This event is organised by Future Self, with support from London Futurists. A number of speakers will set the scene for a wide-ranging discussion on the questions,
• How will future technologies shape our lives and create new business opportunities?
• How should we adapt our lifestyles and businesses in anticipation of future technologies?
• If technology and biology merge, what will be implications be?
Attendance is free, but you must register in advance on the Eventbrite page for the event (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/creating-future-tech-businesses-through-exponential-thinking-tickets-16453379501). Otherwise entrance will not be guaranteed.
The event starts at 6.30pm with networking, followed by presentations and panel discussion from 7pm onwards.
The speakers and panellists:
Aaron Frank, @afrank26 (https://twitter.com/afrank26) (taking part via Skype).
Aaron is Business Development Manager, Singularity University. As one of the earliest employees of Singularity University, Aaron Frank has been involved in leading the business development initiatives for the organization. In his role, Aaron meets with government and corporate groups to lecture on the impact that disruptive technologies will have on society. (More: http://singularityu.org/bio/aaron-frank/ )
David Wood, @dw2 (https://twitter.com/dw2).
David is Chair of London Futurists (http://www.meetup.com/London-Futurists/) and Principal at the independent consulting company Delta Wisdom (http://deltawisdom.com/). Previously he helped pioneer the smartphone industry as a co-founder of Symbian (http://smartphonesandbeyond.com/reviews/) and as a guide and mentor to numerous start-ups in the smartphone space.
Calum Chace, @cccalum (https://twitter.com/cccalum).
Calum retired in 2012 to focus on writing after a 30-year career in business, in which he was a marketer, a strategy consultant and a CEO. Calum maintains his interest in business by serving as chairman and coach for growing companies. In March 2015 he published Pandora's Brain (http://www.amazon.com/Pandoras-Brain-Calum-Chace-ebook/dp/B00U4S4W7A), a techno-thriller about the first conscious machine. Previously he wrote a number of business books including the best-selling Internet Startup Bible (Random House, 2000). He is a regular speaker on artificial intelligence and related technologies, and runs a blog on the subject at www.pandoras-brain.com (http://www.pandoras-brain.com/).
Alix Rubsaam, @alixrubsaam (https://twitter.com/alixrubsaam) (taking part via Skype).
Alix is a researcher in Posthumanism at the University of Amsterdam. Her interests include SciFi Lit, Posthumanism, and football. For some of her papers, please visit: http://amsterdam.academia.edu/AlixR%C3%BCbsaam .
This event is taking place in the 3rd floor meeting space at Campus London,
5 Bonhill St, Shoreditch, EC2A 4BX London.
Please obtain your tickets in advance of the meeting from https://www.eventbrite.com/e/creating-future-tech-businesses-through-exponential-thinking-tickets-16453379501