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You Are Here Labs recently announced that it has hired Cathy Hackl as “Futurist”. In her new role, Hackl will help explore modern technology trends in virtual reality, augmented reality. The company added she will explore how emerging technologies can positively affect brands as well as businesses.
This year, KWV celebrates 100 years of excellence. To mark this milestone, the brand has launched a nationwide competition called KWV Brandy Reimagined to showcase the drink's versatility. In recognition of its proudest supporters, KWV Brandy has identified top mixologists to “shake, stir and swirl” KWV ...

GENEVA — One day last October, during the morning talk show on Swiss state broadcaster RTS, still groggy viewers were brutally awakened by a sentence dropped live on-air: “Schools train children who will be decimated by artificial intelligence.” The voice that dragged them out of their reverie belonged ...
While she was shooting “The Exorcist” in 1972, Ellen Burstyn ventured to Carnegie Hall to hear the futurist Buckminster Fuller speak. Transfixed by his encyclopedic knowledge and perspective on what he christened “Spaceship Earth,” she later wrangled a meeting with Fuller at a Howard Johnson's during ...
Tom Cheesewright is an applied futurist who works with organisations, brands and industries to help them see what's coming and respond to fast-moving technological change. His fascination with the future started when his mum picked up a second-hand copy of the 1979 Usborne Book of the Future.
Why is futurist Amy Webb feeling not so great about the next 20 years? On Wednesday, the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation launched "Future of Information: Media, Technology and Democracy," a yearlong event series on the future of ...

According to a report on CNBC, the APAC region is home to 60% of the world's Millennials, whose purchasing power is always increasing. But it's increasingly hard for brands to reach them. To grow, brands need to win their hearts and minds. But that's easier said than done. Since Millennials have grown up with instant ...
These days, whenever someone asks me what I do for a living, I always respond with a proud “marketing” and proceed to rave about why I love what I do. No, marketing is not about “fluff” (I still get that a lot). The common misconception is that all marketers do is churn out frilly, nice-to-have advertisements and fun marketing ...
If autonomous cars are to become the norm in the future, car parks could look a whole lot more compact, which will be a major boon to city planners. Parking your car is not only frustrating for the driver when there are limited spaces, but it causes headaches for city planners who have to account for ...
Martin Ford is a futurist and the author of the New York Times bestselling “Rise of the Robots: Technology and the Threat of a Jobless Future” (winner of the 2015 Financial Times/McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award) and “The Lights in the Tunnel: Automation, Accelerating Technology and the ...
St. Joseph's future was the featured entree Wednesday morning at a chamber of commerce breakfast that introduced a new initiative meant to guide overall civic growth. Rebecca Ryan, a self-proclaimed "futurist" and economist with Next Generation Consulting in Madison, Wisconsin, highlighted the St.
SwimSwam's #1 recruit for the class of 2018 and Cal Berkley commit Reece Whitley has been named to the 2018 Young Futurists list by The Root staff. The list is comprised of 25 African-American influencers, ages 15 and 22, that are “brilliant and inspirational leaders who are already charting their own ...
Rebecca Ryan, a futurist and economist from Madison, Wisconsin, speaks Wednesday morning at the St. Joseph Chamber of Commerce 2018 Chairman's Breakfast at Missouri Western State University. Ray Scherer|News-Press Now. Facebook · Twitter · Email; Print; Save. St. Joseph's future was the ...
Equal parts theoretical physicist, futurist, and popular science communicator, Kaku studies cutting-edge science and technology in order to understand the future. A graduate of Harvard University and Berkeley, Kaku has spent 25 years as a professor of theoretical physics at the City College of New York.
The words emergence and emergency do not normally go together. But then, there is nothing normal in the way e-commerce is transforming numerous industries. The enormity of what lies ahead gets accentuated by the fact that even today, e-commerce globally accounts for less than 10% (8.5% to be ...
Technology advancements, affordable smartphones, disruptive innovations and globalisation have changed the world tremendously compared to a decade ago. Every part of our life is now intertwined with an online reality. The overlapping of our real physical lives with our online social lives makes it more ...
Confronting a disruptive future, where new digital start-ups abruptly interrupt the industry with new business models, could spark new romances with your customers and sweep their feet off your books swiftly. When this happens, to win back customers, most companies break into big data and digital ...

“It's hard to think like a futurist,” she says. “Mayors are super focused on doing the best things that we can do for the people we represent now … the solutions that we come up with currently are data driven and they're based upon known quantities of things. It's really hard to think about five years down the ...
Strategy without tactic is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat,” wrote Sun Tzu in The Art of War. While there are many marketing tools and methods available for marketers to pick and choose befittingly, the fundamental of marketing still remains unchanged: ...
MANATEE COUNTY – “There are no passengers on Spaceship Earth,” mass media theorist Marshall McLuhan stated more than 50 years ago. “We are all crew.” For futurist author and lecturer David Houle, that quotation by the academician who coined the term “global village” and predicted the Internet ...
In 2014, an article by the Harvard Business Review titled “The Ultimate Marketing Machine” said that in the past decade, how marketers engage with customers has really changed beyond recognition. It said that “with the possible exception of information technology, we can't think of another discipline that has evolved so ...
Building brands has always been about our consumers – our who – and about understanding her better than she understands herself. The digital revolution continually raises the bar for compelling content – our what – and this is not surprising. I believe the brands that will win the future are those that innovatively connect ...
For the past three years, mayors from around the country have gathered in Austin, Texas, during SXSW for an exclusive, dedicated track called Civic I/O. The theme for this year's gathering is the mayor as futurist, or those who are equipped to plan for and act with a future orientation, and futurists were on ...
The future of marketing, especially in Malaysia, may seem like it is all about price and promotions. Marketers today are pressured to drive short-term gain and as such, react to market competitors rather than real consumers. But we need to understand that winning tomorrow should start with an obsession with our consumers ...
We talked to two leading futurists, who study and predict technology trends, about where they see cryptocurrency headed—and why you should pay ... “Cryptocurrency is very much here to stay,” said futurist and author Thomas Frey, noting that he's speaking to the Federal Reserve in September on the topic ...
We need to stop interrupting what people are interested in and be what people are interested in,” Craig Davis, former CCO at J. Walter Thompson, said. I heard this at a presentation in late 2015 and it's still top-of-mind for me today. It's a simple sentence, but it continually strikes at the core of how the science of marketing ...
In 1972, Alvin Tofler published his collection of essay called The Futurists. His twenty-two futurists included only one women, Margaret Mead. He even omitted his own wife, Heidi. She had co-authored much of his work throughout their married life but she was never credited. Years later, he conceded the ...
Writer and futurist Richard Watson may teach London business students and Silicon Valley tech companies how to think about crafting tools for tomorrow, but he's not even on Twitter. What's more, Watson doesn't really follow the news in any conventional way. He reads Sunday newspapers, in print, ...


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