03/05/2013 02:21 PM
BATON ROUGE – Michael Rogers, founder of Practical Futurist and a columnist for MSNBC,
will be on campus next week to discuss the virtualization of America and how businesses
and organizations must evolve to keep pace. Rogers will be speaking as part of LSU
Executive Education’s inaugural Executive Excellence Symposium on Friday, March 15.
The symposium will be from 2-6 p.m. at the Business Education Complex. Rogers will
appear from 2-4 p.m., and a networking cocktail reception will follow in The Rotunda.
Rogers’ recent work has ranged from serving as futurist-in-residence for the New York
Times to writing his popular Practical Futurist column for MSNBC. He speaks and consults
for clients worldwide, from startups to Fortune 500 companies, and is a frequent guest
on radio and television talk shows.
According to LSU Executive Education Director Robin Kistler, the Executive Excellence
Symposium is geared toward top executives and administrators.
“Michael Rogers is a technology pioneer, novelist and journalist whose consultancy
helps businesses and organizations worldwide think about the future and how technology
will impact them,” Kistler said. “He has worked with companies such as FedEx, Boeing
After more than a decade of writing for Rolling Stone magazine, Rogers cofounded Outside
magazine and later created the Technology section for Newsweek. Additionally, he served
as general manager and editor of Newsweek.com. Rogers studied physics and creative
writing at Stanford University in addition to learning about finance and management
in Stanford Business School’s Executive Program.
For more information, or to register for the symposium, visit http://executiveexcellence.lsu.edu.
For nearly 50 years, LSU Executive Education, part of the Stephenson Entrepreneurship
Institute at the E. J. Ourso College of Business, has prepared individuals and organizations
to meet the challenges of a changing workplace and economy. Focusing on professional
development in leadership and business, Executive Education partners with organizations
who believe the key to sustainability is investing in their most valuable resource
– people. Visit www.executive.lsu.edu for more information about non-credit and non-degree programs.
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Posted on Tuesday, March 5, 2013