The rate of global change is accelerating and as the future unfurls in front of our eyes countries led by aspirational leaders are positioning themselves to lead it.


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Firstly I’d like to thank Adriana for asking me to contribute to Carphone Warehouse’s Preparing for the Future report where we dug into the countries who are at the forefront of preparing themselves for the exponential future and building it… and the ones who aren’t and who are likely to get steam rollered by it.


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As the global rate of change continues to accelerate there has never been such an opportunity for insurgents to break the strangle hold of incumbents, whether those insurgents are disruptive startups working out of someone’s bedroom, or sovereign governments like China, Singapore and the UAE, who now, more than ever see the opportunity to not just write the future but own it.

In this report we discussed the countries which are best positioned to lead the fast and furious future and the ones which are likely to be left behind, and as you’ll see it makes interesting reading. Which then just leaves us with two questions: Is your country a leader or a laggard? And if they’re the latter what policies and strategies do they have in place to climb the ladder?

You can read the final article below:



Source: Carphone Warehouse

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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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