Dr. Rias J. van Wyk, keynote speaker at the Forum on S&T Vision for the future in South Korea.
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Dr. Rias van Wyk is the Director of Technoscan® Centre in Minneapolis, USA. He is also a Professor Extraordinaire at the University of Stellenbosch. Technoscan® Centre does research on the fundamental nature of technology. Dr. Van Wyk is a former Director of the Master of Science in the Management of Technology Program, University of Minnesota. His academic qualifications include a Master’s degree from Harvard focusing on science, technology and public policy. He is the author of Technology: Its Fundamental Nature (2017) and Technology: A Unifying Code (2003). In 2010 - 2012 he served as the first President of the Management of Technology Accreditation Board (MOTAB).
Received the Distinguished Achievement Award from the International Association for Management of Technology (IAMOT).
Served on the Jury of the Sustainability Innovation Award of the Globe Forum in Sweden.
Keynote Speaker at the launch of the Korean technology foresight report: Science and Technology Vision for the Future: Towards the year 2040.
2010 - 2012
Served as first President of the Management of Technology Accreditation Board (MOTAB).
Acknowledged by the creation of the 'Rias van Wyk Foresight Award' at The University of Minnesota.
Appointed as a Fellow at the Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study (STIAS).
2012 and 2013
Included in the Approved Speakers List of the CFA Institute, an international association of investment professionals
Published a new book Technology: Its Fundamental Nature.
Engaged in the creation of an 'Omega Map', a format to help anticipate technological evolution as it proceeds to its ultimate destiny.