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Agriculture has experienced two major revolutions over the past century. The first was the mechanical revolution that occurred in the years between the first and second world wars, during which time horsepower was replaced by mechanical power, with dramatic improvements in productivity. The second was the scientific revolution (often referred to as the green revolution) which occurred over the period from the late 1960s to the late 1990s, and involved the application of well-developed science to the sector, again resulting in significant productivity increases. It is probably reasonable to argue that agriculture is now undergoing its third major revolution, the digital agriculture revolution. LEARN MORE


Many automakers and suppliers continue to face both challenges and opportunities as the automotive industry progresses through an era of rapid innovation as automation and artificial intelligence in the manufacturing setting continues to advance. Automotive companies widely report difficulty in finding enough qualified, skilled employees. Meanwhile, automation and artificial intelligence could potentially revolutionize manufacturing and change both the number of future workers required and the skills those people will need to possess. LEARN MORE


The banking & financial services sector is characterised by intense competition at the product and service levels, as well as a high degree of innovation as financial services can be provided through remote channels. Given the stiff competition and heavily saturated market, expert support in the form of specialist research findings is often invaluable. For firms with global reach, research into client needs in different countries is the best tool allowing them to tailor their service portfolios to meet the specific needs of local markets.  LEARN MORE


The trends of AI&EdAIED are ongoing and will influence learning technologies going forward. First, the physicality of interactions and the physical space of the learner became genuine components of digital education. The frontier between the digital and the physical has faded out. Similarly, the opposition between individual and social views on cognition has been subsumed by integrated learning scenarios, which means that AIED pays more attention today to social interactions than it did at its outset. Another trend is the processing of learners’ behavioural particles, which do not carry very many semantics when considered individually, but are predictive of knowledge states when large data sets are processed with machine learning methods.  LEARN MORE


Government has been supporting largely towards renewable energy initiatives due to concern for the environment, increase independence and security via country’s own generation capacity. There are many strategies proposed by the government and organizing bodies such as associations for reducing the climate change due to impacts of fossil fuel consumption. One of the most important near-term strategies for reducing CO2 emission from fossil-fired power generation is to maximize the efficiency of new and existing plants. Governments are pursuing cleaner fossil fuel strategies to address the expected increased use of fossil fuels worldwide. LEARN MORE


New information technologies are being applied swiftly to all levels of government service: local, county, regional and even national and international. Information technology (IT) is being used to improve data management and data sharing, planning and decision support, service delivery, and more. Application areas affected by government mandates to improve e-government service include healthcare and safety; law enforcement, security, and justice; education; land use; and many others. Information technology is being used to increase public access to information, to provide more convenient and timely transaction services, and to increase citizen participation in the establishment of government regulations and other processes. LEARN MORE


While there will be uncertainties, stakeholders can navigate them by factoring in historic and current drivers of change when strategizing for the future. Among these drivers are a growing and aging population, rising prevalence of chronic diseases, infrastructure investments, technological advancements, evolving care models, higher labor costs amidst workforce shortages, and the expansion of health care systems in developing markets. Health care systems need to work toward a future in which the collective focus shifts away from treatment, to prevention and early intervention. But, are stakeholders ready to respond to these trends and brace the smart health care delivery of the future. LEARN MORE


As digitalization transforms business and creates challenges and opportunities for leaders across the C-suite, IT leaders have an unprecedented opportunity to lead the business to digital success. APAC Insight’s expertise in technology, business and IT management uniquely equips us to be your trusted guide along your journey. Our strategic advice, trusted insights and practical tools will help you successfully deliver the projects that are crucial for accomplishing your most important business initiatives. LEARN MORE


A number of forces have the potential to radically reshape the investment landscape over the next decade. After the first decade of this century brought 9/11, the “tech wreck” and the global financial crisis, the taper tantrums, polarized politics and trade wars of the 2010s seem quite benign. However, the puzzles facing investors in the coming decade are far from harmless: negative yields on more than a fifth of global bonds, stubbornly low inflation in the developed world, central banks running out of ammunition to stimulate growth, growing wealth inequality, and high public debt levels. The effects of climate change are also becoming clear: CO2 emissions are higher than ever and climate-related activism is accelerating. Change is on the horizon and you need to be ready. LEARN MORE


Business transformation inevitably involves a change at every level of a business, from organisational culture, to technology, product range and delivery. The opportunity is huge but for manufacturers to capitalise and reap the benefits they must be ready to embrace it and continue to scan the horizon for upcoming challenges and opportunities, rather than continuing with business as usual.You could have the ultimate smart factory with all the right talent but if you don’t have the product and business model that your customers desire, then failure may still come. We have seen that companies in the manufacturing industry are shifting towards a more service-orientated business model. LEARN MORE


Given the rapid pace of technological advances and social transformation, expectations for outstanding customer service and experience are now being set by those outside the business. Consumer expectations are going global, while age-old national and industrial divides are shrinking.To remain ahead, many retailers must make a difficult choice on what to offer and how to make sense of it, profitability-wise. This means there’s a necessary conversation around tough tradeoffs—what really matters to the consumers, and what must companies have internally before going after the shiny new object? LEARN MORE


Telecommunications firms and enterprises are still trying to determine what the “killer apps” for 5G will be. With the advent of 5G, we’re likely to see new kinds of apps we’ve never considered before. In reality, 5G is very much in the “build” phase right now. However, as people come to truly understand its capabilities and limitations, we can expect to see the next generation of solutions based on 5G. The transition to 5G is expected to generate a windfall for network, infrastructure, and equipment vendors. Telecoms are increasingly using unlimited-data plans to attract and retain customers. With 5G coming into the picture, providers will be able to increase both download speeds and monthly data capacity on unlimited plans. LEARN MORE


Tightened capacity, scarcity of workforce due to demographic imbalance, stringent emission regulations, and increasing fuel cost will pose significant challenges for road freight transportation. Logistics industry majors across the value chain are expected to prioritize operational efficiencies, with investments in technology adoption. Freight forwarders that offer innovative online solution offerings in freight matching, custom brokerage, and transportation management solutions are expected to transform the segment with enhanced customer experience. The warehousing industry is expected to transform significantly with process automation due to the emergence of cross-border eCommerce and increasing demand for integrated supply chain solutions. LEARN MORE


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