Join us for a keynote discussion with futurist, polymath, venture capitalist, and author Juan Enriquez in conversation with Professor Terry Kramer. Juan is the managing director of Excel Venture Management, a life sciences VC firm. He co-founded the company that made the world's first synthetic life form and seed funded a company that may allow portable brain reading. Juan is also the author of Right/Wrong: How Technology Transforms Our Ethics which explores how technological innovation is driving exponential change in our thoughts on right and wrong as we create a world where humans increasingly are able to shape their environment, themselves and other species. His book covers how today’s most pressing issues are all framed by the relationship between technology and ethics, which allows for real potential to improve the future. Juan and Terry will explore what can we learn from past technological innovations and how can we use this knowledge to build a better future.
This discussion kicks off the Tech + Society Conference, where we will discuss:
>> Where can technology-based innovation serve society the best?
>> What are the potential unintended consequences of technology in society and how can these be mitigated?
>> What does success look like for leaders managing technology-based innovation in society?
:: SPEAKER BIO ::
Juan Enriquez is a leading authority on the economic impact of life sciences and brain research on business and society as well as a respected business leader and entrepreneur. As a business leader, advisor, and renowned speaker, Juan works directly with the CEOs of a number of Fortune 50 companies, as well as various heads of state, on how to adapt to a world where the dominant language is shifting from the digital towards the language of life. He is a TED All-Star with ten TED talks on a variety of subjects, as well as dozens of TEDx talks.
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