LIVE: Digital Transformation and the Raging 2020's
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM (EDT)

New York Times Best-Selling Author & Leading Expert on Geopolitics, Markets, and Innovation Author of the New York Times best-seller The Industries of the Future, Alec Ross has spent years providing guidance for leaders trying to make sense out of our increasingly chaotic world. From artificial intelligence and robotics to cybersecurity and cybercrime, Ross describes how these industries drive significant changes to the global order. Going beyond the mere technical aspects, he deepens audiences’ understanding of the geopolitical, cultural, and generational contexts out of which innovations emerge to help them better anticipate major shifts and keep their organizations at the vanguard. Drawing on his latest book The Raging 2020s: Companies, Countries, People and the Fight for Our Future, Ross weaves interviews with the world’s most influential thinkers into fascinating stories of corporate activism and malfeasance, government failure and renewal, and innovative economic and political models being implemented around the world, to propose a new social contract – one that benefits workers and everyday citizens in the face of unprecedented global change. Ross frames the issues that will be at the forefront of national and global conversation over the next several years, and offers practical ideas and inspiration focused on ensuring that growth fueled by innovation will benefit our companies and workers.

Alec Ross