The 2017 Winter Conference keynote speaker, Jack Shaw, is a noted expert on the strategic impact of emerging technologies. Mr. Shaw is among lecturers who will offer  in-depth knowledge of how to assess the potential impact of new technologies on your practice’s bottom line at the 2017 Winter Conference. The meeting, “Technology: Balancing Profit, Lifestyle, and Patient Care,” will be February 10-11 in Fort Lauderdale.

Voted one of the World’s Top 5 Technology Futurists by more than 12,000 meeting planners, executives and conference attendees, Mr. Shaw has advised Oracle, SAP, IBM, CA Technologies and others. In addition, he has helped Fortune 500 Companies such as General Electric and Coca Cola to develop best practices in technology planning and strategy. He has also advised hundreds of small to mid-sized businesses.

Mr. Shaw’s lecture, “How Technology is Disrupting Business as Usual,” will address the relationship between today’s orthodontic practice and emerging technologies such as 3D printing, artificial intelligence, and Blockchain.* He will guide attendees in an exploration of how these technologies relate to current orthodontic business and those of the not-too-distant future.

“Jack Shaw has spent the past six months studying the orthodontic climate and working with technology vendors,” says Dr. Greg Jorgensen, 2017 Winter Conference general chair. “His objective is to identify trends emerging outside the orthodontic field that may affect us and provide us with predictions about what to expect in the coming decade.”

Learn more and register for the 2017 Winter Conference
● View the article, “Winter Conference Program Offers Technology ROI Insights
● Read a feature article about the Winter Conference in the December Practice Management Bulletin

​* According to Wikipedia, Blockchain is a “distributed database that maintains a continuously growing list of records called blocks secured from tampering and revision. . . (It) is a core component of the digital currency bitcoin . . . where it serves as the public ledger for all transactions.”