Future of Energy – A Nordic View
As a leader in renewable energy, what is the future view for the Nordics? With the combined challenges of climate change, air pollution and energy security, the opportunities from renewables and electrification are top of many a national agenda. While many are talking about changes to come and making tentative steps, in some key regions major transitions are underway. Bold ambitions are being delivered. The Nordics is one such region and its success and perspectives on the future hold lessons for many others. Over past three years there have been over 200 Future Agenda workshops globally exploring many related issues…
Health Data – The Danish Perspective
Denmark is recognised as one of the leading nations for healthcare and is at the forefront of digital transformation in the sector. As new challenges and opportunities emerge over the next decade this article considers what the core drivers of change may be and explores how developments in the availability and use of more and better patient data may impact the Danish health system. Linking together previous research, a recent related Future Agenda initiative and insights from a number of expert discussions in Copenhagen, it then examines the pivotal issues that will affect healthcare providers in the future and considers…
Future of Energy – Nordic Edge
s part of the Nordic Edge 2018 event, and in partnership with ISPIM, we are running an accelerated session focused on key shifts for energy in smart cities over the next decade or so. This is the starting stimulus and context overview. More details are on https://www.nordicedgeexpo.org/program/ispim-immersive-workshop This draws on previous future agenda focus on the future of energy, the future of cities and the future of transport and is the starting point for a new more detailed exploration of the specific challanges and opportunities for low carbon, renewable EV driven urban energy strategies.
Future Value of Data – Interim Summary
Sunday 2nd September 2018 Ahead of the final expert workshops in the 2018 future value of data project, this is an interim summary of key insights to date. This detailed presentation covers 7 areas: Scope of Project What is Data? Areas of Agreement Issues of Debate Regionally Specific Topics Questions on Value Next Steps To complete the research, over the next two months we will host more expert workshops across Europe and the Americas plus two more in Asia. We will then prepare a synthesis of all the different expert views we have heard and, as with all our projects,…
Accenture Health Data Webcast
Monday 27th August 2018 The latest sharing of insights on the future of patient data in partnership with Accenture is a webcast taking place Tuesday 28 August. Registration / access is via https://accntu.re/2nwoXVP Event is led by Caroline Dewing with Accenture thought-leaders from Norway, Spain and the UK discussing how recent advances in data access and use are showing the way for the future of health. Many thanks again to @accenturehealth for the excellent partnership and support for this project which involved 12 events around the world engaging with over 300 leading experts.
10 Questions Future of Autonomous Vehicles
Here are the top 10 questions from discussions to date. 1. Where will be the key hot-spots for AV development and deployment? 2. What sociopolitical forces may accelerate the adoption of full level 5 automation? 3. What level of safety (crashes) is acceptable for the full launch of AV in the next decade? 4. Will AV increase or decrease total traffic flow and congestion? 5. Will automated mobility services replace, reduce or extend the reach of public transport? 6. Of all the tech in the mix, which are in greatest need of further development before the benefits of AV can…
Future Value of Data – Insights at Halfway
The Future Value of Data project has engaged a wide range of organisations around the world keen to discuss how this important issue may unfold. Sixteen events have now taken place in key locations across Africa and Asia as well as in Madrid and Sydney. Each event brought together between 25 and 30 experts from across and around the data arena to debate what are the most significant developments and where and why impact will be greatest. Researchers, business leaders, governmnet, students, big tech and start ups have all kindly contributed their time and thoughts to this programme and multiple organisations…
Future of Autonomous Vehicles
As different companies, countries and technologies all seek to take a lead, as with previous projects on fields with multiple interested parties and ambitions, we will be running expert workshops in multiple locations around the world to build an informed, collaborative and shared view for all. Looking out 10 to 15 years across the whole AV arena, we will be bringing together, building and challenging global, regional and sector perspectives of how, where and why key changes will occur. At a time when major investment decisions and regulations are being defined across AV, several major organisations are supporting this project.…
Trusted Conversational Commerce
This post examines what has enabled the recent rise, the state of play today, how might it evolve in the future and what the implications are for organisations. Conversational Commerce Today As part of work to support Mastercard’s thought leadership position on the Future of Conversational Commerce, unveiled at Money 2020 in June 2018, Future Agenda conducted desk research and a series of expert conversations to better understand the current state of play and to uncover emerging shifts of note. This is an overview: Conversational commerce is not new, but it is evolving. Commerce has always involved conversation, from direct dialogue (e.g. with…
The Electrification of Transport
After a century of near monopoly, the days of the dominance by the internal combustion engine (ICE) are apparently coming to an end. But, as with the wider renewable energy debate, if everyone is nearing agreement about the end-state, the key questions now focus on how quickly we will see the transition and what form it will take. Who and what will drive the change and who will be the winners? Many have been forecasting the rise of EV for some years. We have been part of this: In 2004, our expert consultations suggested that the long-term future would be…
Future Health / Life Insurance Innovation
The shift from a singular, segment-based approach to one providing cover to customers via more transparent, real-time and personalised platforms with an increased focus on the value of data is coming fast. Much of the change is being led from the outside. Incumbents appear vulnerable, with many responding slowly at best. What are the innovation opportunities, particularly from more and better data? Over the past six months, as part of a unique global research project exploring the Future of Patient Data, Future Agenda has been discussing the key likely shifts and responses with many leading insurance companies as well as…
Immigration and the West: All too predictable?
In 2010, Future Agenda published two chapters from “The World in 2020” that touched on the issue of immigration and how it might shape the world as we moved towards 2020. In “Imbalanced population growth” we noted the twin trends of rising populations in places with fewer resources, and growing economic challenges in the West. Two lines in particular stand out: “It would seem clear that the majority of the world’s population growth will occur in the nations least able to sustain it.” “On the other side of the coin, an overall increase in the working population could also result in…