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Futurist Jim Carroll To Keynote NAMA's Coffee, Tea and Water Conference: Nov. 6

Posted On: 9/1/2017

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CHICAGO -- Futurist and innovation expert Jim Carroll will kick off the National Automatic Merchandising Association's Coffee, Tea and Water conference as the keynote speaker at CTW's opening session. CTW takes place at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center in Grapevine, TX, from Nov. 6 to 8 (Monday-Wednesday). The opening session begins at 12:45 p.m. on Monday.

Carroll is a recognized authority on global trends, rapid business model change and business model disruption. He will offer insight into cutting-edge trends, including autonomous vehicle technology; sensors and the Internet of Things; 3D printing; virtual reality; artificial intelligence; block chain and virtual cash; machine learning and robotics; and crowd-thinking.

The CTW keynoter has authored "Surviving the Information Age," "The Future Belongs To Those Who Are Fast," "Ready, Set, Done: How to Innovate When Faster is the New Fast" and "What I Learned From Frogs in Texas: Saving Your Skin with Forward Thinking Innovation."

"Jim's keynote address will help CTW attendees understand the impact of innovation and disruption on their businesses and explore the possibilities the Internet of Things brings for growth," said NAMA director of education Rori Ferensic. "Audience members will gain the tools required to stay relevant in today's changing business landscape."