Trends
Technology Reshaping the Financial Services Industry

Technology Reshaping the Financial Services Industry

From the outside, financial services can appear to be a behemoth – enormously slow to change direction and cumbersome when it tries to do so. But over the last decade financial services firms have come under fire from fast moving, disruptive players – the “FinTechs”...
Forget the Fawning – Meeker’s Trends are not Insights

Forget the Fawning – Meeker’s Trends are not Insights

Some years ago, in the early stages of what was called “Web 2.0”, “Lynette” created a sensation by combining pithy quotes with stunning photography, combining data and research with a great and often surprising visual story. At the time – about 2008 or so – this...
Attention Boards: Nine Trends for an Innovative Future

Attention Boards: Nine Trends for an Innovative Future

There is a reason that “innovation” is a hot topic right now, and is has nothing to do with the Prime Minister’s Innovation Statement. For decades, Australian markets have been effective duopolies – with one or two businesses dominating each segment. Look at retail....
From Fringe Tech to a Connected World

From Fringe Tech to a Connected World

The Consumer Electronics Show in the US is a big deal. Attracting the best and brightest in startups, technology and customer facing innovation, what is shown at CES sets the benchmark for much of what follows for the year ahead. The challenge, of course, is that...
Is 2016 the Year for Digital Media?

Is 2016 the Year for Digital Media?

At the beginning of every year, we turn our attention to the future. We look for the trends and the opportunities, eager to be part of a great wave of success. As a result, we pore through research and trend reports, consume vast quantities of data and often arrive at...