Martin Ford (USA)
Creating Exponential Institutions – How can governments, large organisations, universities, hospitals and more keep up with the market? (12.00pm – 2.00pm, Monday November 7th)
The Rise of the Robots – Technology and the Threat of a Jobless Future (9.30am – 11am , Tuesday November 8th)
Plus participation in Gala Dinner Disruptive Debate and HOT SPOT program
Leading expert on the robot revolution, artificial intelligence, job automation and the impact of accelerating technology on the economy and society; Author: Rise of the Robots
Martin Ford is the founder of a Silicon Valley-based software development firm and the author of two books: New York Times bestselling Rise of the Robots: Technology and the Threat of a Jobless Future and The Lights in the Tunnel: Automation, Accelerating Technology and the Economy of the Future. Rise of the Robots received theFinancial Times/McKinley Business Book of the Year Award and was named one of Business Insider’s Best Business Books of the Year.
He has over 25 years of experience in computer design and software development, and holds a computer engineering degree from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and a graduate business degree from UCLA. He has written for publications including Fortune, Forbes, The Atlantic, The Washington Post,Project Syndicate, The Huffington Post and The Fiscal Times. He has also appeared on numerous radio and television shows, including programs on NPR and CNBC and speaks around the world.