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Edward De Bono

leading authority on Creative Thinking - Inventor of Lateral Thinking

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Robert S. Kaplan

creator of the Balanced Scorecard

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Phil Kotler

world leading marketing authority

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Michael Spendolini

the inventor of Benchmarking

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Michael Jacobides

strategic & international management expert

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Donald Sull

strategic agility in unpredictable markets

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Isaac Getz

innovation: the value of small ideas

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Roger Hallowell

service management expert

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Raphael Cohen

expert on innovation & entrepreneurship

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Gary Becker

Economics Nobel Laureate 1992

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La Nostra Mission

Introduzione delle migliori prassi internazionali di Management, Economia, Finanza.
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DAVID ORBANENTREPRENEUR, VISIONARY, GURU, AUTHOR, BLOGGER, KEYNOTE SPEAKER, AND THOUGHT LEADER OF THE GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY LANDSCAPE



MAIN TOPICS:


THE INTERNET OF THINGS
The Emergence of a Global Nervous System
The world is rapidly being populated by massive networks of networks of sensors and actuators. These are the consequence of the ever shrinking silicon chip and other electronics components and the proliferation of ubiq-uitous hard-wired and wireless connectivity. They are exponentially growing our ability to understand and act upon our world.
Topics covered include: What is the Internet of Things (IoT)?,How will the IoT impact individuals, communities, enterprises and governments?,How will the IoT transform the nature and structure of enterprises and nation states?, Where are the new opportunities for individuals and companies in an IoT world?,What should society be on alert for as the IoT of things emerges?

 


AUTONOMOUS MACHINES
The Evolution of Man-Machine Symbiosis
Almost without knowing it, we are delegating decision-making in our complex human systems to smart machines in business and our personal lives. What does that mean for the future of humanity?
Topics covered include: How are we delegating decision-making to smart machines in everyday life?, What is the state of evolution of today’s smart machines?, What are the tradeoffs involved in delegating decision making to smart machines?, What are the mechanism that will enable us to control “autonomous” machines?, Are Asimov’s “Three Laws of Robotics” enough? If not, what should the rules be?

 


MACHINE MORALITY
Giving Artificial Intelligence a Conscience
How do we make sure that intelligent machines “do the right thing”? Like it or not, the decisions made by these machine at home, in the enterprise, in governments or in society at large will always have ethical implications. In order for machines to make “morally correct” choices, it is essential to understand what morality is and to create a “science of morality.” Only then can engineers implement the right kind of morality in autonomous machines. Topics covered include: What is morality? Why do we care?, Is it possible to create moral machines? How would one go about doing this?, Is it possible to teach morality to a learning machine? How would you do it? , Whose morals? How we decide the right lessons/behavior to teach?, What lessons from teaching human children can be applied to teaching machines?

 


ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
Grappling with the Ultimate Augmentation
The spectrum of human capabilities has always been augmented by “machines”, whether it be the plow, eyeglasses, writing or the Internet. Today machines are augmenting human capacities in unprecedented ways, making us smarter and radically extending and enhancing human capabilities. Where do we go from here? Topics covered include: What is artificial intelligence?, What are the pros and cons of the coming leap in human/machine capability?, How does the evolution of AI fit in with the continuum of human evolution?, What is inevitable and what is not in this unstoppable evolution?, Why should we stop worrying and learn to love the the coming singularity?

 


SUPERINTELLIGENCE
Living in a World of Super-Evolution
Three billion years of biological evolution, and a couple hundred thousand years of human evolution, and a few thousand years of intellectual evolution (the evolution of ideas) is now being complemented by the exponentially explosive evolution of artificial intelligence which is increasingly self-directed and self-improving. What is our place and role in the new reality? Topics covered include: What is Super Intelligence?, How does Super Intelligence arise from exponential technologies?, What will the impact of Super Intelligence on human civilization?, How do we prepare ourselves for the Age of Super Intelligence?, Do we have any choice about this?

 


REDESIGNING THE SOCIAL CONTRACT
Creating a Fair and Just Society in an Age of Massively Transformative Change
In an age of massively transformative change, how must the social contract evolve? There is no doubt that almost everyone will collide with their limits of adaptability in this turbulent new world. How does this affect our ability to be gainfully employed under the pressure of rapidly changing socio-economic conditions? The current paradigm of deserving to be part of society only when working in a traditional job is untenable. We must remember that human talent is not an externality and human purpose is not optional. How do we adapt to this new environment? Topics covered include: What is a social contract?, A brief history of the social contract, What are the pressures that demand that the social contract evolve?, How do we articulate and demand the right new social contract?, What is the right new social contract? What is its manifesto?

 


THE DISRUPTIVE POWER OF DECENTRALIZATION
You Say You Want a Revolution? Here It Is!
Humanity is fully engaged in one of the most massive transformations in its history. This is the transition from a society organized based upon hierarchies to one based upon decentralized networks. This transition creates unprecedented opportunities for human empowerment and evolution. There are areas where this change is particularly disruptive and powerful. They are known as the Eight Pillar of Change – impacting the economic sectors of energy, manufacturing, food, health, learning, finance, security and policymaking. Topics covered include: Why is decentralization so powerful?, What are some examples of the disruptive impact of decentralization?, What will the transition to a decentralized society mean for you?, How do you prepare for the Age of Decentralization?, How will decentralization affect transnational corporations and nation states?


BLOCKCHAIN, CRYPTOCURRENCY & CRYPTOEQUITY
Get Ready for the Future of Money, Banking, Investment and Transactions
Fundamental mathematical inventions and ubiquitous decentralized network have made Cryptocurrency & Cryptoequity possible. We are on the first few steps of a very long journey that will fundamentally transform our world. New currency, new equity, smart contracts, smart authorizations and tokenization, all operating at the speed of light (or rather, the network), are portending a world where billions are emancipated and empowered to participate on a level playing field. Topics covered include: What is the Blockchain? What are Cryptocurrency & Cryptoequity?, How will these technologies transform money, payments, finance and transactions?, Beyond Bitcoin – what are the applications beyond currency & why are they important?, What companies are driving the Blockchain revolution?, What opportunities does this present for you?

 

 
PROFESSIONAL PROFILE:

David is the Founder and Managing Partner of Network Society Ventures, a seed stage global investment firm focused on innovative startups at the intersection of exponential technologies and decentralized networks. He is an investor, entrepreneur, author, blogger, keynote speaker, and thought leader of the global technology landscape. His entrepreneurial accomplishments span several companies founded and grown over more than twenty years. An early adopter of blockchain technologies and an active Bitcoin investor since 2010, he was the first to own Ether during the Ethereum launch in 2014. He also led the adoption of Bitcoin and blockchain in start-ups and is an advisor and investor in numerous blockchain companies and funds, such as Bitnation, Sun Exchange, Wealth Migrate, Blockchain Capital, Bancor, Swarm Fund, and others. David was the keynote speaker at the first Ethereal Summit in May 2017 in New York with an inspiring vision of how blockchain technologies will catalyze a phase change in the socio-economic organization of our societies. David is the Founder and a Trustee of Network Society Research, a London-based global think tank present in over 40 countries, creating a vision and analytical tools to allow individuals, enterprises and the society at large to deal positively with the unstoppable transformation to a world based on decentralized exponential technologies that are disrupting the traditional centralized and hierarchical functions of governments and corporations.
He is the Founder and Chairman of Network Society Lab, a Venture Development firm that focuses on adding value to startup companies that are based upon exponential technologies and decentralized networks, with a specific focus on designing, organizing and implementing cryptographic token sale events. He is also on the Faculty of and Advisor to the Singularity University, based in Moffett Field, California, an investor in the Singularity University Labs Accelerator Fund (now SU Ventures), and the President of SingularityU Italy Summit. SU is an interdisciplinary university whose mission is to assemble, educate and inspire leaders who strive to understand and facilitate the development of exponentially advancing technologies in order to address humanity’s grand challenges. As a sought-after speaker, he has given over 100 keynote addresses and speeches around the world for organizations including Abbvie, Cisco, Oracle, Roche, Ernst & Young, Accenture, Gilead, TEDx Academy, ENEL, Intesa, Banca Sella, Mediolanum, Alphabet, Internet Advertising Bureau, European Foundation for Management Development, GALA, Login and H-Farm. He is an author of two books. Something New is about the role of artificial intelligence in society. Network Society is an innovative ebook publishing project on the phase transformation towards exponential technologies and decentralization. David was the CEO of Dotsub, based in New York City, for four years, driving their rapid growth and new generations of product while serving a wide range of enterprise clients with both crowdsourced and professional service delivery models. He is an Adjunct Professor at LUISS Business School in Rome, one of Italy’s leading institutions preparing the management and innovation leadership of the future.
David is also a mentor for the Thiel Fellowship, a Scientific Advisory Board Member for the Lifeboat Foundation, a Founder of the Open Government Data working group, and an Advisor to the Institute of Ethics and Emergent Technologies and numerous startups in Europe and North America. He was the Chairman of the Board, and is an Advisor to Humanity+, an organization dedicated to promoting understanding, interest, and participation in fields of scientific advancement and emerging innovation that benefit the human condition.
Born in Budapest, Hungary, he studied Physics at the University of Milan and the University of Padua.
David’s work cuts across the limits of specialization to contribute to a new renaissance. He explains, “My vision is at the crossroads of technology and society and their co-evolution.” His personal motto is “What is the question I should be asking?” This concept is his vehicle for accelerating cycles of invention and innovation in order to build the brave new world ahead.