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Digital globalization: The new era of global flows

– Soaring flows of data and information now generate more economic value than the global goods trade.

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Unlocking the potential of the Internet of Things

– If policy makers and businesses get it right, linking the physical and digital worlds could generate up to $11.1 trillion a year... in economic value by 2025.

Four fundamentals of workplace automation

– As the automation of physical and knowledge work advances, many jobs will be redefined rather than eliminated—at least in... the short term.

Five priorities for competing in an era of digital globalization

– As digital flows command a growing share of trade and economic growth, executives must answer new questions.

Exploding digital flows in a deeply connected world

– While global trade in goods remains flat, the cross-border flows of data are growing rapidly in an increasingly interconnected... world, stimulating global efficiency and productivity.

The growing potential of quantum computing

– The CEO of D-Wave Systems, Vern Brownell, explains how quantum computers are poised to solve important problems in industries... ranging from financial services to medicine.

The Internet of Things: Five critical questions

– How do industry experts view the development of the Internet of Things, and what would they change?

India’s tech opportunity: Transforming work, empowering people

– A dozen disruptive technologies can add up to $1 trillion in GDP by 2025 and help bring millions of Indians up the MGI Empowerment... Line.

China’s digital transformation

– New applications of the Internet could account for up to 22 percent of China’s GDP growth through 2025.

Learning from New York City’s open-data effort

– Finding the technology needed to make data truly open is easy. Breaking down barriers to change and helping users understand the... information takes work.

Disruptive entrepreneurs: An interview with Eric Ries

– Companies are all too aware of the disruptive power of technology. The author of The Lean Startup argues that the competitive... reaction of many organizations remains fatally flawed.

Why every leader should care about digitization and disruptive innovation

– Digitization, automation, and other advances are transforming industries, labor markets, and the global economy. In this interview,... MIT’s Andrew McAfee and McKinsey’s James Manyika discuss how executives and policy makers can respond.