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The Future of the United States

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
Recorded Nov 12 2015 60 mins
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Richard Sear, Partner & Senior Vice President: Visionary Innovation
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