Sydney Business Insights

Megatrends

The appeal of the ‘flat’ organisation – why some firms are getting rid of middle managers

A flat management structure can reduce costs and boost efficiency but may be hard for larger firms to implement.

The Future, This Week 12 January 2018

This week: how bots use us to make money online and a recap on algorithms.

Engineers, philosophers and sociologists release ethical design guidelines for future technology

A report released today by the world’s largest technical professional organisation is designed to help humanity avoid a robot apocalypse.

The Future, This Week 22 December 2017

The Future, This Year: the most interesting, the weird and the wonderful, what’s in store for 2018, and a Christmas story.

The trust shift

Rachel Botsman talks about changing perceptions of trust and explains how traditional ideas of banking, media, politics and consumerism are being radically transformed in our society.

Does board diversity matter?

Dr Danika Wright talks about board diversity and explores whether it really does matter.

The Future, This Week 15 December 2017

This week: the battle of the giants, what’s up with Bitcoin, and avocado innovation.

Building the Digital Silk Road

China’s ‘One Belt, One Road’ program now has a digital map.

The Future, This Week 08 December 2017

This week: building the digital Silk Road, brands in the age of Amazon, and my robot friend.

The Future, This Week 01 December 2017

This week: cities creating real kerb appeal, Meetup at work, and quantum bits.


The Future, This Week 12 January 2018

This week: how bots use us to make money online and a recap on algorithms.

The Future, This Week 22 December 2017

The Future, This Year: the most interesting, the weird and the wonderful, what’s in store for 2018, and a Christmas story.

The trust shift

Rachel Botsman talks about changing perceptions of trust and explains how traditional ideas of banking, media, politics and consumerism are being radically transformed in our society.

Does board diversity matter?

Dr Danika Wright talks about board diversity and explores whether it really does matter.

The Future, This Week 15 December 2017

This week: the battle of the giants, what’s up with Bitcoin, and avocado innovation.

The Future, This Week 08 December 2017

This week: building the digital Silk Road, brands in the age of Amazon, and my robot friend.

The Future, This Week 01 December 2017

This week: cities creating real kerb appeal, Meetup at work, and quantum bits.

The Future, This Week 24 November 2017

This week: is the ivory tower asleep at the wheel, city experiments, and Uber…again.

The Future, This Week 17 November 2017

This week: re-cycling data, Watson’s health problems, and shop the look on Spotify.

CEO Insights: Andrew Baxter on marketing and robotics

How is marketing being transformed by machine learning and robotics and what does this mean for the consumer?


Megatrends – Resource security

The resource security megatrend captures the increasing pressure on environmental resources, including food, water, energy, mineral resources.

Megatrends – Economic power shift

The economic power shift megatrend captures first and foremost the rise of the new centres of economic activity in developing world.

Megatrends – Empowering individuals

We are witnessing the rise of the individual like never before. Tremendous technological advances, ubiquitous connectivity, improvements in access to education and health are empowering individuals across the world.

Megatrends – Rapid urbanisation

The future is one of cities. Today more than half the world’s population lives in cities and 85 percent of the global GDP is generated in cities, with the biggest 250 cities accounting for 57 percent of global GDP.

Megatrends – Evolving communities

Rapid and profound demographic and change is leading to evolving communities with different business, social and individual challenges.

Megatrends – Impactful technology

Technological change driven by the acceleration, distribution and application of computing power across industry via the internet, cloud and individual mobile platforms has been called “the second machine age” and “the fourth industrial revolution”.

Megatrends – Introduction

Our focus is grounded in the global megatrends whose influence will have an enormous impact over the world we live in and a tremendous influence on the future of business.