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IRI2038 Futures Study Revisited: Leading Innovation on the Way to 2038


In 2011, IRI launched the IRI2038 Futures Study to focus on one specific question: How might future trends, developments, and events impact the art and science of research and technology management over the next 25 years?. Led by Ted Farrington and Christian Crews, this project examined hundreds of trends, weak signals, and implications to develop four future scenarios and a 'Top Ten' of potential future trends and themes - such as the Hollywood Model, Augmented Humans, the Era of Women, Cognitive Computing, and more. Join Christian Crews in revisiting the IRI 2038 Futures Study. What scenarios are still on track? What did the project get wrong? And what does this mean for the future of innovation?