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Japan’s Next Quest: Build an Open Innovation Platform

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The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry plans to invest 19.5 billion yen ($172 million) in the new machine, as part of an attempt to revitalize Japan’s electronics industry and reassert Japan’s technical dominance.

Source: World Economic Forum

Systems of Innovation for Ongoing Digital Transformation

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Information technology (IT) advances are transforming the way we innovate in business, thereby disrupting the old guard and their predictable status-quo. It’s creating global market turbulence. Industries are converging, and new opportunities and threats are emerging, like never before.

Source: Business Technology Roundtable

Build a Connected Workforce Strategy for the Digital Economy

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We know that Digital business strategy correlates to stronger financial performance. Yet only 53 percent of the companies responding to the ‘Global Digital IQ Survey’ said their organizations have a common road map of the business strategy.

Source: Strategy + Business

Fintech will Transform the Digital Banking Sector

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By 2021, nearly 3 billion financial services customers will access retail banking via their smartphones, media tablets, PCs and smartwatches — that’s up by 53 percent from this year, according to the latest market study by Juniper Research.

Source: Digital Lifescapes

Why Blockchain will Transform Traditional IT Investment

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Securities industry incumbents will remain resistant even though open, decentralized systems can reduce the need for massive investments in computer hardware and IT security, as well as nearly eliminate the costs involved in clearing and settling trades. They don’t yet realize that the value proposition of the blockchain is embedded in decentralization.

Source: American Banker

How to Use Blockchain in a Global Networked Economy

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Barclays reported the first blockchain-based trade-finance deal in September 2016. The transaction guaranteed the trade of almost $100,000 worth of cheese and butter between Irish agricultural food co-operative Ornua and the Seychelles Trading Company.

Source: World Economic Forum

Why Digital Skills Must Become the Key Jobs Policy Issue

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“A WorkingNation-produced video which stated that within 20 years, 47% of all U.S. jobs are at risk of being replaced by technology, according to a 2013 Oxford University study.”

Source: Knowledge@Wharton