Voice of Asia, March 2018
2017 gave us a lesson in looking beyond the hype. On the surface, it had the appearance of a difficult and tension-filled year, with political divisions deepening and significant shifts to the right in the United States and United Kingdom just beginning to play out. But that was only one side of the story. Underneath all the bluster, the global economy was quietly recovering. In this edition of Voice of Asia, we look beyond the headlines at what 2018 will likely bring Asia Pacific economies, and what some of the possible (but unlikely) vulnerabilities may be.
The second green revolution and the Internet of Things
The postwar transformation of agriculture saved more than a billion people from starvation—with serious unintended environmental costs. Now, a second revolution, built largely on technologies that comprise the Internet of Things, promises to make the farm of the future more productive and efficient.
Industry 4.0 and manufacturing ecosystems
The marriage of advanced manufacturing techniques with information technology, data, and analytics is driving another industrial revolution—one that invites manufacturing leaders to combine information technology and operations technology to create value in new and different ways.