Convergence Conversation: My Favorite Futurist, Ian Khan

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There are people you meet in the course of your life with whom you feel an instant connection.  These special people tend to have incredible amounts of positive energy, so it is hard not to call them your friend, even if you have only known them for a short time. Ian Khan is one of…

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Convergence Conversation: Examining Diplomatic Leadership with Greg Miller

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Greg Miller is a thoughtful, diplomatic leader shaped by his diverse experiences across the hospitality and senior care industries. Greg and I met when he was Senior Vice President of Finance for Marriott’s global information technology group, supporting Marriott’s 4,000 hotels across 70 countries. This was 2013; a time of dynamic transition for IT that…

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Convergence Conversation: Exploring Global R&D with Melissa Flagg

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Melissa Flagg has a view of global R&D that is unique among even the most accomplished leaders. She has spent her career dedicated to the advancement of our nation’s research and science. She has served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Research (DDRE) where she was responsible for policy and oversight of the…

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Challenges at the Intersection of Time and Science

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Challenges at the Intersection of Time and Science There is a convergence happening that should concern all of us. The expectations of time and science have come to a head. Though the two ‘forces’ are changing at disparate rates, we have a tendency to conflate them. And those inclinations are creating unrealistic, and possibly dangerous,…

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