KEYNOTE: From D.C. To Silicon Valley – Political, Economic and Tech Trends That Will Impact Your Firm Through 2019
Smart business owners and managers share one quality that makes them stand out among their peers: they are always looking ahead. Not just a few weeks or months. But years. And that’s what this presentation is all about. There are political, economic and technology trends and events occurring right now that will impact your firm over the next 3–5 years. Do you know what they are? And if you do, have you thought about what your actions will be? There are so many who rely on you—your customers, your suppliers, your employees, your partners, your family. How will you respond so that you lead your organization forward? As an owner and executive it is your responsibility to know what’s coming down the road and to be prepared for any surprises. During this presentation, Gene touches on the three most important power trends that will impact your business through 2019…and what actions to take. TRUMP PRESIDENCY How will the policies of a Trump Administration affect your business over the next four years? What regulations will change? What will happen with taxes, the Affordable Care Act and other legislation coming out of Washington? What actions should you be taking now so that your business can profit from this administration? YOUR PEOPLE. What new trends in employee management will you need to know so that you can find and keep the best people working as productively as possible over the next few years? What new legislation will impact your human resources activities? What tools can help you and your employees better collaborate, communicate and service your customers? YOUR TECHNOLOGY. What new applications are hitting the market that you will need to invest in to keep your company ahead of the competition and positioned for future growth? Where is technology going for your business over the next few years? During this presentation, Gene will keep you up to date on the latest events in Washington and review issues from tax legislation to the federal budget that will impact your firm. He will cover employee trends from minimum wage to overtime pay and also touch on crucial macro and financial metrics that you will want to know to run your business. He will dive into a few key cloud, mobile, social and collaborative technologies that smart companies are using and he will discuss areas of growth and opportunities in the next few years. You’ll walk away knowing the biggest trends that will impact your firm over the next few years and an action plan for navigating your business forward.