A Discussion Sponsored by Thunderbird School of Global Management, ASU

Artificial intelligence and machine learning. Gene editing. The internet of things and quantum computing. Blockchain. The Fourth Industrial Revolution is here, and it’s transforming our world. 4IR represents a fundamental change in the way
we live, work and relate to each other. It is a new chapter in human development, powered by extraordinary technological advances commensurate with those of the first three industrial revolutions.

This new series of global structural shifts spans the gamut of economic, social,political and environmental domains—and in its scale, scope, and complexity, the transformation will be beyond anything humankind has experienced before.

During this discussion, which is a preview of Thunderbird’s upcoming Leadership in the 4IR series, attendees will take a deep dive into this revolutionary paradigm, the dynamics of change, and the ways in which relationships between humans,
organizations and technologies are evolving. In addition, you will explore the link between 4IR, stakeholder engagement, business performance and the world’s rapidly growing countries.

Through an unparalleled focus on interdisciplinary leadership development, analytics and strategic decision-making, Thunderbird’s elite Executive Education programs empower you to advance your career as an agile leader in a world
driven by technological advancements and innovation. Do more than keep pacewith the competition in a rapidly changing world. Set the pace.

Directions and parking information will be included on your registration email confirmation.

DATE: February 13, 2020

TIME: Reception at 7:00 PM followed by
Discussion at 7:30 PM; Event will
conclude at 9:00 PM

ASU’s Washington Center
1800 I St NW
Washington, DC 20006

The discussion will be introduced by Sanjeev Khagram, moderated by Ann Florini, and presented by Mark Esposito and Landry Signé of Thunderbird School of Global Management at Arizona State University.

Dr. Sanjeev Khagram, Director General and Dean of Thunderbird School of Global Management is a world-renowned expert in global leadership, the international political economy, sustainable development and the data revolution. Khagram has worked extensively with global start-ups, corporations, governments, civil society groups, nonprofit organizations, cross-sectoral action networks, public-private partnerships, foundations, professional associations and universities all over the world.
Khagram is also ASU Foundation Professor of Global Leadership and a member of ASU’s Global Institute of Sustainability’s board of directors. As the dean of Thunderbird, Khagram envisions Thunderbird as intensely focused on its founding mission of bringing peace and prosperity to the world through commerce.

Dr. Ann Florini is Clinical Professor at Thunderbird School of Global Management, Arizona State University, where she directs programs at ASU’s Washington, DC campus, including serving as faculty lead for Thunderbird’s Executive Master of Arts in Global Affairs and Management (EMAGAM), which is offered in Washington, DC Professor Florini’s research, teaching, and consulting address innovations in governance of both the public and private sectors.

Dr. Mark Esposito is recognized internationally as a top global thought leader in matters relating to The Fourth Industrial Revolution, the changes and opportunities that technology will bring to industry. Esposito is a professor at Thunderbird School of Global Management and co-founder and chief learning officer of Nexus Frontier Tech, an AI Studio dedicated to AI solutions. He is the co-author of the best sellers “Understanding How the Future Unfolds: Using DRIVE to Harness the Power of Today’s Megatrends,” and “The AI Republic.” 

Dr. Landry Signé is a Professor and Founding Co-Director of the Fourth Industrial Revolution and Globalization 4.0 Initiative at the Thunderbird School of Global Management. Professor Signé is also a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution’s Global Economy and Development Program and a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader. He is a world-renowned professor and leading practitioner in the areas of global political economy and business, global leadership and governance, Fourth Industrial Revolution and globalization 4.0, emerging markets and Africa. He received the fastest reported tenure and promotion to the highest rank of full professor in the history of United States universities in his discipline and won more than sixty awards and distinctions from four continents for his academic, policy, business, and leadership accomplishments.

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