How to feed 11 billion people - future of the food industry and why there should be plenty of food in the world for everyone

Today, we grow enough food to feed 9 billion people, and in future we should easily be able to feed 11 billion. We waste well over 40 per cent of the food we grow, worth USD3 trillion – in fields, storehouses, factories, warehouses, shops and rubbish bins.

We will see more genetically modified crops in many regions, with crops resistant to disease, drought, and able to grow in salty soil. Genetically modified animals will also be widely consumed in over 30 per cent of the world by 2040.

Expect a rise in the proportion of global grain production used to feed animals to more than 45 per cent beyond 2025. Already more than 70 per cent of grain produced by wealthy nations is fed to livestock. There are absolute limits on the availability of suitable land. Therefore, the price of farmland is likely to rise in many nations over the next 20 years.

 

Future Telecom and Digital, Cloud and Big Data - convergence, innovation, mobile customers and e-payments

Media article for South Korea summit on ICT, telecom and digital trends. The future is about convergence and divergence. The industry trend is for companies, products and services to converge – but many of the most important future innovations in ICT will be divergent: doing things differently to serve customers better. Firstly we are seeing accelerating convergence on a global scale eg computer software, hardware and mobile companies (Microsoft /Nokia, Google / Motorola). Expect rapid convergence of telcos and banking. Mobile payments are being driven by growth in emerging markets. 70% of all mobile payments take place in the fastest growing economies, mainly in Africa eg m-Pesa, which now handles 33% of Kenya’s GDP. Expect a mobile-based global revolution in banking. Need a world-class digital disruption keynote speaker? Phone Patrick Dixon now or email.

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Big Data in Health Care - Information Overload, self-service health care, med tech

Keynote speech by Patrick Dixon on Big Data, information overload and making sense of data - and impact on health care. Companies lose 80% of customers within 10 seconds - life is too short to wait, swift and effective customer service is key.

Individuals know more than the doctors about their treatment, internet research means information overload. Overcoming institutional blindness and institutional overload. Exponential increase in unstructured data, structured data.  Genetic prophecy will grow dramatically in accuracy as we match millions of human genomes with disease patterns in a global biotech Big Data project.

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Future of MedTech - key trends in medical technology - interview for Inspira about latest book The Future of Almost Everything

What did you learn as an inventor/innovator making a ground-breaking medical device in the early 1980s? It was an amazing time – as the world’s first desktop computers hit the markets in 1978.  I started a company called Medicom Ltd, which developed a suite of programmes to interview patients, help make a diagnosis, record health statistics, do accounts for General Practice doctors, connect to hospital lab equipment and so on. I learned that the most important thing about all medtech is to keep things simple and reliable: doctors, nurses and other health care workers are busy and need devices that work....

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How to make Magic for your Customers - Innovation in Travel, Aviation and Rail - Future of the Travel Industry

How to create magic for your customers.  Brief interview at the Aviation and Transport Innovation Summit (ATIS) on the future of the travel industry following keynote for Panasonic - manufacturer of Tough Books.  Customers expect real-time updates from travel companies, airlines, hotels and so on - keeping them constantly informed about what is happening.  That means instant flight updates, info about where your luggage is, what Gate you need for your flight, how many minutes for your flight connection, what the weather is like at the place you are flying to.  SMS is far more effective than email for these kinds of personal communications.  It's all about the customer experience, peace of mind, removing anxiety, solving problems fast.

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Future of Logistics and Supply Chain Management globally / in Mexico - why supply chains are getting shorter, nearshoring, and impact on manufacturing

Future of logistics and supply chain management for audience of Mexico corporate executives. Supply chain innovations, future of retail and e-commerce, future of wholesale, manufacturing trends, future of Mexican economy, US economy and future global economy. Innovation in supply chain management.

Why supply chain management is becoming more complex with growing numbers of risks of disruption of longer supply chains - and why near shoring of manufacturing will continue to grow. Regional manufacturing clusters, manufacturing hubs - examples in auto industry and computer manufacturing.Press link below to see slides of Mexican keynote on supply chain management and innovation and also video of a Q and A session. Need a world-class keynote speaker for your event? Phone or e-mail Patrick Dixon now

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How to make money from Big Data - and why LITTLE DATA is what really matters. Big Data spots a pattern - Little Data spots a person

Big Data is used by every large corporation, banks, governments and so on to make links between past events, and to predict future events. Billions of dollars are being spent (mostly wasted) by companies trying to spot patterns in trillions of data items. Big Data is used heavily to try to predict customer behaviour and to target marketing campaigns.  

However the REAL value lies in around around 0/5% of all the data.  Big Data is about spotting patterns but Little Data is all about spotting a person - turning data into real commercial value. Comment by Patrick Dixon, Futurist and Keynote Conference Speaker. Need a world-class Big Data keynote speaker for your event? Phone or e-mail Patrick Dixon now.

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Future of Retail Food industry - how to create Magic for your customers: grocery stores, hypermarkets, convenience stores

Patrick Dixon Futurist Speaker, Keynote Future Industry</a></strong> </div>Notes on keynote on future of the food retailer / food and beverages industry / supermarkets / superstores / retail food and beverages / drinks industry / future of convenience stores and specialist retail outlets – plus slides of Keynote at SUPERMARKT DES JAHRES 2015, organized by Burda Life and LPV Media GmbH . Huge Ultra-HD wide screen was used at the retail event which is why the format of these slides is unusual.


How to create magic for your customers in the food industry. The future is about emotion: understand how your customer feels and you will unlock many secrets of future success. Seven key words will drive the future of food retail and the groceries industry: PRICE – SPEED – CHOICE – QUALITY – EXPERIENCE – INSPIRATION – TRUST. It is almost impossible to deliver on all seven and still make a profit.  Retailers need to decide how they are going to make their own customer magic.  For example, they could go for price, or for quality, or for a combination such as speed, price, experience (corner store), or quality, inspiration, choice (upmarket superstore).  Need a world-class retail keynote speaker for your event? Phone or e-mail Patrick Dixon now.

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Future of Travel Industry, Tourism, Hotels, Hospitality and Business Travel

China travel bookings are already worth more than $100bn a year of which $15bn was booked online in 2012 – up 500% on 2008 figures.  Expect huge changes in how people are organizing their own travel. Russian online travel bookings are growing 20% a year – already $90bn of business a year in 2012.   Old style travel agents will struggle in Russia in future.  Keynote on future travel industry trends for American Express / TAP in Moscow, by Patrick Dixon, conference speaker.  Future of hotels, airlines and travel agents – innovation in the travel industry. Future of business travel and leisure travel. Need a world-class travel industry keynote speaker for your event? Phone or e-mail Patrick Dixon now.

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