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Alan Smithson

Author, Founder, Futurist & CEO of METAVRSE, Technology Entrepreneur

Author, Founder, Futurist & CEO of METAVRSE, Technology Entrepreneur

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Alan Smithson Biography

Alan Smithson is a father, founder and futurist. His purpose in life is to inspire and educate people to think and act in a socially, economically and environmentally responsible way. Smithson makes creator tools including; METAVRSE, 3D creation engine for the spatial web, TheMall, world’s largest virtual mall and Meetopia, virtual collaboration platform, Your Director AI, automatic AI video switching and Emulator, a touchscreen system for the music industry.

Smithson is also a board advisor to HSTAR Space, a space transportation company and a juror for The One Creativity Awards and Named Top Retail Expert, 2023 and 2024, Smithson is a proud Father, Business Leader, TEDx Speaker, and Podcast Host. He co-invented the world’s first touchscreen DJ system, Emulator  and has been featured on Dragons’ Den, G4TV, WIRED and won DJ Mag’s Innovative Product.

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Speaker profile last updated by AAE Talent Team on 06/18/2024.

Alan Smithson Speaking Topics

  • Unlocking the Potential of Exponential Technologies. Building Ethical and Profitable Solutions for a Better World

    In a rapidly evolving landscape of technological advancements, the ethical and profitable utilization of exponential technologies stands as a paramount challenge and opportunity. This insightful discussion delves into the intricate balance between innovation, profitability, and ethical considerations in the development and deployment of exponential technologies. Participants will gain a comprehensive understanding of how to harness the transformative power of technologies such as artificial intelligence, biotechnology, and blockchain to serve the greater good while ensuring financial viability.

    Key Takeaways:

    Navigating Ethical Dilemmas:

    • Explore the ethical implications of exponential technologies and learn strategies for navigating complex moral dilemmas.

    Profitability Through Purpose:

    • Discover how aligning business objectives with ethical principles can drive sustainable profitability and create lasting positive impact.

    Stakeholder Engagement:

    • Learn effective approaches to engage diverse stakeholders, including customers, employees, and communities, in the development and implementation of ethical technology solutions.

    Regulatory Compliance:

    • Understand the importance of regulatory compliance in mitigating risks and fostering trust in the ethical use of exponential technologies.

    Case Studies and Best Practices:

    • Gain insights from real-world case studies and best practices exemplifying successful integration of ethics and profitability in technology innovation.

    An engaging exploration of how to build ethical and profitable technology solutions that not only drive economic growth but also enhance the well-being and prosperity of humanity as a whole.

  • Building the METAVRSE - Lessons from building the infrastructure for the spatial web

    Embark on a journey into the realm of the METAVRSE, where the boundaries between the physical and digital worlds blur, and spatial computing takes center stage. In this enlightening session, participants will uncover the key insights and learnings gleaned from pioneering the development of infrastructure for the spatial web. From immersive virtual reality experiences to interconnected augmented reality interfaces, discover the intricacies of building the foundation for a seamlessly integrated digital universe.

    Key Takeaways:

    Architecting Immersive Experiences:

    • Gain insights into the design principles and technical frameworks essential for creating immersive virtual reality environments that captivate and engage users.

    Interconnectedness in the Spatial Web:

    • Explore the importance of establishing robust connectivity and interoperability standards to enable seamless interaction and collaboration across diverse spatial computing platforms.

    Navigating Data Privacy and Security:

    • Understand the challenges and considerations involved in safeguarding user data and ensuring privacy in an interconnected digital ecosystem.

    Scalability and Performance Optimization:

    • Learn strategies for optimizing the performance and scalability of spatial web infrastructure to accommodate growing user demands and evolving technological capabilities.

    User-Centric Design:

    • Embrace a user-centric approach to interface design and user experience optimization, ensuring accessibility and inclusivity across diverse user demographics.

    Future Trends and Emerging Technologies:

    • Stay ahead of the curve by exploring upcoming trends and emerging technologies shaping the future of the METAVRSE, from volumetric displays to haptic feedback systems.

    Join as we unravel the mysteries of building the METAVRSE and discover how to navigate the complexities of spatial web infrastructure to unlock new realms of possibility in the digital landscape.

  • AI / AGI / ASI - How to prepare for the exponential growth of everything.

    Enter the realm of artificial intelligence (AI), artificial general intelligence (AGI), and the theoretical concept of artificial superintelligence (ASI). In this thought-provoking discussion, participants will explore strategies for navigating the exponential growth of AI and its profound implications across diverse domains. From business and healthcare to governance and ethics, discover how to prepare for the transformative impact of intelligent machines on society and the economy.

    Key Takeaways:

    Understanding the AI Continuum:

    • Gain insights into the evolving landscape of AI, from narrow applications to the theoretical possibility of super intelligent machines surpassing human intelligence.

    Ethical Considerations in AI Development:

    • Examine ethical frameworks and principles for guiding the responsible development and deployment of AI technologies, including transparency, fairness, accountability, and privacy.

    Socioeconomic Implications:

    • Explore the potential socioeconomic impacts of AI-driven automation, job displacement, and economic inequality, and identify strategies for mitigating negative consequences and maximizing societal benefits.

    Governance and Regulation:

    • Discuss the role of governments, policymakers, and international organizations in establishing regulatory frameworks and standards to ensure the safe and ethical use of AI technologies.

    Education and Workforce Development:

    • Address the need for reskilling and upskilling programs to prepare the workforce for the AI-driven economy of the future, fostering a culture of lifelong learning and adaptability.

    Collaboration and Innovation:

    • Embrace a collaborative approach to AI research and development, fostering interdisciplinary partnerships and knowledge-sharing initiatives to accelerate progress and address complex challenges.

    The future of AI, AGI, and ASI is near, explore how to navigate the exponential growth of intelligent technologies to build a more prosperous, equitable, and sustainable world for all.

  • The Future of Spatial Retail

    Step into the future of retail, where physical and digital worlds converge to create immersive, personalized shopping experiences. In this visionary exploration, participants will discover the transformative potential of spatial computing technologies in redefining the way we shop, interact with products, and engage with brands. From augmented reality-enabled fitting rooms to AI-powered personalized recommendations, unlock the secrets to crafting compelling spatial retail experiences that captivate and delight customers.

    Key Takeaways:

    Immersive Shopping Environments:

    • Explore the concept of spatial retail and its ability to merge physical spaces with digital overlays, creating immersive and interactive shopping environments that blur the lines between online and offline experiences.

    Personalized Customer Experiences:

    • Harness the power of data analytics, machine learning, and artificial intelligence to deliver hyper-personalized shopping experiences tailored to individual preferences, behaviors, and shopping histories.

    Augmented Reality for Product Visualization:

    • Embrace augmented reality (AR) technology to enable customers to visualize products in their own space, empowering them to make informed purchasing decisions and enhancing their confidence in their choices.

    Seamless Omnichannel Integration:

    • Seamlessly integrate spatial retail experiences across multiple channels and touchpoints, including brick-and-mortar stores, e-commerce platforms, mobile apps, and social media, to provide a cohesive and consistent brand experience.

    Interactive In-Store Experiences:

    • Elevate the in-store shopping experience with interactive elements such as gamification, digital signage, and smart mirrors, enhancing engagement and encouraging exploration.

    Sustainability and Ethical Retail Practices:

    • Embrace sustainable and ethical retail practices, including eco-friendly packaging, supply chain transparency, and fair labor practices, to meet the growing demand for socially responsible consumption.

    The future of spatial retail and discover how innovative technologies are revolutionizing the way we shop, transforming brick-and-mortar stores into immersive hubs of exploration and discovery.

  • The World in 2030: Three Years of Growth, Three Decades of Transformation

    Imagine a world where the pace of progress defies conventional timelines, compressing thirty years of growth into a mere three. In this visionary expedition, participants will be transported to the year 2030, where the boundaries between past, present, and future blur in the face of unprecedented acceleration. Witness the astonishing advancements and societal shifts that have propelled humanity into a new era of possibility, innovation, and change.

    Key Highlights:

    Technological Leapfrogging:

    • Experience the dizzying array of technological breakthroughs that have catapulted society forward, from AI-driven automation and virtual reality immersion to breakthroughs in renewable energy and space exploration.

    Economic Metamorphosis:

    • Navigate the transformed economic landscape, where industries have been disrupted, and new opportunities have emerged at an unprecedented pace, reshaping the way we work, consume, and interact.

    Societal Renaissance:

    • Explore the societal renaissance that has unfolded, characterized by greater inclusivity, equity, and interconnectedness, as barriers dissolve and communities come together to tackle shared challenges and celebrate diversity.

    Environmental Rejuvenation:

    • Marvel at the strides made in environmental stewardship, as humanity rallies to reverse the tide of climate change, protect biodiversity, and foster sustainable practices that ensure the well-being of future generations.

    Global Collaboration:

    • Witness the dawn of a new era of global collaboration, as nations set aside differences to address pressing global issues, from pandemics and poverty to inequality and injustice, forging a path towards a more harmonious and resilient world.

    Human Empowerment:

    • Celebrate the triumphs of human ingenuity and resilience, as individuals harness the power of technology, community, and compassion to overcome adversity and unlock their full potential.

    Join me on this extraordinary journey as we leapfrog through time and space to glimpse the world of 2030, where the boundaries of possibility are limited only by our imagination and determination to create a better future for all.

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Alan Smithson is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Unlocking the Potential of Exponential Technologies. Building Ethical and Profitable Solutions for a Better World, Building the METAVRSE - Lessons from building the infrastructure for the spatial web, AI / AGI / ASI - How to prepare for the exponential growth of everything., The Future of Spatial Retail and The World in 2030: Three Years of Growth, Three Decades of Transformation. The estimated speaking fee range to book Alan Smithson for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Alan Smithson generally travels from TorontoCanada and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Amy Jo Martin, Peter Guber, R "Ray" Wang, Sharon Gai and Philipp Kristian. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Alan Smithson for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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