Figuring out the future, together.


The year 2025, it turns out, is the year many experts predict may be a tipping point that ushers in a new era of innovation for our world. Within approximately 10 years, the most disruptive emerging technologies of our modern era, now in their infancy, will be "ready for prime time" and will change society, and how we define ourselves, in unimaginable ways. Are we ready for this seismic shift that will happen in the blink of an eye? Are we aware of (and prepared for) the challenges and opportunities that are ahead?

Tech 2025 is a platform and innovation community for learning about, and discussing, the most consequential emerging technologies that will impact our world in the next 5 years including AI, Machine Learning, VR/AR/MR, Driverless Vehicles, Robot Automation, 3D Printing, Space Tech, Drones, Internet of Things, Blockchain, and Sustainable Technologies (phew!). In addition to educating consumers about these technologies that are evolving quicker than we can fully understand them, we facilitate think tanks on practical problems, legislation, and the impact of these technologies on global business and the future of work. Our interactive Think Tanks, Webinars, and Experiential Tech Tours, are based on the latest news, trends, and research presented by industry experts, in an intimate setting that facilitates creative problem-solving, strategizing real-world applications of tech, and networking. Since our launch in January, 2017, we've produced over 80 events that have informed and connected thousands of people across industries. Tech 2025 is for people and organizations that need to understand how to effectively implement emerging technologies, how to prepare for the near-future, and how to actively participate in developing innovative solutions that will carry us into the NEW, post-pandemic future.

What We Do

Facilitate Think Tanks

Interactive, problem-solving think tanks on the latest developments in emerging technology, presented by industry experts and influencers, offer attendees a thorough understanding of the ecosystems, the ever-changing challenges and opportunities, and the impact these technologies will have on business and society.

Post-Pandemic Innovation (PPI) Strategy

Provide strategy, tools and support to help businesses create bottom-up, employee and consumer-driven post-pandemic innovation (PPI) including remote employee innovation programs, automation strategy, research and forecasting, and consumer insights. What is your organization's PPI strategy?

Produce Live & Virtual Events

Including conferences, innovation festivals, hackathons, panels, fireside chats, webinars and strategy calls that facilitate strategic learning and compelling conversations on emerging technology trends and forecasts, and provides substantive networking for the business community, entrepreneurs, and the public.

Grow Innovation Communities

We are experts at growing diverse innovation communities around solving technological problems of the future and ensuring that everyone can participate in innovation. Our members have elevated their careers, launched their own businesses, and collaborated with each other to create new opportunities.

Publish Need-to-Know Engaging Content

Our cross-platform content strategy includes newsletters, podcasts, research reports and blog posts from our team, partners and influencers, providing thought-provoking news, insights and analysis on emerging technologies, business trends, the future of work and more.

Teach Continuous Learning Courses

The key to success in life and business is continuous, strategic learning. We offer intensive courses and upskilling for professionals on the real-world applications of disruptive technologies in business, focusing on problem-solving and "power skills" needed to adapt in today’s workforce.

INNOVATION COMMUNITY

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Testimonials

"Visionary and highly accessible--presenting context, meaningful scenarios, and opportunities for impactful strategy!"

Douglas Schapero | President, InterEmics

Post-Pandemic Innovation Strategy & Consulting

Helping businesses to develop employee and consumer-driven innovation for a brave
new world.

We have daunting challenges ahead of us defining our NEW future (which is very different than the future we thought we'd be live before the pandemic). We are no strangers to disruption. At Tech 2025, we have spent the past three years preparing people for the impact of future massive disruptions due to emerging technologies. As the world braces for further fallout from the pandemic, including a recession, and companies struggle to define new models to accommodate a precarious consumer and remote workforce, we are excited to announce the launch of our Post-Pandemic Innovation Consulting division -- providing organizations with expert strategy, tools, and support, to create bottom-up innovation programs and essential learning for a workforce that will need to solve unprecedented problems in the next two years.  What is your organization's PPI strategy?
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Our Senior Strategists

Charlie Oliver
Founder/CEO

James Jeude
Principal, Strategy & Consulting

Anne T. Griffin
Chief Product & Curriculum Officer

Learn how we can help your organization today.

Upcoming Events

Reality Check: Why AI Has Failed to Live Up to Its Hype in this Pandemic

Thursday, June 4 (4:00pm-5:00pm)

Join us for a special panel discussion, co-hosted by Lair East and Tech 2025, featuring guest speakers, Alexandros Louizos, Vascular Surgeon and Managing Partner of AI company, ManXmachina, and Babak Hodjat, VP of Evolutionary AI at Cognizant. How should we realistically manage our expectations of AI's immediate potential and what lessons and new strategies should companies and governments adopt from this unique moment in time that will have major implications for the future? 

Reality Check: Why AI Has Failed to Live Up to Its Hype in this Pandemic

Thursday, June 4 (4:00pm-5:00pm)

Innovating Employee Financial Wellness Programs for a Pandemic Recession

Tuesday, May 19 (3:00pm-4:00pm)

More About Us

THOUGHT LEADERSHIP

Charlie Oliver, CEO of TECH 2025, Included as One of 25 Global Experts in Consumer AI Report

Award-winning communications firm, Fleishman Hillard, has published research surveying consumers across the US and the UK on current sentiment on AI. Charlie Oliver was asked to offer expert analysis (p.7 and 17). Details here.
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OPEN INNOVATION

The Tech 2025 Community Responds to the Ohio Opioid Technology Challenge

The Tech 2025 community hosted a special, open innovation think tank for the Ohio Opioid Technology Challenge (a global challenge seeking new approaches and technology solutions that could help combat the U.S. opioid problem). The enthusiasm and ideas shared by attendees were inspiring, to say the least!

SEVERAL PAST EVENTS

Surveillance State: the Promise and Perils of Facial Recognition Technologies (Round Table)

Private Tour of Walmart's New AI Research Lab - the Future of Retail and Customer Experience

Self-Driving Cars and Consumer Data: Can Legislators Protect Consumers Before It’s Too Late?

Automation for Everyone: How Companies Use RPA to Save Time and Money

Blog Highlights

Fear and Loathing in the Automated Workplace

Algorithms vs Court Judges: One is a Black Box, the Other Isn’t

“What is the Future of Work?” —Right Question, Wrong Time

Leadership—technology changes everything?

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