8 Key Tech Trends in a Post-COVID-19 World - Note new date


The COVID-19 pandemic continues to be the ultimate catalyst for digital transformation and will greatly accelerate several major trends that were already well underway before the pandemic. The COVID-19 pandemic will have a lasting effect not only on our economy, but on how we go about our daily lives, and things are not likely to return to pre-pandemic norms. Our speaker, Prof. Ahmed Banafawill discuss 8 key technical trends that have emerged and their implications for technology and society.

While this pandemic has forced many businesses to reduce or suspend operations, affecting their bottom line, it has helped to accelerate the development of several emerging technologies. This is especially true for innovations that reduce human-to-human contact, automate processes, and increase productivity amid social distancing.

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  • Date: 23 Jun 2021
  • Time: 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
  • All times are US/Pacific
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  • Oakland/East Bay, California
  • United States

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  • Starts 18 May 2021 12:28 PM
  • Ends 22 June 2021 12:28 PM
  • All times are US/Pacific
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Prof. Ahmed Banafa


8 Key Tech Trends in a Post-COVID-19 World










Prof. Ahmed Banafa has extensive experience in research, operations and management, with a focus on IoT, Blockchain, Cybersecurity and AI. He is the recipient of Certificate of Honor from the City and County of San Francisco, Author & Artist Award 2019 of San Jose State University. He was named as No.1 tech voice to follow, technology fortune teller and influencer by LinkedIn in 2018 by LinkedIn, his research featured on Forbes, IEEE and MIT Technology Review, and Interviewed by ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, BBC, NPR and Fox.

He is a member of the MIT Technology Review Global Panel. He is the author of the books: “Secure and Smart Internet of Things (IoT) using Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence (AI)”, and “Blockchain Technology and Applications”. He studied Electrical Engineering at Lehigh University, Cybersecurity at Harvard University and Digital Transformation at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

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