It’s always good to have a friend who can predict the future, or at least one who is pretty darn good at predicting the future. With all of that knowledge, the possibilities are endless.
Dr. James Canton is a leading global futurist who has been forecasting future trends and innovations for the past 25 years. Recently, he joined the AlvaEDU advisory board and will be a source of knowledge and expertise as our company creates new technologies.
Dr. Canton gained a lot of his experience at Apple, working with Steve Jobs as the Business and Strategic Planning Executive. In that role, Dr. Canton worked on the introduction of the Macintosh Computer, artificial intelligence, and next generation computing applications. After years of working for big, high-tech companies, Dr. Canton founded his own organization—The Institute for Global Futures, in San Francisco California.
When he is not creating out in San Francisco, he is advising and inspiring others. Dr. Canton currently sits on a number of high-tech boards in education, mobile commerce, biotech, and IT. He also advises corporations and governments worldwide involving trends in innovation, IT, health care, work, climate, energy, and security. Some of the groups he currently advises include the Whitehouse, MIT, and the National Science Foundation.
We are honored and excited to have Dr. Canton on our advisory board. Recently, our media team filmed a conversation between Dr. Canton and our President, Tim Loudermilk, concerning AlvaEDU, the future, and what lies ahead—not only for us but for the world.
A frequent commentator on news sources like Fox News, CNN, and The New York Times, Dr. Canton will now also be a returning guest in our studio and at our events. This video is the first installment in our series. We will be posting the videos over the next few months, so stay tuned and keep coming back to the lab. There’s a lot of talk about the future left to hear!