China’s digital economy: A leading global force

China has one of the most active digital-investment and start-up ecosystems in the world, according to a new discussion paper from the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI), China’s digital economy: A leading global force. China is in the top three in the world for venture-capital investment in key types of digital technology, including virtual reality, autonomous vehicles, 3-D … Continue reading China’s digital economy: A leading global force

How can #creative industries benefit from #blockchain?

Five forces of blockchain technology could affect the creative economy. Here are some of the risks and challenges to overcome. Many readers will be familiar with blockchain as the underlying enabling technology developed for Bitcoin, a cryptocurrency. Klaus Schwab, founder and executive chairman of the World Economic Forum, provides this summary in his book on the Fourth … Continue reading How can #creative industries benefit from #blockchain?

How Consumer Brands Can Connect with Customers in a Changing Retail Landscape

When news broke earlier this year about Amazon’s courtship of some of the world’s biggest consumer packaged goods (CPG) brands, it touched off a wave of speculation. Was the e-commerce giant engaged in a long game to alter the relationships between consumer goods makers and their brick-and-mortar retail partners? However it plays out, Amazon’s outreach exposed a … Continue reading How Consumer Brands Can Connect with Customers in a Changing Retail Landscape

PWC study: Workforce of the future

We are living through a fundamental transformation in the way we work. Automation and 'thinking machines' are replacing human tasks, changing the skills that organisations are looking for in their people. But what will the future look like? This isn’t a time to sit back and wait for events to unfold. To be prepared for the future, … Continue reading PWC study: Workforce of the future

How Smart Services create sustainable customer value #automotive #

Though critical to building internal efficiencies, Industry 4.0—smart connected products built on digitized factories and platforms—is too limited to unlock the full scope of opportunities created by this remarkable transformation. What’s needed is a more comprehensive view of value creation: one that leverages the power of smart services as the backbone of the end-to-end digital … Continue reading How Smart Services create sustainable customer value #automotive #