AmeriQuest taps media commentator as symposium keynote speaker

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Dr. James Canton, global futurist and media commentator, will serve as keynote speaker at the 2011 AmeriQuest Transportation Industry Symposium, a conference of senior management from best-in-class transportation companies in North America, April 7-8 in Orlando, Fla.

In addition to his role as futurist, Dr. Canton is also a social scientist, business adviser and author of two books, “The Extreme Future: The Top Trends That Will Reshape the World in the 21st Century” and “Technofutures: How Leading-Edge Innovations Will Transform Business in the 21st Century.” A media commentator named “the Digital Guru” by CNN and “Dr. Future” by Yahoo, he has appeared on CNBC, FOX, PBS and ABC.

At present, Dr. Canton is chairman and chief executive officer for Global Futures, a think tank he founded that advises business and government on future trends. He regularly advises companies on trends in innovation, financial services, energy, security and globalization, and he also has advised three White House administrations, the National Science Foundation and MIT’s Media Lab, Europe.

The AmeriQuest Transportation Industry Symposium takes place at the Ritz-Carlton Orlando Grande Lakes. The event brings together leaders from private fleets, truck leasing companies, truckload carriers and transportation supply chain companies and tackles topics that have a major impact on how to guide businesses today and into the future.