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Emerging Markets and Mega Trends

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  • 2019 Global Economic Outlook
    2019 Global Economic Outlook
    Aroop Zutshi, Global President & Managing Partner; Craig Parker, Research Director; and Neha Anna Thomas, Senior Economist Recorded: Feb 5 2019 62 mins
    The world economy is expected to enter a period of slowdown in 2019 amidst pressures from trade wars, higher interest rates, and emerging market capital outflows. Business in the US and China are expected to continue to face pressures from trade wars and are expected to deal with higher import costs by passing costs to consumers, relocating production, or pursuing layoffs.

    Key Takeaways:

    • Identify and learn more about the top 2019 global economic predictions
    • Learn more about the 2019 GDP growth trajectory for key advanced and emerging economies.
    • Understand the key economic risks shaping the regions in which you operate.
    • Engage in an interactive Q&A session with Frost & Sullivan experts.
  • The Future of Insurance
    The Future of Insurance
    Lauren Martin-Taylor, Principal Consultant, Clare Walker, Industry Consultant, Frost & Sullivan Recorded: Jan 23 2019 49 mins
    From a customer perspective, selecting the right insurance policies through user-based insurance and demand insurance approaches will allow insurers to compete more effectively with powerful social groups such as the elderly and millennials, while prevention-as-a-service models will enable insurers to mitigate some of their most pressing threats to policy payouts. Insurtechs pose a threat to traditional insurers as they can avoid legacy systems and leverage new business models and technologies from inception.

    Key Takeaways:

    • Understand how to compete more effectively with shifting business models, operations, and value chains
    • Discover key insurtech companies and how they are disrupting the traditional insurance workflows, as well as changing how customers buy insurance and interact with their providers
    • Emerging insurance business models such as prevention-as-a-service, on-demand insurance, usage-based insurance, and value-added services will allow insurers to compete more effectively in this changing market.
  • Digital Innovations Creating Growth Opportunities for Health Monitoring
    Digital Innovations Creating Growth Opportunities for Health Monitoring
    Bhargav Rajan, Team Leader, TechVision Recorded: Dec 18 2018 51 mins
    Sensors play a central role in a digital ecosystem, particularly the use of micro- and nano-sensors that can detect a host of biological, organic and inorganic substances, and communicate their detection to a smartphone or a communication system in real time. The ecosystem would enable a seamless digital world in which particulate matter, which could be potentially harmful, can be detected accurately and quickly.

    Key Takeaways:
    • Learn about the trends that are forcing a paradigm shift in personal and community health monitoring.
    • Hear about the latest innovations that are helping to create an immersive environment for non-intrusive, round-the-clock vital signs monitoring.
    • Identify challenges, bottlenecks, and barriers to the adoption and growth of the Internet of Medical Things and smart homes.
  • Brexit Impact on UK Economy and Industry
    Brexit Impact on UK Economy and Industry
    Frost & Sullivan Brexit experts Recorded: Nov 29 2018 76 mins
    Do you know what post-Brexit conditions could look like for your organization?

    The failure to strike a UK-EU agreement at the October Summit only increases the level of uncertainty, with the likelihood of a deal or no-deal scenario to become increasingly apparent by December.

    Key Takeaways:
    • Learn more about potential Brexit scenarios and their implications for the UK economy and industry
    • Identify how Brexit will shape the future of the automotive, financial services, and healthcare industries
    • Undertake Brexit scenario-based planning and develop mitigation strategies
    • Engage in an interactive Q&A session with Frost & Sullivan Brexit experts
  • Growth Opportunities in Lightweight Metals
    Growth Opportunities in Lightweight Metals
    Aarthi Janakiraman, Industry Manager, Sanchari Chatterjee, Senior Industry Analyst, TechVision, Frost & Sullivan Recorded: Nov 13 2018 39 mins
    Across the globe and industries, there is a growing demand to replace steel and heavy metals such as copper and iron with lightweight alternatives. From medical devices and industrial components, to the automotive and aerospace segments, the goal is to produce lighter structures, increase energy efficiency and address environmental regulations. In addition, multifunctional metals that offer higher strength, insulation, and sustenance at higher temperatures are becoming additional prospects demanded by end industries.

    Key Takeaways:
    • Discover the key companies to act on, IP trends and growth opportunities
    • Understand ongoing industry initiatives and research developments
    • Assess the criticality of end-user needs from different application segments
  • Gen Z as Customers: Understand and Service the Unique Needs of this Generation
    Gen Z as Customers: Understand and Service the Unique Needs of this Generation
    Lynne Goulding, Principal Consultant, VIG, Frost & Sullivan, Hiral Patel, European Equity Research, Barclays Recorded: Oct 30 2018 37 mins
    Generation Z currently makes up 24% of the global population and is set to have significant spending power. This "digitally native" population cohort, born between 1993 and 2007, will be a substantial customer base in the future.

    Key Takeaways:
    • Discover the characteristics of Generation Z and how they differ from previous generations
    • Understand the social, technological, economic, environmental and political trends shaping Gen Z
    • Explore which markets are most important for targeting the Gen Z customer
  • Iraq's Top Investment & Trade Opportunities in Post-ISIS Era
    Iraq's Top Investment & Trade Opportunities in Post-ISIS Era
    Ali Mirmohammad, Senior Consultant & Business Development Manager, MENASA, Iran & Iraq, Frost & Sullivan Recorded: Sep 6 2018 42 mins
    Title: Iraq's Top Investment & Trade Opportunities in Post-ISIS Era—A Growing Emerging Market in the Middle East

    Subtitle: Opportunities Across Multiple Industrial Sectors Call for Multi-billion Dollar Investment Within Next Decade

    After three years of combat operations, the war against the Islamic State (ISIS) has ended, and the country is on the path of rebuilding and reformation. The country’s reconstruction, stabilization, and economic diversification efforts entail massive investment in all economic sectors, to the tune of more than USD 900 billion across multiple areas within the next decade. With a large youth population, vast natural and mineral resources as well as a strategic location, Iraq occupies a pivotal position in the Persian Gulf and Middle East region and has the potential to become a significant, cost-effective trading and distribution location.

    Key Takeaways:

    - Identify the most attractive sectors for investment and trade in Iraq.
    - Learn about the business environment, tax regime, available incentives and privileges for foreign companies.
    - Gain valuable insights about the current and future consumer market in Iraq.
    - Explore opportunities across multiple sectors, including oil & gas, food, medical, metal & minerals, energy & infrastructure, etc.
  • Digital Revolution in the Manufacturing Arena: Insights & Growth Opportunities
    Digital Revolution in the Manufacturing Arena: Insights & Growth Opportunities
    Kasthuri Jagadeesan, Research Director, Jabez Mendelson, Industry Analyst, Sushrutha Sadashiva,Tech Vision, Frost & Sullivan Recorded: Aug 30 2018 53 mins
    The growth of IoT has transformed the way end users interact with machines (automotive, home appliances, etc.). The manufacturing industry is expected to witness a digital revolution with advancement in hybrid sensors, predictive analytics, wearables, digital twins, mass customization, 3D printing, edge computing, robots, asset monitoring, smart grids, and natural processing language. With IoT solutions predominantly focused on consumer applications, various companies and manufacturers are looking to adopt IoT to take advantage of attractive growth opportunities.
  • Top 5 Agriculture Technologies Improving Productivity and Driving Growth
    Top 5 Agriculture Technologies Improving Productivity and Driving Growth
    Subbu Bettadapura Senior Director, Shrinivas Tukdeo, Program Manager, TechVision, Frost & Sullivan Recorded: Jul 25 2018 53 mins
    Recent developments in precision agriculture solutions are facilitating crop yield data collection, nutrient management, satellite aerial imagery and development of variable rate technology, creating new opportunities for farmers across the globe.

    Emerging technologies such as vertical farming with LED indoor lighting systems and agricultural robotics are improving the quality of farm products and simultaneously stimulating the sustainability of crops. Water conservation advancements, enhanced-efficiency fertilizers, pest management and waste upcycling increase the yield per hectare of agricultural land by providing futuristic ideologies, which result in increased output and the conservation of the environment.

    Key Takeaways:
    · Learn about emerging technologies that will stimulate the future of agriculture through sustainable practices that use fewer primary resources as compared to conventional agricultural methods.
    · Discover new technologies, including equipment telematics, synthetic biology and LED light-based farming, which will increase yield per area of the agricultural field.
    · Identify the critical stakeholders and prospects, and find out the best practices in agriculture.
  • Technological Advances in AR/VR Create New Growth Opportunities
    Technological Advances in AR/VR Create New Growth Opportunities
    Lauren Taylor, Principal Consultant, Malabika Mandal, Senior Research Analyst, Visionary Innovation Group Recorded: Jul 24 2018 68 mins
    The immersive technology market, including augmented and virtual reality, is expected to see massive growth in the next five years, and will mainly be derived by applications in manufacturing and simulation modeling. Advancements in technology like 5G, artificial intelligence, edge computing and robotics are expected to transform the augmented and virtual reality experiences.

    Key Takeaways:
    • Identify the critical sectors of the AR/VR market that have huge growth potential in the next 10 years.
    • Learn strategies to pursue technology convergence.
    • Gain knowledge about the future opportunities in sectors like media, gaming, telepresence, retail, medicine, and education.

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