A Future Prognosis

Athena @ Shaping Tomorrow

26 October 2021
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E blockchain and AI in the financial services industry will bring extensive transformation in coming years. Vinod Sharma's Blog
The emergence of new data collection technologies will make car parks a key frontier in the retail world. JLL
Once the AI transformation begins in earnest, the world will first feel its effects most acutely in the realm of e-commerce. Forbes
Global regions, coloured according to number of forecasts
An external environmental method of analysis and the company's standing in it
New private actors, including large technology firms, are developing payment solutions not denominated in euro (such as some global stablecoins) that could achieve a global footprint and become widely used for European retail payments. European Central Bank
In a world where customers face no shortage of choice, technology will play an important role in how retailers meet the needs of customers. RFID Journal
The largest IPO is the $1.6 billion listing of e-cigarette maker RLX Technology Inc., followed by the $947 million offering of software company Tuya Inc.That's even as Sino-U.S. tensions show few signs of easing and the threat of Chinese firms being delisted from U.S. exchanges remains. Yahoo Finance

A framework that describes a 4-phase level of maturity to help determine potential and inform innovation strategy.

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artificial intelligence, 5G, battery, EV, application, automation
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Past Year: Stable
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Samsung 8K QLED Y21 will be the first among the 2021 Neo QLED TV flagship to sport the Wi-Fi 6 E technology. TechGenYZ
Extreme E is a new and much-anticipated racing series being launched in 2021 to showcase the uncompromising ability of environmentally friendly technology to power automobiles across the most challenging terrains worldwide. Saudigazette
A framework of macro-environmental factors used in strategic management
With a new wave of transformative new technologies expected globally, fibre unbundling is necessary for retail service providers to deliver world-leading connectivity to Kiwis. CIO New Zealand
Big data, artificial intelligence, and e-commerce will dictate the new global giants. ETF Trends
Advancements in battery technology and cost, as well as improvements in charging time and range, could see e-trucks taking to the road before the end of the decade. HERE 360
Financial Impact
Australia's greenhouse gas emissions are forecast to reach 478 MtCO 2 eq in 2030, which would be 22% below 2005 levels; under a scenario aligned with the Technology Investment Roadmap, GHG emissions should decrease to 436 Mt CO 2 - e in 2030, i.e. 29% below 2005 levels. The Enerdata EnerOutlook
Global spending on AI systems is projected to reach $98 billion in 2023, over 2.5 x the amount spent in 2019, with financial services, retail, and automotive leading the way. Forbes
e-commerce company Zalando has pledged to reach 100% renewable power by 2025 with the use of rooftop solar and PPAs; and Novozymes, the world's largest provider of enzyme and microbial technologies, which has committed to using 100% renewable power by 2030. Osborne Clarke
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Creates plausible alternative futures of what can happen and encourages development of a robust, agile response
Retailers who want to be EV charging early adopters risk owning antiquated technology in just a few years. CleanTechnica
Cold storage demand will continue to grow strongly for at least the next half decade as global consumers change their shopping behaviours and due to the rapid development of digital technology. 5 Japan Securities Incorporated (JSI).
In the next 5 to 10 years, companies across the retail, eCommerce, telco, and technology segments will converge to provide payment capability, thus forming considerable opportunities for FIs to further drive the adoption of digital payments. FinTech Futures
Changing proportion of published forecasts
Major technology firms including Dell, Microsoft and Google have joined a new initiative aimed at creating a circular economy for electronics by 2030, amid mounting alarm over the world's ballooning e-waste problem. Tech Xplore
AI might displace about third of the jobs in retailing by 2030, 2035, or 2040. Center for Retailing Studies
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Gartner foresees that blockchain will support the global movement and tracking of $2 trillion in goods and services annually by 2023, making the technology foundational to retail commerce. Total Retail
With the world looking to adopt more renewable technologies, the e-mobility industry will grow substantially within the next few years. EV Obsession
In 2022 in 2021 will be a tipping point for high frequency retail in the adoption of AI and autonomous systems. Progressive Grocer
Key topics
Investigate what’s transforming or collapsing
The AFC Energy designed and built system will highlight to Extreme E's global audience the vast potential for today's newest clean power technologies to displace polluting diesel generators, to which a large quantity of worldwide greenhouse gas emissions can be attributed. DirectorsTalk Interviews
Extreme E will draw attention to the risks of climate change, whilst showing the world the opportunities that low carbon technologies present. Ernst & Young
The Riksbank will ultimately have to offer a business model that is valuable for private actors such as banks or financial technology companies as their support will be crucial to the success of the e-krona. S&P Global Platts
What's Next
Changing proportion of material mentioning future years
In the next two years, the Phililipines’s continuing journey toward digital transformation will pave the way for retail and financial technologies and services that integrate seamlessly into the daily lives of the local community. Fintech Singapore
Within the next five years the world's 10 largest retailers will be using AI models as the backbone of product searches and recommendations - and as a competitive edge. StoreYa Blog
How can technology contribute to a more efficient and agile e-justice, 1 in particular with regard to international cooperation, joint investigations, mutual legal assistance, extraditions and the collection of digital evidence in cases of trafficking in persons? United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
If a retailer can not use AR or VR technology to limit returns, then what's left? Street Fight
Which shopping trends will continue throughout the remainder of 2021 and beyond, and how can technology help meet consumers' new and evolving expectations? Forbes
How will emerging technologies change the world of retail? Zoom Video Communications
Want to know more about Formula E, how its technology could make all EVs more efficient, and what the EV industry might look like in 2025? Inverse
How can AI boost e-invoicing and procurement? Business Reporter
What new e-paper technology could Amazon take advantage of to ensure that people will want to upgrade? Good e-Reader
Why is the traditional automotive-retail model so severely under pressure at present, and what do OEMs and dealers need to know about the changing customer preferences and technological megatrends affecting the automotive-retail space? McKinsey & Company
Where does AI "sit" today within the retail environment in terms of adoption and what will be needed to drive greater adoption?
What happens when AI moves from a mere hypothesis used in trivial areas such as shopping recommendations to critical areas, including meaning-aware language processing that leads to the point where machines have unimaginably greater powers of communication than anything we have experienced? Scientific American
Retail has enjoyed enormous benefits from technology tools, but has the time come when automation poses a threat to jobs? Lifeboat Foundation
Will retail have a strong hand in microbial soil testing technology that is capable of proving the measurable benefits of carbon credit programs? CropLife
What will AI unlock for retailers? Enterprisetechsuccess
How will AI impact retail? Total Retail
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