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Resilience and Innovation During Challenging Times

September 16 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Please join Columbia Bank for a conversation with Futurist, Steve Brown.

The Three Headed Beast- COVID-19 is simultaneously:

  • A public health crisis
  • An operational crisis
  • And an economic crisis all rolled into one monumental moment.

Each crisis requires a different strategic response:

  • One centered on medicine and public safety,
  • another on increasing business resilience,
  • and a third that fuels innovation to catapult us out of recession.

This energizing talk includes fresh ideas on how to use these challenging times as a positive force for good and offers an innovation framework you can use to guide technology innovation into every aspect of your business. Internationally renowned futurist, Steve Brown, will also offer you three new lenses through which to consider the current situation, and will share his insights on the opportunities that our new normal presents. This is a session you will not want to miss.


Meet the Speaker – Steve Brown – Futurist and Founder of Possibility and Purpose LLC

Steve Brown is a futurist, author, strategist, and advisor with over 30 years of experience in high tech. Prior to building his own consulting business, he was Intel’s Chief Evangelist and worked in Intel Labs as a futurist.

Speaking at events all over the world, Steve helps companies to make their businesses more resilient, more innovative, and more profitable. He helps leaders to boost their technology acumen, to create thoughtful digital strategies, and to understand the profound impact technology will have on their business five, ten, and fifteen years from now. Steve works with Fortune 50 giants and small non-profits, spanning every industrial sector. His main focus is on the future of work, and on the future of healthcare, manufacturing, agriculture, and finance. Steve was born in the U.K. and holds Bachelor of Science and Master of Engineering degrees in Micro-Electronic Systems Engineering from Manchester University. He lives with his wife in Portland, Oregon.

We hope you can join us! If you have any questions prior to the event, please contact your banker or Elise Bouneff at



September 16
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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