Humans 2.0 Podcast

#60 - James Hanusa & Alison Raby | Impact of Exponential Future Technologies for Radical Human Transformation

April 6, 201839 min
James & Alison are building the future with exponential technologies like virtual reality, augmented reality, artificial intelligence, blockchain, cryptocurrencies with a genuine emphasis on true humanity creative connectivity.

Alison Raby is co-founder and inclusion advocate at Digital Raign. She is a connector, facilitator, and serial entrepreneur with more than 25 years of experience. She is a board member for The Virtual World Society and served on the Wisdom 2.0 early development team. Her current focus is on diversity/inclusion, socially conscious business, and research on augmented mindfulness through emergent tech.

James Hanusa is a Venture Catalyst at Digital Raign, Ambassador at Esalen Institute, Futurist in Residence at Virtual World Society and Global Advisor at Burning man. James focuses on client engagement, partnerships, and organizational strategy. He is co-creating new models for urban innovation ecosystem development. These models include the combination of technology, finance, physical spaces, policy, civic engagement, and institutional partnerships. James participated in an environmental conference in Brazil in 2009, which impacted his vision for an organization that can foster a city-based innovation leadership partnership between the US and Brazil, learnings from which, can be applied in cities globally. This vision is grounded in cross-sector collaboration as the essential ingredient of our urban future.

James’s background encompasses teaching social media at Ex’pression College and urban sustainability organizing for, Global Campaign for Climate Action, and others. He founded Change SF in 2009, a San Francisco-based citizen sustainability initiative. He is the former Green Economy Advisor to the Stakeholder Forum, the organizer of the Rio+20 Earth Summit; Co-Founder of Green Economy Think Tank; and a Fellow of Global Urban Development. His work on New Initiatives for the Burning Man Project is focused on special projects, program development, and ecosystem engagement. James’ previous professional experience includes roles in business development and strategic alliances for information technology and social media companies including Intel, SAP, PeopleSoft, and Garrigan Lyman. He holds an MBA in International Management from the Thunderbird School of Global Management, and a BS in Marketing from Arizona State University.

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