Touchless Society

https://youtu.be/W6PqdopmAbo Do you remember the last time you went out in public and didn’t think about what you touched? You could safely interact with elevators, ticket machines, ATMs, vending machines, and so on without a second thought. However, COVID-19 has accelerated a path to make these standard features of our daily life obsolete. Due to…

Advanced Manufacturing and Industry 4.0

https://youtu.be/62je6sdpR8M Robots and automation, AI, smart systems, IoT-it’s all here and set to unleash a new industrial revolution. As Industry 4.0 expands, there is a path to shape the future and create social impact by enabling sustainable technologies like solar energy, electric vehicles and wind power, as well as the ability to transform global supply…

Reimagining the retail economy from proximity to distance

https://youtu.be/zsqLQfIBIyI COVID-19 has accelerated a shift in retail that started with e-commerce 3 decades ago. As consumers adjust their habits to mitigate the impact of the pandemic in their daily lives, retailers have an opportunity to reimagine their business to serve these consumers in a post-pandemic world. The panel will explore how the retail industry…

US Innovation & Cross Border Opportunity

How can outside business people access the myriad opportunities in innovation in the United States, Silicon Valley and beyond? What is unique about the culture in US innovation ecosystems and what kind of norms are expected? What kind of investment, partnership, and venture opportunities exist in the US and how can Chinese and other outside…

The Circular Economy and Sustainable Supply Chains

https://youtu.be/DubJcwYzuXs In the past 20 years, our society has become increasingly accessible— in the span of a day, a person can travel across the world, simultaneously, if you prefer staying home, you can have everything from groceries to clothing delivered directly to you in the span of a few days. However, with these incredible innovations,…

Innovation X Roundtable: Chinese Retail Ecosystem and the Influence of Social Media

Retail sector has experienced both challenges and opportunities this year and is facing a long term revolution given the changed consumer behaviors. Retailers now face two biggest challenges-consumer structural change and the emergence of innovative business models-and opportunities given by digital brand transformation. Now more than ever, retailers have to reposition and embrace innovative technologies…

Innovation X Roundtable – What’s Next for Digital Assets and Cryptocurrencies

https://youtu.be/EUja2iAKYuk Is broader adoption of digital assets and cryptocurrencies just around the corner? As of April 2021, the global cryptocurrency market is at $1.9 trillion, with Bitcoin alone worth half as much as Apple, the world’s most valuable company. Bitcoin is also the highest performing asset of the last decade, returning more than 10 times…

Innovation X Roundtable – 5G, EDGE and AI powering the smart cities of the future

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ajRKGwUk5vo 5G will enable ultra-fast bandwidth, ultra-low latency and massive IoT. Together with Edge Computing, 5G will enable real fast processing and AI workloads at the edge unlocking a plethora of new applications that require advanced analytics for real time decision-making. One of the areas where the power of these three technologies can transform and…

Innovation X Roundtable – Algorithms and AI for Media in the 21st Century

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=plxk7daiEJQ How can technology innovations curb disinformation in the media and help the Internet be a reliable source of information for all? In the age of the Internet, truth has become democratized, and everyone can be an original source of information, easily contributing photos, commentary, and stories online that can reach  thousands of people in…

Innovation X Roundtable – Got Tech Innovation? CIOs Share Best Practices to for the Digital Transformation of the Workplace

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eN-3gQo_ROY The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the digital transformation of the workplace, causing a massive experiment with hybrid and remote work, rapid adoption of new technologies, and ushering in new paradigms about the future of work and the role of the chief information officer (CIO) in creating a work environment with world-class technology that supports worker…

2/17: Innovation X Roundtable – Future of Work: Digital Transformation, Emerging Technologies, and Automation

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rU1oMS6t754   Digital transformation – the process of using digital technologies to create new or modify existing business processes, culture, and customer experiences to meet changing business and market requirements – is expected to have an increasingly significant impact on the total experience of organizations, from the C-suite to the customer. In 2020, worldwide spending…

3/17: Innovation X Roundtable: Digital Security

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vVf70ISQY4o How can we become digitally secure? We have witnessed a large increase in ransomware attacks, identity theft, and even state sponsored cyber attacks. Failure modes include people’s mistakes, governance, and technology gaps. This trend will only continue until the point that privacy has no meaning and trusted parties such as banks and governments are…