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Game-Changing Mega Trends, Presented by SAP

Business & Economics Podcasts

Our planet will soon host 10 billion people in a globally connected economy. The world’s political, social, and economic leaders, and every single one of us, need to find new ways to create a sustainable and livable planet. How? Exciting, disruptive technology is helping the world run better and improve people’s lives. Our panels of experts will explore global social, economic and environmental challenges including health, education, energy and mobility, and discuss how technology can help address mega trends to create a better world and open new business opportunities. Whether you are a business owner, leader, or a citizen simply concerned about the future, join host Bonnie D. Graham as she invites you to take an additional coffee break with game-changers for our series on game-changing mega trends.

Our planet will soon host 10 billion people in a globally connected economy. The world’s political, social, and economic leaders, and every single one of us, need to find new ways to create a sustainable and livable planet. How? Exciting, disruptive technology is helping the world run better and improve people’s lives. Our panels of experts will explore global social, economic and environmental challenges including health, education, energy and mobility, and discuss how technology can help address mega trends to create a better world and open new business opportunities. Whether you are a business owner, leader, or a citizen simply concerned about the future, join host Bonnie D. Graham as she invites you to take an additional coffee break with game-changers for our series on game-changing mega trends.

Location:

United States

Description:

Our planet will soon host 10 billion people in a globally connected economy. The world’s political, social, and economic leaders, and every single one of us, need to find new ways to create a sustainable and livable planet. How? Exciting, disruptive technology is helping the world run better and improve people’s lives. Our panels of experts will explore global social, economic and environmental challenges including health, education, energy and mobility, and discuss how technology can help address mega trends to create a better world and open new business opportunities. Whether you are a business owner, leader, or a citizen simply concerned about the future, join host Bonnie D. Graham as she invites you to take an additional coffee break with game-changers for our series on game-changing mega trends.

Language:

English


Episodes

Encore: Mega Trend: Future Finance

11/19/2019
The buzz: “I saw a bank that said '24 Hour Banking,' but I don’t have that much time” (Steven Wright). The mega trend of Future Finance is seeing new players inside and outside the traditional financial services industry offering innovative digital services and opening new markets to legacy banks and insurers, and non-banks and non-insurers. The writing is on the wall for traditional providers to adapt business models to the digital economy and embrace new technologies to meet customer...

Duration:00:55:25

Encore: Future Cities: Where Will YOU Live, Work and Play in 2050?

10/22/2019
The buzz: “…to be successful a city has to be open to continuous development, free to evolve and grow with the demands of new times” (P.D. Smith). The world population could reach 9.8 billion by 2050, with nearly 70 percent living in urban areas. Urban infrastructures and public services are already struggling to keep pace. But cities have unlimited potential as dynamic networks that become thriving economic and cultural hubs. Can data and IoT competitively attract businesses and services to...

Duration:00:54:37

Encore: Mega Trends: Trusted Products

9/24/2019
The buzz: “Brands are all about trust. Trust is earned in drops but lost in buckets!” (Kevin Plank). About 64% of consumers and companies worldwide buy or boycott a brand – food, components, spare parts, raw materials, chemicals, software, data – solely based on its position and practices on a social or environmental issue that matters to them. Reality check: in a global economy with complex supply networks, the challenge of gaining and maintaining trust grow with the distance between...

Duration:00:52:34

Mega Trend: Sustainable Energy

7/23/2019
The buzz: “We are like tenant farmers, chopping down the fence around our house for fuel, when we should be using nature’s inexhaustible sources of energy—sun, wind, and tide … I’d put my money on the sun and solar energy…I wish I had more years left!” (Edison). Energy keeps the world in motion. The way we generate energy is also in motion: renewable energy – solar and wind – have undergone a tremendous change from a niche technology to widespread adoption. Consumers can now collect energy...

Duration:00:54:11

Mega Trend: Mobility and Transportation Hype vs Opportunity

4/23/2019
The buzz: “There can be no doubt that the transportation sector is the most critical sector of our economy” (Robert Brady). Today’s Mega Trend: The future of mobility. How are the individual aspects of mobility – Connected, Autonomous, Shared and Electric (“CASE”) – really faring? What is the impact on the economy and society? Will cities and regions will soon benefit? It’s time for a reality check to separate the hype from the business and social opportunities across the global economy. The...

Duration:00:54:05

Encore: Mega Trend Making the Rounds: The Circular Economy

3/26/2019
The buzz: Like all major transitions in human history, the shift from a linear to a circular economy will be a tumultuous one. It will feature pioneers and naysayers, victories and setbacks” (Frans Van Houten). Welcome to our series that dives into the world’s most pressing issues and their growth opportunities. Because our planet’s resources are finite, we must conserve it for future generations while purposefully providing for today’s growing population. How? Move from a linear to a...

Duration:00:54:44

Mega Trends Shaping the Global Economy in 2019

2/5/2019
The buzz: Trends, like horses, are easier to ride in the direction they are going” (John Naisbitt). Welcome to our new series that dives into the world’s most pressing issues–and growth opportunities they offer for society and business. The top 2019 global economy challenges, aka mega trends, include integrated mobility, rebuilding trust between leaders and constituents, the quest for lifelong health, urgent demands of urbanization and future cities, and the road to a circular economy. What...

Duration:00:55:22