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"Many people are underestimating the pace and scope of change and aren’t thinking correctly about how it will appear this time." (Richard Baldwin; Photo by Tmi Kimmo Räisänen)
Richard Baldwin by Tmi Kimmo Räisänen
“Almost everyone’s job will be changed by this.”

Economist and bestselling author Richard Baldwin believes that many business leaders and politicians continue to grossly underestimate the impact of digital change. Here, he explains how to position yourself correctly in competition with “Globots.”

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Digital Transformation

You’ve used the same traditional and established workflows your entire career. They’re trustworthy and have proven useful to your company. So, why should you change anything now? Digital transformation isn’t just about the technology itself; it’s also about how technology can offer better solutions to traditional problems, enable creativity and innovation, and keep you competitive in an increasingly digital world.

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The Six Stages of Digital Transformation Maturity

Digital transformation takes a predictable path to maturity. What level has your company reached so far?

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Technology alone doesn’t drive digitalization. A firm’s talent, culture, adaptability and leadership matter most.

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Digital Transformation Challenges in Large and Complex Organizations

Culture, structure and mind-sets thwart digital transformation at large organizations.

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Digital Transformation

You can harness big data, the cloud, the Internet of Things and AI to digitally transform your firm.

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Driving Digital

This technical detailed guide to digital transformation offers valuable guidance for corporate IT projects.

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“Access to Much Greater Intelligence Will Be a Step-Change in Our Civilization”

Leading computer scientist Stuart Russell on the major breakthroughs towards the first human-level AI, its foreseeable economic and social effects – and the risks of massive pullbacks on the way.

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Artificial intelligence can help you set, rather than just measure, your key performance indicators.

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Will the Future Be Human?

The few people and corporations that own the world’s data will shape the future of life.

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This intriguing analysis of the artificial intelligence revolution gives cause for caution.

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Policymakers shouldn’t let unfounded fears rob America of the benefits of technological innovation.

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New research suggests unexpected effects of artificial intelligence on the labor market.

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Employers are increasingly making workers’ education their own business.

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To change public education, society must completely redefine it. Are you ready for disruptive innovation at school?

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Amid constant technological change, workers’ education will become everyone’s responsibility.

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How often do you use your smart phone, smart watch, wearable or fitness tracker? Do you go cashless when buying groceries or do you program your coffee machine to have your first cup ready before you get out of bed? If your answer is yes to any of the above, then you know how digital technologies are invading every aspect of our personal lives. How will new technologies continue to change our lives and society as a whole?

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Banish lethargy, get organized and sharpen your focus to become more productive at work.

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Change can be exciting – or it can produce stress and anxiety. One thing is for sure: Organizations can’t grow without change, so it’s time to reinvent your company.

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According to the US Department of Labor, 65% of today’s students will work in jobs that don’t yet exist. What are those jobs going to look like? Will robots do your job or will algorithms assist you? What kind of new workers will society need in the future – and are you ready?

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Your organization's atmosphere, culture and communication affect its success. They shape engagement, productivity, drive and collaboration. Today’s high fliers – Google is the most famous example – build their image on these factors. How can you make your culture good – and how good can you make it?

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Innovation is arguably the most crucial and, at the same time, the most elusive skill to master for any business. Systematically developing novel products, services and processes to stay ahead of the competition requires concerted action on virtually all levels of your organization. Join the vanguard!

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