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The age of technology has arrived. Now what? With Azeem Azhar

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Price: £7.00 /per person

Birkbeck College

Torrington Square WC1E 7HX · London

How to find us

We'll be in B20, on the Basement level

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The age of technology has arrived. Now what?

It is impossible to escape technology because as humans we are inextricably linked to it. What are the implications as the pace of technology increases? What are the most important things to understand, in order that we can become positive participants in this fast-changing world, rather than bewildered spectators or disoriented victims?

About the speaker:

Azeem Azhar (http://www.exponentialview.co/about/#bio) is the curator and publisher of the phenomenally interesting weekly newsletter "The Exponential View" (http://www.exponentialview.co/newsletter/). The Exponential View, which has approaching 13,000 subscribers, covers exponential change and its implications for technology, business models, political economy and society. Click here (https://www.getrevue.co/profile/azeem) to review previous issues and to subscribe to the Exponential View.

Azeem has been working with technology since he discovered his first computer, the ZX-81, in 1981.

He has mixed interests in technology, science and maths as well as economics, philosophy & history.

The early part of his career took him to journalism, where he covered technology at The Guardian and The Economist. He has also had product, strategy and innovation roles at the BBC and Thomson Reuters.

Recently he was founder and CEO of PeerIndex, a venture-backed startup which applied a lot of machine learning to large-scale social graphs to make predictions about social web users. PeerIndex was acquired by Brandwatch in 2014.

Azeem is currently Vice President, Head of Venture & Foresight at the Schibsted Media Group.

He has been involved in a number of other startups and incubators including PowerSet (Microsoft), Evi (Amazon), NewEnergyFinance (Bloomberg), Dopplr (Nokia), and Seedcamp.

Meeting logistics:

2pm-4pm, Saturday 18th March 2017.

Venue: Room B20, Birkbeck College (http://www.bbk.ac.uk/maps), Torrington Square WC1E 7HX, London.

Room B20 is on the basement level 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 (http://www.taylor-walker.co.uk/pub-food/marlborough-arms-bloomsbury/pid-C7440), 36 Torrington Place, London WC1E 7HJ.

Event hashtag:

#LonFut (https://twitter.com/search?f=realtime&q=%23lonfut&src=typd)

Wifi access:

Wireless network: BBK-Guest
Username: London futurists
Password: xDNTTE

(This account is restricted to the day of the event.)

Covering meeting costs:

A small fee (£7) is payable to attend this meetup. This fee covers room hire costs. Please pay in advance, online, after you RSVP.

(NB you don't need a PayPal account to use the PayPal interface.)

This will be refunded if the meeting is cancelled or rearranged, or if the attendee cancels at least 2 days before the meetup.

In case of difficulty using the meetup app to RSVP and pay, please use a laptop or desktop web browser.

Alternatively, if there are still seats available, payment of £10 in that case 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.