Sydney Business Insights

Megatrends

The Future, This Week 20 October 2017

This week: why exponential growth is big, remember eBay? and is Uber changing cities.

What businesses can learn from sports about using algorithms

There are good reasons why business has not been as successful as sports teams at implementing algorithmic decision-making.

The motor car: love in a digital age

Carlos Ghosn, CEO of the Renault–Nissan Alliance and one of the world’s most influential business leaders, predicts what we can expect from the future of the automotive industry.

The future of work for Gen Y & Z

We must equip millennials with the ability to think critically and to evaluate new situations, new information and new environments, in order to prepare them for tomorrow’s jobs.

The Future, This Week 13 October 2017

This week: nudge nudge Nobel Prize, the internet of creepy things, and Facebook enlists Wikipedia.

How China’s AI experts can beat Google and Microsoft by 2030

China is more than capable of reaching its goal of global AI leadership, but it will require a change in mindset to carry out and support groundbreaking research, not just follow existing technology.

Reimagining the digital workplace

Both technology and people change alongside one another, so how do you successfully reimagine the digital workplace?

The Future, This Week 06 October 2017

This week: the algorithm is innocent, Australians in space, and the licence to watch.

The Future, This Week 29 September 2017

This week: ATMs free at 50, animal tracking and big data, and science fiction.


The Future, This Week 20 October 2017

This week: why exponential growth is big, remember eBay? and is Uber changing cities.

The Future, This Week 13 October 2017

This week: nudge nudge Nobel Prize, the internet of creepy things, and Facebook enlists Wikipedia.

The Future, This Week 06 October 2017

This week: the algorithm is innocent, Australians in space, and the licence to watch.

The Future, This Week 29 September 2017

This week: ATMs free at 50, animal tracking and big data, and science fiction.

The Future, This Week 22 September 2017

This week: when intuition saves the world, the data science of winemaking, and robolawyers…again.

A future of automation

What does automation mean for the future of mining, agriculture, cities and the future of jobs? A discussion with Hugh Durrant-Whyte, Chief Scientific Adviser at the UK Ministry of Defence.

The Future, This Week 15 September 2017

This week: update my car, your phone will see you now, and power to the hackers.

The Future, This Week 08 September 2017

This week: pay with a smile, fake reviews and regulating AI.

The Future, This Week 01 September 2017

This week: privacy (what privacy?), mind control games, and boring innovation.

The Future, This Week 25 August 2017

This week: what’s up with the hype, computer says no, and the power of playlists.


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.