Future/Trends Speakers

The future is just around the corner. Stay ahead of that curve. Ovations offers a chance to hear from the globe's futurists, helping plan and strategize our tomorrow. Pioneering intellectuals and industry experts range from business to web marketing, green futurists to staff development, as you will soon see, our range is vast. Any institution or enterprise can learn a lot from these renowned experts. Bring your team's potential to its full visionary capacity. Start here.

Vijay Vaitheeswaran

Vijay is an award-winning book author and senior editor at the Economist. He is an accomplished public speaker and provocateur. Observing “he does not shirk taking on tough topics,” the Financial Times declares him to be “a writer to whom it is worth paying attention.” ...

Virginia Postrel

A brilliant analyst and award-winning commentator, Virginia Postrel speaks and writes about social trends and their economic implications. Her recent work focuses on aesthetics and how fundamental they are to our personal, social and economic lives. Her book, The Substance of Style: How the Rise of Aesthetic Value is Remaking Commerce, Culture and Consciousness, describes how the look and feel of ...

Vito Di Bari

A leading authority on innovation design, Vito Di Bari, is an acclaimed futurist who is changing the world through his cutting edge design solutions in areas including fashion design, interior design, and urban installations. Vito shows you how our lives will change by future technology and why. Connecting recent discoveries in media, nanotech and robotics, he explains how corporations and individ ...

William J. Mitchell

William J. Mitchell, Professor of Architecture and Media Arts and Sciences at MIT, holds the Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. (1954) Professorship and directs the Media Lab's Smart Cities research group. He was formerly Dean of the School of Architecture and Planning and Head of the Program in Media Arts and Sciences, both at MIT. Before coming to MIT, he was the G. Ware and Edythe M. Travelstead Pro ...

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