Sydney Design Thinking Meetup #42: Embracing Emerging Megatrends & New Paradigms

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Please join us for some thought provoking conversation with interesting people keen on design thinking. This month we're lucky to have Anuraj Gambhir talking about embracing emerging megatrends and new paradigms - where “Simplexity & Experiation drives the next wave of global Collabovation at the intersection of disruptive / exponential technologies". Get your head around that!

At the intersection and fusion of disruptive technologies and market/industry trends there are numerous emerging applications that are rapidly shaping the modern world. At the confluence of tech like IoT, AI, AR/VR-MR/XR, Blockchain, and 5G, we are witnessing a maturing fourth industrial revolution and a new world order being formed. It all comes down to meaningful innovative applications that are enabling humanity to cross the chasm in multiple domains from education to healthcare. Anuraj will explore several examples, key learnings from the past and present, and insights leading to some potential future scenarios/ foresights where innovation meets entrepreneurship. There will be an inno-tech showcase with select demos of disruptive tech.

**Key Session Take Aways**
• Learn of key megatrends shaping Industry 4.0
• Adapting to a Exponential Mindset
• Some key new terminology and buzzwords: Simplexity, Collabovation & Experiation
• Certain key factors driving the future of work & wellbeing@work
• Fusion of Technologies to solving big problems and the need to apply Transdisciplinary thinking
• Focus on Humankind – innovation evolving the mindset to heartset and focus on solutions from USP to ESP
• How collaboration across the ecosystem is fueling the next waves of innovation from startups that are shaping certain sectors and importance of curating relevant ecosystems

Anuraj is an internationally recognized strategic business/startup advisor, technology visionary, and innovation evangelist. He's part of the leadership team, global mentor and curator for the SingularityU Australia Summit - coming up in October 2019. His unbelievable breadth and depth of experience has been built over 27 years working across 5 continents. To get some insight into what this means, check out:

His focus on exponential technology applications include emerging smart devices/hardware with a strong emphasis on Wearable-tech, IoT, AI, multimedia convergence, 3D Visualization, mEducation, mHealth, HNI (Human-Nature Interface) and seamless access as a part of the connected world. NeuroTech and ‘Technology meets Spirituality’ are amongst his passion areas.

Pushing the limits and living to making a difference. Anuraj aspires to develop solutions that make a difference in under-privileged communities around the world by humanizing technology – transforming digital divides to massive opportunities. He likes to push the limits of technology application and drive game changing innovation.

Thanks to ThoughtWorks Sydney for hosting us and providing refreshments.