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November 2016

 

 

 

 

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IORMA - New Horizons - New Perspectives 20IORMA
Global Consumer Commerce
New Horizons - New Perspectives 

IORMA is broadening its reach to encompass all sectors and all innovative technologies concerned with global consumers.

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IORMA Blog Introducing IORMA’s Blog
‘The Times They Are a-Changing’

As digitisation becomes ever more widespread and many start-up hotspots around the globe will bring more companies to enter (traditional) industries, I am certain that we will see innovation and disruptive technologies accelerate in the years to come.

IORMA is focusing on, following and identifying trends, patterns and data with respect to consumer commerce, income and spending around the globe.

Aad Weening
Director International Consumer Trends IORMA

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Barack Obama - Wired - FrontiersPresident Obama in WIRED: How Technology Progress Will Make Our Lives Better

When Barack Obama agreed to guest-edit the November issue of WIRED, he selected MIT Media Lab Director Joi Ito for an exchange of ideas about technology today and in the future, in particular artificial intelligence (AI)

Their recent interview at the White House, moderated by Wired Editor-in-Chief Scott Dadich is featured in the latest online issue of WIRED, published on 12 October 2016.

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Stephen Hawking - Exploring The Impact of Artificial Intelligence Stephen Hawking
Artificial Intelligence will be
The Best or Worst Thing
to Happen to Humanity

“In short, the rise of powerful AI will be either the best, or the worst thing, ever to happen to humanity. We do not yet know which.”

Stephen Hawking
19 October 2016

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Elon Musk Unveils Tesla's New Solar Roof Elon Musk Unveils Tesla’s New Solar Roof
Elon Musk Unveils Tesla’s New ‘Solar Rooves’ for Houses

 

28th October 2016

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Rachel Botsman TED We’ve stopped trusting institutions and
started trusting strangers

Something profound is changing our concept of trust, says Rachel Botsman.

While we used to place our trust in institutions like governments and banks, today we increasingly rely on others, often strangers, on platforms like Airbnb and Uber and through technologies like the blockchain.

This new era of trust could bring with it a more transparent, inclusive and accountable society — if we get it right. Who do you trust?

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Personal AssistantsPersonal assistants
are ushering in the age of
AI at home

Voice Recognition/Artificial Intelligence Personal Assistants from Google and Amazon

All you have to do is ask !

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startupsStart-ups
A Blessing for the Economy

Amongst experts there seems to be widespread consensus that a bad economy is a good (financial) climate for a start-up.

Indeed, in light of the on-going start-up boom which some are dubbing the ‘start-up economy’ this may well prove true.

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South-East Asia South-East Asia
A Region to Reckon With

Southeast Asia is a region of Asia, which is getting more and more attention and rightly so.

Just look at the numbers: it has a population of around 620 million (the third largest in the world after China and India) and covers an area of 1.7 million sq m (4.5 million sq km).

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ChinaChina
Economy Is Slowing Down
D
isposable Incomes on the rise
e-Commerce Continues
to Rapidly Progress

China’s economy is expected to grow 6.3 per cent in 2016 and 6.0% in 2017, quite a contrast with the growth figures realised in recent years and primarily reflecting weaker investment growth as the economy continues to rebalance.

Although the economy is slowing down, the figures are still more than impressive: in comparison global GDP growth is expected at 3.4% in 2016 and 3.6% in 2017.

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Aad WeeningAad Weening
Director International Consumer Trends

Contact Aad Weening here

 

 

 

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