How to Model the Future

James Canton

Arc Fusion Dinner | San Francisco | April 21, 2015

In this talk, James Canton describes the rapid emergence of powerful technologies that are likely to profoundly change how humans interact with each other and the world. His talk focuses on how future modelers like him work with companies to understand the near future – to achieve goals and solve problems. In the future, “embedded intelligences”  will shape our decisions and lives in a more seamless way than today, when we have to do something – like ask Google a question, or our doctor, or when we actually need to drive a car.

James Canton

Dr. James Canton, Ph.D

Futurist, Author and Visionary Business Advisor

Dr. James Canton is a renowned global futurist, social scientist, author, and visionary business advisor. As a former Apple Computer executive and high tech entrepreneur, he has been insightfully forecasting the key trends and technologies that have shaped our world. The Economist recognizes him as one of the leading global futurists. He has advised three White House Administrations and over 100 companies.
Dr. Canton is CEO and Chairman of the Institute for Global Futures, a leading think tank he founded in 1990 that advises business and government . A frequent guest of the media, he was named “the Digital Guru” by CNN and “Dr. Future” by Yahoo for his insights. Dr. Canton is the author of The Extreme Future: The Top Trends That Will Reshape the World in the 21st Century, Dutton 2006, and Technofutures: How Leading-Edge Innovations Will Transform Business in the 21st Century.
Dr. Canton advises the Global Fortune 1000 on trends in innovation, financial services, health care, population, life sciences, energy, security, workforce, climate change and globalization. From a broad range of industries, clients include: IBM, Tata, Intel, Philips, General Electric, Hewlett Packard, Boeing, FedEx, and Proctor & Gamble.