Trends Identified

Weak global/regional economies
18% of the respondents view this as a negative trend
Adoption of intelligent automation does not equal success. 4Q 2017 KPMG Global Insights Pulse Survey Report.
Weak global/regional economies
51% of over 1,000 KPMG sourcing advisors answered that this trend had a negative impact on user organizations.
Top global market trends and predictions for 2016 and beyond
Weak global/regional economies
27% of the respondents view this as a negative trend.
4Q 2018 KPMG Global Insights Pulse Survey Report
Weak global/regional economies; "double-dip" recession
53% of KPMG member firm advisors answered that this trend has a large negative impact for the user organizations.
Top trends and predictions for 2015 and beyond
Weak States
Many states and some regions will fail to attain the necessary level of economic and political development to compete in a sustained and successful manner in the global economy. These states are likely to be beset by a mixture of environmental, demographic, economic and political pressures with consequent impact on their stability and security. They can be regarded as weak states. Some weak states may fail completely, with sub-Saharan Africa and Central Asia, regions of global concern. The degree to which weak states impact on others is likely to depend on the security of supply of strategic resources to the globalised economy and whether internal instability spreads to neighbours, either through migration or conflict. Responses to weak states are likely to include humanitarian assistance, containment and stabilisation.
Global strategic trends - out to 2040
UK, Ministry of Defence
Weakening of representative democracy
Since the global economy crashed
in 2008, there has been an erosion
of trust in political institutions and processes. Citizens now place more faith in companies than in their own leaders, and even then they don’t particularly trust the private sector, with the latest Edelman Trust Barometer showing global trust in business at 58% while trust in government has sunk to 44%. As a Global Shaper of the World Economic Forum, this is an issue that resonates with those of my demographic: the world’s youth.
Outlook on the global agenda 2015
World Economic Forum (WEF)
Wealth disparities
Boston Consulting Group (BCG)
Wearable Computer
Wearable computer is a body-borne computer that is worn by the user under, with, or on top of clothing. Wearable technology was initially applied in military uses, but can now be applied to various fields including fashion and logistics.
KISTEP 10 Emerging Technologies 2010
South Korea, Korea Institute of S&T Evaluation and Planning (KISTEP)
Wearable devices
For workforce/customers
Disruptive technologies barometer
A revolution: From fitness to fashion
Top 50 Emerging Technologies 2017
Frost & Sullivan