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Exponential Technologies Are Redefining Our Future: How to Future-Proof Your Business

One day executive workshops – led by Frances Valintine, education futurist and founder of The Mind Lab and Tech Futures Lab. Frances is one of the world’s Top 50 thought leaders in education technology and a New Zealand Peter Blake Leader.

The Tech Futures Lab Executive workshops are for cross-sector professionals, to help them navigate the new world. This workshop explores and analyses the impact and speed of change and the impact driven by new innovations and emerging technologies.

The workshops forges uncommon connections between technologies as the convergence of computer processing, cloud storage, the sharing economy and specific technological advances redefine business, the economy and the future.

The workshop will explore convergence of technological advancements and its impact across all sectors and industries and cover the following topics:

  • The Future of Jobs, Careers and Skills
  • Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning -How to forecast the future and prepare for change
  • Virtual Reality. Augmented Reality and new forms of interaction.
  • Big Data – How real-time data and deeper understanding of human behaviour will create new expectations and standards in personalisation.
  • The Government and its role in establishing the environment to embrace the future.
  • The exploding Global Population – the impact, opportunities, threats and changing demographics that will impact us all.
  • Resources – Energy, water, food production. How does New Zealand compete with automation, scientific advances and increased demand and competition?
  • The Future of Money and the Blockchain.
  • 3D Printing, manufacturing and distribution.
  • Autonomous Vehicles, Drones and Robotics. How new technology is re-defining the strongholds of logistics, transportation and housing.
  • The Dark Side – Cybersecurity, Encryption, Data breaches, The Dark Web.


Attendance: $895 excl. GST (NZD$ 1030)
Includes lunch, dinner and refreshments.

Choose from the following schedule:
Auckland workshop dates.
– Friday – 26 August 2016
– Friday – 16 September 2016
– Friday – 30 September 2016
– Friday – 28 October 2016
– Friday – 18 November 2016
– Friday – 2 December 2016
– Friday – 16 December 2016

Register Here 



Aug 26
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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