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Now hiring AI futurists: It’s time for artificial intelligence to take a seat in the C-Suite

June 4th, 2020 at 11:56 am » Comments Off

  In a time of COVID-19 disruption, futurists can accelerate organizational recovery and capacity. When partnered with purpose-built AI, augmented intelligence can also spur radical innovation. Machine learning, task automation and robotics are already widely used in business. These and other AI technologies are about to multiply, and we look at how organizations can best […]

If working from home is the ‘future of work,’ here are 11 reasons why the office sounds better

June 3rd, 2020 at 3:07 pm » Comments Off

  Can we foster the same work culture and communication standards through a video chat? In the midst of the ongoing pandemic, there is an awakening among CEOs that employees are capable of doing work and being productive from home. This week, Twitter announced that employees can work from home indefinitely, becoming the first big […]

Why ‘as-a-service’ models will reign in a post-pandemic world

June 3rd, 2020 at 3:02 pm » Comments Off

It’s hard to think ahead when we are up to our necks in the misery and fear of a pandemic, but every CEO should be focused not just on how to survive, but how to thrive in the COVID-era. I say era because this is not a passing phase, but a new reality. COVID is […]

Goodbye to open office spaces? How experts are rethinking the workplace.

May 22nd, 2020 at 2:29 pm » Comments Off

  The coronavirus pandemic is exacerbating workers’ worries about returning to jobs in these often debated floor plans. DISTRACTING, INTRUSIVE, AND now a potential health hazard. The list of grievances against crowded open office floor plans is mounting, and as state officials mull how to safely reopen offices shuttered by the coronavirus, some people are […]

top 10 Artificial Intelligence trends for 2020

May 21st, 2020 at 11:05 am » Comments Off

The rise of artificial intelligence in the workplace to enable and sustain the digital workforce is an apparent trend for 2020. Artificial intelligence, machine learning, neural networks or whatever other fancy terms industry is coming out with for what is defined as the sophisticated computer technology that is becoming widely utilized to understand and improve […]

Facebook enter commerce with ‘shops’ to bring millions of small businesses online

May 20th, 2020 at 10:20 am » Comments Off

Facebook is bringing 160 million small businesses online to help them survive the coronavirus pandemic. Shops starts rolling out today. In a significant push for ecommerce and social commerce, Facebook is launching Shops to bring online millions of small businesses that have been struggling due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Shops, which enables businesses to […]

Covid-19 could trigger ‘media extinction event’ in developing countries

May 20th, 2020 at 10:07 am » Comments Off

Critical reporting under threat as revenue losses leave independent news outlets hostage to government subsidies or whims of billionaires Press freedom groups warn that the integrity of independent journalism could be at risk. Fake news laws and political interference along with growing financial pressures has left many independent media groups in developing countries fighting to […]

The Fed doesn’t believe in a V-shaped recovery and neither should you

May 19th, 2020 at 5:45 pm » Comments Off

The Fed is warning of several risks to the economic recovery process including damaged labor market dynamics and the potential for a long and deep recession. Don’t underestimate COVID-19 and the global scale of the economic crisis. We see the risks for stocks as tilted to the downside and expect a correction lower driven by […]

These 4 industries are going to die

May 18th, 2020 at 1:03 pm » Comments Off

We are not going back to our old economy. It’s over. Right now, something incredibly positive is occurring in our society. It’s never happened before in world history (feel free to correct me if you can find an example). Every scientist, health leader, politician, teacher, business leader, family member — everyone — is converging to […]

These 3 charts reveal the state of the economy

May 13th, 2020 at 11:10 am » Comments Off

Australian think-tank the Grattan Institute has released three new trackers, or charts, that offer an up-to-date glance at what the economy looks like right now. The Morrison government has thrown the kitchen sink at the domestic economy, with $320 billion in stimulus measures designed to cushion the damage. The Grattan Institute’s charts are regularly updated […]

10 ways COVID-19 could change office design

May 8th, 2020 at 11:48 am » Comments Off

COVID-19 has upended working life, changing how and where people do their jobs.  Millions of people in China have returned to work, and other countries are considering easing lockdowns in phases. Organizations should plan how to adapt offices to comply with social distancing rules. Real estate company Cushman & Wakefield has designed an office where […]

Here’s how global supply chains will change after COVID-19

May 7th, 2020 at 11:17 am » Comments Off

The coronavirus pandemic is fundamentally reshaping global trade. • The coronavirus crisis has revealed the fragility of the modern supply chain. • Recent data shows the devastating economic impact as week-on-week trade in China, the US and Europe halved because of the crisis. • Diverse sourcing and digitization will be the key to building stronger, […]

Five Scenarios for a techno apocalypse