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Howard Tullman

CEO, Tribeca Flashpoint Media Arts Academy

Chicago, United States

The single largest technology driver in terms of time conservation (and one of the most challenging as well) will be the development and the deployment of teleportation.

The scarcest resource of all has been, and will forever be, our time. My dream for the future is that technology will continually afford us better and more robust tools and solutions to optimize, conserve and most efficiently use the limited and precious amount of time that each of us has on this Earth which will, in turn, enable us to use that time most wisely and most productively to make a difference in our lives and in the lives of those around in many other different and wonderful ways.

The single largest technology driver in terms of time conservation (and one of the most challenging as well) will be the development and the deployment of teleportation – initially for goods and materials – and ultimately for living things and people. Interestingly enough, I think that the greatest challenges which the ability to transport our things, our chattels, and eventually ourselves and others instantly to designated new locations – once we solve the technical issues – will be political issues, security and criminal concerns, and even significant military implications.

But, at its heart, the immense and almost incalculable beneficial impact in terms of time savings, logistics, avoidable resource consumption, and ecological concerns that the development of even the most rudimentary teleportation capabilities will create makes this a dream worth investing a substantial amount of our time, resources and energy in the process of making this long-held dream of mankind a reality in our future.

Howard Tullman Bio:

Howard A. Tullman serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of Tribeca Flashpoint Media Arts Academy. He is the former President/CEO of Kendall College in Chicago and of Experiencia, Inc. Mr. Tullman is the General Managing Partner for the Chicago High Tech Investors, LLC and a Director of the Rally Marketing Group in Seattle. He is a Trustee of WTTW/WFMT in Chicago and of the New York Academy of Art, the Chairman of the Endowment Committee of Anshe Emet Synagogue in Chicago, a member of Mayor Emanuel’s Council of Technology Advisors and Governor Quinn’s Illinois Innovation Council, an advisor to HighTower Associates, PrepMe LLC and uBID.com in Chicago and to Mudd Advertising/Mudd 360 in Iowa. Mr. Tullman also served as a long-time Director and Board Chairman of The Cobalt Group, as a Trustee of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago and as a Director of the Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art at Northwestern University, as well as the lead Director of The Princeton Review and briefly as its Board Chair.

Mr. Tullman is a graduate with Honors of Northwestern University (B.A., 1967) and of its School of Law (J.D., 1970), where he also graduated with Honors, was elected to the Order of the Coif, and served as the Chairman of the Editors of The Law Review. He was selected as a Ford Foundation Fellow for the study of criminal law. Mr. Tullman was admitted to the Bar in 1970 and, on special petition, to the Bar of the United States Supreme Court in 1974. He practiced in Chicago for 10 years, specializing in Federal litigation, and served by appointment as a Special Master for class action litigation in the Southern District of New York. Mr. Tullman has written, lectured and been interviewed on a number of legal and career issues. He contributed a chapter on his activities to a book entitled Life after Law which describes lawyers who have opted for alternative careers. Mr. Tullman has also served as an Arbitrator for more than 35 years for the American Arbitration Association.

Mr. Tullman is an active art collector, lender and donor to museums including the Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Smart Museum of Art of the University of Chicago, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Chicago Children's Museum, the Evanston Art Center, the Springfield Art Museum, the Milwaukee Art Museum, the Madison Art Center, the Arnot Museum, the Frye Museum, the Mobile Museum of Art, the Museum of the South and the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) in Chicago. Mr. Tullman has worked closely over the last 40 years with various artists and, some years ago, created a limited edition work of art in collaboration with the internationally known artist, Christo, which was used as a fundraising project for the Museum of Contemporary Art.