BCNET Conference 2014
Technology, Leadership, and Authority: What it Takes to be Taken Seriously in an Era of Rapid Change

Jesse Hirsh has been engaged in a major research project focusing on the future of authority. The premise being that in a society that is constantly changing it is increasingly difficult to establish legitimate authority and provide the kind of leadership that is in great demand. Technology continues to have a disruptive impact on how and who people trust, leading to an unstable environment that requires a reconfiguration of how we relate to our leaders.

Jesse Hirsh – Internet Strategist & Broadcaster

Meet Jesse Hirsh, cyber space guru. His passion is to educate people on the potential benefits and perils of technology.

An internet strategist, researcher, and broadcaster, Hirsh has a weekly nationally-syndicated column on CBC Radio, explaining and analyzing the latest trends and developments in technology, using language and examples that are meaningful and relevant to everyday life.

Hirsh, a Toronto resident, has been lecturing audiences internationally since the early 1990s. He is married to writer Emily Pohl-Weary.

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