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The Austin Forum Upload
Jan 5, 2021
Season 3 Preview
Play • 3 min
A preview of the topics we are excited about as Season 3 continues in 2021
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Jun 27, 2022
E47 - Why You Need (or Need to be) a Strategic Futurist
Nancy Giordano, a strategic futurist with Play Big Inc and a globally recognized speaker, consultant, advisor, and more, talks with Austin Forum executive director Jay Boisseau about the importance of merging 'futurism' and 'strategic planning' to envision and create a better future. She shares her definition of the role, the qualities it takes to be a strategic futurist, the kind of impact they can have, and examples of some companies that have embraced the importance of strategic futurists. As always, she closes with recommendations for listeners to embark on this role, and for companies and organizations to embrace this way of thinking, planning, and achieving.
Jun 3, 2022
E46 - UX Design, and How It Makes Tech Better
UX designers Erik Summa of Dell Technologies and Jennifer "Houli" Houlihan of the Flatiron School talk with the Austin Forum's executive director Jay Boisseau and UX designer Mary Garza about what design is, why UX design is important (and quantifiable), why your company should take UX design seriously, and how you can become a UX designer if you wish!
May 26, 2022
E45 - Does the Metaverse Need Fashion? Yes!
Gaming and VR environments allow us to have avatars that represent ourselves, and for more serious metaverse applications we probably want to look human--maybe even professional. But what about when thousands, or millions, of people--or the whole planet--need to appear in a metaverse? There's a lot to consider when making metaverse environments, and that includes clothes! Graham and Jordan Cooley, CEO and COO of Hologress, have you covered (pun intended) and share with the Austin Forum's Jay Boisseau how they are making it easier for participants, creators, and fashion/clothing companies to create clothes for massive metaverses of people/avatars.