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Emerging technologies: implications for life as we know it at Learning Technologies 2018

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Rohit Talwar, technology and trends advisor to global businesses, is to open Learning Technologies 2018 with a keynote address looking into emerging technologies and how advances in science and technology could transform the ways we live, work and learn.

Rohit Talwar: how advances in science and technology could transform the ways we live, work and learn
Rohit Talwar: how advances in science and technology could transform the ways we live, work and learn 

Learning Technologies, Europe's most important conference for learning and development professionals, has announced Rohit Talwar as the opening keynote for the upcoming event on January 31 and February 1 in London.

‘Organisations today are by turns curious, excited and scared about digital transformation. For many, one thing they are not doing, however, is managing the transformation well, or even adequately. The reason? It’s not that they don’t have the technology,’ says futurist, entrepreneur and author Rohit Talwar, ‘it’s more that they lack the technological awareness and 'new world' mindset to make the transformation succeed.’

In this opening keynote, Rohit explores some of the technological changes underway and on the horizon, and considers the implications for life as we know it. What could these changes mean for how we learn – whether at work or in our daily lives – and how can we make best use of the amazing power of these new technologies?

Rohit will make the case that learning technologies are not just for learning how to do work better, they can and should be used to help make sense of an emerging and radically different environment. Whether it be via social tools, personalised learning, simulations or gaming, he will argue that our tools are capable of much more than we imagine. As well as improving performance, they can also help us navigate this rapidly changing world.

The challenge for Rohit is simply put: will we just use these tools to do what we’ve always done a little differently, or are we ready – with the help of technology – to unlock the prison doors of our thoughts and experience and see the world in an entirely new way?


Learning Technologies 2018 will present sessions hosted by well known speakers from across the learning sector, including: Nigel Paine, Patti Shank, Will Thalheimer, Charles Jennings, Steve Wheeler and David Kelly. The full the conference programme is available on the Learning Technologies event website and conference booking is now open with tickets priced at £1,295 + VAT. A 15% discount is available on bookings before December 4, 2017.

About Rohit Talwar

Rohit works with global business to help them understand and create the future, and is an award winning speaker noted for his provocative content. He advises global firms, industries and governments on how to survive, thrive, spot and manage emerging risks and develop innovative growth strategies in the decade ahead. His interests include the evolving role of technology in business and society, emerging markets, the future of education, sustainability and embedding foresight in organisations. Rohit helps clients understand how mega trends, emerging ideas, new business models, and disruptive developments in science and technology could impact individuals, society, business, industries and government. He currently leads studies on transformative drivers of change for the next decade, science and technology developments over the next forty years, impacts of emerging technologies on the legal sector, human enhancement and the Shadow Economy.