Artificial Intelligence

Virtual Reality

Internet of Things

3D Printing


Smart Robots

Intelligent Vehicles


Communities worldwide are about to face major disruptions due to automation, supported by 7 emerging technologies. A wave of this new technologies appears to be emerging that many speculate will not only boost productivity but also increase rates of labour market disruption 50% of all existing jobs are at risk of being redundant. This is a real challenge for the world

The past waves of technological innovation have had enormous positive impacts, including on per-capita GDP growth, however, all have had some disruptive impacts, including on incumbent firms, workers, and communities. We need to prepare our future workforce for the jobs of the future. In order to plan for the jobs of the future, need to understand how this future is being shaped today.

At the same time, we are within the 4th Industrial Revolution, and technology is evolving faster than ever. Companies and individuals that don’t keep up with some of the major tech trends run the risk of being left behind. Understanding the key trends will allow people and businesses to prepare and grasp the opportunities that has or will emerge during the course.

Career Planning

Communities worldwide are about to face major job losses due to automation and emerging technologies like AI, 3D Printing, Smart Robots, and Intelligent Vehicles. Without proper planning to retrain and develop capacity, it will be chaotic. Many communities will be facing devastating financial and social impacts of these changes.




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Hassan Syed
Hassan Syed is the CEO of Bir Ventures USA, founder of IdeaGist, founding director of Minnesota Innovates, and a founding director of the Institute for Innovators and Entrepreneurs at Hamline University Minnesota. His story was recently published by Green Card Voices in their book Green Card Entrepreneurs
Art Murray
It all began over thirty years ago in George Washington University’s Institute for Artificial Intelligence, where I honed my skills as a knowledge engineer, earning a doctorate along the way. Helping people and organizations capture and grow their deeply embedded knowledge ultimately became my passion, and in 1993, I started a company which is now Applied Knowledge Sciences, Inc.
Lester Ingber
Prof. Lester Ingber has published over 100 papers and books in theoretical nuclear physics, neuroscience, finance, optimization, combat analysis, karate, and education. Through Lester Ingber Research (LIR) in Ashland OR he develops and consults on projects documented in the archive.
Claire Nelson
Dr. Claire Nelson is the Ideation Leader of The Futures Forum, a thought leadership practice which promotes and conducts strategic foresight and integral development consulting, with a particular interest in global challenges. She is also Ideation Leader and President of the Board for Development Foresight Institute, a think-do tank based in the Caribbean.
Jonathan Kolbe
I have worked in startups and small companies for much of my career. In recent years, I've become increasingly concerned about how accelerating automation threatens to displace multitudes of workers. I regard providing income AND meaning for these people as the greatest unmet need of our time.
Nicklas Bergman
I have spent the last 25 years working as an entrepreneur and technology investor, mostly focusing on investments and business development in emerging markets, instrumentation, nanotechnology, computing, new materials and new media art, currently through close to 15 direct and indirect investments. I've made lots of mistakes, been responsible for epic failures and lucky enough to be part of some successes along the way.