How technology is changing the global culture with the award-winning Futurist Matthew Griffin - UPGRADE 100 News

How technology is changing the global culture with the award-winning Futurist Matthew Griffin

  • Award winning Futurist working between the dates of 2020 and 2070, Matthew Griffin is described as “The Adviser behind the Advisers” and a “Young Kurzweil.”
  • Disruption of life by tech is Matthew’s special keynote @ UPGRADE 100/ Day 2, June 14th, 13.00, UPGRADE Stage 1

Founder and CEO at 311 Institute, Matthew Griffin is recognized for the past six years as one of the world’s foremost futurists, innovation and strategy experts.

Regularly featured in the global media, including AP, BBC, CNBC, Discovery, and Viacom, Matthew’s ability to identify, track, and explain the impacts of hundreds of revolutionary emerging technologies on global culture, industry and society, is unparalleled.

“I help bring the future to life and demystify the hundreds of emerging technologies that are helping visionaries and entrepreneurs build and shape the future” Matthew Griffin

The Future is Ours

At 311 Institute, we’re optimists who believe that technology can be used for the good of all humanity. That’s why we want to educate and inspire people, and put them in a position to understand and use exponential technologies,” says Matthew Griffin, referring to technologies such as artificial intelligence, gene editing, nanotechnology, semiconductors, and beyond, whose power virtually doubles every year. [source]

“It would be naive to ascribe magic powers to new technologies, but they can unlock new opportunities for tackling humanity’s great unsolved challenges, from poverty and hunger to education to health” Matthew Griffin

In Griffin’s view, society has a lot of catching up to do if we are to be ready for a ubiquitously connected future in which virtually any question, even a complicated medical diagnosis, can be answered with a dense network of sensors and intelligent devices.

What’s next on these directions, according to Matthew Griffin:

Why this matters: “Education and the future are kindred spirits, both are adventures, filled with wonders and awe, but in order to prepare ourselves and our workforce for tomorrow education and training needs to evolve” [source]

Why this matters: “In this 50 year horizon report, used by the world’s largest smartphone manufacturers, I examine the future of the platform, what it could look like, and discuss what comes next” [source]

Why this matters: “While many people are discussing the imminent disruption of the global insurance industry it is clear now, more than ever, that we are about to enter the insurance industry’s golden age, but the proliferation of new risks, and opportunities, are not without their pitfalls” [source]

Key points on Matthew’s activity

A rare talent Matthew sits on several boards and his recent work includes mentoring Lunar XPrize teams, building the first generation of biological computers and re-envisioning global education with the G20, and helping the world’s largest manufacturers ideate the next 20 years of intelligent devices and machines.

“By providing audiences with the tools and critical thinking not only do I help people envision and navigate tomorrow’s threats and opportunities, I also help them lead it” Matthew Griffin

Matthew’s clients include three Prime Ministers and several governments, including the G7, Accenture, Bain & Co, BCG, BOA, Blackrock, Bentley, Credit Suisse, Dell EMC, Dentons, Deloitte, Du Pont, E&Y, HPE, Huawei, JPMorgan Chase, KPMG, McKinsey, PWC, Qualcomm, SAP, Samsung, Sopra Steria, UBS, and many more.

Until we’ll see him @ UPGRADE 100, this is his presentation from Antwerp: Investing in the Future.


UPGRADE 100 Agenda

Book your ticket today and meet Matthew Griffin. The digital transformation festival of CEE will take place on June, 13th& 14th, in Bucharest – Romania.

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