Spurred by the presidential election in 2016 – and because this election will play a critical role in the nation’s progress over the next decade – Frost & Sullivan has undertaken a comprehensive study of the future of the United States, analyzing the many Mega Trends that will affect American citizens and business through 2025.
This webcast will provide an overview of key findings from this research and will explore some of the themes that emerged throughout our research, including:
• How expanding data frontiers will force companies to find ever-more-creative ways of keeping pace with rapidly evolving technology
• America’s “network culture” that connects communities and friends, and how virtual relationships across geographies are redefining families, friendships, and professional networks
• The reality of the new “human-centric” workplace and how it will become key to employees’ future health, wellness, and happiness
• The intersection of the collaboration and competition economies, and how companies will take advantage of more opportunities to share assets and form partnerships, while simultaneously trying to compete in a crowded field and amid rapidly evolving customer dynamics
RecordedNov 12 201560 mins
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Aroop Zutshi - Global President & Managing Partner, Frost & Sullivan
Global interest in Myanmar as an investment destination has increased in the past five years following liberalization efforts and other reforms. The country has since witnessed commendable expansion in foreign investment, trade, and gross domestic product (GDP). Enabling factors such as the recent opening of the first special economic zone (SEZ), a rising middle class, and supportive new government policies for businesses will only help accelerate Myanmar's catch-up process. In light of these developments, Frost & Sullivan's upcoming webinar will enable you to:
• Gain a deeper knowledge of Myanmar's economic and business conditions.
• Leverage insights and trends associated with key growth industries.
• Hear from companies that have successfully expanded their business in Myanmar.
•Engage in a live Q&A session with representatives from the private sector in Myanmar as well as Frost & Sullivan experts.
Jillian Walker, Senior Consultant, Visionary Innovation Group
Donald Trump's ascendancy to president of the United States promises to bring big change. Controversial campaign rhetoric targeting topics as diverse as trade, the environment and healthcare, coupled with Trump's long list of unconventional government appointees, have created an environment of uncertainty. Citizens, businesses, and governments around the world are trying to separate the hyperbolic from the probable and wondering what policies Trump will actually pursue. “Trump's Impact on the Future of the United States” helps provide clarity without sacrificing complexity.
Lauren Taylor, Principal Consultant and Richard Sear, Partner & Senior Vice President
Is your organization prepared to take advantage of the most impactful and transformational trends set to take place in 2017? Frost & Sullivan's Visionary Innovation Group has drawn on the expertise of its global team of futurists, consultants, and analysts to forecast which trends will most affect business, society, and government this year. Each of our top 17 trends are analyzed and supported with key predictions and the expected impact of those predictions.
Gopal R. Global Vice President, Transportation & Logistics and Sitanshu Shastri, Research Analyst, TechVision
Sensor technologies are already signaling transformation across different applications and are expected to bring changes more significantly in the future. Innovative sensor technology is expected to disrupt existing business models and applications. Industries are continuously intermingling with one another to develop innovative products and services to satisfy the discerning needs of consumers. Regulations play a vital role in the adoption of technology, especially drone and energy-harvesting technologies. Therefore, it’s imperative that companies review their portfolio and build their innovation pipeline of sensor technologies and customized products to be ready for the future in line with regulations, and consumer and business demands.
Aarthi Janakiraman, Team Leader - Chemicals and Advanced Materials, TechVision
Industries are continuously intermingling to develop innovative products and services to satisfy the discerning needs of consumers. This convergence of industries may potentially disrupt existing business models and applications. Technologies, especially material technologies, act as key facilitators for the transforming innovation ecosystem. Therefore, it is imperative that companies review their portfolio and build their innovation pipeline of material technologies and customized products to be ready for future convergence and collaboration trends. The webinar will discuss key trends that are driving material innovations across different industries and focus on the emerging opportunities for materials across applications.
The battery sector was stunned with the news of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones catching fire or exploding in September 2016, and was further shaken when the replacement smartphones suffered similar fates. Such developments underline the new territory that advanced battery designs are venturing into, where the slightest defect may have catastrophic consequences. Scientists and researchers are thus compelled to improve upon existing battery technologies, where batteries will have to meet ever-increasing demands for high power density, good lifecycle, long shelf life, low cost, and safety.
Technologies never remain in silos; they intermingle with one another to form innovative scenarios that may potentially disrupt existing business models and applications. For example, technologies such as Smart Haptics, 5G Networks, Surgical Robots, Artificial Intelligence and XaaS could combine to generate an innovative business scenario, “Haptic-enabled Remote Robotic Surgeries,” that may possibly disrupt the healthcare industry. For business executives and R&D organizations, these scenarios usher in innovation for their strategic business planning and help them stay ahead in the market. The webinar also discusses some of the key initiatives enabling the convergence of emerging technologies.
In an inter-connected world where technology has no boundaries, two or more emerging technologies across industries may converge in various scenarios, leading to unexplored applications or business models. For example, technologies like next-generation stem cells, additive manufacturing and nano-coatings may converge to give rise to "personalized cosmeceuticals," which are cosmetics customized based on phenotype and genotype of the user. Unexplored business models like these may become the next disruptive billion-dollar idea for investors, corporate executives and R&D professionals. The webinar will discuss key trends that drive these convergence scenarios and potential market challenges that should be noted while considering these opportunities.
Robin Varghese, Senior Research Analyst, Visionary Innovation Group
Movies have created much hype around artificial intelligence, which has distorted the understanding of the technology for people, businesses, and government. Most people picture a dystopian society when they think about artificial intelligence, but the truth is light years away from this notion. In reality, the true capabilities of AI devices don’t meet general expectations. But in the past decade, the industry has witnessed significant development in terms of technology and the skills that are pushing the boundaries of AI capabilities. Newer innovations in machine learning algorithms (deep learning) and computing technologies (neuromorphic or quantum computing) show promise for AI. But is the public or government ready for this future? Are businesses aware of what needs to be done to become AI ready?
Mr. Aroop Zutshi, Mr. Manoj Menon, Dr. Ram Sharan Mahat, Mr. Arjun Kumar Karki, Mr. Abhimanyu Poddar, Mr. Padma Jyoti
Nepal’s growth story is likely to be shaped by rising urbanization, growing renewable energy development, and greater transport infrastructure development over the next few years. Investors could look to tap into opportunities across sectors such as hydropower and manufacturing, with the government seeking to utilize the significant untapped hydropower potential, and with the development of special economic zones likely to take on greater shape moving ahead. Featuring commentary from the Nepal government, Frost & Sullivan Senior Partners, as well as the private sector in Nepal, this webinar will enable you to gain deeper insights into the future of Nepal, national priorities, investment opportunities, and success stories of local companies as well as multinational corporations.
Aroop Zutshi, Haritha Ramachandran, Neha Anna Thomas
Why You Must Attend:
• Understand fiscal adjustments and their impact on the Saudi and Qatari economies
• Track the progress of Qatar and Saudi Arabia in diversifying away from oil and gas, and understand the governments’ diversification policies
• Identify non-hydrocarbon-related growth opportunities across Qatar and Saudi Arabia
• Participate in interactive Q&A with Frost & Sullivan country experts for Qatar and Saudi Arabia
Multi-billion Dollar Technologies Ready to Propel Industries and Transform our World
Disruption is a frightening prospect for most companies unaware of new technologies that will soon arrive to threaten their market position and send their strategy, R&D, and product development teams into tail spins. This executive briefing will share golden nuggets from the TechVision group’s latest research titled ‘Top 50 Emerging Technologies: Growth Opportunities of Strategic Imperative.’
Key take-away include:
- Identify emerging technologies that pack maximum potential to fuel global innovation, create innovative products, and drive commercial growth
- Build a plan to track technologies impacting your business in a fast converging world
- Expose your mind to multi-billion dollar opportunities arising out of serendipitous technology convergence
Disruption is a frightening prospect for most companies unaware of new technologies that will soon arrive to threaten their market position and send their strategy, R&D, and product development teams into tailspins.
Key take-aways include:
• Identify emerging technologies that pack maximum potential to fuel global innovation, create innovative products, and drive commercial growth
• Build a plan to track technologies impacting your business in a fast converging world
• Expose your mind to multi-billion dollar opportunities arising out of serendipitous technology convergence
The blurring of boundaries between industries has accelerated possibilities from converging trends, applications, technologies and markets. Organizations need to seize opportunities emerging from the forces of industry convergence. As industry convergence accelerates the disrupt-collapse-transform cycle, what are the top growth opportunities that businesses must focus on to gain long-term competitive advantage? How can you accelerate the "idea to execution" cycle to drive transformative growth from the forces of industry convergence?
Olivia Walker | Principal Consultant | Visionary Innovation Group
Leaders and innovators all over the world are looking for the next growth opportunity, whether it’s an emerging market, digital transformation or new service industries. This presentation examines the evidence that addressing female consumers and harnessing the power of females in your economy or organization will help yield significant returns and uncover your trillion-dollar customer. Already established as the dominant force in the B2C spending world, women are growing in impact in the B2B world.
Aroop Zutshi, global president & managing partner; Craig Parker, senior economic consultant; and Sanghamitra Chatterjee
What is in store for the global economy following the financial crisis and the great recession? It is important to understand whether the global economy is transitioning to an era of stable growth or whether downward pressures are strong enough to usher in the next global recession.
Why You Should Attend:
• Identify the top trends of 2016 that will influence global growth
• Keep up with risks and drivers that are likely to affect your investment decisions and expansion strategies
• Identify markets that are growing investment hotbeds
• Participate in an interactive Q&A session with Frost & Sullivan’s economist and country experts
Archana Amarnath, Global Director Frost & Sullivan ; Shaily Shah, Senior Consultant Frost & Sullivan
Asia-Pacific is a frontier of growth, development, and activity having quickly embraced disruptive trends in its journey to grow. We are pleased to invite you to join a livecast webinar that will look into how utility providers, infrastructure companies, system integrators and telecom operators are actively pursuing the smart city market, adding more layers of intelligence as either integrators offering pre-packaged bundled solutions or as product vendors offering intelligent hardware and infrastructure. New funding mechanisms and public-private dynamics will be also be touched upon. This webinar will also discuss recommendations for future growth of businesses and cities active in this space.
In this webinar, you will discover:
- Eight Critical parameters that define a smart city along with upcoming smart cities in Asia
- Smart city business models and funding mechanisms
- Key market participants and next game changers
- Implications of smart city solutions on key industries
- Recommendations for businesses and cities
Lauren Taylor, Visionary Innovation Senior Consultant, Frost & Sullivan and Brian David Johnson, Futurist
What are the major trends occurring in 2016 that your company should be aware of and investing in? The Visionary Innovation Group’s team of global futurists predicts 16 key trends that will make an impact on business and society in the coming year.
• US and EU clashing data policies
• Augmented eLearning
• China’s economic slowdown
• Fintech revolution
Aroop Zutshi, global president & managing partner; Niju Vijayan, director; and Kaushik Madhavan, director, Automotive
South Asia is among the fastest growing regions globally with the Indian economy expected to sustain over 7 percent growth in the next five years. The new government, which has been in power since 2014, is spearheading a series of reforms beneficial to investment and economic growth. For example, the Make in India campaign has significantly helped drive foreign investments into the Indian industry and aims to establish India as a global manufacturing powerhouse.
The government is also striving to spur infrastructure development, digitalization, and the development of smart cities. The webinar will explore the implications of changing policy on the economy and shed light on growth opportunities across key industries.
Attend this webinar to:
• Identify growth and investment opportunities based on the political, economic, and business environment of India- the fastest growing major economy globally
• Stay abreast of Mega Trends in India to improve decision making capabilities
• Identify trends and growth opportunities across major Indian industries
The greatest obstacle to growth and potential market entry into Africa is the lack of infrastructure development. The major hubs to trade in East and West Africa, Kenya and Nigeria, are the key to successful development of the region. Future infrastructure development in Kenya and Nigeria may be a key determining factor in any company's African geographic expansion strategy if choosing between the lucrative markets of East and West Africa.
Frost & Sullivan's Emerging Market Innovation webcasts are useful for both reactive companies that are new to a country or market, and proactive companies that stay in step with the changing scenarios. Our Emerging Market Growth Monitor, Global Economic Tracker-Insights and Trends (GET-IT) offer demographic, socio-metric, economic, political, and regulatory research by industry and region.
Frost & Sullivan’s Mega Trends research webinars provide identification and analysis of the most important global Mega Trends within and across industries, potential scenarios of specific trends through 2020, and the implications of those trends in transforming business markets, society and cultures. Our services enable companies to develop and implement a macro-to-micro analysis process to integrate Mega Trend knowledge into actionable strategy.