Tech it out: The Future is Nigh
If you thought today’s tech was cool, to quote ‘70s rocks Bachman-Turner Overdrive, “baby you ain’t seen nuthin’ yet.” This lighthearted yet informative chat focuses on mind-blowing future technologies worth getting excited about. From the evolution of smart home and 3D printing to virtual reality and augmented reality to self-driving cars and space tourism to delivery drones and domestic robots, this visually-engaging presentation serves as an entertaining peek into the near future of consumer technology.
Tech tools to keep you on your game
Do you ever feel overwhelmed by the ever-changing world of technology? You’re not alone. By translating “geek speak into street speak,” renowned tech expert Marc Saltzman will help you understand, and embrace, the top tech trends when it comes to remaining productive and competitive today – including the latest in mobile devices, free apps, the “cloud,” and more. Discovering how to get more done in less time, regardless of the industry you’re in, in this informal but informative and motivational talk.
EdTech and STEM: Be in the Tech-Know
We’re now well into the 21st century – and while the world has changed, why hasn’t our education system? Are you connecting with today’s youth? Are you embracing the tools they’ve grown reliant on to help engage with them? Are you helping to prepare them for a successful career? Renowned tech expert Marc Saltzman will help you wrap your head around today’s top tech trends among students – including mobile devices, wearables, apps, gaming, social media, and more – and where we’re going in the near future. This talk will also suggest a stronger in-classroom and extracurricular focus on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math).
Tech does retail
Technology is transforming virtually every industry, and retail is no exception. This visually engaging chat talks about the major shirt in offline and online shopping – and what retailers and brands need to know about how, when and where Canadians will consume their products and services going forward. Providing a lot of breadth over depth, Marc can discuss the intersection of technology and commerce – today and tomorrow – ranging from online/mobile shopping and peer-to-peer marketplaces to mobile payments and wearables to omni-channel retailing and apps to social media and iBeacons to augmented/virtual reality experiences and smart barcodes. In short: the physical and the virtual are colliding into a big bang the likes retailers have never seen. Are you ready?
Aging in Place: How Tech Can Help Seniors Live Longer Independently
It goes by different names — “independent living,” “non-assisted living,” or the preferred “aging in place” – but these phrases mean the same thing: growing older without having to move to a healthcare environment. Nearly 90% of seniors want to stay in their own homes as they age, says AARP. Today, high-tech monitoring systems and other gadgets are helping seniors age in place independently, while giving family members peace of mind in the process. What’s more, home-based tech tools are far less expensive than moving into an assisted living environment. In this keynote presentation, Marc Saltzman explores the myriad of options available to help our loved ones live longer on their own terms, and in their own home.