FutureTalk with Futurist Steve Brown


The fourth era of computing: preparing for a post-mobile world (https://impactflow.com/event/newtech-pdx-future-of-tech-1156)*

Mobile devices have become the remote controls for modern life. And cloud computing has taken hold as a key enabler for modern business. But what lies beyond the mobile/cloud era? How will computing continue to evolve, and what opportunities and challenges will be presented by the next platform, represented by the combination of autonomous machines, artificial intelligence, wearables, conversational platforms, mixed reality, and the Internet of Things?

In this fast-paced, fun talk on the future of computing, futurist Steve Brown (baldfuturist.com (http://www.baldfuturist.com)) will discuss how advances in technology will shape business, society, and human life in the next two decades.

Steve Brown is an accomplished speaker, author, strategist, and executive coach, and is the former futurist and chief evangelist at Intel Corporation. With 30 years of experience in high tech that spans research, engineering, marketing, manufacturing, and management, Steve helps companies to decode the future and then build winning strategies designed to create new value, optimize operations, and take full advantage of the latest technology platforms. He writes and speaks in plain language on how continued advances in computing will intersect business, cultural and human trends to create new opportunities, and new challenges. His new book, Hacking Reality, will be published next year. Steve has been featured on BBC, CNN, Bloomberg TV, ABC News, Wired, WSJ:Digits, CBS, and many other media outlets.


*NOTE: this month FutureTalks combines forces with our friends at NewTech (https://www.meetup.com/NewTechPDX/events/233073251/) to bring you FutureTech, a joint Meetup event focused on the future of technology. Please RSVP via the ImpactFlow (https://impactflow.com/event/newtech-pdx-future-of-tech-1156) event registration platform, and use the 100% discount code "FutureTalks"


› 5:30pm - Doors Open / Buffet / Drinks / Get to know your community
› 7:00pm - Event Begins!

- Community Announcements: Events, Jobs, etc. (20 seconds/ea)

- NewTech Pres. #1: Curran O'Brien of iSoftStone (http://isoftstone.com/)
- NewTech Pres. #2: Adrian Pearmine of DKS Associates (http://dksassociates.com/)

- Future Talk: Steve Brown (https://twitter.com/baldfuturist)

› 8:30pm - After-Party at Portland City Grill (on the 30th Floor)

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