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Achieving Happiness – A discussion on finding a deeper joy in life

Ash ElDifrawi, Psy.D.
Fusion92 invites you to attend the next Future Series, a monthly gathering of industry thought leaders and trendsetters diving into the future of technology, industries and our world. Our next event will be held on November 14 at 8:30 a.m. Join us for a great discussion, including breakfast and a signed copy of our speaker’s latest book!

This month’s speaker is Ash ElDifrawi, Psy.D. Featured in such publications as The Economist, Forbes, Bloomberg and The Wall Street Journal, Dr. ElDifrawi is co-author of the new book The Ten Worlds: The New Psychology of Happiness, a groundbreaking work on why happiness is so elusive and how to attain it. When he is not researching and writing on the subject, Dr. ElDifrawi acts as chief marketing and customer experience officer at Redbox, is a board member of the Illinois Technology Association and retains his license as a clinical psychologist – giving him insights you’ll want to hear!

Join us for Ash's talk, “Achieving Happiness,” November 14 at 8:30 a.m.

The Future Series is learning, interaction, innovation and revelry.

It focuses on topical trends, new technologies, innovative concepts, breakthrough industries and more. As innovation is at the heart of everything we do, it’s crucial that we continually tackle new concepts and become subject matter experts in everything around us.


440 West Ontario Street
Chicago, IL 60654

Date & Time

Thursday, April 18th
8:30am Continental Breakfast
9:00am Series Start

Data Privacy:
Transparency vs. Compliance

Last month, Fusion92 hosted a Future Series segment on Data Privacy in our Chicago office auditorium. It was amazing to see our clients, partners and employees engrossed in a conversation surrounding data privacy as it relates to upcoming  CCPA legislation and previous GDPR by our panel of experts. For those who weren’t able to attend, here’s what you missed.

Our panel included the following experts from a variety of disparate perspectives, legal, data, tech and brand. This diverse perspective enabled a fruitful conversation that uncovered the realities of data privacy in today’s climate.

This panel consisted of Karrie Sullivan, Principal of Culminate Strategy Group, Christian Auty, Principal at Much Shelist, Sonesh Shah, VP of Brand and Digital at Robert Bosch Tool Corporation, and Kim Tworek, Director Email Marketing at Zurich North America. The panel was moderated by Fusion92’s Sarah Wagner, she brought both an unbiased perspective and a conversation fueled by curiosity.

During the talk, we learned how brands can take a privacy-first approach when it comes to consumer data. While some questions still remain, due to the pending attorney general clarification of language, the path to compliance is well underway. The general theme of the conversation was focused on mitigating risk while delivering a seamless customer experience.


Click on a video below to view the full length talk.

The Mental Game
Charles focused on how, through constantly setting and achieving goals, he’s been able to overcome adversity: “It all stems from goals, goals, goals, goals. It might take you a year, it might take two years, it might take 15 years. But you gotta stick to it.”
Charles "Peanut" Tillman
Former Chicago Bear and Author
Empowering Creators
Adler’s talk, “Empowering Creators,” focuses on the simplicity of an idea, assembling a community and activating it through connection. By indulging curiosity, ideation can transform how we interact with brands and each other.
Charles Adler
Co-founder and Former Head of Design at Kickstarter
That Book on Blockchain
Jonathan B. Morley, author of That Book on Blockchain, provides us with an introductory look at the world of blockchain, cryptocurrencies and what this means for business and industry. 
Jonathan B. Morley
Author of That Book on Blockchain
Empathy Rules – Focused on Entrepreneurship and Innovation
As a leader at Apple and subsequently a Senior Vice President at Redbox, Mark is an icon in product innovation and product launches. Mark also teaches entrepreneurship at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.
Mark Achler
Managing Director of MATH Venture Partners
Symbiosis – Augmented Intelligence
Nikos is an award-winning author, producer, speaker and futurist. As Chief Visionary at Sizmek, a company that creates advertising solutions of the future, Nikos uncovers the hidden connections between brands and audiences, and encapsulates his findings in the daring video series, "Symbiosis."
Nikos Acuña
Chief Visionary at Sizmek
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