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George Friedman is an internationally recognized geopolitical forecaster, bestselling author and Chairman of Geopolitical Futures. Friedman founded Geopolitical Futures, an online publication dedicated to forecasting the course of global events, to combine his passion for writing and publishing for readers worldwide who follow international affairs.
Prior to founding Geopolitical Futures, Friedman guided the intellectual vision of Stratfor, the geopolitical intelligence publishing and consulting firm he founded in 1996.
Friedman is the author of numerous New York Times bestselling books. His most recent book, Flashpoints: The Emerging Crisis in Europe (2015), predicts the borderlands where centuries old tensions are re-emerging and will spark new conflicts. The Next 100 Years: A Forecast for the 21st Century (2009), predicts the geopolitical changes shaping the 21st century and was published in over 20 languages. The prescience of Friedman's geopolitical predictions keep this book alive as they continue to unfold in many countries. Friedman's The Next Decade: Where We've Been and Where We're Going (2011), was also a bestseller. His other books on warfare and intelligence have included America's Secret War, The Future of War and The Intelligence Edge.
Game theory expert Bob Rice began his career in the US Justice Department until he became a partner at Milbank and began working on the early generations of swaps and derivatives. He acted on his futurist acumen and founded a 3D tech start up that became the publicly traded Viewpoint. Bob went back to Wall Street in 2004, when he started Tangent Capital Partners, an investment bank, and he has since become a lead contributor on the Fox Business Network, authored two bestselling books and travels the country speaking on game theory, best negotiation practices and the future of technology.
After analyzing and predicting the spending patterns of billions of purchases, Sarah Quinlan -- Group Head of Market Insights for MasterCard -- provides detailed insights on macro and micro economic trends as they relate to consumer spending and retail sales. Based on current and future demographics of the modern consumer, Sarah advises executives across all verticals on how these expenditure trends will have vast impacts on everything from the evolution of brick and mortar retail to how changes in spending behaviors will alter where we live.
|12:00 - 5:15 pm||Registration|
|3:45 - 4:30 pm||Mind Nourishment Discussions|
|5:15 - 7:00 pm||Tribe Discussion|
|7:30 - 8:30 pm||Speed Deal Making Session|
|8:45 - 9:15 pm||Keynote Session|
|9:15 - 10:45 pm||Private Dinner at 1 Hotel|
|10:45 - 12:00 am||Evening Lounge|
|7:30 - 8:30 am||Morning Activities|
|8:00 9:30 am||Breakfast Buffet|
|9:30 - 11:00 am||The Future of Real Estate|
|11:15 - 12:15 pm||Tribe Discussions II|
|12:15 - 12:45 pm||Lunch Buffet|
|12:45 - 1:30 pm||The Future of Everything|
|2:00 - 5:00 pm||Afternoon Activities|
|5:00 - 5:45 pm||Shower, Change & Refresh|
|6:00 - 6:30 pm||Closing Keynote|
|6:40 - 7:30 pm||Mind Nourishment Discussion Sessions I|
|7:40 - 8:30 pm||Mind Nourishment Discussion Sessions II|
|8:30 - 10:30 pm||Private Dinner in South Beach|
|10:30 - 11:45 pm||Private Evening Event in South Beach|