Practical Futurist Founder Rogers to Keynote Symposium

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 and Time-Life.”

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 Rogers studied physics and creative writing at Stanford University in addition to learning about finance and management in Stanford Business School’s Executive Program.

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Wendy  Marx 
E. J. Ourso College of Business

Posted on Tuesday, March 5, 2013