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Perspectives on Disruptive Technologies - Threat or Opportunity?

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Join us to hear the perspectives of three from our midst, area residents, remarkably positioned to understand the threats and the opportunities of the future.

Disruptive Technologies are changing our world in ways at least as great as the industrial revolutions. The difference being, our Technological Revolution will occur over a time frame dramatically shorter than the Industrial Revolutions.

Click for Executive Summary of 12 Disruptive Technologies (

If you have not been frightened by the speed and scope of changes we face, our first 10 minutes should take care of that.

Please know that the focus of this discussion will be about the opportunities which will created for those prepared to embrace and participate in this revolution.

Remember the proverb: "Opportunity Favors the Prepared Mind"

Our meetup will feature Kent Parker, Jamie Bass and David Hill in a fireside chat about changes they see coming and how we can be ready to leverage these changes for not only a better business but a better life.

Kent is a UE Engineering / Dartmouth M.B.A. grad who has had a remarkable career, most recently retiring as COO of Ariba after their $4 billion exit to SAP. Kent continues involvement as a director, adviser and investor in numerous innovation startups.

Jamie Bass is a cyber security specialist, but also has an extensive background in robotics, automation, plastics, electronics, mechanics, and systems engineering. He holds five patents, has one pending, and is 1 of 800 certified Information Security Systems Engineering Professionals (CISSP-ISSEP) worldwide.

David Hill is Director of Platform Development for Singularity University in Mountain View, CA. Singularity University is focused on exponential technologies with the potential to impact billions of people. David also serves as Editor in Chief of Singularity Hub. David has researched and written extensively on technology including more than 250 articles for Singularity Hub. David's background includes Self Assembling Biomimetic Molecular Chemistry and Online Educational Content.

Tech on Tap will be serving FREE pizza at 5:30 p.m. Tin Man will offer a cash bar and you can order food from the menu before or after the chat. Fireside chat begins at 6:00 p.m. Please feel free to arrive a bit earlier to get your food and drink order placed.