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WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF

By the year 2028 new medical breakthroughs could start extending our lives by over a year for every year lived …

 

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Firstly, thanks to Mark and Kevin for inviting me to present and discuss the Future of Health and Wellness at Willis Towers Watson’s annual European Summit which, as is the norm these days, was run as a virtual event.

 

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This year’s event was in stark contrast to the last Future of Healthcare event that we all last did together which was held in person at the IMAX theatre in the London Science Museum, and it was somewhat disappointing to go from presenting on one of the world’s largest screens to the tiny laptop screens that everyone used to log into the event. But these are the times we live in – and by now we’re all used to living life through our various devices.

 

See the virtual keynote in full

 

Also ironic was the fact that during that original event I talked through some of the US military’s pandemic response projects, like DARPA’s P3 project, the evolution of vaccines and vaccine development, and numerous other healthcare innovations that have all been supercharged because of the pandemic.

 

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To date the global pandemic has claimed the lives over 3.7 million people, cost the global economy an estimated $40 Trillion, and as I discuss during my keynote not only have emerging technologies, such as 3D printing, advanced computing, AI, and genomics, been integral to helping tackle it, but they’ve now firmly secured their place in helping make the future of healthcare, and all its sci-fi like benefits, a reality for all of us.

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Matthew Griffin

Matthew Griffin, described as “The Adviser behind the Advisers” and a “Young Kurzweil,” is the founder and CEO of the World Futures Forum and the 311 Institute, a global Futures and Deep Futures consultancy working between the dates of 2020 to 2070, and is an award winning futurist, and author of “Codex of the Future” series. Regularly featured in the global media, including AP, BBC, Bloomberg, CNBC, Discovery, RT, Viacom, and WIRED, Matthew’s ability to identify, track, and explain the impacts of hundreds of revolutionary emerging technologies on global culture, industry and society, is unparalleled. Recognised for the past six years as one of the world’s foremost futurists, innovation and strategy experts Matthew is an international speaker who helps governments, investors, multi-nationals and regulators around the world envision, build and lead an inclusive, sustainable future. A rare talent Matthew’s recent work includes mentoring Lunar XPrize teams, re-envisioning global education and training with the G20, and helping the world’s largest organisations envision and ideate the future of their products and services, industries, and countries. Matthew's clients include three Prime Ministers and several governments, including the G7, Accenture, Aon, Bain & Co, BCG, Credit Suisse, Dell EMC, Dentons, Deloitte, E&Y, GEMS, Huawei, JPMorgan Chase, KPMG, Lego, McKinsey, PWC, Qualcomm, SAP, Samsung, Sopra Steria, T-Mobile, and many more.

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