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What we can learn from “China’s New Normal”

 
 

China’s new normal, what does it mean for the west?

Throughout the book Pascal opens your eyes on innovation happening in different industries in China. He focusses on the most prevalent industries, that are about to be disrupted in the coming years. With Artificial Intelligence as one of the key driving factors. Want to know how you can prepare yourself in your industry?

China’s 19-year-old Go player Ke Jie (L) prepares to make a move during the second match against Google’s artificial intelligence programme AlphaGo in Wuzhen, eastern China’s Zhejiang province on May 25, 2017. Photo: STR/AFP/Belga Image

China’s 19-year-old Go player Ke Jie (L) prepares to make a move during the second match against Google’s artificial intelligence programme AlphaGo in Wuzhen, eastern China’s Zhejiang province on May 25, 2017. Photo: STR/AFP/Belga Image


A.I.: Making Everything Smart

Smart Security

The first industry to start ahead of the West is that of Smart Security. A loaded chapter, but a theme that today questions our own values and safety with social credit score and privacy discussions. Should we worry or not?

Smart Media & Entertainment

The second industry is that of Smart Media and Entertainment. Companies such as Tencent and others have been taken as an example of innovation since 2015. How does the power play between the Chinese digital generation, the controlling government and the most powerful technology companies relate?

Smart Retail

2017 was the year in which the term New Retail was coined by Alibaba, a trend in the sector that is globally influential, but which today can almost only be followed by Amazon. Who is that Chinese consumer and how do you reach him differently than in the West? Will China become the epicenter of e-commerce?

Smart Finance

2019 predicts to be the year of Smart Finance, with Western banks and insurers trying to understand the new cashless society. Now that Chinese people have much more money and live in a digital payment world, could China be the example of the transformation in the financial industry?

Smart Mobility

In 2021 the self-driving cars will be seen on the roads in China, and Smart Mobility in China will suddenly give the world a blueprint. Will we be driving in the West in 10 years with Chinese cars or will our brands have Chinese intelligence?

Smart Production

In 2023 most factories in China will have their robots talking and Smart Manufacturing will have its full impact in 2025. Is China really evolving from "made in China" to "created in China"? Will China become the world's smart factory or will the West become China's smart factory?

Smart Healthcare

By 2025, I expect that China will have transformed its health care in such a way that it will no longer be recognizable and that Smart Health will be available to most Chinese people. Could China's transformation in health care perhaps solve the problems of employment and service provision in our Western health care sector?

Smart Education

By 2030 at the latest, I expect that China will have fully imbued its outdated education with technology. How could China, with one of the most traditional educational systems in the world, learn something about Western education?


Want to dive deeper?

What is this “China ‘s New Normal” & what can I learn from it?
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In my book I help you answer these important business questions in detail.