Our Future State panels are a long-standing tradition, where some of the world's sharpest companies convene for smart discussion and speculative conversation. It’s our way of designing a blueprint for the next era of big business (and whatever the hell comes next).
Don't give up, 'coz despair sucks.Rick Ridgeway
Shifting patterns of consumer behaviour and audience expectations are challenging how businesses engage with the community at large. This session is geared towards executives, directors and CEOs looking to better understand how ethical, sustainable, and moral business decisions can be of positive impact to both the community and the bottom line.
Panellists: Rick Ridgeway, VP of public engagement, Patagonia; MC Dean, UX lead, Google Maps.
Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were, but without it we go nowhere.Carl Sagan
What does the pursuit of the final frontier hold for the rest of us on earth? This session is for creative directors, entrepreneurs, tech heads and anyone with an interest in this burgeoning, multi-billion dollar industry. We're going to show you some of the companies already leading the way, the role that creativity will play in its development, and why the promise of space will require the involvement of even the most unassuming of us in the room.
Panellists: Tom Westray, creative director, Virgin Galactic; Xavier De Kestelier, head of design, technology and innovation, Hassel.