Boston, MA
Oct. 22-23, 2018

Michael Rogers

Technology Pioneer, Futurist and Author

Michael Rogers is a best-selling author, technology pioneer, and columnist for, who most recently completed two years as futurist-in-residence for The New York Times.

For more than 20 years, Michael has provided a powerful catalyst for organizations to create a vision of the future and the will to innovate. He has worked as a futurist in sectors ranging from finance, marketing, and healthcare to media, information technology, consumer goods and more.

As a futurist, he delivers a dynamic and entertaining vision of change, blending technology, economics, demographics, culture and human nature.

Michael brings real business experience and a deep understanding of technology. He adds the keen eye of an investigative journalist and the story-telling skills of a best-selling novelist. He understands how business operates, and knows the difference between science fiction and useful forecasting.  

Earlier in his career, Michael launched Newsweek’s technology column, winning numerous journalism awards, including a National Headliner Award for coverage of the Chernobyl meltdown.

For 10 years he was vice president of The Washington Post Company's new media division, guiding both the newspaper and its sister publication Newsweek into the new century, as well as serving as editor and general manager of where he won the Distinguished Online Service award from the National Press Club for coverage of 9/11.

October 22, 2018
8:35am - 9:15am
America Ballroom

The future is bright for healthcare: technologies like telemedicine, wellness monitors, and personal genomics are remaking the delivery of care. Plus: “big data” and machine learning have begun to help clinicians choose the best and most efficient treatment options.

But all this progress comes with caveats: How do we keep the human element in healthcare?  What are the privacy implications of personal genomic data? How do we fund the latest technologies while making sure that basic healthcare is affordable? 

That’s where best-selling author and technology pioneer Michael Rogers comes in. Rogers is a different kind of futurist: He’s the internationally respected “practical futurist”, a business and technology leader who doesn’t just think about the future but who also suggests sound strategies based on knowledge and insight.

In this opening keynote, Rogers, most recently the futurist-in-residence for The New York Times, will draw on his expertise in technology, demographics, economics, politics and culture to help attendees and their healthcare organizations chart a course and design their own futures.

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