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Déjà vu and Vuja De: A Futurist Takes a Backwards Stroll into Tomorrow

ULDRICH-037493Jack Uldrich

Renowned global futurist and the best-selling author of 11 books

Monday, November 10, 12:00 p.m.

Déjà vu, the French word meaning “already seen,’’ is better known as the phenomenon of having the strong sensation that a current event has been experienced in the past. The comedian George Carlin, however, defined vuja de as “the strange feeling that, somehow, this has never happened before.” In this entertaining, energetic and educational keynote presentation, renowned global futurist Jack Uldrich will use CAS’s centennial celebration—and the past 100 years of history—to guide CAS members into the future. Paradoxically, he will then use history to explain why yesterday and yesteryear won’t be a reliable guide to tomorrow.

Jack will also present a concurrent session called “How to Think Like a Futurist.”

Speaker Bio

A renowned global futurist and author of eleven books, including the award-winning, bestsellers – The Next Big Thing is Really Small: How Nanotechnology Will Change the Future of Your Business; Jump the Curve: 50 Strategies to Help Your Company Stay Ahead of Emerging Technology and Higher Unlearning: 39 Post-Requisite Lessons for Achieving a Successful Future. His most recent book is: Foresight 20/20: A Futurist Explores the Trends Transforming Tomorrow.

Jack is the founder and “chief unlearning officer” of The School of Unlearning – an international leadership, change management and technology consultancy dedicated to helping businesses, governments, and non-profit organizations prepare for and profit from periods of profound transformation. Clients include Fortune 100 companies, venture capital firms and state and regional governments. Uldrich is also a regular contributor on emerging technologies and future trends for a number of publications, including The Wall Street Journal, Leader to Leader, The Futurist, BusinessWeek, the Scientist, CityBusiness, The Futures Research Quarterly, and TechStation Central.

Jack is a frequent speaker on technology, change management and leadership lecture circuits, and has addressed numerous businesses, trade asssociatons and investment groups around the world, including IBM, Cisco, USAA, General Electric, Wipro, PepsiCo, United Healthcare, Southern Company, Novo Nordisk, Verizon, General Mills, Pfizer, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. He is also a regular guest on CNBC, MSNBC, and CNN.

Uldrich, a former naval intelligence officer and Defense Department official, also served as the Director of the Minnesota Office of Strategic and Long Range Planning under Governor Jesse Ventura.