Friday 31st of March I am very happy that John Robb will present his view on something that is dear to all of us: Future of Security:
at the Future Salon to lead us through the future of something that is dear to everyone's mind: Securety.
Topic: Brittle Security.
Our global security system is failing. We are at the start of a global war between non-state groups and nation-states. Unfortunately, due to radical new forms of warfare and the interconnectedness of globalization, these non-state groups are winning the conflict. From Nigeria to Thailand, violent groups schooled in new technologies, fueled by transnational crime, and intent on systems disruption are emerging. Their impact is real. They have already driven the price of oil to current $60 a barrel and have come within a whisker of driving it to well over $100 a barrel. In Iraq, these same groups are about to morally and financially chasten the world's only superpower. This is just the start. It gets worse from here on out.
Fortunately, new security solutions are available in the form of decentralized, organic security systems. How these new systems will work is up to you. There's nobody coming to your rescue.
John Robb has been in the military, has participated in global operations as a mission commander, pilot, and mission planner (El Salvador, Panama, Colombia, Egypt, etc.)
He knows security from the inside, as well as technology trends as he was the first Internet Analyst for Forrester Research.
He writes the excellent Global Guerrillas blog and has just published an article in Fast Company: Security: Power to the People which was quite an eye opening for many people. He is currently writing a book on next generation terrorism with Wiley.
I just love it when we have an undiscovered expert giving us details about a field that is so important to all of us like security.
A Future Salon has the following structure: 6-7 networking with light refreshments proudly sponsored by SAP. From 7-9+ pm presentation and discussion. SAP Labs North America, Building D, Room Southern Cross, 3410 Hillview Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304 [map] As always free and open to the public. Improve your commute by sharing it with a fellow Futurist. Check the Ride Board for opportunities. Free and open to the public.
See you there, Mark.
If you can't be there in person join the webcast and chat:
Webcast link will be on the Wiki page.
IRC chat as always: