October 15, 2015, 7:30 p.m.
Sponsored by State Farm
JOHN MAEDA has worked for more than a decade to integrate technology, education and the arts into a 21st-century synthesis of creativity and innovation. Called the "Steve Jobs of academia" by Forbes, he believes art and design are poised to transform our economy in the 21st century as science and technology did in the last century. He is a former president of the Rhode Island School of Design as well as an artist, designer and computer scientist whose career reflects his philosophy of humanizing technology.
November 12, 2015, 7:30 p.m.
Sponsored by Capital One
P.W. SINGER is a technology and cybersecurity futurist, considered to be a leading expert on 21st-century security issues. Named one of the 100 leading innovators in the nation by the Smithsonian Institution-National Portrait Gallery, he has written multiple award-winning books, worked as a consultant for the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency and the FBI, and advised a wide variety of entertainment programs, including the video game series Call of Duty. Singer is strategist and senior fellow at the New America Foundation.
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