After Broadband was organized by Kevin Werbach, Mike Liebhold, and Richard Adler as a joint project of the Mack Center for Technological Innovation at the Wharton School and the Institute for the Future.

About the Mack Center

William & Phyllis Mack Center for Technological Innovation | WhartonEmerging technologies and technological innovation have the potential to create and transform industries, while simultaneously introducing new risks and uncertainty to established firms. The Mack Center for Technological Innovation, led by Co-Directors George Day, Harbir Singh, and Nicolaj Siggelkow, is a Wharton research center that functions as a multidisciplinary learning network for business leaders, academic researchers, and students.

The Mack Center’s research community studies how firms compete, survive, and succeed in the face of innovation. They share their findings and knowledge through publications, conferences and workshops, and by providing guidance to decision makers in technology-driven industries.


About the Institute for the Future

The Institute for the Future (IFTF) is an independent nonprofit research group. We work with organizations of all kinds to help them make better, more informed decisions about the future. We provide the foresight to create insights that lead to action.

We bring a combination of tools, methodologies, and a deep understanding of emerging trends and discontinuities to our work with companies, foundations, and government agencies. We take an explicitly global approach to strategic planning, linking macro trends to local issues in such areas as:

  • Work and daily life
  • Technology and society
  • Health and health care
  • Global business trends
  • Changing consumer society

The Institute is based in California’s Silicon Valley, in a community at the crossroads of technological innovation, social experimentation, and global interchange. Founded in 1968 by a group of former RAND Corporation researchers with a grant from the Ford Foundation to take leading-edge research methodologies into the public and business sectors, the IFTF is committed to building the future by understanding it deeply.


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