Futurist to Discuss Post-Pandemic Economy in UToledo Virtual Event

May 7, 2021 | Events, News, UToday, Alumni, Business and Innovation
By Staff

Renowned Practical Futurist Michael Rogers will discuss the post-pandemic economy and business in a May 11 virtual event hosted by The University of Toledo Family Business Center and the Center for Food Innovation.

The event, titled Insights by Michael Rogers, a Practical Futurist, is scheduled for 8:30 to 10 a.m. via Zoom.

The trends from this year – virtualization, automation and artificial intelligence – were not new, they were just accelerated. A practical futurist studies these types of changes and trends and looks to understand patterns as they fit these pieces together to form a long-term view of what’s to come.

At this event, Rogers will share his insights on how these trends relate to business and the economy, including:

•  How virtualization impacts every sector of the economy;

•  The role of cognitive computing, the latest and most potent expression of artificial intelligence;

•  Opportunities for the Midwest;

•  The regional and global economic landscape 10 years from now; and

•  How the accelerated trends we saw this year relate to future uncertainties.

“Michael is a dynamic speaker, and it really is interesting to think about what changes will stick long after COVID is in our rearview mirror,” said Angie Jones, director of The University of Toledo Family Business Center. “And while no one can truly predict the future, that doesn’t mean we can’t prepare for it.”

Registration is required. For more information, email Emily Wagy at the UToledo Family Business Center at Emily.Wagy@utoledo.edu.

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