On Thursday August 16, internationally best selling author, Rebecca Costa, will speak at the Pacific Grove Public Library (550 Central Avenue) at 7:30 p.m. All proceeds go to benefit the project to update and renew the Library. Admission is $15.
Costa is one of the foremost authorities on adaptive strategies for the 21st century and is consistently ranked as one of the top public speakers in the United States and abroad. She is the recipient of the prestigious Edward O. Wilson Biodiversity Technology Award. Her work has been featured in The New York Times, Washington Post, USA Today, SF Chronicle, The Guardian, and other leading publications. Her weekly column, THE FIX, is presently featured on Newsmax.
Big Data, predictive analytics, lightning-fast communications, and artificial intelligence have ushered in a new era wherein leaders can foresee what lies ahead – arming them with the ability to avert negative outcomes and capitalize on opportunity before the fact. Costa advises Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, non-profit organizations and universities about how to take advantage of this ability to to succeed in fast-moving environments and predict the future with uncanny accuracy. Of particular local interest, is her chapter about her consultation with the City of Salinas on ways police and local government to use big data to combat gang violence.
Come hear more about this fascinating new world as Ms. Costa talks about her most recent book On the Verge, that was introduced in late 2017 to critical acclaim and shot to the top of Amazon’s #1 New Business Releases.