The Future of Business

Technology has affected the way we live and work in so many ways – how can we apply these rapidly changing developments to help us aim higher and dream bigger in the world of business?

As well as making industries smarter, better and faster, how can opportunities for innovation and creativity be embraced in order to succeed and grow in tomorrow’s local and global market place?

You may want to explore ways to stay ahead of the game in terms of daily trends and changes in the market place – Business Intelligence/ Market Intelligence.

Data analytics – how can companies capture and make the best use of data to analyse their success and target issues?

Could voice-enabled devices like Siri and Alexa improve the experience of a board meeting, marketing campaign or interview situations?

How could cloud technology improve teamwork, productivity, efficiency and creativity?

You may want to investigate advancements in Machine Learning, AI (Artificial Intelligence), automation or robotics and how they can be used to advantage in business whilst still providing new opportunities for employees and improving productivity, planning and profits.

You may be interested in the financial side of business. For example, what is the future of cash?

In the shift to electronic spending and the closure of banks and ATM’s, how can we ensure that cash is still made available to those who want or need it? What would the alternative be?

Crypto-entrepreneurs – what does the future hold for virtual currencies? (eg Bitcoin, Libra).

Marketing and Advertising is another aspect of this category. The rapid digitalisation of advertising has enabled brands to target consumers like never before, using personal data to increase an advert’s relevance and boost engagement to make optimum impact.

What does the future look like for advertising and marketing?

How can new brands and companies be creative in an increasingly data-driven industry?

You may be interested in challenges facing the legal side of business and innovation:

For example, what laws are needed to moderate the use of personal data in advertising?

How might business law be affected in the future, for example in terms of business ethics, corporate social responsibility, sustainability and human rights? How can tomorrow’s lawyers solve legal problems arising from novel electronic commerce?

How might digitalisation be used to develop legal services and practices?

Can you think of innovative ways to help produce future business law graduates who are fully equipped to deal with the challenges of new business trends across the globe?

Such a wide scope in this category, offering many opportunities to suit many interests…