Foresight Weekly News – August 9, 2020
Sunday, August 9, 2020
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Future of AI in banking
Experts believe that AI will go well beyond banking, completely transforming digital customer experience, and even providing super-powers to mankind. Read more
Animating the future
Walt Disney had a vision for tomorrow—and the means to sell it. Read more
Could electricity be the currency of parking buildings in the future?
Although the mammoth parking buildings and garages in urban centers are generally seen as eyesores and architectural afterthoughts, ponder this: What if they helped stabilize the power for the community around it? Read more
COVID-19 is accelerating 4IR - but SA may not be ready
4IR is, however, more than just providing internet access or digitizing services or the application of technology, points out Professor Riaan Rudman from the University of Stellenbosch. Read more
Community hubs: Shopping centers of the future
Understanding what is driving consumers, through a mix of data and direct interaction, will be critical to the success of destination retail spaces, enabling them to curate an overall experience that meets the needs and desires of future shoppers. Read more
Are open-air malls the future of physical retail?
According to research from the data firm Placer.ai, outdoor shopping centers, during the week of June 8, visits to outdoor centers were down 34% year-over-year, while visits to indoor centers were down 42%. Read more
Think COVID will usher in a digital future?
For some industries, coronavirus-induced changes are here to stay. For most, though, an in-person connection is too central to allow full digital transformation. Read more
Life after COVID-19: what will it look like?
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed daily life significantly. With a surge in cases this summer and no effective treatment or vaccine yet available, will those changes become the norm? Read more
How to sculpt yourself into a future-ready leader
Angela Kambouris advises organizational leaders to create a leadership mindset that encourages reflection, big-picture thinking and decisive plans of action. Read more
What future can we project for nation-branding and soft power?
Sérgio Brodsky, the founder of SURGE consultancy writes, “If we want to avoid a reversion to the status-quo, then the brands supporting our access to media must work to change the narrative.” Read more