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1776 Presents: Innovation Forum, Ft. Keynote Speaker, Michael Tchong

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Are You Connected to the Future?

A sage Spanish proverb goes, “Life is a series of collisions with the future.” The pandemic was undoubtedly a significant incident. How will Covid-19 impact business and consumer market behavior? To gain a superior perspective requires a thorough grasp of the undercurrents flowing through society today.

A startup needs to be ready for what’s trending by harnessing the most powerful waves crashing into our future, dubbed Ubertrends. These fast-flowing tidal waves are reshaping society in surprising ways. That explains why “change readiness” is a hot topic on LinkedIn these days. Besides the many human values Ubertrends shapeshift, breakthrough innovations tend to gain strength in the eye of the storm, further intensifying their transformational force.

In an exhilarating ride through the “landscape of now,” Michael paints a riveting tableau of a world recast by the converging phenomena of Ubertrends and disruptive innovations.

Michael will boost your innovation quotient (IQ) with insights on the process of innovation, from distinguishing innovation types to creating a culture of innovation. His talk will showcase many ideas to jumpstart your ability to think outside the box.

About the Keynote Speaker:
Michael is an adjunct professor of innovation at the University of San Francisco, and his third book, “Ubertrends — How Trends And Innovation Are Transforming Our Future,” was published in 2019.

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