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Jack Shaw        

Corporate Financial Executive, Software Company Executive, Consulting Firm Founder, Author & Speaker

Jack Shaw is a global thought leader and emerging technology strategist with over 30 years of experience in gauging the significance of emerging technologies for business. He was voted one of the Top 25 professional speakers in the world in a poll conducted by Speaking.com. Jack keeps a pulse on shifts in technology, providing him the foresight to help industry leaders understand how emerging technologies impact their digital ecosystems - and how these technologies are practically applied both today and tomorrow. From small and mid-sized businesses to such Fortune 500 organizations as Mercedes Benz USA, GE, Coca-Cola, IBM, Oracle, and SAP, he has advised executives informing them regarding critical business needs. Jack has delivered over 1,000 keynote discussions and executive forums in 26 countries and every state across the U.S.

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The Blockchain Transformation

How blockchain-enabled ?digital transformation? will evolve your business, your industry, and the world. Jack uncovers the origins of Blockchain, how it works, the impact it has on business (today and tomorrow), and the legal and financial implications as well as opportunities to design a future-proof plan that enables continued success across corporate ecosystems.

Extracting Real Value from Artificial Intelligence

AI is already transforming business, society, and the world, but so far it has only scratched the surface. As we move from self-driving vehicles to self-optimizing systems to self-configuring business landscapes, we’ll see changes that dwarf what we’ve experienced to date. Jack shares real-world examples and company wins revealing how cutting-edge businesses’ AI implementations will reduce costs, improve service, and spark innovation.

IoT is the Future of Everything

From connected cars to smart cities, the Internet of Things has a life of its own beyond computers and standard mobile devices. As IoT transforms, is your business fine-tuned to truly use this technology effectively? Are you aware of how IoT in 2025 will impact your business?

3D Printing: Revolutionizing Industries

As the newest, most powerful manufacturing technique, 3D printing is driving the next industrial revolution. When integrated with other emerging technologies, it makes a huge economic impact – and not just on manufacturers. Explore its role in the digital economy and where it is headed across society as a whole in the next decade of digital transformation.

5G - The Opportunities and the Challenges

Transformational Leadership – Strategic Planning in Times of Crisis and Uncertainty

The Impact on Business

But while most of us, personally, can and will avoid getting the disease, very few businesses will avoid the economic impact of the disease on our global economy and society. Understandably, the first few days and weeks of responding to COVID-19 will be focused on the impact of the disease itself on your people and the short-term impact of the economic fallout on your business. First, you’ll need to determine your initial response to these issues.

Basically, how will we get through the next 30, 60, 90 days? You’ll need to set up flexible systems to execute that response and continuously monitor the situation. But it’s imperative that leaders also consider the medium-term and long-term economic impact of the disease on your business. As I write this in mid-April 2020, it is still unclear whether we will be back to “normal” in three months, six months, or even as long as 18 months or more. Regardless, you’ll need a well-thought through plan for how your business is going to continue to survive, and even thrive, in what will likely be a very new “normal”.

The “New Normal”

There’s no way to know exactly how this “new normal” will shape up. We’ll have many new constraints. But we’ll also have many new opportunities.

Some opportunities will be driven directly by the Coronavirus pandemic. For example, in Atlanta, the Old Fourth Distillery opened in 2014 making bourbon, vodka, and gin for bars and restaurants in the southeastern market. Obviously, this market has collapsed since the onset of Coronavirus. So, they switched to making (high alcohol) hand sanitizer to help meet the skyrocketing demand.

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