We’re excited to have our AI&F Advisor and renowned Silicon Valley futurist Bob Johansen as the subject and focus of our October Salon. Bob is a Distinguished Fellow with
We’re excited to have our AI&F Advisor and renowned Silicon Valley futurist Bob Johansen as the subject and focus of our October Salon. Bob is a Distinguished Fellow with the Institute for the Future where for almost 50 years he has helped shape the rise of the modern technology revolution through groundbreaking insight and analysis. Bob will talk about what it was like to arrive in Palo Alto when Xerox PARC and Stanford Research Institute were just beginning to create the rudiments of the modern computing age, significant turning points that informed his own advice and counsel about technology developments, and his “future back” methodology for working backward from a future cast. Bob will also discuss his long term study and engagement with the future of technology in religion, something he has done for major denominations and discussed as part of our AI&F panel at the 2022 American Academy of Religion on AI and the Future of Religion in 2041.
Bob now lives and works from Bainbridge Island, Washington. He holds a Ph.D. from Northwestern University—as well as an M.Div. degree that focused on world religions. He is the author or co-author of thirteen books, including the best-selling Get There Early: Sensing the Future to Compete in the Present, and most recently Office Shock: Creating Better Futures for Work and Living.
(Tuesday) 9:00 am