Futurist Jack Uldrich will speak about “Why Future Trends Will Demand Unlearning” at the Allan P. Kirby Center Lecture in Free Enterprise and Entrepreneurship at Wilkes University. The lecture is on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. in the Dorothy Dickson Darte Center on the University’s campus. The event is free and open to the public. Uldrich’s lecture is co-sponsored by Wilkes University’s Family Business Alliance.
Uldrich is the founder and “chief unlearning officer” of The School of Unlearning, an international leadership, change management and technology consultancy dedicated to helping businesses, governments and non-profit organizations prepare for and profit from transformational periods. The school’s clients include Fortune 100 companies, venture capital firms and state and regional governments. Prior to founding the school, Uldrich served as a naval intelligence officer, Defense Department official and Director of the Minnesota Office of Strategic and Long Range Planning under Governor Jesse Ventura.
Uldrich lectures on technology, change management and leadership and has spoken to global businesses, trade associations and investment groups such as IBM, Cisco, PepsiCo, Verizon, General Mills, Pfizer and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. He is a regular commentator on CNBC, MSNBC and CNN.
Uldrich also is the author of eleven books, including the award-winning bestsellers The Next Big Thing is Really Small: How Nanotechnology Will Change the Future of Your Business; Jump the Curve: 50 Strategies to Help Your Company Stay Ahead of Emerging Technology and Higher Unlearning: 39 Post-Requisite Lessons for Achieving a Successful Future. His latest book is Foresight 20/20: A Futurist Explores the Trends Transforming Tomorrow. He also regularly contributes articles that address emerging technologies and future trends to publications such as The Wall Street Journal, Leader to Leader, The Futurist, BusinessWeek, The Scientist, CityBusiness, The Futures Research Quarterly and TechStation Central.