Urbanist, Futurist, and Expert on the Post-Pandemic Future of Cities, Work, Travel, Mobility, and more
Tuesday, 12 September | 8:45 - 9:45 a.m. PDT
Autonomous Everything: AI, the Future, and What We Can Do About It
The robots are coming — not to steal your job, but to invent entirely new ones. Advances in machine learning, artificial intelligence, and automation all point toward an autonomous world — one in which perception, prediction, and action are embedded into machines. Autonomy will not only transform how we work, but also how we move, think, discover, decide, and deceive. What we consume — as well as how we produce, transport, and market — may take strange new turns as robots increasingly predict, suggest, and prepare to help us do it. In this wide-ranging and eye-opening talk on the promise and perils of AI, author and futurist Greg Lindsay explores how autonomy is already upending society – and how we can use it to build a better world.
About the Speaker:
Greg Lindsay is a journalist, urbanist, futurist, and speaker. He is the senior fellow for applied research and foresight at NewCities and director of strategy at its mobility offshoot, CoMotion. He is also a non-resident senior fellow of the Atlantic Council’s Scowcroft Strategy Initiative and a senior fellow of MIT’s Future Urban Collectives Lab.
He has been cited as an expert on the future of cities, technology, and mobility by The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, USA Today, CNN, NPR, and the BBC. Greg was the inaugural urbanist-in-residence at URBAN-X — BMW MINI’s urban tech accelerator.
His writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Harvard Business Review, The Financial Times, McKinsey Quarterly, Inc., The Atlantic, Quartz, The New Republic, Politico, The Economist Group, The World Economic Forum, Time, and many others. He is co-author of the 2011 critically acclaimed international bestseller Aerotropolis: The Way We’ll Live Next.
Greg is a two-time Jeopardy! champion (and the only human to go undefeated against IBM’s Watson). He lives in Montréal with his wife Sophie Donelson and their two children.
Mid-Week Keynote Speaker Jeff Civillico
Entertainer and Emcee; Las Vegas Headliner; TV & Live Event Host; Philanthropist
Wednesday, 13 September | 8:30 – 9:15 a.m. PDT
The Power of the Pivot
Jeff’s journey from juggling in his kitchen as a child to headlining in Vegas with his own TV show is naturally inspiring, and his passion is naturally contagious. His story of fighting through the cutthroat politics of the entertainment industry is eye-opening, funny, and powerful. Jeff shares how he has flipped hardships into assets through a series of strategic “pivots” along his career path, continuously leveraging what he has. Attendees will walk away with actionable insights on how and when to apply pivots of attitude, energy, and mindset to their work and personal lives.
About the Speaker:
Jeff Civillico is an ideal blend of entertainer and emcee who can bring a full Las Vegas show to your event as a stand-alone performer, or sprinkle entertainment throughout your conference — both in-person and virtually!
He recently celebrated a 10-year run on the Las Vegas Strip as a headliner with Caesars Entertainment at the iconic hotel properties The LINQ, The Flamingo, and The Paris. Jeff's clean, family-friendly "Comedy in Action” show remains highly acclaimed, voted “Best of Las Vegas” three years in a row by the Las Vegas Review Journal and named “Entertainer of the Year” by Vegas Inc.
Jeff now takes his comedy show to live, virtual, and hybrid corporate events and conferences globally. Having been featured in national publications including Forbes and The Wall Street Journal, Jeff also serves as a host and keynote speaker for major corporations, associations, and nonprofit organizations.
When Jeff is not on stage or in front of the camera, he is working on the continued expansion of his national nonprofit, Win-Win Entertainment. Win-Win Entertainment brings smiles to children in hospitals by arranging in-person and virtual visits from performers, athletes, and celebrities.
3 LEVELS OF EXCEPTIONAL LEADERSHIP: Practical development for leading yourself and others
Brought to life by Patrick's inspiring story and out-of-your-seat energy, this highly actionable keynote helps your audience develop leadership skills and behaviors that will empower them to better lead themselves, individuals, and teams. This keynote is perfect for leaders with high potential who are ready for the next challenge in their careers, individuals needing to jumpstart their career development, and/or those struggling to help develop other leaders. The audience will leave with a powerful growth-oriented mindset that spurs them to act on their own leadership potential and inspire themselves and their teams. In addition, this session will provide attendees with the tools for building credibility and forward-looking accountability in their leadership style, as well as the motivation and determination to drive results through their work.
About the Speaker:
Patrick has earned numerous accolades for his military service, academic career, and work as a professional speaker and trainer, including being named the inaugural NFL-Tillman Military Scholar. He is an experienced leader who spent nearly seven years in the U.S. Army as a paratrooper and completed three combat deployments. His military awards include the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart.
Patrick is an engaging facilitator who has led leadership development programs for a variety of organizations, from Fortune 500 clients to small businesses across a variety of industries. Off the proverbial leadership field, he serves his community by actively volunteering with Tee It Up for the Troops, a nonprofit organization that raises money for wounded veterans. Patrick studied at Minnesota State University and received a bachelor’s degree graduating magna cum laude. He also has a master’s degree in Sport Management from Minnesota State and a master’s in Organization Development from Pepperdine University.