Listing on Stock Exchange blessing or curse? Future investment and banking trends

Banks, Banking, Mobile Payments, FinTech, BitCoins

Contrast between publicly owned companies and privately owned. Role of private equity and influence of management buyouts. Short-termism in analyst valuations of companies. Pressures on boards and senior teams for quarterly profit forecasts. Cultural contrast. Family owned business tends to take a longer term view. Different priorities and agendas. ipos can create huge new pressures on business leaders. Analysts should take a longer term view since it is impossible to run a business quarter by quarter on key performance indicators which apply only to the ...

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Future of Insurance and ReInsurance Industry

Future of Insurance Industry / Risk - Keynotes

ASIA INSURANCE REVIEW (edited):  Interview on future of insurance and reinsurance: Dr Patrick Dixon, Chairman of Global Change and notable Futurist, expects the current risks to spawn opportunities for insurers and reinsurers to grow, but insurers must communicate the right message first.

Keynote conference speaker at the recent invitation-only 7th Swiss Re Asia Forum, Dr Patrick Dixon, considered Europe’s leading futurist, shares his irrefutable belief that: “Either we take hold of the future or the future will take hold of us.”

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Prevention of Teenage Smoking - urgent steps to take in health promotion and prevention of lung cancer - Future Health Keynote Speaker

Future Health Care Speaker, Future Pharma Keynotes

Smoking has fallen in response to government action but we have far to go. It is still the case that 6% of young people in the UK are already addicted to smoking by the time they are 15.  Most of the 250,000 new smokers a year are under 18.  Every one of them will die 10 years early as a direct result unless they find a way to kick the habit which is notoriously hard.  Here are three actions which should be taken immediately.

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Work-Life Balance: Workplace Survival - Human Resources Keynote Speaker

Human Resources, Work-Life, Workplace Keynotes

Why is it that work-life balance is so often talked about, and so little shown?  Work-life balance is the key to developing high-performance teams. Keynote to European Commission.  I have spoken to audiences in over 50 nations about these and other issues, and wherever I go in industrialised nations, people talk about getting a better balance – especially women. Surveys show that work-life balance is number one or two priority for those leaving business schools. In a recent UK survey, 6 out of 10 of 25-35 year olds said they were looking for a higher purpose at work.  The more passionate people are about the work they do, the less they complain about work-life balance.

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How to use Technology to Grow Your Business - Keys to Success

Technology Speaker, AI, Big Data, Robotics, Cyber

How to use technology to grow your business and gain competitive advantage: Interview on IT strategy and related issues for Spanish media with Patrick Dixon, Europe’s leading futurist and strategy guru.  Article and Videos.

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10 billion App downloads future growth of smartphones Patrick Dixon

Future of Telcos Keynotes, Smartphones,Omnichannel

Future of mobile phones, smartphone downloads, mobile apps development. Comment by Futurist conference keynote speaker Patrick Dixon.

Nokia v Apple, iphone, ipads, symbian, mobile windows, android and other operating systems. Consumer choices and communication lifestyle trends. How apps will be used in future and why manufacturers like mobile phone apps. Comment by keynote conference speaker Patrick Dixon

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Social networks impact on democracy, dictatorships and freedom of information

Government, Politics, Activists, Democracy, War

democracy and democratic pressures from social networks. Cover ups and government deceptions, impact of wikileaks on government internal communications and policies. Freedom of information and corruption. Politics and political change. Impact of SMS, twitter, Linkedin, Facebook, Youtube and other social networks on dictatorships v democracy. How dictators fear loss of political power from freedom of information. Use of mobile technology, smart phones and other communication devices to drive protests and public disorder. How governments and dictatorships have switched off mobile telephones and SMS, web ...

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Dictatorships and Revolution in Digital Age: People Power after Tunisia, Egypt, Libya

Government, Politics, Activists, Democracy, War

What next after Tunisia, Libya, Egypt? Impact of SMS, twitter, Linkedin, Facebook, Youtube and other social networks on dictatorships v democracy in Middle East and across the world. How Africa, Arab and Asia dictators fear loss of political power from freedom of information.

Use of mobile technology, smart phones and other communication devices to drive protests and public disorder. How governments and dictatorships have switched off mobile telephones and SMS, web access etc to maintain political control. How power is shifting from government leaders, ...

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How to be a great leader. Motivational leadership makes it happen

Leadership, Strategy, Business Ethics - Keynotes

Secrets of leadership, change management and turning strategy into reality. Small business leadership and multinationals. Team leadership, organograms and organizational structures. Leadership crisis, and how to develop strong leadership. Motivational leadership, and why motivation matters. Leadership in a crisis. Leadership to command attention, win trust, connect with passion. Leadership ethics and values, leadership development. Business and not-for-profit leadership. Why all people can show leadership depending on situation Dealing with conflict in leadership teams. Integrity, ethics and values in leaders. Video by Futurist Patrick Dixon, ...

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Sustainability, climate change and crazy biofuels policy

Future GreenTech, Sustainability Keynote Speaker

Sustainability and global economic growth, climate change and global warming. Limits to water, food, minerals, energy and natural resources. Scandal of biofuels policy converting food into biodiesel or ethanol for vehicles cars / aviation. Challenge of demographics and population growth, plus growth of economy in emerging nations. Africa and Asia urbanisation into megacities with huge infrastructure challenges. Global warming science is it correct? Truth about carbon ...

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Future of Oil Prices: Middle East, global economy

Future Energy, Oil Industry Trends - Keynotes

Future trends relating to energy prices and oil price per barrel. Impact on global economic growth of rising oil prices. Balance between oil production and oil consumption. Peak oil and proven global oil reserves -- why they are rising. Oil from coal -- future trends in coal industry. Petroleum based products and petrochemical industry -- growing demand for all kinds of commodities including steel, copper, oil, coal, gas, all part of the growth of emerging economies such as China, India, Indonesia, Brazil, Malaysia, South ...

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Future of the global economy after 'reset' May 2009

Future Trends, Economy, Markets, Keynote Speaker

Global economic outlook - inflation, deflation and other expectations. Comment in response to qs via Twitter - by Futurist Patrick Dixon

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Terrorism: fear is their greatest weapon - the truth about terrorism and how to defeat it

Government, Politics, Activists, Democracy, War

Greatest weapon of terrorists is fear playing on irrational emotions of public. Need to understand power of asymmetric threats using easily available bomb-making products. Military strikes less helpful than understanding underlying issues, perceived injustice etc and working to reduce numbers of disaffected activists that later become violent, intelligence, vigilance etc. Overstated risks of terror attacks, failure to understand risks. Why terrorism rules by fear and how to defeat it.

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Emerging markets: BRICS impact on developed world

Future of Emerging Markets, China, India - Speaker

BRICS economies rapid growth. Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa. Example of Aditya Birla in India with massive economic growth extending from manufacturing into retail.

Outsourcing and offshoring with 860,000 IT graduates each year in India Infosys training 25,000 software graduates this year alone, four times entire output of UK universities. Kazakhstan and Russia offer business opportunities.

Economy wage inflation despite oil price deflation in 2009-2009, and ...

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Mobile devices and laptops trends FUTURIST Q&A

Future of Telcos Keynotes, Smartphones,Omnichannel

Questions to www.twitter.com on future of mobile computing. Divergence and convergence. Smartphones and web browsers still limited and always will be by screen size and data entry. Expect convergence of features and divergence in device sizes. Comment by Futurist Patrick Dixon

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