Global Futurist Jack Uldrich to Keynote Major Innovation Event

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Renowned global futurist, motivational keynote speaker and best-selling author, Jack Uldrich to deliver presentation on innovation, the future of technology, and economic development. The talk will cover advances in nanotechnology, biotechnology, robotics, RFID technology, alternative energy and more. It will also speak to the skills entrepreneurs, innovators and other business leaders must embrace in order to take advantage of tomorrow's "exponential" opportunities.

With promising companies in the fields of nanotechnology, RFID, biotechnology and alternative energy, the region is -- with the assistance of Ben Franklin Technology Partners -- positioning itself for exponential growth in the near future.

Noted keynote and motivational speaker, global futurist and best-selling author, Jack Uldrich, has been selected to deliver the keynote address at Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeast Pennsylvania's annual innovation awards ceremony on Tuesday, May 10, 2011 in Bethlehem, PA, at the Zoellner Arts Center on the campus of Lehigh University. The topic of his talk is "Leading in an Era of Exponential Change: How to 'Jump the Curve' to a More Prosperous Future -- Today."

In addition to covering many of the aspects in his best-selling book, "Jump the Curve: 50 Essential Strategies to Help Your Company Stay Ahead of Emerging Technologies," Uldrich - who is also the author of "The Next Big Thing is Really Small: How Nanotechnology Will Change the Future of Your Business" - will discuss how exponential advances in a variety of emerging technologies, including practical advances in biotechnology, nanotechnology, information management, robotics, RFID and sensor technology and alternative energy can positively transform the Northeastern Pennsylvania region in the years ahead. He will also address the extraordinary economic development opportunities these technologies will provide the region in the years ahead as well as elaborate on the role the community’s business, not-for-proft, political and educational leaders must play in seizing the opportunities.

In addition to tailoring his remarks specifically to Northeast Pennsylvania and outlining tangible strategies for achieving success, Uldrich will also cover some aspects from his forthcoming book, "Higher Unlearning: 39 Post-Requisite Lessons for Achieving a Successful Future."

In the past year, Uldrich - a recognized leader in the field of emerging technologies, change management and leadership -- has addressed a number of economic development organizations, including the Savannah Economic Development Authority, the Manitoba Chamber of Commerce, and the Urban Land Institute in Atlanta (forthcoming). He has also spoken to dozens of leading corporations and associations, including IBM, Wells Fargo, Alcetel-Lucent, Verizon Wireless, Lockheed Martin, Turner Construction, the Food Marketing Institute, Young Professionals Organization (YPO), CenterPoint Energy, USAA, General Mills, and the Healthcare Association of New York.

Mr. Uldrich is currently represented by a number of professional speakers’ bureaus, including Leading Authorities, the International Speakers Bureau and the Executive Speakers Bureau. Past speakers at this event include Sir Ken Robinson and Joseph Michelli.

Parties interested in learning more about Jack Uldrich, his books, daily blog or speaking availability are encouraged to visit his website at: http://www.jumpthecurve.net. Media wishing to interview Mr. Uldrich may contact him directly at 612-267-1212.

Uldrich is a renowned global futurist, best-selling author; editor of the monthly newsletter, The Exponential Executive; and host of the award-winning websites, http://www.jumpthecurve.net and http://www.unlearning101.com.

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