Megatrends

People power

Every single time a customer comes into contact with your brand it is an opportunity to either impress or disappoint them, to win them over or to lose them. There’s no substitute for human-to-human interaction.

Innovation in the Navy: how the Air Arm does it

Bringing innovation to a place where rules, hierarchy and tradition are deeply ingrained in the very fabric of the institution can be difficult. How does the Navy break the mould?

Australia’s digital strategy needs major readjustment

Australia ranks 15 out of 63 nations when it comes to digital competitiveness, according to a new report.

The Future, This Week 16 June 2017

This week: inventors vs innovators, what drones are for, and the self-proclaimed Space Nation.

Jack Ma and the unicorns

The next tech superstar will come from whoever develops something that invalidates how people consume or produce in some way, because Jack Ma is not going to vacate his position.

The success of Fintech lies in collaboration, not competition

A recent report explaining how Fintechs are harnessing digital technologies to offer their customers a better experience.

The Future, This Week 9 June 2017

This week: should email die, stealing jeeps, talking pods, and our robot of the week.

Materialising the digital

A special edition looking at new ways of manufacturing: fashion, reefs, jet engines and more at the Out of Hand exhibition at the Powerhouse Museum.


Innovation in the Navy: how the Air Arm does it

Bringing innovation to a place where rules, hierarchy and tradition are deeply ingrained in the very fabric of the institution can be difficult. How does the Navy break the mould?

The Future, This Week 16 June 2017

This week: inventors vs innovators, what drones are for, and the self-proclaimed Space Nation.

The Future, This Week 9 June 2017

This week: should email die, stealing jeeps, talking pods, and our robot of the week.

Materialising the digital

A special edition looking at new ways of manufacturing: fashion, reefs, jet engines and more at the Out of Hand exhibition at the Powerhouse Museum.

The Future, This Week 02 June 2017

This week: big design, keeping up with blockchain, how computers change us and goodbye Walt.

Entrepreneurship and China’s big three

How can China’s emerging entrepreneurs compete in a culture that is dominated by the big three – Baidu, Alibaba and Tencent – who imitate or consume any smaller competitor?

The Future, This Week 26 May 2017

This week: medicine goes digital, AI for president and cameras killing keyboards.

The Future, This Week 19 May 2017

This week: the Frightful Five, white men designing apps, and ten thousand phones enslaved to like you.

From imagination to innovation

Star Trek inspired the first mobile phone by Motorola. Google, Apple and Microsoft have all used science fiction to stay ahead of the curve in the innovation game. So how do we go from imagination to innovation?

The Future, This Week 12 May 2017

This week: robots, apples and Apple, when living the good life on Instagram turns into real work, and an industry where analogue still beats digital.


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.


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