Steve Brown is an accomplished speaker, author, strategist, and executive coach. He is the former Futurist and Chief Evangelist at Intel Corporation, with over 30 years of experience in high tech that spans research, planning, engineering, marketing, manufacturing, and management. Steve helps organizations to understand the major technologies that will shape the future five, ten, or fifteen years from now, and then to determine the strategies they will need to follow to take full advantage of the opportunity that is being created. Steve inspires his audiences to think beyond the current status quo, and to imagine ways that they can optimize operations, create new value, and delight customers in new ways, all by taking full advantage of emerging new technology platforms. Steve speaks and writes in plain language about the continued advances in computing and how they will intersect business, cultural and human trends to create both new opportunities and new challenges. His new book, Hacking Reality, will be published in 2018. Steve has been featured on BBC, CNN, Bloomberg TV, ABC News, CBS, and in Wired, The Wall Street Journal, and many other media outlets. Steve works with a wide spectrum of organizations spanning transportation, retail, hospitality, government, education, agriculture, healthcare, energy, manufacturing, media and entertainment. He offers a rich menu of services including speaking, consulting, and Futurecasting workshops. These custom, one- or two-day Futurecasting workshops help organizations to project how trends will affect the future of their business and then build strategies to shape that future and thrive within it. You can learn more about Steve at Baldfuturist.com where you can read his latest blog posts and review samples of his work, including his popular TED talk. You can also follow Steve on Twitter (@baldfuturist) and Facebook (www.fb.com/baldfuturist). Steve holds Bachelor of Science and Master of Engineering degrees in Micro-Electronic Systems Engineering from Manchester University. He was born in the U.K. and became a U.S. citizen in 2008. He lives with his wife in Portland, Oregon.