shortcut to content
Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Latest information about COVID-19 and the campus community


News Highlights

Page address:

March 19: Intel Corporation Futurist

Brian David Johnson to deliver guest lecture.

Minnesota State University, Mankato Media Relations Office News Release, 2-25-2013

Mankato, Minn. – Brian David Johnson (pictured), a futurist and principal engineer at Intel Corporation in Portland, Ore., will discuss the process he uses in forecasting future trends in his position at Intel in a 3:30 p.m. lecture on Tuesday, March 19 in Minnesota State University, Mankato's Ostrander Auditorium.

Johnson’s lecture, free and open to the public, is the first in an annual guest lecture series that will be sponsored by the Minnesota Modeling and Simulation Center, which is located at Minnesota State Mankato.

An excerpt from a bio of Johnson here says:  “As a futurist at Intel Corporation, his charter is to develop an actionable 10 -15 year vision for the future of technology. His work is called ‘future casting’—using ethnographic field studies, technology research, trend data, and even science fiction to provide Intel with a pragmatic vision of consumers and computing. Along with reinventing TV, Johnson has been pioneering development in artificial intelligence, robotics, and using science fiction as a design tool.”

Those interested in more information about Johnson’s visit may contact faculty member Tony Filipovitch, who is the research director for the Minnesota Modeling and Simulation Center, by phone at 507-389-5035 or by email at

The sponsor of the event is the Minnesota Modeling and Simulation Center located at Minnesota State Mankato. The center brings together experts from different fields to use their predictive expertise to solve problems from an interdisciplinary approach. Minnesota State Mankato offers a graduate certificate in modeling and simulation. For more information on the center, visit its website at

Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive university with 15,413 students, is part of the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities system, which comprises 31 state institutions.

Email this article | Permanent link | Topstories news | Topstories news archives