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Issue 2, 2014

The Trends in Megatrends

The Trends in Megatrends

Rick Eagar, Charles Boulton, Camille Demyttenaere

The forecasting of megatrends has significantly grown in recent years. Business, societies, governments and industries are increasingly demanding insights into future developments. At the same time, ...

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Anticipating the Future in Healthcare

Anticipating the Future in Healthcare

Nils Bohlin, Dr Thilo Kaltenbach, Dr Ulrica Sehlstedt, Vikas Kharbanda

On one hand the outlook for the healthcare industry is broadly positive: revenues and profits will increase around the world. But the current model is not sustainable, meaning that healthcare ...

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The Future of Agri-Food

The Future of Agri-Food

Phil Webster, Frederik van Oene, Maki Kurosawa, Laurie Guillodo

The world population continues to grow, and by 2050 a 70% increase in food production will be required to sustain it. Science and technology is widely recognized as being a key enabler to achieving ...

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Looking Under the Hood of the Internet

Looking Under the Hood of the Internet

Gregory Pankert, Andrea Faggiano, Karim Taga

Over the last decade, the nature of the traffic for which the Internet and its ecosystem was initially developed has fundamentally changed. Next-generation content and applications are being designed ...

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Anticipating the Operations of the Future

Anticipating the Operations of the Future

Bernd Schreiber, Niklas Brundin, Richard Eagar, Daniel Tappenbeck

During the last decade business operations have been transformed in a way that has never been seen before. What does the future hold for operations management and how can it react to ever ...

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Radical Change for European Power Utilities

Radical Change for European Power Utilities

Stephen Rogers, Dr Matthias von Bechtolsheim, Nick White, David Borràs, Dr Robin Francis, Kirsty Ingham

The extensive disruption caused by the large-scale development of renewable power generation capacity in Europe continues to change the industry. For European power utilities the question is how they ...

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“We should embrace the future for all the opportunities it holds, and have faith in it.”

“We should embrace the future for all the opportunities it holds, and have faith in it.”

An interview with Olivier Piou, Chief Executive Officer of Gemalto NV with Delphine Knab

Gemalto is a world-leader in digital security solutions and devices – Gemalto technology is in the pockets of one out of every two human beings in the world today. In our interview with Olivier ...

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Issue 1, 2014

The future of urban mobility

The future of urban mobility

François-Joseph Van Audenhove, Oleksii Korniichuk, Arnaud Schoenmakers, Lucie Lammens

All around the world people are flocking to cities. This will be accompanied by a massive growth in urban traffic, which is expected to triple by 2050. What are the future business models of urban ...

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Innovation in the healthcare space

Innovation in the healthcare space

Nils Bohlin, John Brennan, Thilo Kaltenbach, Frederic Thomas

The business model of the pharmaceutical industry is changing fast: The era of blockbuster medications with big margins is over. Instead, patient-centric medication is the way forward. While the ...

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The next act in cloud computing

The next act in cloud computing

Salman Ali, Jesus Portal, Volker Pfirsching, Anders Johansson

The cloud and the Internet form the backbone of global commerce and have enabled countless new businesses and innovations. The network behind it, though, has grown in an unplanned way, and consequent ...

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Primium – business models for a privacy-conscious world

Primium – business models for a privacy-conscious world

Sai Prakash Iyer, Hariprasad Pichai, Thomas Kuruvilla

Today’s Internet users expect many services to be free of charge. In the current business model intermediaries provide a free service to users, and in exchange they are allowed unfettered access and ...

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How to manage your return on investment in innovation

How to manage your return on investment in innovation

Michaël Kolk, Rick Eagar

In any company around the globe investment in innovation and R&D is under critical scrutiny. Is it going to the right places and is the amount spent exactly appropiate? Is the company getting the ...

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The birth of Neo-Petronationalism: a new emerging model

The birth of Neo-Petronationalism: a new emerging model

Paola Carvajal, Paolo R. Dutto, Agustin Gogorza, Rodolfo Guzman

In 2013 Mexico approved an ambitious energy reform that ended 70 years of Petronationalism. The country opened its market and now allows private and international investors to participate through a ...

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“We live in a culture of permanent transformation.”

“We live in a culture of permanent transformation.”

An interview with Rupert Stadler, AUDI CEO by Thomas Becker.

Audi has been thriving in the luxury car segment. But the company knows that it cannot rest on its laurels. In our interview Rupert Stadler, Audi CEO, talks about the key challenges driving the ...

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