Megatrends: predicting the future to reinvent today

Hosted by the Department of Management

Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building


Shane Wall

Shane Wall


Dr Carsten Sørensen

Dr Carsten Sørensen

Our planet’s pace of change is at lightning speed. How do we stay ahead of the curve to innovate, adapt, reinvent and engineer experiences for a future that promises to look vastly different from today? Join Shane Wall for a conversation about megatrends – major socio-economic, demographic and technological shifts occurring across the globe that will have a sustained, transformative impact on the world and humanity in the decades ahead.

Shane Wall (@ShaneWallCTO) is HP Inc.’s Chief Technology Officer and Global Head of HP Labs. In this role, Shane drives the company’s technology vision and strategy, leads new business incubation and oversees the overall technical and innovation community. Before HP, Shane spent ten years at Intel. Based in Vancouver, Washington, Shane is a graduate of the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University and has a B.S., Computer Engineering from Oregon State University. He holds multiple patents in the image and compute area.

Carsten Sørensen (@verbalpiercing) is Associate Professor (Reader) of Digital Innovation at LSE’s Department of Management. He studies the complex impact of digital platforms and infrastructures on organisational design, innovation processes, and work.   

The Department of Management (@LSEManagement) is a world-leading centre for research and education in business and management.  

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