Disruption. Innovation. Internet of things. Big data.
Just a few buzzwords that I’m sure most of us encounter enough times to roll our eyes whenever we hear them. Jim Carroll would beg to differ.
But before we get there, you might be wondering who is Jim? Well, in his own words, “I’m a global futurist, trends, and innovation expert – who speaks to leading organizations, such as J&J, Mercedes Benz, and Disney to name a few, in the world on the disruptive trends that are changing our future and the trends range from autonomous vehicles (AVs) to intelligent farms. All of them fit into the bigger picture of business model disruption, industry transformation, leadership, innovation, and the ‘Amazon effect.’”
You’ll hear Jim at the ThinkTransit conference this year which is also the other reason why we’re interviewing him. Let’s get started!
The Jetsons Reality Is Coming?
It’s always nice to get a different perspective on the concept of innovation when it’s often thought of as a buzzword. And this is all just the beginning. Jim told me that you, our attendees, can expect to learn about how speed, disruption, science, Moore’s law, and more are connected with the transit industry.
As a bonus, he also disclosed he’ll be discussing the link between Fiji, potatoes, the science of manure, and the future of transit. And why George Jetson had our reality of today totally correct. I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait for June to come already (although I could be biased since we could use some warm weather in Toronto). Let’s get flying!
ThinkTransit early bird pricing ends March 28, 2018, so don’t delay. Reserve your spot today and you could be the one “thinking big, starting small, and scaling fast” at your transit agency!
Michelle Hsu is the Marketing Engagement Coordinator at Trapeze Group where she focuses on content, social media, and marketing operations. She's worked for B2B and B2C startups in various sectors - FinTech, EdTech, and CSR. She recently graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce from the Rotman Commerce program at the University of Toronto.