Keynote: Jim Carroll

Innovation, Disruption and Our Industry

Monday, 11/6, 1:00pm – 2:30pm

jim carroll


Join Jim Carroll, futurist, and trends and innovation expert as he kicks off NAMA Coffee, Tea & Water (CTW) during the Opening Session on Monday, November 6 at 12:45pm.

Jim inspires organizations to reframe the opportunity for innovation in the context of significant, transformative change. He’s a worldwide authority on global trends, rapid business model change, business model disruption in a period of economic uncertainty and the necessity for fast-paced innovation.

He offers deep insight into the cutting edge trends of our time including

  • autonomous vehicle technology
  • sensors and the Internet of Things (IoT)
  • 3D printing
  • virtual reality
  • artificial intelligence
  • blockchain and virtual cash
  • machine learning and robotics
  • crowd-thinking
  • next generation R&D

Jim Carroll is also an author, with books including Surviving the Information Age; The Future Belongs To Those Who Are Fast; Ready, Set, Done: How to Innovate When Faster is the New Fast and What I Learned From Frogs in Texas: Saving Your Skin with Forward Thinking Innovation.

Understand the impact of innovation and disruption on your business and explore the possibilities the IoT brings for growth. Gain the tools required to stay relevant in the changing business landscape.

The Opening Session is included in your registration. Register now!

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