Information and Communication Technology Professionals Connect Us to the Future

Internationally acclaimed futurist Jack Uldrich is in San Antonio, Texas today to present his research and insights on how ICT professionals can 'future-proof' their businesses in a fast-changing world

Global Futurist Jack Uldrich

Best-selling author and futurist speaker Jack Uldrich will share his insights on the future of the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) industry today at the 2018 BICSI Fall Conference. Uldrich will address installers, project managers, contractors, consultants and other ICT service providers on emerging trends that could transform their industries, as well as actions they can take to be better positioned for a fast-changing future. This includes embracing advancements in artificial intelligence, 5G, the internet of things, big data, 3D manufacturing, augmented and virtual reality, robotics and blockchain technology. 

ICT professionals are responsible for many of the new technology-driven conveniences and tools we have today. The future of smart homes and cities, wired and wireless communications, and virtually every other technology that we use everyday relies on their ability to "connect us to the future." They build and maintain the networks that power our lives and careers, and understanding and embracing new technology is critical to their success. 

New advances in technology bring forth exciting discoveries every day. But often lost in this new reality is the fact that organizations must unlearn old, obsolete knowledge and old ways of doing business before they can seize tomorrow's opportunities.

Jack Uldrich, Futurist & Founder of the School of Unlearning

What is the most effective way for ICT leaders to embrace rapidly emerging technology? Uldrich says it has a lot to do with an organizational mindset that includes humility as a key component. To put the concept simply, he says, "You have to be aware of your limitations. You have to know what you don't know and be willing to seek out answers from those who do know."

However, regardless of what new technologies emerge, Uldrich cautions "against betting heavily on any particular technology and instead advocates the use of 'future-proofing' plans providing enough flexibility to adjust to whatever is to come."

Uldrich says, "New advances in technology bring forth exciting discoveries every day. But often lost in this new reality is the fact that organizations must unlearn old, obsolete knowledge and old ways of doing business before they can seize tomorrow’s opportunities."

He continues, "Thinking like a futurist involves appreciating how the world of tomorrow is changing. Far too often companies are fixated on issues that are front and center, or at times, they are stuck dealing with issues from the past. They aren't taking time out to reflect on what the future will hold in store."

According to Uldrich, "The faster we can recognize potential changes in technology, the better prepared we will be in the long run. Everyone in the industry will need to increase their awareness of the advances in technology because ultimately these technologies will radically impact their future."

Uldrich is the author of eleven books, including the award-winning bestsellers: "The Next Big Thing is Really Small: How Nanotechnology Will Change the Future of Your Business" and "Jump the Curve: 50 Essential Strategies to Help Your Company Stay Ahead of Emerging Technology." His most recent book is "Foresight 20/20: A Futurist Explores the Trends Transforming Tomorrow."

A prolific speaker with more than 100 speaking engagements per year, Uldrich has delivered keynotes to organizations as diverse as Tech Mahindra, the American Public Power Association, the National Association of Manufacturers, Verizon, Farm Credit Service, IBM, Cisco, Siemens and the International Card Manufacturers Association. 

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Source: Jack Uldrich & The School of Unlearning


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Jack Uldrich, the Founder of the School of Unlearning, is a highly acclaimed global futurist, speaker, and best-selling author.

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