STRUCTURAL GROWTH TRENDS
We have identified three powerful trends across Europe and Asia Pacific that we expect to drive value over the coming years
BIG DATA AND THE AI REVOLUTION
Big Data already underpins hugely successful business models, but the breadth of data will continue to increase and the sophistication of the tools for using that data will improve. This includes the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI), which is likely to bleed into multiple industries over time and drive significant cost and time efficiencies.
REINVENTING CONSUMER-FACING INDUSTRIES
Changing patterns in the way that products and services are consumed are dramatically disrupting a number of consumer-facing industries, driven by the spread of new technologies. In such a highly competitive market, those that fail to adapt to the changing landscape in sectors such as retail, financial services, and healthcare are likely to fail.
EFFICIENCY GAINS FOR ESTABLISHED INDUSTRIES
Companies are finding ways to create efficiency gains within established industries, drawing upon one or many types of intelligent automation. While this shift may not grab headlines in the same way as other disruptive trends, the ramifications are no less dramatic, as previously staid industries are buffeted by the winds of change.
We have also highlighted multiple examples of companies – from seed-stage start-up to mature business – across the two regions that are driving and feeding off these disruptive trends