Editor, Strategy & Business Magazine, and scenario planner
The Editor of Strategy & Business magazine discusses what has to be done to realize the hopes and steer clear of the fears.
The World Technology Summit & Awards, presented by the World Technology Network in association with TIME, Fortune, CNN, Technology Review, Science, and Kurzweil Technologies, among others, at the TIME Conference Center has been called a gathering of "the people creating the 21st Century" -- the most innovative people in the world in science and technology and related fields. The conference theme this year is "SURVIVE 2012, PREPARE FOR 2021." Speakers ranging from Ray "Singularity" Kurzweil to Dan "Back of the Napkin" Roam to James "The Information" Gleick to Susan "President of the ACLU" Herman to Art "Scenarios" Kleiner take on the toughest issues facing us today so we can figure out how to navigate to tomorrow. An assortment of on-stage "demos" by Finalists from this year's World Technology Awards ensures that the audience has its finger on the pulse of current technological innovation. Culminating in the World Technology Awards gala ceremony from the United Nations Delegate's Dining Room, the overall experience is a concentrated peek at the future.
Art Kleiner is the editor-in-chief of strategy+business, the award-winning quarterly management magazine published by Booz & Company. His published books include The Age of Heretics: A History of the Radical Thinkers Who Reinvented Corporate Management and Who Really Matters: The Core Group Theory of Power, Privilege, and Success.
He is a writer, lecturer and commentator, with a background in business management, interactive media, corporate environmentalism, education, scenario planning, and organizational learning. As the editorial director of the best-selling Fifth Discipline Fieldbook series with Peter Senge, he was a coauthor of Schools That Learn and The Dance of Change.
As a lecturer or educator, he has been associated with groups that include the Shambhala Institute Authentic Leadership program, the MIT Center for Organizational Learning, Global Business Network, and the United Nations AIDS in Africa scenario project.
To help us envision the world 11 years in the future, Art Kleiner, editor-in-chief of strategy+business, reminds us what issues concerned the world 11 years ago. Kleiner describes the technological, political and financial changes that occurred during the year 2000, emphasizing the difficulty of envisioning life in 2022.