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Investors: Profit from Disruption
Corporates: Accelerate the Transformation
Policymakers: Flourish from Innovation

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Post-Industrial Forum

Advanced Materials:
What Comes Next

9am PST / 12pm EST / 5pm GMT / 6pm CET
February 2, 2021

Materials science enables us to better reshape the world to meet our needs. Better materials have brought gains in defense, construction, transportation, medicine, agriculture, and an innumerable range of products. In this episode we will look at the impact of Advanced Materials today, and explore what we can expect in the years ahead.

Join Peter Marcotullio, VP of Commercial R&D at SRI International and Àrmann Kojic, CEO and Founder of Greenvolt.

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Post-Industrial Forum

in Manufacturing

9am PST / 12pm EST / 5pm GMT / 6pm CET
January 12, 2021

Decentralization of production is a crucial aspect of the post-industrial transition. With progress in material science, 3D printing, robotics, and AI, we can see how we can move manufacturing to the edge. In this episode, we will learn about how manufacturing is rapidly transforming.

Join Amar Hanspal, former co-CEO of Autodesk and now Co-Founder and CEO of Bright Machines, an engine of disruption in the world of manufacturing. We will discuss manufacturing automation, the need for agility, Microfactories, workforce challenges, and more.

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White Paper

Digital Myopia and the Coming of Post-Industrial Civilization

February 25, 2019


Exponential technologies are invalidating long-held assumptions about jobs, firms, industries, and whole economies. Agility alone will be insufficient for the flourishing for investors, companies, and nation states. Leaders need to better understand the profound nature of the changes that are occurring.


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  • Disruptive technologies 
  • Decentralization
  • Changing industry structures
  • Leading organizational transformation
  • The cultures of industry disruptors
  • Post-industrial strategy
  • Agile organizational structures
  • Attracting young innovators
  • How boards struggle with industry disruption
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  • Autonomous micro-organizations
  • Innovation ecosystems
  • The future of cities
  • Extending human lifespans
  • AI and nanotech safety
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Inspirational speeches at industry conferences and your internal events. Our keynotes can serve as a wake-up call for board or management action, or help rally managers to boldly pursue new opportunities. 


We provide workshops for investors, board directors, executive teams, and managers. Participants will gain deep insight into the the post-industrial transition and learn about powerful new management tools and strategies for causing and benefiting from industry disruption.  


We help corporates and investors discover industry disruption threats and opportunities. Assessments look at relevant technologies, changing industry structures, industry position, and emerging competitors. They also evaluate innovation capability.


We help corporates and PE firms develop a post-industrial vision and strategy, emphasizing rapid evolution, recruiting outside innovators, and building new high-growth ventures targeting industries vulnerable to disruption.


We provide investors and corporates with ongoing support to navigate industry disruption threats and opportunities. This can include evaluation of exponential technologies, policy challenges, innovation system performance, and M&A due diligence.

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