Inspiring Speaker Headlines First Jane and Pat Bolin Innovation Forum
Dr. Lowell Catlett will be the keynote speaker for the inaugural Jane and Pat Bolin Innovation Forum on Thursday, April 14, 4:00-5:00 pm, at the Neeley School of Business at TCU, Smith Hall room 104.
The Jane and Pat Bolin Innovation Forum brings transformational thought-leaders to Fort Worth to benefit Neeley School students, faculty, staff, and the DFW community. There is no cost to attend but seating is limited. To attend, contact Ann McDonald, Director of the Values and Ventures Program, at firstname.lastname@example.org, 817-257-6797.
An exciting futurist, Dr. Catlett’s knowledge of technologies and their implications on the way we live and work is addressed in his thought- provoking and highly-entertaining presentations.
Dr. Catlett is a Regent’s Professor/Dean and Chief Administrative Officer at New Mexico State University's College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences. He works on behalf of corporate and association audiences internationally, presenting his take on trends in healthcare, agriculture, the environment, education and more. He is a consultant to the U.S. Departments of Agriculture, the Interior, Defense and Labor, and has been a consultant to many Fortune 500 companies.
His presentation is titled: “Get Real! Understanding Today's Economy And Tomorrow's New Future.” Economic downturns are common (14 recessions during the last 80 years) and provide a means for society to re-balance what they deem important. Every recession leads to a spurt in new business starts, reformulation of business practices and new technological adaptations. This current pause is no exception as we focus on what we value most-get ready for phenomenal growth in healthcare, energy and lifestyle markets. For those willing to embrace the opportunities, the next decade will be successful beyond any in history.
The Jane and Pat Bolin Innovation Forum is part of the Neeley School’s new Values and Ventures program. The first annual Values and Ventures Competition will take place the following day. Student teams from seven schools including TCU will present values-centered business plans to a panel of judges. Watch for those results in the April issue of Neeley eNews.