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Tech Briefings are free, informal, and interactive seminars led by knowledgeable IT Services staff or other IT professionals on computer-related topics of interest to the Stanford community. Tech Briefings are held every Friday from 2:00 to 3:30 PM in Turing Auditorium (Polya Hall, Room 111). No registration is required.
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Upcoming Tech Briefings
Foresight For Technologists: Inflection-spotting in the face of rapid change
Instinct tells us to pull in and focus on the present when crises hit and uncertainty overwhelms us. But this instinct is as wrong in this situation as the instinct that tells us as drivers to turn against a skid on an icy road.
Like driving, forecasting is a skill that can be learned, and in fact a few simple rules can go a long way to finding comfort with -- and effectively navigating through-- uncertainty in the service of effective strategy formulation.
Paul Saffo is a forecaster with over two decades experience helping corporate and governmental clients understand and respond to the dynamics of large-scale, long-term change. He is Managing Director of Foresight at Discern Analytics and teaches class on forecasting at Stanford in the Engineering School. Paul is also a non-resident Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council, and a Fellow of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences His essays have appeared in a wide range of publications including The Harvard Business Review, Foreign Policy, Fortune, Wired, The Los Angeles Times, Newsweek, The New York Times and the Washington Post. Paul holds degrees from Harvard College, Cambridge University, and Stanford University.
|Paul Saffo, Managing Directory of Foresight, Discern Analytics|
|Jan 10||FileMaker Pro|
Introduction to Social Media at Stanford
Social media offers communicators a rich constellation of tools for connecting with audiences and cultivating advocacy. At the same time, many communicators struggle with developing social media initiatives that advance their organizational objectives. This talk, which is designed primarily for those who are just beginning to use social media, will outline a strategic approach to understanding and developing a digital communications practice.
|Director of Digital Media, University Communications|
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