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SIM Portland: October Meeting and Portland CIO Forum Kickoff
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SIM Portland: October Meeting and Portland CIO Forum Kickoff

10/11/2017 to 10/12/2017
When: Oct.11-12, 2017
Oct 11th: 5 PM - 8 PM, Oct 12th: 7:30 AM to 7 PM
Where: Crowne Plaza Hotel Portland
1441 NE 2nd Avenue
Portland, Oregon  97232
United States
Presenter: Steve Brown- Bald Futurist
Contact: Pradeep Kumar

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The SIM October meeting is the kickoff of the Annual Portland Premier CIO Forum.  This is a day and a half event consisting of a dynamic agenda with relevant, up-to-the-minute topics.  We bring exciting speakers who will share their wealth of knowledge and experience, helping you gain practical insights into your business challenges. It is free for all SIM Members and direct reports.  Registration gives you access to both the dinner event as well as all day multi-track sessions the next day. 





Come listen to Steve Brown's talk on the "Future of Work"





The next wave of automation is about to crash into the workplace, and it’s going to be a tsunami. Both blue- and white-collar jobs will be automated by a combination of IOT, analytics, AI, blockchain, and robotics technologies. Widespread job displacement will affect every one of us, with some major, reputable consultancies projecting that 40-50% of today’s jobs could be at risk of automation. Every one of us needs to be paying close attention. Even if our own jobs don’t change, the jobs of our neighbors and customers will be. In this energetic talk, futurist Steve Brown will discuss the future of work, a world of augmented workers, human-machine partnerships, and totally reimagined business operations. Attendees will learn which new technologies will be the most disruptive to the employment landscape, which careers are at highest risk, and which skills you (or your kids, or grandkids) will need to focus on to remain valuable in the new, emerging world of work.




Steve Brown is an accomplished speaker, author, strategist, and executive coach. He is the former futurist and chief evangelist at Intel Corporation.

Using his 30 years of experience in high tech, spanning research, planning, engineering, marketing, manufacturing, and management, Steve helps companies to understand the possibilities of the future and then build winning business strategies designed to create new value, delight customers, and optimize operations, by taking full advantage of emerging technology platforms. He speaks and writes in plain language on how continued advances in computing will intersect business, cultural and human trends to create both new opportunities and new challenges. His new book, Hacking Reality, will be published later this year. Steve has been featured on BBC, CNN, Bloomberg TV, ABC News, Wired, WSJ:Digits, CBS, and many other media outlets.

Steve works with a wide spectrum of companies spanning the transportation, retail, hospitality, finance, healthcare, manufacturing, media and entertainment sectors. He offers a rich menu of services including speaking, consulting, and futurecasting workshops. These custom, two-day futurecasting workshops help organizations project how trends will affect the future of their business and then build strategies to shape that future and thrive in it.

You can learn more about Steve at Here you can also read his latest blog posts and review samples of his work, including his popular talks at TED, C2:MTL, and the CTO Forum. You can also follow him on Twitter (@baldfuturist) and on Facebook (

Steve holds Bachelor of Science and Master of Engineering degrees in Micro-electronic Systems Engineering from Manchester University. He was born in the U.K. and became a U.S. citizen in 2008. He lives with his wife in Portland, Oregon.
As an executive communications coach, Steve delivers a range of communications coaching to leaders, with workshops tailored for individuals and also intact teams. These include “Executive storytelling”, “Leadership presentation skills”, “Memorable messaging”, and “Communicating vision, mission, and purpose.”



5:00PM to 6:15PM  Networking Social

6:15PM to 7:00PM  Dinner

7:00PM to 8:00OM  Talk

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