A Future Prognosis

Athena @ Shaping Tomorrow

28 July 2021

This set of automatically curated slides provides intelligence about possible futures to help inform present day strategy, act on opportunities and mitigate threats.

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Main factors that cause something to happen globally
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
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
Global regions, coloured according to number of forecasts
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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
Samsung 8K QLED Y21 will be the first among the 2021 Neo QLED TV flagship to sport the Wi-Fi 6 E technology. TechGenYZ

A framework that describes a 4-phase level of maturity to help determine potential and inform innovation strategy. Click on any of the bars below:

Completely new. Market dominance yet to be established.
Adopted by the early majority. Rapid growth.
Adoption almost complete. Clearly defined market. Standardization.
End of maturity. Disruption phase.
Past Year: Stable
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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
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
A framework of macro-environmental factors used in strategic management
Big data, artificial intelligence, and e-commerce will dictate the new global giants. ETF Trends
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
Information and communication technologies (ICT) have experienced a persistent increase in usage over the past decades, the latest Grand View Research report estimated a worldwide online shopping market of about USD 190 billion, predicting a composed annual growth rate of 24.8% from 2020 to 2027. MDPI
Financial Impact
77% of retailers will deploy a form of AI before the end of the year, and the top two global retailers will incorporate robotics into their business operations by 2025. Security Info Watch
As 5G global networks, AI and ML technology, and IoT technologies mature and converge over the coming years, we can expect the world around us to come to life with data we can see and interact with, transforming everything from retail to marketing to education. metasfresh ERP
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
Creates plausible alternative futures of what can happen and encourages development of a robust, agile response
The global AI in retail market is expected to reach $24 billion by 2027, rising from $3 billion in 2020 and displaying a year-over-year growth rate of 29.7%. Hacker Noon
The global spending on Smart City technologies and E-mobility is expected to show an increase of 23% by 2025. HEPA Greece
By the end of 2021, 3D and AR technologies will redefine the consumer experience within the fashion industry, especially within the realm of e-commerce. Apparel News
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
With the world looking to adopt more renewable technologies, the e-mobility industry will grow substantially within the next few years. EV Obsession
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In 2022 in 2021 will be a tipping point for high frequency retail in the adoption of AI and autonomous systems. Progressive Grocer
There has never been a greater reason to adopt mobile retail than the events of the last year, but until technology catches up, it might be a strategy incompatible with the mass market. FrameWeb
An innovative new partnership is bringing blockchain technology to the energy market in Australia, establishing the first online marketplace for retail power purchase agreements in Australia - which will allow thousands of customers to sell hundreds of gigawatt hours of power by the end of 2022. Issuu
Key topics
Investigate what’s transforming or collapsing
Trade is expected to rebound in 2021 to be driven by a supply and demand imbalance for E & E that may spill into 2022 as the global pandemic condition has driven deeper moves into technology (global transition into 5G by 2025). I3Investor
If statistics are anything to go by then it is predicted that global retailers are willing to spend a whopping $7.3 billion globally by 2022, on AI alone. The Financial Express
AI might displace about third of the jobs in retailing by 2030, 2035, or 2040. Center for Retailing Studies
What technologies are likely to influence how retailers interact with their customers and manage their operations? Retail Dive
Are most retailers aware of how flexible and how technology-focused they need to be and stay with customers?
Who is going to pay to install, configure and maintain tens of thousands of Bluetooth beacons in shopping centres, train stations, galleries and along the street? Fusion
So, what technological changes lie ahead for UK's retailers in the coming years? Retail Times
What emerging technologies are most important to giving retailers a fuller, faster picture of customer likes and dislikes? TCS PERSPECTIVE
What will the next opportunity look like for apparel retailers, or for any company that masters analytics technology? TCS PERSPECTIVE
By Tim Hadac Assuming online retail giant Amazon goes through with its reported plans to build a massive warehouse operation in Gage Park, will they be buying their way into a labor confrontation? clients
Will the technology evolution reveal a surprising new way to shop or will the rise of the conscious consumer give way to more sustainable and ethical practices? Online Retailer
Which technology trend will impact the retail industry most significantly in 2017 (and why)? Retail Touchpoints
What's Next
Changing proportion of material mentioning future years
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
Retailers will spend $7.3 billion globally on AI by 2022. Figaro Digital
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