Pre Conference Workshop: Exploring the Future of Intelligent Systems using Foresight

Workshop before the 2019 Annual Conference
Monday April 29, 2019 8:30am4:00pm
Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown
Wondering what artificial intelligence, autonomous robots, and smart systems will mean for you, your company, your industry, and even society as a whole? Wishing you had a structured way to think about the future of these technologies and help your company plan for how to leverage them? Did you miss SPRINGBOARD last fall and are you interested in learning more about foresight?
In this pre-conference workshop, SPRING program leaders Jim Redden and Tom Culver will teach you how to use basic SPRING foresighting tools, provide an overview of trends in intelligent systems technologies, and help you explore the implications of emerging intelligent systems trends for your organization. Through hands-on learning, you will immerse in the drivers of change shaping the future of intelligent systems, use critical uncertainties to create alternate future scenarios, and uncover critical insights about the impacts of possible futures for your organization.
Who should attend?
  • Business, R&D, strategy, and risk management leaders interested in incorporating intelligent systems into their long-term strategy
  • Those tasked with envisioning or implementing digital transformation for their organization
  • R&D leaders interested in building or deploying intelligent systems to support business objectives
  • New Product Development leaders interested in how intelligent systems may shape customer behavior
  • Anyone who wants to learn how to use foresight tools and techniques to use emerging trends to envision alternate futures
By the end of the workshop, you will:
  • Have your current perceptions and mental models about the future challenged or changed;
  • Have engaged with a network of IRI peers who are also planning for the future of intelligent systems;
  • Be better prepared to deal with the uncertainty in the intelligent systems landscape;
  • Understand the key drivers of change impacting the future of intelligent systems;
  • Learn simple foresight tools for creating future scenarios;
  • Create multiple alternate future scenarios work with peers to examine their implications; and
  • Be able to return to your organization and begin to incorporate foresight into your planning process.
As a participant in the workshop, you will receive:
  • An introduction to foresighting tools and a structured foresighting process;
  • A set of curated learning modules covering a range of intelligent systems topics;
  • A complete set of drivers of change that will shape the future of intelligent systems; and
  • Guided planning worksheets to help you think about and plan for next steps in your organization.
Registration Fee
IRI Members: $550
Non Members: $650