A virtual panel exploring predictions by leading technology experts on our world in 2025 and how companies will lead us into the next digital era.


The New Normal in 2025: More Tech-Driven, More Challenges

It has been just over 400 days since COVID-19 was declared a global pandemic. With vaccines rolling out across the world and economies reopening, business leaders are now faced with having to define a new vision of the future (one forever changed in unimaginable ways by the pandemic) and lead their workforce ethically through a minefield of uncertainty and more accelerating technological disruption than they could’ve imagined before the pandemic. Make no mistake, the clock is ticking, but the future is already here.

Considered by many to be an inflection point, the year 2025 will look substantially different than the one we live in today, yet 2025 is only 43 months (3.5 years) away.

JOIN US for an informative, thought-provoking presentation and discussion based on a new research report by Pew Research Center (The New Normal in 2025) that offers a glimpse into the future, through the eyes of technology thought-leaders, on what we might expect and how we might prepare for the staggering societal changes coming in the next 3.5 years and the emerging technologies that will drive us into the future at breakneck speed.

About the Research Report:

“Asked to consider what life will be like in 2025 in the wake of the outbreak of the global pandemic and other crises in 2020, some 915 innovators, developers, business and policy leaders, researchers and activists responded. Their broad and nearly universal view is that people’s relationship with technology will deepen as larger segments of the population come to rely more on digital connections for work, education, health care, daily commercial transactions and essential social interactions. A number describe this as a “tele-everything” world… They wondered, too, if humans can cope effectively with such far-reaching changes, given that they are required to function with “paleolithic emotions, medieval institutions and god-like technology,” in the words of biologist E.O. Wilson.” — Pew Research Center, The ‘New Normal’ in 2025 (by Janna Anderson, Lee Rainie, and Emily A. Vogels – February 2021)



Lee Raine, Director, Internet and Technology Research, Pew Research Center

Erica Salmon Byrne, J.D., Executive VP and Chair, BELA at Ethisphere

Randy Petaway, Senior Director

Adam Gamwell, Ph.D., Senior Researcher and Business Anthropologist, MotivBase

Charlie Oliver, Founder & CEO, Tech 2025
and Served Fresh Media (moderator)

Greg Kihlström, Head of Customer and Employee Experience, Tech 2025 (moderator)

Read the "The New Normal in 2025" report by Pew Research Center.