The Futurecast Technology Innovation Series is a thought leader series designed to vet, debate, and ultimately spark ideas that that will set the course of our collective technological future. Created in partnership between AT&T Foundry™ and Ericsson, and hosted by author Andrew Keen, each event focuses on a single topic, such as navigating the innovation adoption curve, content in the Digital Age, or investing for inclusion.
With featured guests like hip hop legend Young Guru, California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom, and entrepreneur Steve Case, the discussions revolve around how technology is shaping our world. Attendees include entrepreneurs, government officials, investors, academics, authors, and media.
Just as technology has reshaped so many aspects of daily life, it’s brought new dimensions to the way sports are played, as well as the ways fans engage with their favorite teams and players. From real-time data analytics, live streaming, virtual reality and more, sports in the 21st century is a whole new ball game. Kenny Lauer, VP Marketing and Digital at the Golden State Warriors explores how the multi-billion-dollar sports industry is evolving in our on-demand, always-connected world – and where the most innovative sporting organizations are going next.
We live in an ‘on demand’ culture where choice is not just an option, but an expectation. Nowhere is this truer than in the entertainment industry where the modern entertainment experience is dynamic, distribution platforms are evolving, and entertainment content is easier to create than ever. Hanno Basse, CTO of 20th Century Fox Film Corp, looks at how the entertainment industry is adapting to the new expectations of viewers.
There can be little doubt we're living in the "era of the engineer" and, like so many other mediums, engineers are not only developing the technology, they are shaping the way it transforms content and how we experience it. As the artist process evolves, audio engineer, record producer and DJ Young Guru discusses how the value of music and other content is being determined in the modern era.
Why do some technologies get adopted by the mass market seemingly overnight while others never get beyond the early adopter crowd? Tech Futurist Robert Scoble and Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of the Consumer Electronics Association, discuss how new technology is adopted in the market.
From Fitbit to Flappy Bird, habit-forming technology shapes industry headlines, trends and hype. Nir Eyal, author of “Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products”, stops by Futurecast to dive into the psychology, marketing and creation of technology that accessorizes our daily lives.
The global economy’s appetite for software engineers and computer scientists is increasing exponentially, yet the percentage of women and minorities graduating with computer science degrees is declining. Robin Hauser Reynolds, Director of CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap, joins other participants at Futurecast to discuss to discuss the cost and effects of the gender gap in technology.
In today’s fast-paced and constantly changing tech world, creativity is essential to innovation, growth and competition. Tina Seelig, award-winning Stanford professor and bestselling author of inGenius and Insight Out: Get Ideas Out of Your Head and Into the World, stopped by Futurecast to talk about engineering cultures of creativity and making imaginative ideas a reality.
Mobile and cloud technologies are swiftly changing the way that students learn and teachers teach. Innovative tools have the potential to bridge the achievement and skills gap while empowering a continuum of lifelong learning for all people regardless of age or zip code. In our latest Futurecast, Udacity CEO Sebastian Thrun and more than 60 visionaries in the field discuss the future of education in a mobile and connected world. Watch highlight videos of the conversation.
In recent years, the lack of diversity in the tech sector has made headlines. The true cause for the dearth of minority representation in tech is regularly debated: from too few role models, to insufficient access to opportunities for people in impoverished communities, to unconscious bias. Benjamin Jealous, partner at Kapor Capital and former President and CEO of the NAACP, discusses how diversity in the tech industry is vital to driving innovation and entrepreneurship.
Technology we take for granted today – from smartphones to space travel – was once science fiction.
With new frontiers ahead including virtual reality, artificial intelligence, autonomous vehicles and drone delivery, David Hornik, a general partner at August Capital, joins Futurecast guests to discuss the real-life innovations driving the science fiction of Silicon Valley.