All articles by Shara Evans

Using Technology to Fight Back Against Coronavirus

March 16th 2020

While the world is fighting to contain the Coronavirus Pandemic, there are a range of technologies already being deployed to assist with keeping people safe during this outbreak. This short article lists some of the ways that advanced technology can help to contain the spread of COVID-19:

Sustainability, Climate Change, and Alternative Energies

March 9th 2020

Sustainability and climate change are becoming increasingly important issues for humanity's longevity on our planet - But when it comes to having a conversation around these issues there are a lot of controversial and conflicting views. It's one of the key topics that our futurist Shara Evans is keeping a close eye on.

Jobs of the Future

February 24th 2020

In this speech, technology futurist Shara Evans will provide you with state-of-the-art information on technologies such as AI and robotics, then take you on a journey into the job market of the 2030s and beyond. While many jobs may disappear or change in fundamental ways, emerging technologies will also bring about many new opportunities.

AI, Robots And The Future Of Education

February 24th 2020

In this speech, technology futurist Shara Evans will take you on a journey into the job market of the 2030s based on her extensive research of projects that are already being worked on / contemplated in research labs around the world. Starting with a look at today’s state-of-the-art developments, Shara will then extrapolate how the evolution of technology will impact life in the 2030s and beyond

The Future of Privacy and Security

February 16th 2020

In this keynote speech, Shara goes a bit dark side — talking about security and privacy: and it can get a little bit scary when describing the things that can go wrong, and in some cases how technologies and people’s trust have already been weaponised.

Technology + The Future of Humanity

February 13th 2020

In this mega session, delivered at the Society of Women Engineers November 2019 event in Anaheim, CA, futurist Shara Evans talks about how technology will impact jobs, security, and privacy as well as providing incredible business opportunities to commercialize these concepts into innovative new products and services. Shara will explore big picture items such as what will it mean to be human in the age of pervasive technology.

Topics covered in this speech include smart cities, future modes of transport, space travel, artificial intelligence (in its many forms), examples of jobs of the future, and the future of humanity - including brain implants, stem cell therapies, nanobots, and genetic engineering - along with the many new jobs and challenges that will emerge as we adopt these technologies.

AI + Robotics: How Technology Is Impacting Innovation

February 13th 2020

In this keynote speech, Shara takes you into the world of AI + Robots and how they’re impacting businesses + what this means to you in your role organisation - as well as sharing with you some of her thoughts on Jobs of the Future and the Future of Humanity.

Technology, Cutting Edge Health Innovations + The Future of Work

September 30th 2019

Futurist Shara Evans delivered the opening keynote speech at NSW Health's "Our Future Workforce: Exploring Culture, Talent & Technology" forum in Sept 2019.

The Future Of Healthcare, Radiology + Cutting Edge Medtech

September 30th 2019

Futurist Shara Evans delivered the closing keynote speech at the BreastScreen Radiographer and Counsellor Symposium in Sept 2019.

Focus on the Future - A Workforce Initiative - ​Interview with Shara Evans

January 17th 2020

Workforce Planning and Talent Development Branch interviewed Shara Evans, who is recognised as one of the world's top female futurists, fusing her engineering background with an intuitive understanding of how society is likely to respond to new technologies. Here's what she had to say about how technology will impact the way healthcare is delivered in the future and what organisations should be thinking about to plan for disruption.

NSW Health Workforce Forum 2019

January 17th 2020

The fourth NSW Health Workforce Forum, ​hosted by the Workforce Planning and Talent Development Branch was held on the 23rd September 2019 at the City Recital Hall featured guest speaker Shara Evans. The forum brought together over 280 employees from across NSW Health to discuss emerging workforce priorities in culture, talent and technology.

The program had a range of speakers to disrupt thinking. In this keynote Shara Evans outlined how emerging and future technology that will impact on healthcare.

The Future Of Travel - Business And Leisure Travel In 2030

August 9th 2017

In this keynote speech, delivered at the Tourism Innovators Conference technology futurist Shara Evans describes how the emergence of the world wide web was a game changer for the travel industry — spawning airline websites with online booking portals, price comparison sites for flights and hotels, social reviews of tours, hotels, and anything travel related.

Inspiring Women In Business – Rising to the top + Bumps along the way

January 9th 2020

In this motivational speech technology futurist Shara Evans shares her inspiring personal story of how she became a business leader and globally renowned futurist — whilst overcoming personal challenges that would have been viewed as impossible barriers by most.

Shara Evans featured on the Street Talk Podcast

December 12th 2019

SoundCloud: Street Talk Episode 8 – Futurist Shara Evans at the LJ Hooker Event (audio podcast)

Respond And Retreat - Pathcast

January 10th 2020

The Pathcast is an interview series with tech and business experts, discussing the good, the bad and the ugly of business and provides actionable steps for you to implement from the ground up.

Futurist Shara Evans | Qld Police Identity, Cyber and Financial Crime Symposium

February 5th 2017

In this keynote speech, technology futurist Shara Evans spills the beans on some very disturbing trends that will impact every business and consumer. Namely, there are a range of emerging technologies and business practices that are impacting our privacy, as well as increasing the risk of security breaches — including identity theft.

From SciFi to Reality: Emerging Technologies - New Attack Vectors for Cyber Criminals?

February 5th 2017

In this keynote speech, technology futurist Shara Evans describes an array of emerging technologies along with their potential for opening up new attack vectors for cyber criminals. By showing how and where sensitive business and personal information may be compromised in the future, from spying drones to connected cars to mobile apps, Shara will provide you with insights that will help you navigate the new world of ubiquitous connectivity and how these lessons can relate to securing your most valuable information.

From Scifi To Boardroom Threat – Where The Challenges Lie In The Digital Future

February 5th 2017

In her plenary keynote speech at CeBIT 2016, futurist Shara Evans talks about "CyberCrime: From Sci-Fi to boardroom threat - where the challenges lie in the digital future."

Security, Privacy + Ethics: Challenges in our Digital Future

July 4th 2018

In this keynote speech, delivered at the ISACA's North American CACS conference in May 2018, futurist Shara Evans talks about the future of security and privacy, as well as the ethical issues that we'll face now and in our digital future.

Digital Assistants - Are You Ready for the Impact of Voice Technology and Artificial Intelligence?

February 4th 2019

From big data and analytics, to image recognition, voice recognition, emotion recognition and robots, AI is set to be part of our daily lives in new and unexpected ways.

Smart Community Podcast with Shara Evans

In this episode of the Smart Community Podcast, Shara Evans (Technologist, Futurist, Keynote Speaker and Self-Proclaimed Sci-Fi Geek) discusses her background, how she transitioned from technologist to futurist, and what sparked her interest in the Smart Community space.

Shara Evans

Shara Evans shows organisations how to take advantage of the opportunities underpinned by emerging technologies. As one of the world’s top female futurists, Shara is one of those rare individuals who merge incredible technical skills with an innate understanding of the social and economic impact of new technologies.

AI + FinTech. Could Blockchain be used to combat Deepfake Videos?

April 21st 2018

The world of crypto currency is exciting, fast moving, and still a bit risky in terms of valuation, hacking of digital wallets and exchanges or losing your password (and access to your crypto account). In spite of these risks, early products such as Bitcoin, Ethereum and many other digital currencies are currently being used or trialled around the world.

Who leads in an automated future?

March 5th 2018

Two of the major trends shaping the workforce of the future are automation and a workforce that no longer retires at 55.

While it's possible to imagine a dystopian future where our entire world is automated, the reality will be much more complex. Leaders of today will set the tone for our automated future.

Here's my six-point plan for avoiding a dystopian disaster.

Shara Evans

Teaching organisations to look beyond today, and prepare for the emerging technologies of tomorrow.

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