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Jack Uldrich

Jack Uldrich

Jack Uldrich is a well-recognized global Ag futurist, speaker, and author of eleven books.

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  • $25,000 - $30,000
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  • Agriculture
  • AI
  • Blockchain
  • Change
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  • Innovation
  • Technology
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  • Agriculture
  • Banking
  • Energy
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  • Manufacturing
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  • 22 Years
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  • About

    Global Ag Futurist, Speaker, Author

    Jack Uldrich is a well-recognized global futurist, speaker, and author of eleven books, including award-winning best sellers. He is a frequent speaker on technology, change management, and leadership and has addressed hundreds of corporations, associations, and not-for-profit organizations on five continents.

    He regularly makes television appearances on the Science Channel, the Discovery Channel and is a frequent guest on major media outlets, including CNN, CNBC and National Public Radio. Jack is also an ongoing contributor on emerging technologies and future trends for a number of publications, including The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Wired Magazine and BusinessWeek.

    Jack is a former naval intelligence officer and Defense Department official. He served as the director of the Minnesota Office of Strategic and Long-Range Planning under Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura. 

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    Keynote | Audience Participation | Educational | Technical

    The world has catapulted into a future of deep change. In this engaging, provocative, and insightful keynote session acclaimed global futurist and best-selling author Jack Uldrich will demonstrate how the world of tomorrow is exponentially accelerating. He will then go on to explain how many of the trends–including advances in artificial intelligence, blockchain, cybersecurity, data analytics, fintech, gene editing, and regenerative agriculture (among others)–will transform farming and banking in some potentially powerful ways in the years ahead.
    History reminds us that great challenges produce great change–as well as great opportunities. To take advantage of these extraordinary opportunities, farmers, bankers, and agribusinesses alike must position themselves now to operate in a world where “business as unusual” is the new “usual.” This session will provide leaders at every level of their organization with the skills necessary to leverage ten “unconventional” techniques in order to succeed in today’s–and tomorrow’s–transformational times.

    Keynote | Educational | Entertainment | Technical | Motivational

    In this wildly unpredictable but ultimately fascinating and informative keynote presentation, global futurist and best-selling author Jack Uldrich will not only explain how artificial intelligence is transforming farming and agriculture, he will conduct a live, curated conversation with AI (using the ChatGPT platform) as part of the presentation. 

    Few people are better prepared than Jack to guide your organization into this brave new future. He has been thinking and writing about this moment for more than two decades. He is the author of “Jump the Curve, a book that covered exponential trends in technology; “Higher Unlearning,” which dealt with change management in the face of a rapidly changing future; and, most recently, “Business as Unusual,” a short manifesto that outlined ten strategies for coping with this unique moment in human history. 

    For those who are fearful of AI, Jack argues that those concerns are justified but, ultimately, society’s greatest obligation is to leverage this powerful new technology to help make all of us more human by freeing all individuals, including farmers and agri-business leaders alike, to focus on those characteristics and skills that are–and will remain-uniquely human.

    Keynote | Educational | Inspirational | Technical

    Agriculture is on the cusp of revolutionary change. The confluence of a series of powerful technological, geopolitical, economic, and social megatrends will create an increasingly chaotic and cloudy future for everyone.

    Within this swirling sea of uncertainty, a literal world of opportunity awaits those who accept change, stay flexible, embrace experimentation, and work to create a culture of innovation.

    In this energetic, entertaining, educational, and enlightening keynote presentation, futurist and best-selling author Jack Uldrich will begin by outlining the startling–and sometimes staggering–advances in artificial intelligence, synthetic biology, gene-editing, robotic automation, sub-orbital Internet, and precision and vertical farming. He will then discuss how these trends are converging with other seismic shifts in geopolitics, consumer behavior, and economics to drive everything from innovative new financing models to advances in sustainable energy, and the growth of regenerative agriculture. 

    Uldrich will conclude by sharing concrete actions farmers and agribusiness leaders can take to not only survive but thrive in tomorrow’s world of rapidly accelerating change.

    Keynote | Educational | Technical | Motivational

    In the past 100 years, the world has witnessed a startling amount of change—everything from mass industrialization and globalization to space flight and longer life expectancies. Experts are now predicting society will witness a comparable amount of change within the next two decades. Noted global futurist Jack Uldrich will provide a fast-paced and insightful overview of how ten technological trends—genomics, artificial intelligence, Blockchain, Internet of Things (sensors), satellites, data analytics, genomics, biotechnology, nanotechnology, 5G/rural broadband, renewal energy, artificial meat, and urban agriculture—are fueling significant change within the agriculture industry. Uldrich will then share a number of “unlearning” strategies workshop attendees can employ today to not only prepare themselves for tomorrow’s change but also seize the opportunity to create a better and brighter future for their patients and the people with whom they work. 

    Major Take-Aways: 

    • Gain an understanding of how technological trends are transforming agriculture
    • Come to appreciate why unlearning will be just as important as learning in the future
    • Become aware of the skills necessary to “create your own future”
    • Change is the only constant. In order to prosper in the future, flexibility and adaptability are key.
    • The future is here now. To glimpse it, however, one must expose him or herself to diverse individuals and divergent ideas.
    • To appreciate all the future has to offer one must “learn to unlearn” and embrace ambiguity.
    • The future is incredibly bright. To capture its full potential, a healthy belief in the “impossible” is necessary.
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    “Your presentation was extremely well received and contributed to what is being called our “best program ever.” We continue to hear positive comments about your session and are absolutely delighted with the audience response.     I can’t thank you enough and would highly recommend you to conference organizers looking for a speaker to engage audiences in a thought-provoking conversation about what the future holds.”

    International Dairy Foods Association H. Soubra
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    “What a fantastic presentation.  The feedback from our colleagues has been a mix of “OH MY GOD” and “THAT’S SO COOL” and “Where do we even begin?” – exactly what we wanted to accomplish today.  You helped us set the stage for the team as to why we need to keep our eyes open, and not be blind to the change coming and the opportunities that these changes could represent for us should we be willing to have a “beginner’s” (aka learner’s) mindset.”

    Pfizer Essential Health / Pfizer Canada Inc. I. Langelier
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    “Judging from the number of people that lingered to ask a question and the general ‘post- meeting buzz’, it’s clear that your presentation had people thinking. In all honesty, this is one of the best programs that we’ve had in a long time and we’ve had plenty of excellent ones. Thank you for an entertaining and thought provoking program.”

    Wells Fargo J.H.
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    “We received excellent comments about your presentation and how relevant your content is to the conversations we are focused on here about building the strategy for our future and taking action to move us in a positive direction. You did a great job of hitting the mark for us, and folks are quoting you and referencing points and examples from your presentation - which is certainly a testimonial on your effectiveness. We are happy we found you!”

    Tennessee Valley Authority
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    “Fantastic, inspiring, relevant, provocative, informative, insightful, entertaining, professional, compelling … and a dozen more adjectives that I have heard used to describe the keynote and workshop you delivered at our Summit.”

    The Vision Council

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Judging from the number of people that lingered to ask a question and the general ‘post- meeting buzz’, it’s clear that your presentation had people thinking. In all honesty, this is one of the best programs that we’ve had in a long time and we’ve had plenty of excellent ones. Thank you for an entertaining and thought provoking program.
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