Dr. James Canton, Global Futurist and Social Scientist, on Global Trends

Monday, June 29, 2020 - Dr. Canton is CEO and Chairman of the Institute for Global Futures and today, he’ll discuss what comes next for technology in the post-pandemic era.

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Dr. James Canton is a renowned global futurist, social scientist and author, who has advised three White House Administrations and over 100 companies.
Dr. James Canton is a renowned global futurist, social scientist and author, who has advised three White House Administrations and over 100 companies.

Dr. James Canton is a renowned global futurist, social scientist and author, who has advised three White House Administrations and over 100 companies. As a former Apple Computer executive and high tech entrepreneur, he is a longtime forecaster of the key trends and technologies that have shaped our world. Dr. Canton is CEO and Chairman of the Institute for Global Futures and today, he’ll discuss what comes next for technology in the post-pandemic era.

Dr. Canton is confident that the US can have an economic renaissance in the post-COVID era driven by new technology. But to seize that promise, he says we will need to: embrace entirely virtual organizations; rebuild the trust of the general public, rethink a biosecurity future plan; and develop new approaches to employee health and wellness. He also cautions that any of these priorities could threaten our privacy, so it will be essential to develop approaches that protect our freedoms.

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