Incredibly powerful, and increasingly democratised, emerging technologies are transforming every sector faster than ever, and this can have dire consequences for investors if the mechanisms behind the change are not understood.


Firstly, thank you to Amelie for inviting me to be the keynote for this years 16th Annual Structured Retail Products European conference, held in sunny London, and it’s good to be back again. This year at the premier global forum for structured products we discussed everything from how structured products are created and distributed, what the product and regulatory trends are, digital disruption, and the inner workings of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the sector, and how different banks are deploying and using it.


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During my keynote I shone a light on the rise of creative machines and AI’s that are already having a profound impact on the way we curate synthetic, or so called fake data, and the impact that will have on how organisations analyse and trust information in the future, as well as their businesses and the partnerships they form. I also discussed a wide variety of other trends that, as they continue to accelerate over time, and as the cost accessing and leveraging them decreases will alter the competitive landscape and give rise to new alternative data sources, among many other topics.


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About author

Matthew Griffin

Matthew Griffin, described as “The Adviser behind the Advisers” and a “Young Kurzweil,” is the founder and CEO of the World Futures Forum and the 311 Institute, a global Futures and Deep Futures consultancy working between the dates of 2020 to 2070, and is an award winning futurist, and author of “Codex of the Future” series. Regularly featured in the global media, including AP, BBC, Bloomberg, CNBC, Discovery, RT, Viacom, and WIRED, Matthew’s ability to identify, track, and explain the impacts of hundreds of revolutionary emerging technologies on global culture, industry and society, is unparalleled. Recognised for the past six years as one of the world’s foremost futurists, innovation and strategy experts Matthew is an international speaker who helps governments, investors, multi-nationals and regulators around the world envision, build and lead an inclusive, sustainable future. A rare talent Matthew’s recent work includes mentoring Lunar XPrize teams, re-envisioning global education and training with the G20, and helping the world’s largest organisations envision and ideate the future of their products and services, industries, and countries. Matthew's clients include three Prime Ministers and several governments, including the G7, Accenture, Aon, Bain & Co, BCG, Credit Suisse, Dell EMC, Dentons, Deloitte, E&Y, GEMS, Huawei, JPMorgan Chase, KPMG, Lego, McKinsey, PWC, Qualcomm, SAP, Samsung, Sopra Steria, T-Mobile, and many more.


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