The current analysis of shipping’s future is flawed in two crucial respects; firstly because the technological future is – at least partly – foreseeable; and secondly, because it offers as many opportunities as it does threats.
Increasingly, organisations are using serious games to attract new employees, engage and motivate their workforce, improve training outcomes and to influence the behaviour of their existing and potential customers.
3D printing is only one part of an epoch-defining range of technology-enabled trends which will affect every business model, margin, industry, competitor, and consumer, irrevocably. Collectively these trends and technologies hold serious threats and huge opportunities for shipping.
Faced by a bunch of upstarts who expect to work when they want, doing what they enjoy, with people they like, using the latest technology in companies whose values reflect their own ethical, environmental and social beliefs, it’s hard not to snort with derision. But the reality is that shipping has to listen.
Big Data is now changing and shaping the way organisations and companies develop, operate and compete. We are entering the era of Shipistics
The collapse in lending has laid the foundations for a far more diverse set of finance sources which can only serve shipping’s technology-enabled future
It is a commonly held view that the only people who really understand the pace of technological change are the very young. As the 73-year-old Dr Helmut Sohmen—Chairman of BW Group one of the world’s largest ship owners—proved recently, that is not the case.
Shipping’s future is technology-enabled but to get there shipping’s leaders need to understand and contextualise the mega-trends and emerging technologies that will affect shipping and the wider world.
M2M or ‘The internet of all things’, the Cloud, big data, knowledge automation and customer and consumer expectations will change business profoundly. Leaders must be prepared to consider how the cloud offers them new creative ways to monetise physical assets as a service, how transparency and data availability erodes established market norms and threatens disintermediation as businesses seek closer integration with their customers,...