Keynote Speaker Jeremy Rifkin
Jeremy Rifkin: Economist, Founder & President of The Foundation on Economic Trends, Washington
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Jeremy Rifkin is an American economic and social theorist, writer, public speaker, political advisor, and activist. Rifkin is the author of 20 bestselling books about the impact of scientific and technological changes on the economy, the workforce, society, and the environment. The books have been translated into more than 35 languages. His most recent books include the international bestsellers, The Zero Marginal Cost Society (2014), The Third Industrial Revolution (2011), The Empathic Civilization (2010), The European Dream (2004), The Hydrogen Economy (2002), The Age of Access (2000), The Biotech Century (1998), and The End of Work (1995).
– Investing in Europe: Building a Coalition of Smart Cities & Regions
– A history of the future – The World in 2025
– The Third Industrial Revolution
– The Zero Marginal Cost Society
Lecturer: Jeremy Rifkin speaks frequently before business, government, labor and civil society forums around the world. He has lectured at many of the world’s leading Fortune 500 companies and at more than 300 universities in some 30 countries over the past four decades.
Advisor & Teacher: Jeremy Rifkin has been an advisor to the leadership of the European Union since 2000. He has advised three presidents of the European Commission — Romano Prodi, Jose Manuel Barroso, and the current President, Jean-Claude Juncker — as well as the European Parliament, and numerous EU heads of state, including Germany’s Angela Merkel, on the ushering in of a smart green Third Industrial Revolution economy. Mr. Rifkin is also advising the leadership of the Peoples Republic of China on the build out and scale up of the Internet Plus Third Industrial Revolution infrastructure to usher in a sustainable low-carbon economy. Jeremy Rifkin has been a lecturer at the Wharton School’s Executive Education Program, at the University of Pennsylvania, since 1994. He instructs CEOs and senior corporate management from around the world on global trends in science, technology, and commerce, and their impacts on the economy, society and the environment.
Mr. Rifkin is the President of the TIR Consulting Group, LLC comprising many of the leading renewable energy companies, electricity transmission companies, engineering companies, construction companies, architectural firms, ICT and electronics companies, transport and logistics companies, advanced manufacturing companies, and economic modelers. His global economic development team is working with cities, regions, and national governments to develop the Internet of Things (IoT) infrastructure for a Collaborative Commons and a Third Industrial Revolution. The TIR Consulting Group LLC is currently working with the regions of Hauts-de-France, the Metropolitan Region of Rotterdam and The Hague, and the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg in the conceptualization, build out, and scale up of a smart Third Industrial Revolution infrastructure to transform their economies.
Mr. Rifkin is ranked in the global TOP 100 in the WorldPost / HuffingtonPost 2015 global survey of “The World’s Most Influential Voices.” Mr. Rifkin is also listed among the top 10 most influential economic thinkers in the survey. The survey was prepared at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and used collective intelligence to correlate the rankings.