Past Meetup

The future of business

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Price: £5.00 /per person

Birkbeck College

Torrington Square WC1E 7HX · London

How to find us

Room B04 is on the basement level

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Which ideas, developments, trends, and forces will play the biggest role in shaping the future of business?

An important new book, The future of business, will be published at the start of June. Sixty contributors from around the world have come together to create a rich set of perspectives on how might business might evolve - covering the following broad domains:

• Visions of the future - The global transformations on the horizon
• Tomorrow's global order - Emerging political and economic architectures
• Emerging societal landscape - Who are we becoming, how will we live?
• Social technologies - How will tomorrow's technologies permeate our everyday lives?
• Disruptive technology - How might new technologies enable business innovation?
• Critical success factors - What are the critical success factors for organisations in a rapidly changing world?
• Industry futures - How might old industries change and what new ones could emerge?
• Embracing the future - What are the futures / foresight tools, methods and processes that we can use to create the future?
• Framing the future - Insights on how organisations look at the future

In this London Futurists event, a number of the contributors to the book will provide succinct overviews of the key ideas in their chapters.

30% discount available when purchasing this book:

To obtain a 30% discount on the list price of the book, visit , and apply the code dw2 in the coupon code box during checkout. This code remains valid until June 23rd.

About the speakers:

The speakers will be:

• Rohit Talwar (Editor and Project Director) - The future of business
• David Wood - The prospect of democracy 2.0
• Julian Snape - Constructing the future
• Calum Chace - Will AI eat the world?
• Martin Dinov - What might be possible and happen if we connect brains?
• Dean Bubley - The future of the phone call
• Yates Buckley -The future of digital media - The 'Freexpensive' prerogative
• David Wortley - The impact of wearable lifestyle technologies
• Andrew Vladimirov -The rise of neurosocial networks

Meeting logistics:

2pm-5pm, Saturday 20th June 2015, including a short break around 3.30pm.

Venue: Room B04, Birkbeck College (, Torrington Square WC1E 7HX, London.

Room B04 is on the basement level floor in the main Birkbeck College building, in Torrington Square (which is a pedestrian-only square). Torrington Square is about 10 minutes walk from either Russell Square or Goodge St tube stations.

Coffee and other light refreshments can be purchased from the Costa Coffee shop in the reception area of the building, either ahead of or after the meeting.

The event will be followed by a chance to continue the discussion in a nearby pub - The Marlborough Arms (, 36 Torrington Place, London WC1E 7HJ.

Event hashtag:

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Covering meeting costs:

A small fee (£5) is payable to attend this meetup. This fee covers room costs. Please pay in advance, online, after you RSVP.

This will be refunded if the meeting is cancelled or rearranged, or if the attendee cancels at least 3 days before the meetup.

Alternatively, if there are still seats available, payment can be made in cash at the door on the day. (Requesting payment in advance assists with accurate planning of the event.)

Journalists are welcome to attend the meeting free-of-charge - please contact the organiser, notifying us in advance of your plans to attend.