A Disrupted Economy: Automation, Big Data, Robots, Artificial Intelligence, Internet, Jobs, and Economic Development

Technology is disrupting jobs and the economy at such a rapid pace that economic developers are going to be seen as failures in just a few years if they continue doing business and measuring success in traditional ways. Do you know how the jobs in your community (including yours) are about to be disrupted?

This talk reveals how technology innovation is upending our economy and the profession of economic development. Topics include finance, automation, entry-level jobs, robots, who the winners and losers will be, national culture, economic systems, scenario planning, basic income, the future of work, entrepreneurship, big and small business, bifurcation of wealth, equity, growing and declining industries, education, new business models, self-employment, and urbanization.