Technology’s future explored during symposium
The year 2025 seems far off in the future‚ yet it’s only 19 years away. If technology continues to advance the way it has during the past 19 years‚ now is the time to prepare for the coming changes. Kennesaw State hosted the 2025 Technology Symposium to examine technology and where it’s headed.
(Jun 23, 2006) — The year 2025 seems far off in the future‚ yet it’s only 19 years away. If technology
continues to advance the way it has during the past 19 years‚ now is the time to prepare
for the coming changes. Kennesaw State hosted the 2025 Technology Symposium to examine
technology and where it’s headed.
Kennesaw State’s Chief Information Officer Randy Hinds coordinated the day−long June 13 conference that featured expert speakers from nonprofits‚ corporations and the university.
“The purpose of the conference is to discuss technology – where it is going and what’s happening now‚” said Hinds‚ who hopes that it will become an annual conference.
“Today is not about the bells and whistles‚ but the big picture‚” Hinds said. “It’s imperative to look at how technology will drive the future and how this will impact various societies on a global basis.”
Keynote speaker Erik Peterson‚ senior vice president of the Center for Strategic and International Studies‚ a nonprofit public policy think tank‚ presented‚ “Seven Revolutions: Scanning the World Out to the Year 2025.” He noted that the seven revolutions are: population‚ resource management‚ technology‚ information‚ economic integrity‚ conflict and governance.
Additional speakers featured at the symposium included John David Pickering‚ CEO‚ Technical Systems Integration‚ and John Salerno‚ Jorge Perez and Meg Murray‚ all from Kennesaw State.
A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its approximately 38,000 students. With 13 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the third-largest university in the state. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status, and one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu.