Our economy is undergoing sweeping changes as a result of digitalization – and so our jobs do. The working world of the future is connected, flexible and, above all, digital. Dealing with technologies like robots, artificial intelligence, and big data will be a natural part of many jobs in the future. In this blog section, read about how fundamentally technology will change the way people work, and what opportunities and challenges the future world of work holds.
China is making great efforts to open up its economy. An important milestone along China’s path of trade liberalization is the China International Import Expo (CIIE) I attended last week. The expo in Shanghai was the first-ever import-themed expo in China and aimed to actively open the Chinese market to the world.
Digitalization is reputed to cost jobs. Many people see robots and artificial intelligence as a threat to their jobs. Unfortunately, public debate does not focus nearly enough on the employment opportunities that new digital technologies can offer older people or people with physical disabilities. Nor do we hear about how it can make the day-to-day work of many employees easier. Here’s my argument in favor of embracing technology. (more…)
Whether Skype, cloud solutions or collaborative intranets – the digital office is here to stay. At the same time, the digital transformation is also forging ahead into industrial production. (more…)
Curiosity is the theme of the conference that has brought together an impressive group of globally renowned scientists and entrepreneurs from around the world to Darmstadt. At the very first Curious2018 Future Insight Conference, which started on Monday, researchers, engineers, managers, and other bright minds are discussing the technologies of tomorrow. (more…)
Digital technologies have fundamentally changed the way we communicate and collaborate. And the transformation is continuing. Thanks to the new forms of digital communication, we’re becoming increasingly flexible, agile, and networked. At the same time, however, personal contact still provides tremendous benefits today. So, what does the ideal approach to collaboration look like in the future working world? (more…)
When it comes to realizing innovative business models, the United States is still the Eldorado for the start-up scene. Former start-ups such as Uber and Airbnb are impressively demonstrating this with a good idea and billions in profits.