Future of Information with Amy Webb

The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation invite you to the first event in a year-long conversation on the future of information in communities.

Reliable sources of community information are critical for an informed and engaged society. The Future of Information series will connect national leaders in data and information science, first amendment policy and law, educational policy and information, and other topics with local residents who are concerned about how changes in information are impacting their communities and democracy.

About Amy Webb
Amy Webb is a quantitative futurist. She is a professor of strategic foresight at the NYU Stern School of Business and the Founder of the Future Today Institute. Named by Forbes as one of the five women changing the world, Webb was also named to the Thinkers50 Radar list of the top management thinkers most likely to shape the future of how organizations are managed and led. She won the 2017 Thinkers50 RADAR Award for her new book The Signals Are Talking: Why Today’s Fringe Is Tomorrow’s Mainstream.

Webb’s research focuses on the future of technology and its next-order implications on business, military, governing and society. Her forecasting models, trends and scenarios have been featured in the New York Times, MIT Sloan Management Review, Harvard Business Review, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Fortune, Inc. Magazine, Fast Company, CNN, NPR, and more. Her research has also been cited in several academic papers. She is the tech columnist and a contributing editor at Inc. Magazine, where she writes about the future of technology and business.

This event is free but space is limited so an RSVP is required.

Doors will open at 12:30pm and the event starts at 1pm and will conclude by 3pm.

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Date

Apr 11 2018

Location

Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
315 E Warren Ave, Detroit, MI 48201, United States