Alec Ross

The Industries of the Future

Alec Ross
“The Industries of the Future”

Alec Ross is one of America’s leading experts on innovation. He serves as an advisor for both the political and technological elite to help them better understand the implication of factors emerging at the intersection of geopolitics, technology, and innovation. Ross brought these two select worlds together for President Barack Obama for his first presidential campaign. He did the same during his time as senior advisor for Innovation to the Secretary of State, a role created for him to maximize the potential of technology and innovation in service of America’s diplomatic goals. In this role, Ross advanced the State Department’s interests on a range of issues including internet freedom, cybersecurity, disaster response, and the use of network technologies in conflict zones. Currently, he continues to educate various world leaders and top CEOs about these topics.

Ross’ New York Times best-selling book, “The Industries of the Future,” released last February, will give readers an understanding of the next wave of innovations that are going to disrupt markets and workplaces around the world, for better and for worse.

Ross currently serves as a distinguished visiting fellow at Johns Hopkins University and sits on the board of directors or advisors for companies in the fields of technology, media, telecommunications, education, health care and cybersecurity.

My Sessions

Foreseeing the Next Big Innovations and Marketplace Risks

Calusa Ballroom D-H

The next ten years are going to be even more disruptive than the last. What are the industries and businesses that are going to shake the marketplace? From cybersecurity and cryptocurrency to the life sciences and robotics, Alec Ross, one of America’s leading innovation experts, describes the changes that are going to impact our future,…

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