|I am a psychologist, research analyst, and adult educator specializing in the needs of older adults—a facilitator and advocate of lifelong learning, critical thinking, and self-improvement.|
|Prof. David Passig is a futurist, lecturer, consultant and best-selling author who specializes in technological, social and educational futures. He holds a Ph.D. degree in Future Studies from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, USA. Prof. Passig is an Associate Professor at Bar-Ilan University (BIU), Ramat-Gan, Israel, in which he heads the Graduate Program in Communication Technologies as well as the Virtual Reality Lab. Prof. Passig has consulted for many corporations as well as public and private sector institutes. He is the chair in one of his own FutureCode Ltd., which develops and employs tool-kits of computerized Futures methods in decision making processes. He is a co-founder of ThinkZ, Ltd., which develops IoT technologies. He has consulted in Israel, Asia, Europe South and North America. He has served as the chief advisor to the Commissioner for Future Generations in the Israeli Parliament. Among his many activities, he is a member of the Israeli National Council for Research & Development. His bestseller books are: “The Future Code,” “2048” and “Forcognito – The Future Mind”. Each has received Israel’s coveted Gold Book Award www.thefuturecode.com.|
|Master of Design (Industrial Design), B.Sc. Mech Engg.; |
Worked more than 15 years in R&D of various Multinational and MSMEs
Academic with great insights of technology and design
Currently Heads the Makerspace at Anant National University in India ( www.anu.edu.in)
|It is an honor for me having been a Techcast expert for such a long time. The community is highly regarded and ready to drive the change urgently needed for the world. |
Member of the Executive Board, Bertelsmann finance, part of Arvato, Bertelsmann Group: Financial Services Solution Line Division Lead
Head of Sales and Mobile Payments, Mastercard Int
Banking Industry Leader IBM
Strategy Consultant CSC
Siemens Financial/ University of Paderborn: PhD Program on new FS strategies
|Jerome C. Glenn co-founded and directs The Millennium Project, a leading global participatory think tank, which produces the State of the Future reports for the past 20 years. He invented the “Futures Wheel”, a futures assessment technique and concepts such as conscious-technology, transInstitutions, tele-nations, management by understanding, self-actualization economy, feminine brain drain, and definitions of environmental security, collective Intelligence, and scenarios. He wrote about information warfare in the late 1980s in his book Future Mind, sent his first email in 1973, and in the mid-1980s he was instrumental in getting x.25 packet switching in 29 developing countries which was key to their later getting low cost access to the Internet. |
More recently he led the design and implementation of collective intelligence systems for the governments of Kuwait and Egypt, and The Millennium Project’s own Global Futures Intelligence System. His current work includes national workshops to address issues in the Future Work/Tech 2050 Global Scenarios; State of the Future Index for Pakistan, and preparing the next State of the Future report. He was instrumental in naming the first Space Shuttle the Enterprise and banning the first space weapon (FOBS) in SALT II. He has published over 150 future-oriented articles, spoken to over 400 organizations, written several books (Future Mind, Linking the Future, and co-author of Space Trek), and is the editor of Futures Research Methodology Version 3.0 and lead 55 futures research studies.
Mr. Kolber formerly wrote the international investment letter, Emerging Capital Report, focusing on tech startups. He subsequently wrote Adam Smith’s Wealth of Nations: a 21st Century Translation and Commentary, followed by A Celebration Society, an acclaimed proposal for planetary improvement via an integrated systems approach.
He participated in the formulation of the X Prize for Longevity, and is an award-winning Toastmaster.
|For over thirty years, Dr. Art Murray and his teams have helped organizations around the world transform themselves into knowledge enterprises. He has advised government leaders in ministries of defense, law enforcement, higher education, public health, and whole-of-government in making the transition to a knowledge-based economy. He is technical director on several projects to design and develop knowledge discovery and sharing platforms for integrative medicine, world trade centers, mathematics education, and human-based data science. His decades-long research in human deep learning (http://adaptivedeeplearning.com) has been published in the book: “Deep Learning Manual: the knowledge explorer’s guide to self-discovery in education, work, and life” (2016).|
As the first Fellow at the International Institute for Knowledge and Innovation, he is Director of the Enterprise of the Future program (enterpriseofthefuture.org), and author of the book: “Building the Enterprise of the Future: Co-creating and delivering extraordinary value in an eight-billion-mind world” (2018). He writes the widely-read column “The Future of the Future” which appears in KMWorld Magazine (https://www.kmworld.com/Articles/MoreNews.aspx?ContextSubtypeID=110).
He holds a B.S.E.E. from Lehigh University, and the M.E.A. and D.Sc. degrees from The George Washington University.
|Prof. Lester Ingber has published over 100 papers and books in theoretical physics, neuroscience, finance, optimization, combat analysis, karate, and education. Through Physical Studies Institute (PSI) in Ashland OR he develops and consults on projects documented in the https://www.ingber.com/ archive.|
Prof. Ingber received: his diploma from Brooklyn Technical High School in 1958; his B.S. in physics from Caltech in 1962; his Ph.D. in theoretical nuclear physics from UC San Diego in 1967 while studying at the Niels Bohr Institute in Copenhagen and consulting at RAND in Santa Monica CA.
Prof. Ingber has held positions in academia, government and industry: National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow at UC Berkeley and UC Los Angeles; Assistant Professor in physics at SUNY at Stony Brook; Research Physicist in the Physics department and in the Institute for Pure and Applied Physical Sciences at UC San Diego; Research Associate at UC San Diego in the Music department; twice Senior Research Associate of the National Research Council of the National Academy of Sciences; Professor of Physics at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey CA and the US Army Concepts Analysis Agency in Bethesda MD; Research Professor of Mathematics at The George Washington University in DC; Director of Research and Development at trading firm DRW Trading in Chicago IL and hedge fund DUNN Capital Management in Stuart FL; Editor-in-Chief at Research Publisher for: Current Progress Journal (timely topics in science), Graduate Journal of Research, and Undergraduate Journal of Research, and associated e-conferences for these three journals; Partner in Pion Capital, a hedge-fund partnership of Caltech alumni; PI of a NSF.gov XSEDE.org physics project.
Chief Scientist, NASA Langley Research Center, Member, National Academy of Engineering, Honorary Fellow AIAA, Fellow ASME and RAeS, 280 Publications, 6 patents and 400 invited lectures , Futures of power and energy, climate and ecosystem mitigation, Aeronautics, commercial space, transportation writ large, national security techs and threats, existential societal issues, creativity and innovation, frontier technologies