” with infrastructure that provides us with actionable insights.

With almost every technology being developed connectivity is key, so is fast data processing either onboard a device, in the cloud or both + huge data sets requiring massive storage will be generated by all kinds of devices.

And, artificial intelligence – in all its forms, including robots – is a key technology that will impact businesses and individuals around the globe. Along with the many benefits that AI and other technologies will bring are cyber security, ethical and privacy issues undreamt of even a few short years ago.

Add in the challenges and opportunities affiliated with MedTech innovations, genetic engineering, brain machine interfaces and nanobots – and it’s clear that our near-term future is going to be radically different than the world of today.

In this wide ranging speech, that is customised to fit client briefs from many vertical industry segments, futurist Shara Evans takes the audience on a ride into the future, along with providing practical advice that audience members can implement right away – as well as sharing many thought provoking ideas on what the World of Tomorrow will mean for humanity.

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?

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

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?

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).
‘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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