Is the world of artificial intelligence, augmented reality, and 5G converging with our everyday lives and workplaces sooner than anticipated?

Business as usual is over. The age of hyper-change is upon us and technology is at the forefront. Since the dawn of the microchip, exponential growth has defined modern technology. Today, entire industries are being upended by software, sensors, cameras, LiDAR, processors, and optics - all growing smaller by the day. Tech is pushing into every corner of our world, and businesses that ignore the disruption do so at their own peril. The end of the mobile phone is near and the age of hyperconnectivity is here with AR glasses, the intelligent edge, and IoT.

Led by globally-recognized futurist Cathy Hackl and award-winning emerging tech leader John Buzzell, this book will arm you with frameworks and examples to tackle the rapid disruption happening in every industry.  This book is for business leaders that want to learn more about 5G, artificial intelligence, augmented reality, and other emerging tech.  We’ll explain how you can wield this new tech for scale and revenue growth.  We’ve seen the effects of this technology on the workforce firsthand, success and failure. Along the way, you’ll hear real-life examples from business leaders and ourselves: industry experts in technology years in the making. By the end, you’ll be seeing the world through AR glasses, AI applications and at the speed of 5G.

You'll learn how Augmented Reality, Artificial Intelligence, 5G and other emerging technologies are changing business today and bringing about the next computing platform
  • Understand how AR, AI, and 5G are already affecting your competition and identify opportunities.  
  • How to prioritize these new technologies for your company
  • Learn from experts how to apply these technologies in your industry
  • Learn from examples of how many industries use Augmented Reality, Artificial Intelligence, 5G Mobile Broadband, Virtual Reality, the Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, Cloud Computing, and the Internet of Things.
  • Get a greater understanding of what the future holds for you and your business.
  • Make more informed strategic decisions that impact your brands or businesses present and future roadmap

Get ahead of the competition and shape the future.
You’ll be ready to lead with The Augmented Workforce.


The Augmented Workforce was created for business leaders by two of the leading voices in emerging technologies, actively working to lead companies using AR, AI, and 5G.

Cathy Hackl

Cathy Hackl is a leading tech futurist and globally recognized business leader specializing in augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), and spatial computing. She is one of LinkedIn's top technology voices and a champion for diversity.

She is a sought after keynote speaker and has spoken at CES, SXSW, Comic-Con, Adobe Summit, Harvard Business School. Facebook, Twitter, Aspen Institute, In-Q-Tel, US Navy, SDA Bocconi, IE, Singularity University, and many other places.  

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John Buzzell

John is an award-winning technology leader with experience spanning major technology transitions: AR/VR, Video Games, Mobile apps, Websites and CD-ROM.  Currently he’s leading customers through the next technology transition and into the metaverse at Epic Games.

John is a frequent speaker on AR/VR, real-time 3D animation, and the metaverse. Talks have included the Hollywood Professional Association, Augmented World Expo, VRDC, Reuters XR USA, and M.I.T.

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Edited by Lily Snyder | Cover by Lorenzo Milito
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