3D Printing and the Regionalization of Economic Activity
The continued development and eventual widespread adoption of 3D printing will change the shape of global trade.
Logistics: Dependencies and Complexity
The logistics industry is directly affected by any shift that impacts the volume of goods moved around the world, requiring companies in this sector to be forward-looking, agile, and proactive.
Consumer Products: Imagining the Future
People’s buying and consumption patterns are deeply affected by their age, where they live, how they communicate, and their economic health, creating a complex moving target that consumer products companies need to adjust to.
Energy and Natural Resources: Powering Societies
The energy and natural resources industry is among the most dependent upon the status quo, at least from a core technology and materials use perspective. This requires careful hedges against disruption, as capital-intensive businesses can be extremely hard to pivot.
Developing Economies: Winners, Losers, and Those Left Behind
This is an important time for developing economies, as the world continues to bifurcate between haves and have-nots. Some countries will seize upon new opportunities, while others could be utterly left behind.