Category Archives: Insights

Mike Walsh, Futurist, Published New HBR Article, How to Navigate the Ambiguity of a Digital Transformation

Mike Walsh

Mike Walsh, leading futurist, recently published in the Harvard Business Review on “How to Navigate the Ambiguity of a Digital Transformation”. A successful digital transformation can be hard to predict or plan; it is often the result of new customer interactions, new combinations of talent and teams, unexpected alliances with new partners, and entirely new […]

Mark van Rijmenam: The Metaverse – what is it and what does it mean for business and society

Mark van Rijmenam

In his recent video, futurist Mark van Rijmenam (in his digital avatar), discussed the Metaverse concept – what is it and what does it mean for business and society. From virtual real estate and real-life virtual spaces, to battle royal social spaces selling digital fashion, and copyright infringements for Roblox, he looks into every corner […]

Steven Van Belleghem: The CX leader’s manual to customer excellence

Steven Van Belleghem

Steven Van Belleghem has recently published his new book, “The CX leader’s manual to customer excellence”. It contains the brilliant basics of customer experience: content that every company should read to become more customer focussed. In the second part, you can find 10 use cases of international brands that are known for their customer focus. […]

Former Australian Ambassador, Dr Geoff Raby, Shared Insights on the China-Australia Relationship in Bloomberg Interview

Dr Geoff Raby

Dr Geoff Raby, former Australian Ambassador to China, was recently interviewed at the “Bloomberg Daybreak: Australia” with Haidi Stroud-Watts and Shery Ahn. He discussed the the strained China-Australia relationship and more. Click the image below to watch the interview: Dr. Geoff Raby 芮捷锐博士 was Australia’s Ambassador to China from 2007 to 2011. After 27 years in the public service, he […]

Mark Gallagher: Lessons from the Fast Lane of Formula One

Mark Gallagher

Mark Gallagher shares risk management lessons from the Fast Lane of Formula One. For teams competing in Formula 1, risk management comes in various forms: from ensuring the health and safety of drivers, teams and staff, to managing the commercial risks associated with one of the world’s most expensive sports. On top of that, there […]

Rohit Talwar shares insights on influential shifts shaping the next decade and beyond

Rohit Talwar

Rohit Talwar, leading futurist, shared his insights on influential shifts shaping the next decade and beyond in a recent interview. In his new book, “Aftershocks and Opportunities 2 – Navigating the Next Horizon” , Rohit explores 20 emerging future factors that could turn into influential shifts shaping the next decade and beyond. The shifts he […]

Dr Andy Xie SCMP Article: How China’s coal crisis exposes the hypocrisy of the West’s carbon footprint

Dr Andy Xie

In a recent SCMP article, Dr Andy Xie discussed China’s coal crisis and the West’s carbon footprint The surging electricity demand is driven by export recovery. China is on pace to increase exports by US$700 billion this year, more than Japan’s total exports. As central banks and governments hand out money to people during the […]

Rohit Talwar, Futurist, Speaking at the ServiceNow Now at Work 2021 Virtual Conference

Rohit Talwar

Global futurist Rohit Talwar spoke at the ServiceNow Now at Work 2021 Virtual Conference last October 12. Rohit’s keynote had the title “Aftershocks and opportunities: Navigating the Next Horizon”. Here are some details: Rohit will discuss how to prepare for and adapt to world shaping disruptions and shifts: 1. Change – Megatrends, shifts, weak signals, […]

Chef Dirk Haltenhof Spoke About Japanese F&B Culture in Today’s World, Hospitality and End User

Chef Dirk Haltenhof

Chef Dirk Haltenhof, Executive Director Culinary, The Katara Towers, Lusail, Raffles and Fairmont at Raffles Hotels & Resorts, spoke recently at the Informa Saladplate 3rd Japan Festival on “Japanese F&B culture in todays world, hospitality and end user”. He shared, in his virtual keynote, why Japanese food were so fascinating, and what were the latest […]

Michele Wucker on Identifying and Confronting the Obvious Risks of Gray Rhinos

Michele Wucker

Michele Wucker is specialist in risk management and crisis anticipation and is author “The Gray Rhino: How to Recognize and Act on the Obvious Dangers We Ignore” and “You Are What You Risk: The New Art and Science of Navigating an Uncertain World”. In a recent interview, Michele took us through the concept of Gray Rhinos […]

Matthew Brennan Discusses ByteDance, TikTok, and China’s Growing Influence in Global Tech

Matthew Brennan

Apps like WeChat are leading a wave of innovation in China and the world, quickly bringing China closer to the goal of becoming a technological superpower. In a recent podcast interview, Matthew Brennan discusses about the future of Chinese mobile technology and innovation. Matthew is a speaker and writer focusing on Chinese mobile technology and […]

Excited to have Alex Osterwalder, founder of Business Model Generation, to speak on How to Build Invincible Companies

Alex Osterwalder

We are most excited to have Alex Osterwalder, founder of Business Model Generation, to speak on How to Build Invincible Companies at the HKSTP Corporate Innovation Summit Dr. Alexander (Alex) Osterwalder is one of the world’s most influential innovation experts, a leading author, entrepreneur and in-demand speaker whose work has changed the way established companies […]

Dave McCaughan: “COPING” with the COVID Pandemic

Dave McCaughan

COPING is a big theme of 2020 for many due to the COVID pandemic. Dave McCaughan, marketing expert shares his insights and research on the topic. Dave McCaughan has over three decades experience leading the development of advertising and marketing strategies across the Asia-Pacific region. He started in his native Sydney joining McCann in 1986 where […]

Michele Wucker: Black Swans and Gray Rhinos

Michele Wucker

In a recent podcast, Michele Wucker, best-selling author of “the Gray Rhino” and most recently “You Are What You Risk”, talked about risk, decision making and uncertainty with the hosts, and in particular: • Five reasons decision makers have for not addressing problems • Making the “devil’s advocate” more prominent in the decision making process […]

Mike Walsh: The Rise of Generation AI

Mike Walsh

Renowned futurist Mike Walsh believes that the next generation of consumers will not only be radically different to anything we have known, they will reshape the future in their own image. He further emphasizes “Forget Millennials. It is their kids we should be worrying about.” The next generation of consumers will not only be radically […]

Greg Larkin: Corporate Innovation

Greg Larkin

Greg Larkin, author of the international best-seller This Might Get Me Fired; and founder of Punks & Pinstripes, a global community of entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs and punks, shared his insights on how to promote innovation and disruption in our companies at his presentation at Singularity University. Watch the video below to learn more: Greg Larkin has built […]