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The Tech Megatrends: 2018 The Tech and Trends Reshaping Our Lives, Our Work – and Our World

April 12 @ 8:00 am - 9:15 am

In this interactive, inspiring session, speaker, futurist, and professor Christina “CK” Kerley takes audiences on a tour of the tech megatrends that will dominate the 2018 business landscape.

In an era where companies live and die by the decisions they make, IT execs must architect “real-time, know-it-all enterprises” that capture the invisible (data), predict the unknowable (AI), and digitize the physical (IoT). Digital transformation is where we need to go . . . but the current Web won’t get us there. Freed from the old guard’s barriers, vulnerabilities, and intermediaries, blockchains will power a new world order of ingenuity, inclusion, and security.

Today’s media is awash in business coverage of the advanced nations—yet tomorrow’s opportunities are the ingenious models rising from the developing worlds. The Sharing Economy is quickly giving way to The Expectation Economy: an environment born from, and bolstered by, the 21st Century’s new breed of hyper-connected customers. And while the shock and awe of smart machines tops the headlines and hashtags, robotics’ real is liberating our smartest executives to innovate new forms of value, and competitive advantage.

From apps to (chat)bots, screens to sensors, ecommerce to conversational commerce, and cloud computing to edge computing, CK covers the next BIG things that need to be on your radar, in your plans, and at the forefront of your goals for 2018 (and beyond).

Christina “CK” Kerley, futurist, and professor Rutgers Business School for Executive Education

Powerhouse speaker, futurist, and professor Christina “CK” Kerley pushes Fortune 500s AHEAD of the curve through the 10+ tech that will dominate the next 10 years.

A forerunner across 20 years of digital revolutions, CK’s electrifying performances have been featured at: Verizon, Johnson & Johnson, Microsoft, Amazon, Cisco, Prudential, The United Nations, Best Buy, The Ad Council, Neutrogena, Verisign, Janssen, The ANA, The IAB, and IDG.

Along with being a top-rated faculty member on next-gen tech at Rutgers Business School for Executive Education, she has also guest lectured at Stanford, Cornell, Carnegie Mellon, Saint Peter’s, and Northwestern.

Her portfolio of tech spans: Mobile, IoT, Robotics, AI, Big Data, Wearables, Health Tech, Blockchain, Cloud, and Immersive Technologies (AR, VR, MR). Her eBooks were all firsts, with her unique views cited in various media outlets and business books.

Through her pro bono program, ImpaCKt, she partners with groups who are also committed to closing the digital divide.

Constantly reinventing her business—and herself—CK is always on-trend, ahead of the curve, and in pursuit of the next BIG thing.

For CK’s videos, speeches, and media, please visit: http://allthingsCK.com

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April 12
8:00 am - 9:15 am
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Dallas Ballroom
The Sheraton Dallas
Dallas, 75201 United States
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