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First the Desert, Then the Stars: The Dubai Future Foundation, the Museum of the Future, and the 21st Century

November 08, 2017

Dr. Noah Raford
Chief Operating Officer and Futurist-in-Chief, Dubai Future Foundation

Tuesday, November 14
4:45 pm to 6 pm

As Futurist-in-Chief for the Dubai Future Foundation, Dr. Raford leads a team that identifies emerging opportunities, strategic partnerships, and future initiatives for the Government of Dubai.

Dr. Raford recently developed the Museum of the Future, a unique incubator for futuristic innovations and an integrated environment empowering creative minds to test, fund, and market ideas for futuristic prototypes and services. Please join us as Dr. Raford discusses the Museum of the Future and how the creative use of strategic foresight, particularly simulation games and experiential scenario planning, can help us overcome some of the psychological limitations that present barriers to innovation.

Dr. Raford completed his PhD at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, his masters at the Bartlett School of Architecture, and his undergraduate degree at Brown University. He has served as a member of the World Economic Forum (WEF) Global Agenda Council on Artificial Intelligence and Robotics; a Senior Research Fellow at the London School of Economics; a fellow at the Bartlett School of Architecture; and as a member of the International Futures Forum.

This event is free. All members of the Campus and JPL communities and retirees are welcome. Because of security requirements, individuals without JPL badges must have a Laboratory employee or resident affiliate submit a visitor request and be their escort. Foreign-person visitor requests must be submitted at least four working days before the event, and U.S.-person visitor requests at least two working days before the event. For more information, contact David Delgado at 818-393-5144 or [email protected]. Or email [email protected].

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