Keynote: OmniCommerce and Digital Transformation
Jack Shaw, Technology Futurist
Join technology futurist Jack Shaw, renown for his “pragmatic vision,” as he predicts the winners and losers in the industries that are undergoing digital transformation and shares his digital strategy for maximizing emerging technologies including blockchain, 3D printing and the Internet of Things.
Predictive Scenario Analytics and Economic Development
Glen Weisbrod, Chairman of the Board, Economic Development Research Group
You don’t need a time machine to determine the future workforce demands, population growth patterns and other essentials of the locations you are considering for your next project. Predictive scenario analytics can light the path to sustainable growth. Industry expert Glen Weisbrod will show us how to harness this powerful new tool to optimize future ROI while avoiding uncertainty and potential disruptive effects.
The New Frontier: Artificial Intelligence and Virtual Reality
Aaron Brossoit, Chief Executive Officer, Golden Shovel Agency
Economic development is poised to take a quantum leap forward with the application of artificial intelligence and virtual reality to the site selection process. Aaron Brossoit will take an in-depth look at how these technologies are being deployed today and the new vistas they will lead us to in the days to come.
Maximizing Opportunity Zones
Allea Newbold, Principal, Ryan
The new Opportunity Zones created by the federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act will drive long-term capital investment into low-income communities in all 50 states. Join incentives expert Allea Newbold as she details the best practices for attracting new projects and stimulating economic growth in a federally designated Opportunity Zone.