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Blockchain - Trust, Transparency & Shared Value in Global Networks

Sarah Leslie blockchain disruption fourth industrial revolution strategy technology

Blockchain - Trust, Transparency & Shared Value in Global Networks

In a digital, globalised world, with all the concomitant concerns of authenticity, biosecurity, financial security and money laundering, blockchain technologies are set to enable rapid, cost effective identity management, asset tracking, compliance and certainty of transaction completion.

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3D Printing - Empowering Sustainable, Distributed Manufacturing

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3D Printing - Empowering Sustainable, Distributed Manufacturing

3D printing is ushering in a new atomic model for physical objects and a new era of pan-industrial competition. Any factory anywhere can potentially manufacture not just parts, but complete products for any number of industries, continually iterate and hyper-personalise these at low cost in response to market demand.

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Augmented and Virtual Reality - Enhancing Our Real World Experience

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Augmented and Virtual Reality - Enhancing Our Real World Experience

As both consumers and organisations struggle with cognitive overload from the rapidly escalating volume and velocity of data from ever more connected devices, AR offers up a much-needed panacea. Where current internet technologies place access to the right information at the right time at our fingertips, with AR, we will now have it in plain sight.

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Artificial Intelligence - Augmenting our Human Capability & Potential

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Artificial Intelligence - Augmenting our Human Capability & Potential

The disruptive potential of AI is perhaps unprecedented, and while the popular media focuses on a dystopian vision of the future, AI is augmenting our human capability perceptually, cognitively and physically, transforming everyday experiences as well as enabling a collaborative human and machine led transformation. 

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Leading for Creativity and Innovation

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There's general consensus that today’s business environment is more volatile and unpredictable than ever. Disruption of products, services, channels, policies, talent, brands and supply chains is increasing as nimble start ups attack the component parts within the value chain of established incumbents across all industries. Organisations require a robust capacity to innovate in order to survive, and this requires that they have both creative leaders and a creative culture. The leadership challenge, well articulated by Tim Brown, CEO of renowned design strategy firm IDEO, is that most of today’s leaders achieved their position through having the right answer, whereas in our increasingly complex and interconnected world, it's nigh on impossible...

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