Global signals

In a rapidly changing environment, what are the global indicators that help you to keep track and make sense of the different events and trends affecting business? What are the opportunities you might have missed out on?

At IMD, we believe these are crucial questions that business leaders should be asking themselves. To this end, IMD has created “IMD Global Signals™” to be used in class-facilitated sessions.

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Holistic enterprise technology

Many organizations are still adopting new technologies piecemeal to accomplish a pressing task rather than using them to reimagine new business processes and holistic business solutions. ...

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Human augmentation

Stronger, better, smarter, more attractive – the possibilities of human augmentation are not limited to sci-fi. Whether to help the disabled, give soldiers a robotic boost, or simply to o...

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3D printing

Imagine producing virtually anything including complex designs, quickly and efficiently without the need for heavy machinery and considerable financial investment. What would you prototyp...

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Artificial intelligence and machine learning

How can non-tech companies benefit from artificial intelligence and machine learning? How will AI change your industry? And, will artificial intelligence evolve into the benign, albeit bu...

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Automation

Does automation help support employees or does it replace them? Could your company benefit from more automated processes? Are your people trained to make best use these systems? If it rep...

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Autonomous vehicles

Would you ride in a self-driving car? Will you feel safe on the same roads as self-driving trucks? In the US, over 4 million people drive a vehicle for their livelihoods – heavy trucks, d...

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Big data and analytics

As management decisions become more fact- based, big data and analytics will play an increasingly important role. Are you asking the right questions? How do you prevent analysis paralysis...

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Blockchain

What if all transactions could be recorded securely peer-to-peer with no intermediaries (banks, brokers, servers, online-platform companies) needed?

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Drones

Drones are transforming the way data is collected, logistics delivered and space utilized. Companies have been experimenting, using drones to survey construction sites, measure inventory ...

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Genetic sequencing, design and therapy

Imagine a future with a personal diagnosis and treatment created especially for you? Imagine eradicating genetic mutations in your future children. This is the potential of genetic sequen...

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Internet of Things (IoT)

Tight space in the car park so you can’t get into your car? Use your mobile phone to roll the car forward. Your fridge messages you to buy milk or orders it online. Your city detects wast...

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Learning from nature

When was the last time you took the time to take a closer look and enjoy nature? Nature has been a muse for not just artists, but also designers, policy makers, engineers and scientists.

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Nanotechnology

Did you know that the world on a nanoscale operates differently from that of our perceived wisdom?

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Platform economies

Imagine a world without Google, Amazon, Facebook, Uber, LinkedIn or SalesForce. Without Booking.com and Wikipedia. How has your industry been impacted by the platform economy? Does your c...

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Quantum Computers

Imagine a computer so powerful that it could easily dismantle the most sophisticated cybersecurity measures available today. How do you guard against it? How do you harness its powers?

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Smart cities

Imagine if all the information in a city was digitized and in one place - accessible not only to city planners but also to businesses and citizens. How would you like to use this informat...

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Sophistication of cybersecurity threats

Do you know your firm’s best practices for keeping data safe? Do you know what to do if you are locked out of all your accounts due to a cyberattack? Is false news populated over social m...

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Virtual and augmented reality

Imagine experiencing different environments – cities, landscapes – without having to travel (virtual reality). Or perhaps you would like more information about a local business or tourist...

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