The "internet-of-things" is a slow revolution that has been gathering pace for years, but the transformation is about to go into overdrive. As computers and connectivity become cheaper, it makes sense to add them into more and more things that are not, in themselves, computers — from nappies and coffee machines to cows and factory robots. One forecast suggests that by 2035 the world will have a trillion connected computers.
As the past year has shown, systems that work well in good times need to be just as effective when things go bad. What implications will this have for business models, risk strategies and bottomline growth? In this breakfast meeting, our key takeaway for you will be an enhanced understanding of how greater digital connectivity can improve the resilience of your supply chain, your information flow, and your customer relationships.
Our panel of industry leaders will explore the emerging technologies and their implications for business. In particular, we want to examine how advancements in connectivity can help you:
- Increase your agility
- Strengthen the resilience of your organization, and
- Continue to grow despite the challenges of talent availability
We will focus on how we might transform our business models, our processes, and our organizational cultures to take full advantage of the capabilities that are coming.
This will be our first "hybrid" event. In line with government regulations, we can host up to 50 persons at the event with the event being live streamed for the rest of the network.
Please note that this event is limited to senior-level executives and per invitation only. If you are not an existing member of The Economist Corporate Network, but would like to learn how you can attend our events, please send an email to email@example.com.