Global futurist named keynote speaker at new Interwire Conference

Remarks to sync with “Next Gen” conference theme

MADISON, Connecticut, USA – February 11, 2019 – The Wire Association International (WAI), Inc. announces that Dr. Shawn G. DuBravac, best-selling author, global futurist, and trendcaster is the keynote speaker at the new Interwire Conference, which runs May 13-16, 2019, in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, at the Georgia World Congress Center.

DuBravac’s presentation, titled: “The Future of Wires and Cables in a Connected World,” is open to all Interwire conference registrants; the speech is scheduled from 9:05 a.m. to 9:45 a.m., on Tuesday, May 14, 2019.

The summary of DuBravac’s presentation follows.

The number of “things” connected to the Internet surpassed the number of people on the planet more than 10 years ago. This colossal change is creating tremendous challenges and unheralded opportunities. Massive experimentation today will redefine our future and influence how we work, communicate, and live. As we usher in a digitized, datafied world, the next industrial revolution is unfolding before us and forever changing our businesses.

Dr. Shawn DuBravac is author of the New York Times bestseller Digital Destiny: How the New Age of Data Will Transform the Way We Work, Live, and Communicate, which explores how the world’s mass adoption of digital technologies portends the beginning of a new era for humanity in the realms of business, health care, finance, transportation, and culture. He is president of Avrio Institute, which helps leaders prepare for uncertain, divergent futures. Its clients include Fortune 100 and Global 1000 companies, scrappy start-ups, government agencies and non-profit organizations. Grounded in economics, DuBravac served for over a dozen years as chief economist for the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), the U.S. trade association representing more than 2,000 consumer tech companies and owner and producer of CES. He has taught at the George Washington University School of Business, American University’s Kogod School of Business, the George Mason University School of Business, Marymount University School of Business, and the University of Mary Washington. He holds economic degrees from Brigham Young University and George Mason University.

Complete Interwire Conference and Exposition details, as well as information about the concurrent Global Continuous Casting Forum, technical sessions, “nextworking” activities, and collocated International Fastener Manufacturing Exposition, are available at                                                                                   

Sponsors and support*:

Platinum level: Encore Wire Corp.; Gem Gravure Co. Inc.; James Monroe Wire & Cable Corp.; Nexans Energy; Sonoco Reels & Spools; Southwire Co. LLC; and Wire & Plastic Machinery Corp.

Gold level: Carris Reels Inc.; M. Holland; Niehoff Endex North America; and SAMP/USA Inc.

Silver level: Champlain Cable Corp.; Cimteq Ltd.; Enkotec Co. Inc.; Lloyd & Bouvier Inc.; The MGS Group;
Oden Technologies; Prysmian Group; RichardsApex Inc.; and SIKORA International Corp.

Bronze level: Baum’s Castorine; Fort Wayne Wire Die; NDC Technologies; and Zumbach Electronics Corp.

* The Wire and Cable Industry Suppliers Association (WCISA) is an industry partner with WAI.

About the Organizer:
The Wire Association International, Inc., founded in 1930, is a worldwide technical society for wire and cable industry professionals dedicated to the promotion, collection, and dissemination of technical, manufacturing, and general business information and trends in the industry. Throughout the year WAI organizes events such as Interwire and the WAI Operations Summit & Wire Expo trade shows, technical workshops and symposiums, the online Industry Search, and annual International Technical Conference. Its publications and technical products include Wire Journal International (WJI) and the annual WJI Reference Guide, the HardWIRED e-newsletter and website, as well as a host of technical handbooks, webinars, and videos.

Author: Cable Technology News Team

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