7 Emerging technologies disrupting our future today

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About this Event

Why Attend:

Communities worldwide are about to face major disruptions due to automation, supported by 7 emerging technologies including AI, 3D Printing, Augmented Reality, Blockchain, IOT, Smart Robots, and Intelligent Vehicles. 50% of all existing jobs are at risk of being redundant. This is a real challenge for Pakistan, as it is going to be affected by this disruption like all other countries. We need to prepare our future workforce for the jobs of the future. In order to plan for the jobs of the future, you need to understand how this future is being shaped today.


Who should attend?

This Training is designed for university students from all disciplines. No technology background is needed.


What to expect:

Content in this program is based on the research done by the IdeaGist Emerging Technology Accelerator team and includes knowledge from various different sources. This 90 minutes online training session will cover the following topic

  • Why it is Important?
  • What is an Emerging Technology?
  • Diffusion of innovation
  • Opportunities with Emerging Technology
  • Understanding Emerging technologies and sector clusters
  • Introductions to 7 most disruptive technologies
    • Artificial Intelligence
    • Blockchain
    • 3D printing
    • Virtual/Augmented Reality
    • Smart Robots
    • Intelligent vehicle
    • Internet of things
  • What to do next?

At the end of the session, a Q/A session will be held to answer as many questions as many possible with the time limit.



Hassan Syed is the CEO of Bir Ventures USA, founder of IdeaGist, founding director of Minnesota Innovates, and a founding director of the Institute for Innovators and Entrepreneurs at Hamline University Minnesota. He is also the advisor to the Minister of Science and Technology Pakistan on Knowledge Economy and Focal Person on Emerging Technologies and Innovation. He is also part of the national committee on Emerging Technologies under the Digital Pakistan initiative.


A technologist by heart, Hassan has 30+ years of broad international experience and an impressive track- record of converting concepts into successful products and scale them at the global level. As the CEO of Bir Ventures, Hassan leads the development of new ideas and focuses on growing the partner’s network. 


As a futurist, Hassan has been actively working on emerging technologies and their impact on the future. He is leading the emerging technology accelerator program at IdeaGist, focusing on seven base technologies, including 3D Printing, Artificial Intelligence, Augmented Reality, Blockchain, Internet of Things, Intelligent Vehicles and Smart Robots.


At IdeaGist.com, Hassan amalgamated and leads a collaborative network of more than 400 communities from all 195 UN recognized countries. Harnessing the power of this network, he has launched four knowledge-based products in the market, including www.ideagist.com, first ever SaaS based digital incubator, which now connects more than 250,000+ people worldwide. In addition to www.IdeaGist.com, Hassan also has started many technology based companies and sits on the advisory board of many technology companies.

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Ideagist pakistan

IdeaGist is the world's largest digital incubation platform, connecting more than 270,000 people through it's global network. IdeaGist is used in more than 450 communities worldwide in all 195 UN recognized countries and territories. 


IdeaGist has an active Emerging Technologies program on 3D Printing, Artificial Intelligence, Augmented Reality, Blockchain, Internet of Things, Intelligent Vehicles, and Smart Robots.


IdeaGist is a major supporter of Kamyab Jawan Startup Pakistan program.