What Is the Future of Selling?
Speaker Daniel Altman has exhaustively researched the future of consumption in the global economy: what we will buy, how we will use it, and who will sell it to us. He explains how underlying trends in technology, population, and resources will affect all of these facets of selling in the coming years and he points out which public policies and strategies would make the most of these changes for the private sector.
What Are the True Returns in Emerging Markets?
Big economies like Brazil, China, and India attract plenty of attention from the markets but investors don't always see the returns they expect. Speaker Daniel Altman shows how combining smaller and safer markets can be a more sensible choice for exporters, multinationals, and portfolio investors. He also outlines the risks and opportunities that will drive the performance of emerging markets in the future.
How to Maximize Profits by Creating Social Benefits
Major investors in large public companies insist that executives maximize profits. But these companies can create massive benefits for society as well. Speaker Daniel Altman is one of the originators of the "long-term single-bottom line," an alternative to concepts such as corporate social responsibility, shared value, and double- and triple-bottom lines. He explains why the long-term single-bottom line is the best choice for shareholders, companies, and societies as a whole.
What's Next for the American Worker?
The recent economic downturn has shown that a good education and a wealth of experience are not always enough to keep the American worker competitive. Yet economist, author, and speaker Daniel Altman sees promising signs that distinctly American skills and talents can be brought to bear in the global economy, both in existing industries and in new roles. He shares his insights in this hopeful keynote.
Challenges for the Data-Driven Economy
Now that processing power and storage space are virtually unlimited, the main constraint to our use of data and the Internet is the human mind. Speaker Daniel Altman explains how we must balance the costs and benefits of wading through oceans of data and asks, with so many public goods being created, whether government or collective action can make the data-driven economy even more beneficial for society.