Futurist Jack Uldrich to Keynote Five Energy Industry Events This Fall

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Acclaimed futurist, business forecaster and best-selling author Jack Uldrich has been selected to deliver five upcoming keynote presentations to the energy and utility industry this fall. Uldrich will review major industry trends, including advances in renewable energy, natural gas, battery technology, nanotechnology, robotics, solid-state transformers and transmission wires as well as discuss the importance of "unlearning" and change management in his sessions.

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Big, big change is coming to the energy sector. What worked yesterday will no longer be sufficient to succeed and prosper tomorrow."

Following on the heels of successful presentations to Associated Electric Cooperative (June 25), the Southeastern Electric Exchange (June 26) and the New England Public Power Association (Aug. 26), popular keynote speaker, energy industry futurist, change management expert and best-selling author, Jack Uldrich has been selected to deliver five additional keynote presentations this fall. On September 10, Uldrich will be in Baltimore to address The Electric Power Research Institute, the Northwestern Public Power Association on September 18 in Glen Eden Beach, Oregon, BP on October 3 in Minneapolis, Atmos Energy on October 23 in Plano, TX and Eaton Corporation's World Leadership Conference in Amelia Island, FL on October 30. The topic of each his presentations will be a customized version of his talk: "The Future of the Energy Industry Will Require Unlearning."

The talks will be based on Uldrich's two latest books: "Higher Unlearning: 39 Post Requisite Lessons for Achieving a Successful Future" and "Foresight 2020: A Futurist Explores the Trends Transforming Tomorrow," will begin by discussing how continued advances in Smart Grid technologies, "Big Data," natural gas discoveries and renewable energies will radically transform the energy, utility and power industries in the years ahead. Specific technologies to be discussed will include high temperature superconducting wires, solid-state transformers, smart meters, high storage grid-capable batteries as well as continued advances in home sensors, solar cells, wind turbines and fuel cell technology. An overview of his talk can be found in these articles: 39 Things That Keep Up Every Energy Industry Executive at Night and 5 Future Trends for the Utility Industry.

Uldrich will then discuss why these trends will require unlearning as well as review the consequences of not embracing the concept of unlearning. Uldrich, who has been hailed as "America's Chief Unlearning Officer," will conclude by providing an overview of how these technological changes will also transform customer behaviors and upend long-standing business models in the energy, utility and power industries.

Throughout his talk, Uldrich will use vivid analogies and memorable stories, drawn from a wide spectrum of industries, to ensure his message of unlearning "sticks" with his audience. A sample of his ideas may be found in this chapter, Shifting Power: The Future of Electricity, from his new book.

In the past year, Uldrich has addressed dozens of energy-related associations, including delivering customized keynote presentations to San Diego Gas & Electric, the Southern California Gas Company, Southern Company, Northwestern Energy, the Wabash Valley Power Power Association, the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, Idaho Power, Northwestern Energy, the Minnesota Rural Electric Cooperative, the Western Energy Institute, Idaho Power, the American Public Power Association, the Northeast Public Power Association, the Eugene Board of Water and Electricity, the Missouri River Energy Service, the Sacramento Municipal Utility District, Wisconsin Public Power, Associated Electric Cooperative, the Southeast Electric Exchange and dozens more. Uldrich has also addressed a number of major, non-utility-related corporations on the topic of unlearning including Cisco, IBM, WiPro, PepsiCo, United Healthcare, Boston Scientific and General Electric.

Parties interested in learning more about Jack Uldrich, his books, his daily blog or his speaking availability are encouraged to visit his website. Media wishing to know more about the event or interviewing Jack Uldrich can contact him directly at 612-267-1212 or jack(at)schoolofunlearning(dot)com.

Uldrich is a renowned global energy futurist, best-selling author, editor of the monthly newsletter, The Exponential Executive, and host of the award-winning website, http://www.jumpthecurve.net. He is currently represented by a number of professional speakers' bureaus, including Leading Authorities and Executive Speakers Bureau.

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