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Thursday, July 21 • 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Visions for the Digital Future – Enabling Emerging Technologies

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At the dawn of the commercial Internet a number of technologies (the Web, WiFi, broadband, smartphones) were combined to offer users exciting new services for entertainment, business, education, and government. Adoption of these new opportunities were spurred by exciting, specific visions promulgated by politicians, journalists, "Internet gurus", and companies such as Apple and Microsoft. Today, there are even more technologies and potential applications but the future is less clear. How can we better explain how digital technologies will be applied in the next five or ten years--and what impact they will have on our daily lives? 

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Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Research Affiliate, MIT Sloan (CAMS)

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Nanjira Sambuli

Fellow, Technology and Int'l Affairs, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Nanjira Sambuli is a researcher, policy analyst and strategist interested in and working on understanding the unfolding, gendered impacts of ICT adoption on governance, diplomacy, media, entrepreneurship and culture.Nanjira is a Fellow in the Technology and International Affairs Program... Read More →
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Sandy Pentland

Entrepreneurship Program Director, MIT Media Lab
Professor Alex 'Sandy' Pentland directs MIT Connection Science, an MIT-wide initiative, and previously helped create and direct the MIT Media Lab and the Media Lab Asia in India. He is one of the most-cited  computational scientists in the world, and Forbes declared him one... Read More →
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Amy Zalman

Founder, Prescient Strategy
Amy is an internationally recognized futurist, educator and author who prepares government and business leaders to anticipate and create change. She brings to every stage and workshop years of experience as a trusted authority on the future of power, governance and society in the... Read More →

Thursday July 21, 2022 1:00pm - 2:15pm EDT
South Hub