Navigator Consulting founder Philip Ammerman will speak at the Go Digital Conference in Larnaka, Cyprus on 24 September. The subject of his presentation will be “Digital Utopia / Digital Dystopia.”
We are currently living in a golden age of digital technology. Most of the world is now connected to the internet, and some platforms such as Facebook or TikTok number billions of regular users. Never in the history of humanity have so many people been connected via technology. Never has so much information been available.
The next years will bring unprecedented further developments: Internet of Things, Augmented and Virtual Reality, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence will all change the way we interact with our suppliers, customers, family members, friends and government. These revolutions will fundamentally change human interaction as fundamentally as the revolution touched off by the first set of web browsers and dial up modems in 1995.
And yet, the changes that will be wrought by these technologies are dramatic. Unless companies, citizens and entire societies prepare for a fundamental paradigm shift, what we think will be a Digital Utopia may become a Digital Dystopia for many.
The negative impacts include the disintermediation and replacement of entire sectors of the economy, ranging from accounting to trucking and transport. This will place millions of workers out of work. Digital evolution will also transform how we interact with each other, and the fundamental workings of human biology and society.
This presentation will outline some of the main short- and medium-term trends in technology and their likely impact on key sectors of the economy. It will also outline what steps small enterprises and ordinary citizens need to take to prepare for these exciting opportunities but equally major risks moving forward.
The Go Digital Conference takes place on 24 September 2022 at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Larnaka. For more information, please visit the conference website.