06 Jan January 6, 2017 – The Gasp with Michael Prywes, from CES Todd Townsend & Ford Futurist Sheryl Connelly
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Michael Prywes – Managing Attorney of Prywes, PC and Author of The Gasp: A Step-by-Step Practical Business Guide
Michael Prywes is an Attorney and media professional with broad legal understanding of litigation, contracts, New York corporate entities, licensing, distribution, and production in the film, digital, intellectual property, tech, medical, and music industries. He is host of the “How I Broke Into” podcast. Michael is also an entrepreneur in the private and non-profit sector who has launched a for-profit media company and a non-profit theater company and coffeehouse concert series.
Todd Townsend – Consumer Electronics Show Reporter
Todd Townsend brings almost 20 years of experience, focused on how emerging technology trends affect our everyday lives. Having worked in both the national television and Fortune 50 corporate arenas, he focuses on identifying the “touch points” in our daily lives; the places where the latest trends and technologies affect us. He is passionately informed, using high-energy delivery to lead and educate decision makers in various industries. Todd is a contributing technologist on byte.com and anewdomain.net – both well know technology news/discussion media properties. He was a founding member of the most watched global corporate television network – IBM Television Network. After IBM, he used his knowledge of trends to develop real-time interactive programming for NewsTalk Television in New York City where he worked with the founders of “The Weather Channel”, “C-Span” and “The Phil Donahue Show.” NewsTalk facilitated the first Internet-enabled national discussions about what was affecting the lives of millions of Americans. He’s also been featured on networks like ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX and local, national, broadcast media outlets. She Todd here….
Sheryl Connelly – Manager of Global Consumer Trends and Futuring at Ford Motor Company
Sheryl Connelly has served as Ford Motor Company’s futurist for more than a decade. She is responsible for identifying global trends, exploring potential implications and cascading these insights on futuring to organizations throughout the company, including design, product development and corporate strategy. She is a member of the Global Advisory Council on transportation for the World Economic Forum. Fast Company magazine named her one of the Most Creative People in Business in 2013 and 2015. Connelly has been a featured speaker at TED Global, appeared on CBS This Morning with Charlie Rose, CNBC’s Fast Money and NPR’s All Things Considered. Ford’s Looking Further with Ford 2017 trend report is a blueprint for understanding how societal shifts are expected to influence consumers and brands for 2017 and beyond.