Acclaimed global futurist and trendcaster, Dr. Shawn DuBravac is author of the New York Times bestseller Digital Destiny: How the New Age of Data Will Transform the Way We Work, Live, and Communicate, which explores how the world’s mass adoption of digital technologies portends the beginning of a new era for humanity in the realms of business, health care, finance, transportation, and culture. He is president of Avrio Institute, which helps leaders prepare for uncertain, divergent futures. Its clients include Fortune 100 and Global 1000 companies, scrappy start-ups, government agencies and non-profit organizations. Grounded in economics, DuBravac served for over a dozen years as chief economist for the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), the U.S. trade association representing more than 2,000 consumer tech companies and owner and producer of CES. He has taught at the George Washington University School of Business, American University’s Kogod School of Business, the George Mason University School of Business, Marymount University School of Business, and the University of Mary Washington. He holds economic degrees from Brigham Young University and George Mason University.