Trends & Technology Reshaping Eastern Maine

Eastern Maine Development Corporation was pleased to welcome professional futurist Simon J. Anderson back to Bangor on June 5th to facilitate a half-day session. In October 2017, Anderson's "futurist" approach to growing the local economy was a well-received topic and highlight of EMDC’s Transformation of a Region conference, with many attendees expressing their interest in attending a workshop led by the international speaker.

This session focused on the future of Eastern Maine, and the emerging trends and technologies that are reshaping the region. Topics included:

  • The automation of everything
  • Transportation trends
  • The retail revolution
  • Workforce and generational trends
  • Agriculture & aquaculture technologies

About Simon J. Anderson

Simon J. Anderson is a professional futurist, keynote speaker, startup entrepreneur and emerging technology and trends consultant. He co-authored the 2014 Bellwether Award winning book “Foresight 20/20: A Futurist Explores the Trends Transforming Tomorrow” with fellow global futurist Jack Uldrich.

Simon is dedicated to helping leaders and organizations recognize emerging technologies and trends. Having traveled to more than 25 countries, Simon brings a global perspective to his work. He is also a former advisor to several technology startups and a global education non-profit. Simon’s work was recently featured in the World Future Society’s monthly newsletter, “The Futurist” and the Austrian management magazine the “Hernsteiner”.

Simon graduated in 2010 from the Florida State University, College of Business, where he double majored in finance and multinational business operations. He also worked in the telecom industry for nearly ten years in a variety of roles from technical consultant to retail sales manager.

Simon and his wife Helena Cruz Sanchez reside in Minneapolis, MN.


Registration & Hot Breakfast | 7:30am - 8:00am

Welcome & Introduction | Michael W. Aube

Interactive Dialogue | Simon J. Anderson - Explore possibilities and learn actions that you can take right away to be better positioned for the future.

Wrap-Up & Thank You | 11:45am - 12:00pm


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