Post-Industrial Forum

A unique global community for leaders
driving the post-industrial transition

Building the future

Brought to you by the Post-Lean Institute in collaboration with industry partners, the Post-Industrial Forum is a unique global community with the purpose of developing and promoting a better understanding of the post-industrial transition and how to navigate it. Members include corporate executives, board members, investors, entrepreneurs, policymakers, and experts in various fields.

The rapid progress of technologies such as machine learning, intelligent agents, robotics, drones, autonomous vehicles, distributed ledgers, and additive manufacturing is resulting in dramatic structural changes in all industries. For the first time in the history of the human species, we have exponential technology development coupled with massive decentralization. We are now seeing the beginning of a post-industrial civilization. This goes beyond “digital” — it is change on an anthropological level.

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Post-Industrial Homesteading: Decentralization in Action

In the midst of the pandemic, the lockdowns, and social unrest, with work and education moving online, people are leaving the big cities. They are seeking new lives in second and third tier cities, and in rural areas. What will their lives be like and what impact will they have? Join Frode Odegard (Post-Lean Institute), Dr. Julie Albrecht (USC), and Dr. Jim Spohrer (IBM) and explore infrastructure needs for remote high-tech living, and what education, farming, manufacturing, and working from home will be like. They will also discuss opportunities for further innovation and investment.

Live session

September 22, 2020
9am PDT / noon EDT / 5pm BST / 6pm CEST

Past events

Live session

Power at the Edge:
How DLTs empower farmers and make food safer

September 8, 2020

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Live session

DeepTech Everywhere:
Building Disruptive Micro-Organizations

August 25, 2020

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Live session

Boards, Tech Disruption, and the Pandemic

August 11, 2020

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Live session

The Path to Progress: Building the Future Faster

July 28, 2020

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Live session

Distributed Ledgers: The Next Generation

July 14, 2020

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Live session

Navigating the New World of Work

June 30, 2020

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Live session

Adapting to the Social Distancing Economy

June 16, 2020

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Silicon Valley Launch
15 January 2020

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London Launch
25 June 2019

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Upcoming conferences

Note: Precise dates TBA due to pandemic.

London Post-Industrial Summit
Program Pending
November 2020

Silicon Valley Post-Industrial Summit
Program Pending
February 2021

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Paula Salomaa

Sandy Gooch

Harry Lederman

Halelly Azulay

Michele Hughes

Jim Spohrer

Andrew Barendrecht

Steve Ciesinski

Toby Lewis

Sergei Mitrofanov

Genevieve Leveille

Anne Boysen

Kenneth Winther