Opening Session: What Technologies Will Shape the Future of the Electric Utility Industry?

The 2014 IEEE PES T&D Conference will feature futurist Daniel Burrus for the keynote speaker. Burrus will speak on the topic, What Technologies Will Shape the Future of the Electric Utility Industry? This captivating speaker will set the tone for the T&D Conference and Exposition theme of “The Next Fifty”. Addressing the opening session, Burrus will discuss his vision for the breakthrough technologies that will affect the world and, more specifically, affect the electric utility industry.

Burrus is considered one of the "world’s leading futurists" on global trends and innovation. The New York Times has referred to him as one of the top three business gurus in the highest demand as a speaker. He is a strategic advisor to executives from Fortune 500 companies helping them to develop game-changing strategies based on his proven methodologies for capitalizing on technology innovations and their future impact. He is the author of six books, including The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal best seller Flash Foresight as well as the highly acclaimed Technotrends.

Technology Futurist and Business Strategist

Daniel Burrus’ accurate predictions date back to the early 1980s where he became the first and only technology futurist to accurately identify the  20 technologies that would become the driving forces of business and economic change for decades to come. Since then he has established a worldwide reputation for his exceptional record of predicting the future of technology driven change and its direct impact on the business world. As a business strategist, he has helped hundreds of clients profit from new opportunities and develop successful competitive business strategies based on the creative application of leading-edge technologies. He is also a contributing writer on the topics of innovation, change and the future for CNBC, Huffington Post, Wired Magazine and to name a few.

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