Corrosion's Crystal Ball

The future will arrive sooner than you think. What are the Uber-type ideas impacting our field?

Monday, March 25 | 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Nashville Music City Center - Davidson Ballroom A

Seventy-five years ago, in a small room in Houston, Texas, 11 pipeline engineers recognized a threat society wasn’t prepared for—unmitigated corrosion. Those engineers had the foresight to create NACE, an organization dedicated to sharing knowledge and expertise with the mission of addressing the threat of corrosion. Never could they have envisioned the community and body of knowledge that is today’s NACE International.

What advancements will revolutionize our industry over the next 75 years? Virtual reality? Artificial intelligence? Autonomous systems? Join NACE for an exclusive keynote session with best-selling author and renowned futurist, Jack Uldrich. During this interactive discussion of the changing technological landscape, Uldrich will apply his expertise and share insight into how technology will impact the corrosion industry’s mission and profession.

Uldrich is a globally influential futurist, speaker, and award-winning author of 11 books and bestsellers. He is a frequent speaker on technology, change management, and leadership and has addressed hundreds of corporations, associations, and not-for-profit organizations worldwide. He regularly makes television appearances on the Science Channel and the Discovery Channel, and is a frequent guest of several major media outlets, including CNN, CNBC, and National Public Radio.

Uldrich is also an ongoing contributor on emerging technologies and future trends for a number of publications, including The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Wired Magazine, and BusinessWeek.

Uldrich is a former naval intelligence officer and Department of Defense official. He served as the director of the Minnesota Office of Strategic and Long-Range Planning under Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura. His most recent book is Foresight 20/20: A Futurist Explores the Trends Transforming Tomorrow and his forthcoming book is Business as Unusual: How to Future-Proof Yourself Against Tomorrow’s Transformational Trends, Today. Don’t miss this fascinating keynote session. Your future self will thank you!