This week's guest, Brad Berens, The Futuristorian
July 5, 2017
Hosted by Lori H. Schwartz
On this week's Tech Cat Show we chat with the amazing Brad Berens, Chief Strategy Officer at the Center for the Digital Future at USC Annenberg. Top of mind for Brad right now is the future of transportation, and he's leading the Future of Transportation project at the Center. In addition to general thoughts on the two-stage revolution in transportation, Brad will share with us his thoughts on Uber and driverless cars. Brad will also give us the low down on how a futurist keeps up with it all. Author, historian, futurist and so many other things, join us this week for a chat with BradBerens, The Futuristorian.
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The Tech Cat show will give you the vital information that you need to stay ahead of the curve in technology as it relates to consumers and trends in marketing, entertainment and ‘business to consumer’ opportunities. You’ll hear from leading experts in the media and content business as they talk with Lori and share meaningful advice on how to navigate. Every show delivers insights and “nuggets” of information that you can take off line and activate on. Whether it’s a piece of business advice, a website or app to check out or a must attend trade show, Lori is the expert and authority in technology trends for all ancillary business opportunities.
Lori H. Schwartz
As the Co-founder for StoryTech, a boutique agency dedicated to informed collaboration between storytellers and technology companies, Lori works with top executives of multiple brands, agencies and content companies to ensure understanding of new and evolving technology and emerging business models. With a focus on the habits of the consumer and the goals of the marketer, Lori provides the latest recommendations for this ever changing media landscape.
Previously, Lori was Chief Technology Catalyst for McCann Worldgroup, North America, where she was responsible for driving technology innovation at one of the world’s largest marketing communications companies, Lori was also one of the key principals to launch the highly regarded Interpublic Media Lab (http://www.ipglab.com). As Senior Vice President she helped to keep clients and agencies ahead of the digital curve.
Lori is a frequent speaker at major industry events as well as private companies and executive summits. She served two terms on the Board of Governors at the Television Academy (Emmys) and has been profiled as one of the “30 Executives Shaping the Evolution of Media and Technology” by Variety and “100 People to Have Lunch with” by MediaPost Publications.
An active spokesperson for mentoring women in tech, Lori launched Digital Hollywood’s “Women’s Entertainment and Technology Mentor Program.” Lori is a recipient of the Lucy Hood Digerati Award for her contributions to the Television Academy.