Who should attend
- Business strategists and planners who wish to learn how to peer into the future to determine the potential impacts of technology-led change
- General and functional managers who wish to reduce risk to their businesses and maintain competitive advantage
- Managers with investing, innovation or R&D mandates who wish to identify potential investment or technology partnering opportunities
- Technology analysts who wish to expand and sharpen their toolkits
- Policy planners who wish to better understand how technologies may impact key public domains or issue areas
About the course
Why Take This Course
- develop knowledge and skills that will help you make better sense of how evolving and emerging technologies can disrupt organizations, industries and societies
- learn new frameworks that can help you detect technology risks and opportunities for your organization
- use new tools to help make better technology investment, R&D or strategic partnering decisions
- develop greater future readiness for managing the ongoing convergence of technologies
Throughout human history, new technologies have been major drivers of economic, political, social and environmental change. For the past 250 years, such impacts have played out over a succession of industrial revolutions beginning with steam powered production then mass production, followed by increased digitalization, and now the rapid convergence and diffusion technologies across all industries.
This course will introduce participants to a variety of quantitative and qualitative methods that technology forecasters and futurists use when considering potential impacts that evolving, emerging and converging technologies might have on their organizations, industries and society. By challenging assumptions and working through a range of scenarios, participants will develop the knowledge and skills needed to better assess how technologies may impact their future.
Dr. Bishop is the Founder and Executive Director of Teach the Future, an organization whose mission is to encourage and support educators who want to include futures thinking in their classes and schools at all levels. In 2013, Dr. Bishop retired as a Professor Emeritus of Strategic Foresight and...
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