Prediction 2021: Cryptocurrency Goes Mainstream

By 2023, cryptocurrencies will be in mainstream use by consumers. If you read or watch a lot of the media you’d think that Bitcoin was primarily the province of cyber criminals and speculators, but that’s starting to change. China is planning to launch its own cryptocurrency this year, last year JP Morgan Bank launched the…

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Prediction 2021-2023: Blockchain Usage in FinTech

From 2021 to 2023 and beyond, FinTech using blockchain will accelerate the critical adoption and use of digital currency services and smart contracts. Blockchain will accelerate service speed, security, and usability. This will enhance business and consumer value by reducing cost, the idea that we’ll have fewer cyber risks and execution errors. Blockchain leverages tremendous…

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Prediction 2021: Post-COVID Business Environment

The post-COVID business situation will never return to the pre-COVID status quo. As COVID-19 vaccines begin to appear, it’s natural to want to go back to how things were in the ‘before time’ of a year ago.  Fantasizing about traveling on vacation or hearing live music again is fine, but business planners should not assume…

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Prediction 2021: Digital Transformation in Manufacturing

Despite COVID-driven tech investments, the majority of manufacturers will fail in digital transformation through the end of 2022. I say this because, while COVID is really driving investment in technologies like AR/VR, Automation, AI, Machine Learning – the applications of these technologies have helped to mitigate the disruptions that COVID has caused – but the…

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Prediction 2021: HR and Digital Transformation

By 2025, human resources departments will hire at least, one leader responsible for digital transformation. Digital transformation in 2020, planned or pandemic-induced, has forever altered our working lives. Especially now, technology is a critical element to engage and interact with colleagues, partners and customers. How digital technology impacts employee engagement, effectiveness and advancement is a…

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Prediction 2021: Autonomy of Social Networks

Massive disinformation campaigns, privacy compromises, and allegations of anti-competitive behavior are threatening the autonomy of social networks. Rather than being a neutral conduit, these networks are now being recognized as publishers with editorial power. International market, legislative and regulatory forces are going to combine to make the networks take responsibility for the hosting of damaging…

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