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Shawn DuBravac

Futurist and Trendcaster

Dr. Shawn DuBravac is author of the New York Times Best Seller Digital Destiny: How the New Age of Data Will Transform the Way We Work, Live, and Communicate, which explores how the world’s mass adoption of digital technologies portends the beginning of a new era for humanity in the realms of business, healthcare, finance, transportation and culture.

Shawn DuBravac is a well-regarded futurist and trendcaster who writes frequently on disruptive technological shifts. He advises companies and C-level executives on market opportunities and industry strategy. He is president and founder of Astra Insights which provides consulting, research and advisory services to CxOs on a myriad of topics including digital transformation strategies, business model disruptions, the pace of technological change and overcoming myopic thinking. For over a dozen years DuBravac served as chief economist for the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), the U.S. trade association representing more than 2,000 consumer tech companies and owner and producer of CES.

To learn more about Shawn, listen to his podcast here

Shawn has been widely published on the topics of technology, finance and economics. His keen insights regarding the economic drivers of the global tech industry and future trends have made him a highly sought-after keynote speaker and commentator. He travels both internationally and domestically to meet with tech industry leaders and present on technology trends and the economy. In addition, his analysis has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Financial Times, Washington Post, Wired, Los Angeles Times, Barron’s and on-air with CNBC, Bloomberg, CBS and other media outlets.

He was the primary driver of smartphone and cyber-security equity indexes, developed in partnership with NASDAQ, and the CTA consumer confidence index. In 2012, DuBravac was named to Dealerscope’s “40 under 40” list of people to watch in the consumer technology industry. He is a member of the National Association of Business Economists and currently serves as the president of the Conference of Business Economists.

Shawn DuBravac has taught in George Washington University’s MBA program, George Mason University’s MBA program, at the University of Mary Washington and currently teaches at Marymount University. He holds economic degrees from Brigham Young University and George Mason University. DuBravac resides in Virginia with his three sons. When not helping executive teams unlock innovative thinking, he can be found climbing 14ers, running marathons and coaching youth sports.

In August 2019, Brad Anderson, the Editor in Chief at ReadWrite, published an article listing Shawn as one of the top 50 Futurists to have speak at your conference. He wrote, “Few keynote speakers can cover such a broad range of topics or dive so deeply into how data is building a new future.”

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The Digitisation of Healthcare

Wearables, telemedicine and artificial intelligence are just the start of a technological tsunami disrupting one of the most broken business models in America. Healthcare reform and escalating demand continues to put new pressures on hospitals, physician and medical service providers and savvy organisations are turning to technological solutions to gain competitive advantages, enable innovative capabilities, contain costs and enhance efficiencies. At the same time patients are living ever digitised lives and demanding more of medical providers. Explore the most promising and pronounced trends impacting healthcare. Big questions regarding the efficacy of technology to cut costs, improve accuracy, and raise quality remain but the future of healthcare is digital and organisations need to prepare now for the coming transformation.

Finance and Risk Management in a New Digital Age

The next era of financial intermediation is upon us. The coming digital decade will transform every aspect of finance. Digitisation is opening new market opportunities from AI-driven decision making to cryptocurrencies. Bots and other emerging technologies are influencing how individuals interact and changing the advisor-client relationship. Mounting cyber attacks, the rise of artificial intelligence and digitised data are altering risk management and mitigation, how decisions are made, and how valuations are derived. Every element of the financial community will be impacted by disruptive digital forces, creating both havoc and opportunities for incumbent firms and start-ups alike.

The Future of Work - Are Robots Going to Take Our Jobs?

Artificial intelligence and robotics are challenging traditional norms of work. Employers are increasingly incorporating digital tools and in turn, redefining work and the modern day worker. Yet, at the intersection of technological innovation and human work, there are a myriad of complexities developing. The new breed of quantified workers will enhance productivity and opportunities for business expansion but employers have to handle mounting privacy concerns and new challenges for executives. A host of emerging technologies offer opportunities for business expansion and potential efficiencies while creating new challenges executives must tackle.

Are We Ready For Smart Cities?

Technological shifts are reshaping the urban landscape and producing social change in cities around the global. Municipalities are rethinking infrastructure and transportation investments while seeking ways to protect and optimise scarce resources to improve the quality of life for it’s residents. At the same time consumers are embedding smart technologies throughout their home and personal lives. Wearable sensors are facilitating robust and dynamic real-time data while technological transformations like self-driving vehicles are poised to massively change structural elements of cities throughout the world.

Changes in Retail, Hospitality, and the Future of Professional Services

The digital revolution is both consolidating and fragmenting the landscape in retail, hospitality, and a plethora of service industries. The internet opened a wide gamut of competition from merchandising to pricing to creating a curated consumer experience. Brands are bidding for loyalty but at the same time ever-more demanding consumer expectations are colliding with legacy service models. Emerging technologies like virtual reality, augmented reality, drones, and digital payments are changing how we interact, shop, and make decisions. Executives are facing immeasurable challenges as the confront a digital world redefining service.

Transportation Transformation

The world of logistics and transportation are being transformed with the advent of self-driving vehicles, robots and the mass digitisation of supply chains. The wide deployment of sensors will enable data harvesting from connected individuals, equipment and transportation facilities that will drive data-driven decisions and streamline execution. Technological-induced changes have implications for the entire supply chain as new services are born that are forever changing the face of transportation.

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