Welcome and Executive Leadership Keynote
Date & Time
Tuesday, September 10, 2019, 8:00 AM - 9:15 AM
Location Name
Grand Saguaro Ballroom

Speaker: Luke Williams, Professor, NYU Stern School of Business; Founder and Executive Director of the NYU Innovation Lab; Fellow, at Frog Design; and International Best-Selling Author and Disruptor  

Disruptive Technologies: How to Prepare for What's Coming Next 
As much as we might desire it, the future we face will not be predictable. We are living in a fast-changing and uncertain time and we are entering this new global order with a way of seeing and thinking better suited for a world now several centuries behind us. A world that could be explained in simpler terms, when you could expect and carefully plan for gradual shifts in the status quo. 

But the scale of the challenges we face and the accelerating speed of innovation in Artificial Intelligence (AI), the Internet of Things (IoT), and Biotechnology demands a new way of opening minds to unconventional strategies. Winning organizations in the next decade will need to incorporate a steady stream of disruptive technologies to stay ahead of the game—technologies that will force them to rethink the habits that have made them successful in the past and challenge the conventional wisdom that has defined the competitive dynamics of their industry.