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Richard Adler - Rapporteur, Participant

Richard Adler is a Distinguished Fellow at the Institute for the Future, Palo Alto.  He is also president of People & Technology, a consulting firm located in Silicon Valley.  His research has focused on the impact of new technologies on fields including business, education, healthcare and aging.

Richard is the author of the reports from each of the previous Aspen Roundtables on Innovation: Making the Invisible Visible (2016); Navigating Continual Disruption (2015); Fragmentation and Concentration in the New Digital Environment (2014); Connecting the Edges (2013); Institutional Innovation: Oxymoron or Imperative? (2012); Solving the Dilbert Paradox (2011); Leveraging the Talent-Driven Firm (2010); and Talent Reframed (2009).

Other reports written by Richard for the Aspen Program on Communications & Society include: Preparing for a 5G World (2016); Updating Rules of the Digital Road: Privacy, Security, Intellectual Property (2012); News Cities: The Next Generation of Healthy Informed Communities (2011); Media and Democracy (2009); m-Powering India: Mobile Communications for Inclusive Growth (2008); and Minds on Fire: Enhancing India’s Knowledge Workforce (2007).  He is also the author of Healthcare Unplugged: The Evolving Role of Wireless Technology (California HealthCare Foundation, 2007) and two articles on the future of education co-authored with John Seely Brown.  This past spring, he contributed a series of columns to Computerworld on the future of broadband technology.

Richard is Fellow of the World Demographic Association and serves on a number of local and national boards. He holds a BA from Harvard, an MA from the University of California at Berkeley, and an MBA from the McLaren School of Business at the University of San Francisco.



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