Tag: NEXT19 Filter Filter by All Automation Blog Creativity Data E-Commerce Future Innovation Leadership Management Media Metaverse Purpose Sustainability Trends Videos close Reclaim the future by embracing complexity: the core message of NEXT19 By Adam Tinworth "We can fix this! Simple!" is the most dangerous lie we can tell ourselves. In an era of increasing technological and environmental risk, we'll only solve our problems by embracing complexity. This was one of the core messages of #NEXT19 Thomas Webb: VR and the future of society By Adam Tinworth Technology is very close to magic, if you do it right. But who is the magician behind the curtain of today's technology? Ben Sauer: making the case for slower digital decisions By Adam Tinworth The digital world has become obsessed by speed. But sometimes, when you move fast you break things… Marcello Schermer: why the future is being built in Africa By Adam Tinworth Africa is fixing its own problems - and the products it is creating have the potential to achieve global scale. Efosa Ojomo: understanding the cycle of innovation By Adam Tinworth You build a very different style of innovation when your factor in access as a key goal. Africa is producing democratised products that will change the digital world. Payal Arora: dispelling the myths about the next billion By Adam Tinworth The next billion internet users are not the people we think they are. Let's bust the myths about them so we can understand the coming world. Christian Mio Loclair: how art helps us understand AI and our own humanity By Adam Tinworth As AI gets better and better at more things, and deep learning starts creating art - what still makes us human? Does the answer lie in a child’s artwork? Building speculative leadership to protect future generations By Adam Tinworth We’re trapped by short term, siloed thinking - and it’s going to kill us all. Two NEXT19 speakers show us the way out of the trap we’ve built for ourselves. Eliza Filby: Generational intelligence and how it shapes society By Adam Tinworth Social and economic conditions help define the characteristics of each generation. What can we learn about them - and what does that teach us about how we raise Generation Alpha? NEXT19 and the climate strike By Adam Tinworth Today is the beginning of the Climate Strike and, while we're not shutting the conference, we are making sure that the climate crisis is on the agenda. Generation Z in China and Germany – bridging the Parallelwelten By Adam Tinworth The digital worlds of Generation Z in China and Germany are worlds apart. A NEXT19 panel chaired by Accenture Ventures' Mei Wang dug deep into the cultural and historic factors that create the difference. Söhnke Christiansen: building compelling new realities By Adam Tinworth We have the technology now to create compelling, immersive digital worlds. But how do you do it right? Here's three lessons from market leaders Mackevision. David Mattin: addressing complexity with a new model of humanity By Adam Tinworth We are being overwhelmed by complexity - and it's fracturing our societies. We need to update our model of humanity if we're to have any chance of reversing this. James Bridle: Manoeuvers for a New Dark Age By Adam Tinworth We're entering a new dark age, where technology obscures, rather than clarifies. How do we cope — and survive? Rogier Creemers: Digital China’s unexpected competitive advantage By Adam Tinworth How is China innovating so fast? The government has restrained its authoritarian impulses and let the digital industries thrive - and they may be best placed to capture the next billion people to go online. Viveca Chan: what marketers can learn from digital China By Adam Tinworth Forget China being a country of copycats. It's now leading the way on digitally-integrated living, and Viveca Chan explains what we must learn from it. TL Taylor: live-streaming is building a new creative culture By Adam Tinworth Why do people watch others play games? Why do people make their private play public? TL Taylor's answers to those questions hint at a profound cultural shift. Jamie Susskind: the power and politics of digital By Adam Tinworth We can't afford to just pay attention to the consumer impact of digital. It's creating rules that will define how we live, suggests Jamie Susskind at NEXT19. Brian Whipple: driving progress with purpose By Adam Tinworth 50 years ago we put a man on the moon. Yet, in some critical areas, we haven't advanced in 20 years. Can we apply purpose to make the world better - and our businesses with it? James Beacham: what’s outside our universe? By Adam Tinworth We may not know what is outside the universe - but asking the big questions matters.