[caption id="attachment_3160" align="alignleft" width="300"] "Baxter and Coworker" - via theverge.com[/caption] Before exploring the skills we’ll need in the next 10-20 years, it’s helpful to look at a few jobs that didn’t even exist just a decade ago in 2006. We didn’t have ‘Social Media Managers’ as the major platforms – Facebook, Twitter, Instagram – either…Read more
ATTN: Manufacturers – Time to Intensify Your Drive into Services
Servitization adds a service or solution-based offer to traditional product offering. It can be lucrative. But where do you start? The Manufacturer is presenting a new webinar at 10.30am on 28 September to help manufacturers get to grips with the opportunities available through servitization. The webinar presenters, James Woudhuysen (visiting Professor at London South Bank University) and Matt O’Neill (Independent Futurist), have…Read more
Future of Supply Chains: Part 2 – Disruption and Technology
With the arrival of the web came ‘Disintermediation’; a watchword for the removal of middle-men – dealers, wholesalers, advisors, representatives, agents etc. - facilitating producers being able to sell directly to consumers. The theory was that manufacturers could receive a larger share of revenues while prices to consumers dropped. It didn’t work out that way. A…Read more
The Future of Food Production – Part 2: ‘Cricket Garlic Bread’ anyone?
Since beginning my journey as a Futurist 8 months ago, I’ve become incredibly optimistic about the power of innovation to solve so many of our challenges. In part 1, we looked at the challenges facing food production today. Here, we’ll explore some of the new developments which present solutions to those challenges. Let’s begin with…Read more