Global Futurist Jack Uldrich to Discuss Latest Technological Trends with RILA

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February 24: Highly acclaimed author and futurist Jack Uldrich will deliver his keynote presentation, "Business as Unusual: How Future Trends Will Transform the Supply Chain of Tomorrow," to RILA in Orlando, FLA.

Global Futurist Jack Uldrich

If you are a slave to efficiency and "six-sigma" thinking, it might behoove you to unlearn your strict reliance on "just-in-time" inventory … just in case the unexpected happens sometime in the future.

Yogi Berra once famously said, “The future ain’t what it used to be.” And he was right. In fact, according to trend expert and keynote speaker Jack Uldrich, the future "is going to be downright unusual." This begs the obvious question: How do organizations prepare for an uncertain and unpredictable future? The answer, says Uldrich," is that leaders and their organizations must think and act in unorthodox ways."

Uldrich, who delivered a keynote to executives of the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) at the "All Channels. All Challenges. One Conference" last April, will address the group again today, February 24th. He will deliver his keynote: "Business as Unusual: How Future Trends Will Transform the Supply Chain of Tomorrow." (Some of Uldrich's other clients in retail and supply management include the Women's Food Forum, TRUNO, the Food Marketing Institute, GameStop's Executive Summit, Utility Supply Management Association, and Verizon Wireless.)

An expert in change management and future trends, Uldrich will continue his discussion with RILA on how individuals in retail can enhance their awareness of transformational changes that are coming in retail. Highlights will include how retailers can learn to “embrace ambiguity;" why finding a “reverse mentor” could be crucial; and why taking small risks may very well be the safest thing retailers can do to position themselves for success in the years to come.

With this particular keynote, Uldrich's goal is to help his audience at RILA unlearn the barriers currently holding them back and unlock new levels of creativity and innovation. He will conclude his keynote by guiding participants through a series of tangible actions that will unleash their ability to create their own future and, in the process, help them achieve uncommon levels of success.

In his blog post, Unlearn...Just in Case, Uldrich says, "the global supply chain is an impressive feat of modern management. The problem is that in its quest to squeeze out ever greater efficiencies with its 'just-in-time' system of inventory, it has left itself extremely vulnerable to large, rare and unpredictable black swan events."

The future "ain't what it used to be" and Jack Uldrich has his finger on the pulse of what it may be. Parties interested in learning more about Jack, his books, his daily blog or his speaking availability are encouraged to visit his website. Media wishing to know more about either the event or interviewing Jack as a futurist or trend expert can contact Amy Tomczyk at (651) 343.0660.

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