Technology is always in the news these days. Each week, a new story will come out about a new operating system, a new edition to the iPhone or a new device to make one’s life easier. However for some, the impact technology has on our society can be confusing. AEI has a broad roster of speakers who can discuss the technology of this day and age.
Jeff Gomez is an expert at transmedia storytelling, which involves taking a story and telling it across multiple digital platforms. He is the CEO of Starlight Runner Entertainment where he works with toys, animations and video game titles evolving them into narratives. Jeff has worked on transmedia project for Pirates of the Caribbean and Prince of Persia for The Walt Disney Company, Avatar for 20th Century Fox, Halo for Microsoft and Transformers for Hasbro. In addition, Gomez is a board member of the Producers Guild of America. Jeff Gomez can speak on many topics including Creating Blockbuster Worlds and Transmedia Storytelling.
Adam Ostrow is a new media entrepreneur and commentator. As editor-in-chief of Mashable, he manages the overall direction of one of the most read news sites in the world. Ostrow is a social media king, having over 3.9 million social media followers, and was able to use his social media expertise to increase Mashable’s audience ten-fold. Due to his distinguished position, Ostrow has been quoted in many news outlets including the New York Times, The Washington Post and USA Today, and has also appeared on CNN and NPR. Adam Ostrow speaks on social media and tech related subjects.
Daniel Burrus is a technology forecaster, strategist, author and blogger. He is the founder and CEO of Burrus Research, a research and consulting firm that monitors advancements in technology. In 1983, he became the first and only futurist to accurately identify the twenty technologies that would become the driving force of business and economic change in the future. He is the author of six books including Flash Foresight, which was a New York Times Best-Seller. Burrus’ client list includes Microsoft, Google, American Express, ExxonMobil and Toshiba. He been featured in many news outlets including CNN and CNBC. He can speak on many topics including technology-enabled innovation: creating and sustaining competive advantage and the seven pillars of digital marketing.