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Keynote Series Premiere: Human Ingenuity: An Ambitious Plot. An Evolving Tale. (TV100)

Inventors, creators, initiators – they acknowledge that business as usual doesn’t take you where you want to go. Someone had to believe in a flying machine, conceive the jet airliner and envision the flight of drones. Someone had to imagine a world with electrical power, hybrid vehicles and a transportation network comprised of autonomous cars.

Was Einstein right? Is imagination more important than knowledge? The truth is, both are needed to shake up the status quo. Just as business needs strategic purpose and direction, industry needs the ability to sense and the agility to adapt quickly and repeatedly to change in productive and cost-effective ways.

In this keynote, Ola Rollén, Hexagon President and CEO, addresses the role information technologies play in fuelling curiosity and materialising imagination into action. Rollén highlights various aspects of Hexagon’s portfolio, empowering business and industry to discover, answer, refine and, ultimately, innovate. Following Rollén, Doug Menuez, a photographic journalist who captured the stories, struggles, failures and sacrifices of the pathfinders of Silicon Valley and their quests to invent the impossible, shares a first-hand account of what it takes to be fearless – a fearless genius.

Your big idea is closer than you think. Let’s shape smart change together.