5 MIN READ, APR 8, 2020
In such turbulent times of social distancing and working from home offices, we want to cheer you up and happy to share with you 4 awesome talks delivered from the FUTURE stage at EMERGE 2019 that haven't been publicly available until now. Whether you've been with us last year or just thinking to attend our event virtually this time — enjoy!

State of Sextech

Bryony Cole, founder Future of Sex

As the world's leading authority on sextech, Bryony Cole is fascinated by the way technology penetrates even the most intimate corners of our lives. Since launching the top-rated podcast Future of Sex and Future of Sex Report, Bryony has been on stages across the world forecasting trends in the sextech and sexual wellness. According to The Guardian, sextech is a $30 billion industry growing at 30% per year. The term vagina-nomics is now describes the new wave of female-led sex and fertility tech ventures. While it is a burgeoning industry, societal stigmas and misconceptions continue to keep sextech in taboo territory.

Future Michelangelo - AI or human? How data science will transform art and media

Lev Manovich, Director at Cultural Analytics Lab, CUNY

Dr. Lev Manovich is one the leading theorists of digital culture worldwide, and a pioneer in application of data science for analysis of contemporary culture. He was included in the list of "25 People Shaping the Future of Design" in 2013 and the list of "50 Most Interesting People Building the Future" in 2014. Manovich is a Professor of Computer Science at The Graduate Center, CUNY, and a Director of the Cultural Analytics Lab that pioneered analysis of visual culture using computational methods. The lab created projects for Museum of Modern Art (NYC), New York Public Library, Google and other clients.

Leveraging algorithms and machines to complement and augment human creative practice

Lysandre Follet, Director of Computational Design, Nike

In this talk Lysandre discusses co-creation with computers through the lens of Computational design and explains how it's reshaping the creative process within Nike Innovation Kitchen; giving designers access to a tool they never had access to before, unlocking imagination and generating products with unprecedented personalised performance. Asking in a world run by computer programs that make decisions or solve problems for us, can we leverage algorithms and machines to complement and augment the human creative practice?

No office in the future: Disruption of the engineering departments

Dmitry Razorionov, Senior Director, Delivery Management, EPAM

Glocal. Connected signals. Digital twin. Let's elaborate together of how those keywords relate to scaling up 30K+ engineering service organization where the key goal is to pair enterprise world of committed & assured deliverables and fast, smart yet diverged crowd of talents — digital nomads. At exponential scale. Dmitry's talk is relevant more than ever before, as remote work and online office are reality.
EMERGE team hopes you found this blogpost insightful.
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Contributing Author, EMERGE
Researcher in travel tech and travel enthusiast. Ilona is an advocate of women in science and tech. Addicted to coffee.