What's Next? A Discussion with Technology Futurists Sir Tim Berners-Lee and Jimmy Wales

Consider a fascinating panel discussion on the internet, innovation, and shaping the future with World Wide Web Inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee and Wikipedia Founder Jimmy Wales, moderated by Scott Shuster.

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Tim Berners-Lee

  • Inventor of the World Wide Web
  • Leader & Visionary in the Future of Technology
  • One of TIME Magazine's "Top 100 Most Important People of the 20th Century"
  • President and Founder, Open Data Institute

Named one of TIME magazine’s “100 Most Important People of the 20th Century,” one of the UK’s "100 Greatest Britons,” and one of the world's "Most Influential Thinkers,” Sir Tim Berners-Lee created the most powerful communication medium in the world — the World Wide Web — and gave it to the world for free.   It is no exaggeration to say that his visionary work has transformed every aspect of our lives.  Sir Tim’s genius is in understanding the next, new unimagined future and practical consequences for business, technology and healthcare and how it will transform the way we live and work, the way we govern, heal our bodies and much, much more.  In his speeches, Sir Tim shares his insights about the future of tech with audiences who learn how to apply new technologies now for competitive advantage or thoughtful consideration about the future we want to create.

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Jimmy Wales

  • Founder, Wikipedia, World's 5th Most Visited Website
  • Founder, WT.Social
  • U.S. Internet Entrepreneur and Wiki Pioneer
  • One of TIME Magazine’s “100 Most Influential People”

Leading technology futurist and Wikipedia and WT.Social Founder Jimmy Wales is one of the most sought after visionaries in business and technology. Wikipedia is the 5th Most Popular Website in the WORLD, moving towards the goal of free access for all to the sum of human knowledge. WT.Social is a groundbreaking, collaboratively editable social networking platform that will change the way we digest news. When audiences meet Wales, outspoken and defiant in his protection of transformative ideas, they understand why he is compared to historic greats like Gutenberg.  Hailed as “thoughtful and visionary,” “inspiring,” and “absolutely WONDERFUL,” event planners cite Wales’ optimism for the future and masterful ability to speak on issues ranging from censorship, Artificial Intelligence, automation, the media, and disruption, as elements that make him a standout speaker.  

Named one of TIME’s "100 Most Influential People," Jimmy Wales was also acknowledged by the World Economic Forum — the foremost global gathering of political, business and cultural leaders — as one of the top 250 leaders across the world for his professional accomplishments, his commitment to society, and his potential to contribute to shaping the future of the world. 

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Scott Shuster

  • ABC News Foreign Correspondent
  • Producer of NPR's All Things Considered
  • Consulting Editor, The McGraw-Hill Companies and Business Week

With a remarkable background including nine years as an ABC news foreign correspondent and nearly two decades as BusinessWeek magazine’s moderator and live onstage interviewer at hundreds of corporate and industry conferences around the world, Scott Shuster is the guarantor of quality at management events. His 100+ clients include Toyota, Microsoft, Cisco, AT&T, Commfund, American Banker/Bond Buyer, Bank of Montreal, the US Departments of State, Commerce, and Justice, the State Council of China, the governments of Dubai, Jordan, Singapore, Sweden, and Turkey, plus more than 20 industry associations. More than a moderator, through exhaustive pre-event study Scott Shuster ensures that every onstage business discussion delivers information of demonstrable value to professional audiences.

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