Global Futurist and Business Forecaster Jack Uldrich to Keynote a Series of Entrepreneurship and Economic Development Summits

Acclaimed global futurist, best-selling author and business forecaster Jack Uldrich has been selected to deliver closing keynote addresses at the 2012 Central Pennsylvania Entrepreneurship Conference and the Indiana Economic Development Association's Annual Meeting. In addition to covering future trends in information technology, mobile computing, social networking, "Big Data," biotechnology, nanotechnology, robotics and 3D printing, he will also discuss the need for "unlearning."

San Francisco, CA November 20, 2012


Following on the heels of his keynote presentations to senior PepsiCo executives in Chennai, India, SingTel's CIO Days in Hong Kong, and the Young Presidents' Organization (YPO) in Harrisburg, PA, popular keynote speaker, renowned global futurist, technology forecaster and best-selling author, Jack Uldrich has been selected to give the keynote addresses at both the 2012 Central Pennsylvania Entrepreneurship Conference in York, PA on November 20 and the Indiana Economic Development Association's Annual Meeting in Indianapolis, IN on December 14.

The title of Uldrich's presentations will be "The Future Demands Unlearning" and the material presented will be based on a combination of his latest book, "Foresight 2020: A Futurist Explores the Trends Transforming Tomorrow" as well as his 2011 best-seller, "Higher Unlearning: 39 Post-Requisite Lessons for Achieving a Successful Future." The presentation, which will cover trends in information and communication technologies, robotics, nanotechnology, biotechnology, cloud computing, artificial intelligence, business analytics, and "crowd-sourcing" is designed to provide entrepreneurs, community leaders and senior economic development officials a solid foundation upon which they can create their own successful futures. An overview of some of Uldrich's ideas on information technologies can be found in this article, 10 Future Mobile Trends for CIO's to Consider Today.

Uldrich will also provide an overview of how technological change is upending long-standing entrepreneurial and economic development models and discuss why future trends will demand "unlearning." Uldrich, who has been hailed as "America's Chief Unlearning Officer" and is the author of "Higher Unlearning: 39 Post-Requisite Lessons for Achieving a Successful Future," will conclude his talk by reviewing the consequences of not embracing the concept of "unlearning." Throughout his talk, Uldrich will use vivid analogies and memorable stories, drawn from a wide spectrum of industries, to ensure his message of change "sticks" with his audience. A sample of some Uldrich's ideas on the future of manufacturing can be found in this chapter from his new book, "Foresight 2020".

In the past year, Uldrich has addressed hundreds of business and trade groups from around the world, including delivering customized keynote presentations to The Chief Learning Officers Summit, PepsiCo, Southern Company, United Healthcare, Cisco, IBM, WiPro, The California Agriculture Summit, Growmark, Parsons Brinckerhoff, various YPO and WPO groups, and General Electric.

Parties interested in learning more about Jack Uldrich, his books, his daily blog or his speaking availability are encouraged to visit his website at: http://www.jumpthecurve.net. Media wishing to know more about the event or interviewing Jack Uldrich can contact him directly at 612-267-1212 or jack(at)schoolofunlearning(dot)com.

Uldrich is a renowned global futurist, technology forecaster, best-selling author, editor of the monthly newsletter, The Exponential Executive, and host of the award-winning website, http://www.jumpthecurve.net. He is currently represented by a number of professional speakers' bureaus, including Leading Authorities and Executive Speakers Bureau.

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