The world we live in today is a consequence of dramatic innovations in technology and what it can do for both individuals and society as a whole. What is remarkable is the rate at which technology is evolving, and similarly, the challenge that velocity of change creates for businesses caught in its wake. To glimpse the magnitude of the disruption technological progress creates one only need recognize that roughly 90% of the data in the world today was created in the last 2 years. As a matter of survival, innovation, and the ability to innovate at a sustained rate, has risen to the top of the list of imperatives for virtually all business leaders.
Dr. Meyerson focuses on the nature of innovation itself, the practitioners best suited to leading the way into the future, and the numerous means by which innovation may be fostered. Dr. Meyerson offers examples of emergent grand challenges requiring unprecedented levels of human capital investments to succeed, yet upon which much of the future depends.