John is CEO of Foresight University, a professional foresight learning and development community, and president of the Acceleration Studies Foundation (Los Gatos, CA) a nonprofit technology foresight research organization. He is a lecturer on leadership and technological change at the Naval Postgraduate School, and has authored several next-gen IT foresight studies, including the Metaverse Roadmap, and Open Internet TV, and is a technical advisor to NextIT, a global leader in interactive virtual assistant (IVA) platforms.
John has a B.S. in business administration from UC Berkeley, an M.S.-equivalency in physiology and medicine (two years of medical school and the USMLE-I) from UC San Diego School of Medicine, and an M.S. in futures studies from the University of Houston, and has done additional nondegree studies in biological, cognitive, computer, and physical sciences at UCLA, UC Berkeley, and UC San Diego. His personal website is JohnMSmart.com and blog is EverSmarterWorld.com.
Email: johnsmart-at-acceleration-dot-org Twitter