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2018 BRC Session: Convergence of Paradigm Shifts Is The New Norm

KONA, HI, May 7, 2018 - 2018 Blue Ribbon Conference Speaker Frank Diana of the Tata Consultancy Services made the case to insurance professionals today that we are entering a very transformative period in history – one that could someday be viewed as the most transformative. 

In a world where change is constant and shifts occur instantly, we can no longer accurately predict the future, but instead must rehearse it, said the strategist and futurist. 

“When we look around us, we see a world in which digital is now woven into the fabric of our lives,” Diana said. “Where the pace of change is accelerating, its trajectory exponential and the convergence of paradigm shifts is now the new norm.

“We’re now living in a looking-glass world; where everything we think we know is being challenged, including our long-held notions of success and failure. At the same time it’s a world where we can imagine, create and enable like never before.

“These paradigm shifts will require us to think deeply about the future, with a focus on improving the global standard of living, and an emphasis placed on right brain characteristics such as creativity, imagination and reasoning. 

“They will have a profound affect as purpose, structure, value, scenarios, ethics and viability are challenged, re-examined and reimagined."