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What is Industry 4.0?

We’re in the midst of a significant transformation regarding the way we produce products thanks to the digitization of manufacturing. This transition is so compelling that it is called Industry 4.0 to represent the fourth revolution that has occurred in manufacturing. From the first industrial revolution (mechanization through water and steam pow

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How industries can use automation to innovate

As the world strives to recover from the pandemic, industry has a golden opportunity to become a central pillar of global economic recovery. So, what will it take to get us there?Even before the pandemic, industrial productivity growth was moving in the wrong direction – and lingering at just 0.7%. In Q2, amid the global shutdown, global man

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Hydrogen: A powerful way to color our future

Hydrogen: A powerful way to color our futureEnergy drives our lives. We are using different energy resources to make our lives easier and more comfortable. However, energy production and use are the major reasons for global warming today.Clean energy which refers to fuels that are efficient, cost-effective, and environmentally friendly; is the solu

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Green Hydrogen: Future of energy?

Green hydrogen, also known as renewable hydrogen or clean hydrogen, is hydrogen gas produced through a process called electrolysis using renewable sources of energy such as wind, solar, or hydroelectric power. Traditional methods of hydrogen production often rely on fossil fuels, which release carbon dioxide and contribute to environmental pollutio

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Hydrogen: from a vision to a societal project for a sustainable future

As I pass on the torch at the head of the Hydrogen Council, which I co-chaired since its launch, I look back on this groundbreaking initiative whose creation inaugurated the emergence of a new hydrogen society.A unique allianceIn the beginning there were 13 of us: 13 international business leaders who rallied at the World Economic Forum in January

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The Future of Field Service is Now

I’ve seen the future of field service—and it’s proactive.While the technology that companies use to service customer issues has certainly advanced over the years, the basic model for field service has remained largely unchanged—whether the product is a front-loading washing machine or a fifty-ton hydraulic press. A customer calls to report

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What to Expect from the Future of Field Service Management

Organizations that deal with service delivery understand the importance of increasing visibility and accountability while managing physical and human resources that aren’t in-house. This is a problem that has plagued enterprises from time unknown and, until recently, they were reliant on emails, spreadsheets, and the word of the em

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New Agriculture Technology in Modern Agriculture

Innovation is more important than ever in Modern Agriculture. The industry faces huge challenges, from rising costs of supplies, to labor shortages. And changes in consumer preferences for sustainability and transparency.There is increasing recognition by agricultural companies. The need for solutions to these challenges. In the past 10 years,

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Food Security: A Global Crisis tackled by Agriculture Technology Interventions

Agriculture is fundamental to global well-being. The vision of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations is a ‘world free from hunger and malnutrition, where food and agriculture contribute to improving the living standards of all, especially the poorest, in an economically, socially, and environmentally sustainable manner

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INTERNET OF THINGS (IoT) - THE FUTURE OF AGRICULTURE

The Internet of Things (IoT) is a system of interrelated and interconnected devices that are provided with unique identifiers (UIDs) and can transfer data over a network without requiring human-to-human or human-to-computer interaction. The thing in the IoT can be a person with a smartwatch capturing his/her vitals on a real-time basis, a farm anim

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What’s Hot or Not for Food & Farm tech in 2022?

Cellular Meats, the Metaverse, Vertical farming, Sustainability, Digital farms, China & Covid-19. Aliens visiting our planet could be excused for questioning our sanity. The divergence between what the inhabitants of the Earth say what is important, and how we actually behave, has never been greater. We are more global than ever

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The Biggest Future Trends In Agriculture And Food Production

To feed the growing global population, estimates suggest we’ll have to increase food production by as much as 68 percent by 2050. And that’s not the only challenge; there’s also the fact that the middle-class population is growing, which generally brings with it increased demand for meat over grains, legumes, and wheat. Satisfy

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The future of Pharma: 5 Things that will change the Pharmaceutical Industry......

The world is changing and so the Pharmaceutical market is!The Pharmaceutical industry is one of the most strict and regulated markets,because the entire industry is built on procedures and "Double-checks" to guarantee "Safe medicines".We are at the start of some significant changes in Pharmaceutical industry.Following are the 5 things that will cha

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The Future of the Pharmaceutical Industry - Biopharmaceuticals and Patient Centric Approach in Marketing

The Future of the Pharmaceutical Industry - Biopharmaceuticals and Patient-Centric Approach in MarketingAll those who have read my LinkedIn post where I reproduced G. V. Prasad's (Managing Director – DRL) interview with McKinsey, will appreciate that the future of pharma is in biopharmaceutical, biosimilars, novel biologics, and cell & gene t

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6 Surprising Trends Shaping the Future of Pharma

"We don't want to miss the train of digital health" is a phrase I often hear from pharmaceutical companies. However, there are no trains to catch anymore. Disruptive healthcare trends are the futuristic spaceships many pharma companies don’t even see flying above them. If pharma doesn't prepare for the coming waves of change, it won't have an ind

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The Future of the Pharmaceutical Industry in an Evolving COVID-19 World

COVID-19 has put a spotlight on all aspects of the pharmaceutical industry, from R&D to commercialization to treatment and vaccine access. The industry stepped up to the pandemic challenge, aided by creativity and collaboration of many stakeholders in the ecosystem, towards solutions that can save lives. Established and emerging organizations p

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The 7 Trends Shaping the Future of Pharma

The pharma industry has taken a big swung into digital transformation. All participants invest in digital health topics. But as with all trending issues, and there is a lot of fuss that is hard to see through. As the medical community increasingly acknowledges the importance of digital health, the cultural shift we so often talk about is

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Smart cities have a big future - if people are smart, too

The idea of the city dates back almost 10,000 years. About 2,000 years ago, Alexandria and Rome might have been the first to be home to a million people. Alexandria, of course, was home to the ancient world’s most famous library; founded around 283 BCE, it sought to “collect all the books in the world.” Rome was

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Smart cities for a sustainable future

Imagine a future where you step outside your front door to wait for your Uber. You look up to see it arriving from above you – an autonomous air taxi. As you buckle up, the drone takes you on your short commute over the top of low-rise buildings covered with small, lightweight wind turbines and solar panels to create a 100% renewable energy sourc

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What is a Smart City?

As it stands the modern Smart City movement is now over a decade old, and yet a unified answer for what is a smart city remains elusive. Even the validity of the term Smart Cities attracts debate from those who prefer “Intelligent Communities”, “Future Cities” or other alternatives for the basic fusion of physical and digital ideas of

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The Smart Cities Of The Future: 5 Ways Technology Is Transforming Our Cities

How smart is your home? If it’s anything like mine, it’s a heck of a lot smarter than it was 10 or even five years ago. That’s because our homes are now stocked with intelligent devices, like smart thermostats, smart speakers, and smart lightbulbs. But the trend for intelligent spaces extends far beyond our homes. All around the world, entire

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The Future of Smart Cities

How have the changes to urban living and working, caused by the covid pandemic, affected plans for smart cities? City center office blocks are standing empty, and residents are flocking to suburbs or rural areas. So does this mean plans to deploy technology to improve urban quality of life and deliver municipal services are on hold? Or is

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What Is the Future Of Air Travel?

Air travel has a reputation for being cramped, uncomfortable, and expensive, particularly at peak times. It's also a major contributor to the greenhouse gas emissions that cause climate change.But major changes to air travel are in development, so hopefully, in the next few decades, traveling by plane will get more affordable, more comfortable, and

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The Future Trends In Mobility And Transportation

The way we travel from place to place is changing at a faster pace than any time since the proliferation of automobiles, trains, and airplanes during the last century. There are two main drivers – the need to adapt to changes in human behaviors and the need for greater sustainability.These factors are behind the ongoing shifts towards electrifica

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Future of Travel & Tourism Industry

ravel ManagementFuture of TravelI write this post not only on behalf of my colleagues from the travel industry but i also write it for all the travellers.Being in the travel industry for past 32 years i have seen 3 ups and downs in the business world, it affected us most of the time, but not as bad as this one where the present scenario calls for a

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The Future of Travel Management: Travel as a Service (TaaS).

My previous article, The Future of Travel Management: Time for Change, discussed why the current financial model for corporate travel is incapable of sustaining the channel in a post COVID-19 world. There will be insufficient volume to generate the hidden revenue that TMC’s currently use to help fund services and enable them to make a profit

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The Future of Travel: Signs of Hope in the Era of Coronavirus

At Guesty, we hear from short-term rental hosts every day about the struggles they face related to COVID-19. We’ve all seen the numbers: cancellations have dramatically increased while revenue has similarly declined for travel and tourism businesses across the globe.  Every day we are inspired by the resilience of property manageme

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Why HR Technology Really Matters

Someone once asked me why I do what I do, Research. Much like my father who often said he became a teacher because it was just who he was – he was a teacher – I have often felt that I research and write about HR because that is just who I am – I am a researcher. I start every conversation with a question, even if the answer is not easy or pre

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HR Tech 2022: The Rise of the Human

Including 2022, I’ve personally attended 17 HR Tech Conferences.  For those of you not familiar with HR Tech, it is the biggest gathering of HR technology providers colliding with some of the brightest HR leaders and practitioners in the industry, all focused on solving really big problems.While this year held many common themes that we’ve

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The Future of Customer Service: How Artificial Intelligence Can Change Your Business

A lot of customer experience professionals are new to Artificial Intelligence (AI) and may be unclear on how it can help them improve the customer experience. Below we explore some ways that AI can be used to enhance customer experience, and how these applications may differ across different industries.What is Customer Experience?Customer Experienc

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Customer Experience - The Past, Present and Future

Over the past decade and a half, technology, from computers to wearable devices to sensors and the cloud, has become the greatest game-changers of today. This digital era that we live in is defined by the rapid evolution and injection of new and innovative ideas and technologies, which are shaping our environment, and has reframed the com

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The Future of Customer Experience

In digital marketing circles, we tend to view Big Data and the Internet of Things as vague digital promises for the future, whose more perfect realizations are awaiting better AI.The reality is, more is possible with today's technology than many CMOs & CTOs realize. We have to anticipate the future & until predictive analytics evolves

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Time to Personalize the Entire Customer Experience

For too long, businesses have been stuck at the surface level of personalization, adding a customer’s name to a marketing message, or reminding them of a product they’ve bought in the past. But while this sort of personalization is certainly better than nothing, a business that limits itself in this way is missing out on a wide range of potenti

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The Future Of Customer Experience (#CX) Is Engaging Experience (#NX). It's Here Now.

We are living in the experience economy.Every business is in the business of delivering experiences. Some businesses like amusement parks, vacation cruises, themed restaurants, movies are selling an experience while others are selling a product and/or service through which the experience is delivered.Salesforce research found that 80

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The 2022 Global Trends in the Telecoms and Digital Sector and Some Regulatory Challenges

Technology is quickly reshaping the world. We are living through an ongoing wave of digital transformation that’s affecting all businesses and every aspect of our lives. From machines that think for themselves to disruptive ideas like blockchain that could upend entire industries, the pace of technological progress often outpaces the ability to r

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Telecom Transformation as an Enabler of Economic Growth

Telecommunication companies are the backbone of the digital revolution. Since the birth of the internet, they have been responsible for building and maintaining networks that carry the data that makes it all happen. But as those networks have become larger, faster, and more diverse, they have evolved to become enablers of the advanced services that

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5G – Fifth Generation of Mobile Networks

We are hearing a lot about 5G these days, but the question is what is it and how it will change our life? 5G is not something that will replace 4G completely at once and will continue to exist, rather it is an organic phenomenon that will evolve and change over time. This should also clarify the perspective that why there are already some efforts g

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The Future of Heat – The 2 Billion Tonne Carbon Challenge!

In my recent presentation at the Future of Heat conference in Birmingham, I made a call to arms to act now on heat. We simply cannot wait for ‘silver bullet’ technologies to take away our problems when we have the technology now to do something about it! Through building an efficient, low temperature, digitally linked system significant decarbo

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Future of Thermal Power Plants in a Carbon Constrained World

With the growing concern over climate change, it may seem to many that it is a “RIP” situation for fossil plants particularly coal. But there is a lot of debate on two questions- the first being “Can we depend 100% on renewables?” and the second “In the hypothetical situation that all fossil plants are shut down, what do we do with the pl

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The next era in aerospace supply chain evolution?

Shortly after becoming CEO of Ford Motor Co., former Boeing Commercial Airplanes chief Alan Mulally was asked if he was ready for the complexity of the automotive industry. “An automobile has about 10,000 moving parts, right? An airplane has 2 million, and it has to stay up in the air,” he reminded his Detroit audience. It is no surprise t

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Future-proofing warehouse space with environmental technology

A disruptive period has proven challenging for many and that’s no different for retailers and their backroom staff. During the 2020 pandemic, we’ve seen shift in purchasing behaviour and consumer demand, which has ultimately obstructed the retail market as we know it. To deal with this mounting pressure, we’ve highlighted how decision ma

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Moving toward a brighter future: Solar and Battery energy storage

It’s abundant and renewable: Solar power will be a crucial part of the energy mix as the world moves toward carbon neutrality. In the U.S., the Department of Energy’s Solar Futures Study shows that by 2035, solar energy could power as much as 40% of the nation’s electricity, decarbonizing the grid and employing as many as 1.5 million people i

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The 3 Biggest Future Trends (And Challenges) In The Energy Sector

When you think about it, the term “fossil fuels” is particularly apt because our traditional ways of generating energy were designed for the world of the past. In some parts of the world, our reliance on these fossil fuels has gone on far longer than it should have. This is why I consider transforming the energy sector to be one of the most imp

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The Possible Future of Energy-As-A-Service?

One often hears the term “Energy-as-a-Service” in the electric industry. That sounds simple enough. Various companies provide as-a-service offerings for improved lighting and other efficient energy technologies. The model is not new, and variants. In fact, some variants in use today have been around for over a half-century. The original concept

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What role can EdTech play in teacher & student wellbeing?

In 2020, educators reported a concerning drop in student empathy, physical activity and willingness to learn.According to Amy Graham and Pasi Sahlberg in that report: ‘Australian educators send us a clear message in this study: classrooms have become emotionally, psychologically and behaviorally more complex places for teachers to teach

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How Technology is Shaping the Future of Education…

We live in a Technology Saturated World, a world in which all of us, people of all ages, all walks of life encounter technology in one way or other in our daily lives. Technology is everywhere, entwined in almost every part of our culture. It affects how we live, eat, work, play, and most importantly how we learn!Our next-generation, is born i

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The Future of Education Technology

Recent developments in digital technology, coupled with the Covid-19 pandemic, have led to a revolution in the EdTech market. Almost overnight, over one billion students in nearly two hundred countries were out of the classroom, leaving universities, districts, administrators, teachers, and students scrambling in an extraordinary effort to convert

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Why should you consider Drone Security in 2021?

Because crime in South Africa is an ongoing concern. Sadly, our country takes up four spots in the world’s top 10 most dangerous cities (Numbeo’s 2021 crime index). The unemployment rate is around 30% and the socioeconomic pressures our country faces make for a volatile situation. People and high-value assets continue to be targeted for cr

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Emerging Technologies and Trends Impact Radar: Drones and Mobile Robots

Drones and mobile robots are rapidly moving from science fiction to productive platforms transforming a wide range of industries. Product leaders must explore critical emerging technologies now to capitalize on this fast-evolving market opportunity, and to differentiate their offerings.OverviewKey FindingsRobots and drones remain highly specialized

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Trends of Drone Technology

The advances in drone technology have changed every aspect of daily life. Be it for individuals as for industries. Drones use, ranges from domestic use to industrial use. The recent evolution and innovation in drone technology make it evident that there are still greater that can be done with drones. Drones ranges in variety of sizes, from phone si

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Bitcoin is Just the Beginning: The Valuable Potential of Blockchain Technology

While many have solely thought of Bitcoin when the term “cryptocurrency” is referenced, today it is the system they are built on that is disrupting many entities in the financial industry and beyond.Bitcoin and other cryptocurrency are programmed on a system called blockchain. This system facilitates a peer-to-peer transaction network that oper

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What is blockchain technology? 4 small business owners explain

It’s safe to say that blockchain has reached buzzword status. This term is used with abandon at tech conferences, in research reports, and by thought leaders. It’s now a word with implicit meaning – as in, you “should” know what blockchain is, but there’s a strong chance that the person discussing it is more confused than you are.T

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The Open Banking Revolution – Time for Change

What is Open Banking and why should I care?Open banking is the use of public application programming interfaces — most commonly called Open APIs — to enable third-party developers to build apps and services around more traditional banking and financial servicesIn addition to the Open APIs empowering this, open banking also refers to an influx o

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Three Predictions For The Post-COVID Aerospace Supply Chain

After 15 years of uninterrupted growth, jetliner industry production rates are in a downward spiral, thanks to the Boeing 737 MAX production shutdown and the COVID-19 crisis.While Airbus and Boeing will navigate through the crisis weakened but intact, the outlook for suppliers is less certain. The jetliner supply chain expanded and evolved in recen

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