Innovation2018-11-21T12:14:44+00:00

Innovation

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
  • Technology + Humans: What will the future hold?

Technology and the Future of Business

Will technologies such as augmented and virtual reality, smart cities, the Internet of Things, driverless cars, flying taxis, artificial intelligence and robots radically change the business landscape – and provide major opportunities for advisory services? In this keynote speech, futurist Shara Evans provides insights into hot new areas for management consulting firms.

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, but along with incredible increases in productivity there are ways that AI can be manipulated by bad actors. And, AI – along with robots – will have an immense impact on the jobs market. As such, understanding the many aspects of AI is fundamental to anticipating your customer’s future needs.

One of the new ways we’re seeing technologies being brought to market is the “As a Service” model, where everything from “Robots as a Service” to BioTech as a Service” will start to become commonplace. And, concepts such as quantum entanglement will move out of research labs into commercial products – including quantum-based blockchain applications.

As we continue to embrace the ever-expanding myriad of emerging technologies, security and privacy will increasingly become a Board level issue. With the recent introduction of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), companies around the world will need to pay close attention to the way that data is collected, stored and used.

And, technological change won’t just impact our business world, it also has the potential to fundamentally change what it means to be human. In this speech, Shara shares insights into the technologies we may very well integrate into our own bodies.

We’re living in exciting times! The things that we do right now will shape human society for decades, if not centuries to come.

Technologies of Tomorrow: Preparing Your Business for the Future

Rapid advances in technologies are creating amazing opportunities for businesses. However, most people don’t have enough time in the day to stay on top of this quickly changing landscape. Not to worry – futurist Shara Evans is here to help guide you through the landscape of newly released tech, along with cutting edge research lab developments.

In this engaging keynote session, Shara shares many examples of how technologies such as augmented and virtual reality can be harnessed for business advantage across a wide range of industries. Impacts and opportunities created by smart cities, sensor technologies, driverless vehicles and drones – along with things to watch out for. As well as state-of-the art information on robots and AI. On top of this is the convergence of medical research and technology – where we’re on the cusp of humans not only living much longer than we do today, but also being enhanced by technology.

Along with the many opportunities that arise from the world of emerging technologies there are also challenges – including the impact of automation on the workforce.

Shara’s latest research has focused on defining Jobs of the Future, and in this speech she will share some of the new roles you can expect to see in your business over the next few years.

This is a speech that you won’t want to miss.

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

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

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 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
‘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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