Faculty Mentors:
Andrew Ward, Professor, Management
Joshua Ehrig, Professor of Practice, Management


Project Summary:
The pace of change continues to accelerate, and there are various societal-level forces, which we call Societal Shifts, which will drive fundamental change in society – how we live, work, and interact with one another – and will also impact the great divides within society: inequalities in wealth, health, and access to technology, as well as facilitate or hinder progress towards achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals. We are currently focusing on eight of these Societal Shifts: Changing Demographics, Climate Change, Rapid Urbanization, Energy Generation & Storage, Social Commerce, Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, and Blockchain. This project will create a visual “dashboard” that tells us the speed and direction that these Societal Shifts are moving, by identifying key indicators that underlie the progress of these shifts and where this data is sourced. Data will then be fed into a visual dashboard to give current data, and trend data, in an easy-to-understand visual representation of the shifts.