Why Germany needs a ‘Ministry of Digitalisation’? ...and how a petition might change everything

Politics and businesses in Germany have been in agreement for a long time: digitization will change all areas of life and many of the aspects of the economy. Nevertheless, the future federal government of Germany is not planning to establish a Ministry of Digitization. This can endanger the future of Germany as a country, its businesses and its society. In

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The legal framework for the Fourth Industrial Revolution is emerging….slowly

Related Posts:7 critical skills to future-proof yourself in a world of Artificial IntelligenceThe Internet of Things: the revolution is here!What is the top risk for doing business in 2018?Data: the fuel powering business innovation in the fourth industrial revolutionIntroducing my new e-book: Economic Zones: Special Tools For Development

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What is the top risk for doing business in 2018? The answer might surprise you.

The number one risk for doing business in 2018 according to the World Economic Forum’s Global Risks Report 2018 is: Unemployment and underemployment  Here are the top five risks of greatest concern for doing business in 2018:   Related Posts:A case for skills based volunteering7 critical skills to future-proof yourself in a world of Artificial IntelligenceThe Internet of Things: the revolution

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What is a logistics centred economy? Jamaica is on to something

Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others. –  Jonathan Swift   Logistics Centred Economy  Yes, I know its a bit of a circular definition and I can see my teachers all the way from high school to university shaking their heads in disappointment that I still have not learnt that one ought not to define a

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7 critical skills to future-proof yourself in a world of Artificial Intelligence The future of work: What you can do with what you know?

The future ain’t what it used to be. – Yogi Berra Artificial Intelligence, robots, automation, the Internet of Things, the Fourth industrial Revolution are all tech terms that have moved in to the mainstream of everyday conversation. They have come water-cooler, coffee-shop and dinner-table talk. Doom and gloom Unfortunately the talk is usually one of doom and gloom punctuated by

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The Internet of Things: the revolution is here! Innovation in logistics and supply chain management

We stand on the brink of a technological revolution that will fundamentally alter the way we live, work, and relate to one another. In its scale, scope, and complexity, the transformation will be unlike anything humankind has experienced before –  Klaus Schwab The information age or the data economy or the fourth industrial revolution or the Internet of Things,  call it what

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Data: the fuel powering business innovation in the fourth industrial revolution Using location data to create value and wealth

Some estimates say the global market for core geographical information will exceed $13bn (£9.6bn) by 2025.   – Consultancy firm Navigant. It is easy to see why many claim that data is the new oil. And it’s true. The use of data to power business is everywhere and growing.  Just “think of Uber, Deliveroo, Airbnb, the development of driverless cars, and

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Introducing my new e-book: Economic Zones: Special Tools For Development Placing Jamaica's Special Economic Zone Development In Context

The wait is over, my first e-book is here. Click here or see below: Now that Jamaica has embarked on its own modern SEZ programme will it be transformational for the Jamaican people and their economy or will it be a spectacular failure? By all indications, and as will be explained in the contents below, the former seems to be true.  Jamaica

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The one thing you must do to compete in this globalized world Connect, Connect, Connect...global value chains and logistics

Competitiveness, in our globalized world, be it as an individual or business or nation-state, is  increasingly based ones ability to understand, connect  and maneuver within and between the various networks that make the world work.  Now you understand why global value chains (GVC) and logistics are two obsessions of mine.   Related Posts:What is a logistics centred economy?The Internet of

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Law as a tool for development: my thoughts on Arbitration being used as a tool for economic development in Jamaica Arbitration, legislation with endless possibilities, so why not Jamaica?

Abraham Lincoln once said that: “great things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.” I had the good fortune of recently attending an arbitration conference in Jamaica (August 28). This was the first of its kind, and hopefully to become an annual event – International Chamber of Commerce: Boosting the use of Arbitration

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