There is little doubt that we are living and working in unprecedented times as both consumers and professionals. While numerous emerging technologies such as AI, 5G, AR/VR and Blockchain have caught the public’s attention for years, we’ve yet to crack the surface as a research profession. This fact, coupled with a historically slowly-evolving industry, has left researchers especially vulnerable to the dynamic changes happening all around us. The question is, how prepared are we as an industry for what is coming, and how can we thrive and not just survive?
We will …
Recap the current state of these emerging technologies and their potential impact on the research industry while drawing from out-of-industry illustrations
Discuss the role and skillset of today’s research professional and discuss how we got here by examining the shaping of our profession
Explore the necessary evolution of our profession through the minds of leading researchers today
By learning about these emerging technologies, who we are today, and ways to evolve our skillsets, we can best position ourselves for the future and thrive!