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Intelligent Digital: Leading the way to the future of work

Ben Neal Sara Caplan 15 May 2018 9 minutes

How does business prepare for a future where technological advances have the power to change the work we do, and the way we do it? PwC’s Ben Neal and Sara Caplan argue it will take the right mix of human and machine, new styles of leadership and innovative people management. Is business up to the challenge?

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Digital Pulse: Superannuation and the gig economy
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The tough gig of reconciling superannuation and task-related working

Joe Brasacchio 07 May 2018 8 minutes

The growth of the gig economy is reducing the potential for a whole generation to maximise their superannuation. We look at three potential solutions to this problem.

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Digital Pulse: Dispelling myths around blockchain
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Dispelling myths about blockchain

Benjamin Crofts David Lam James Kosmatos 01 May 2018 9 minutes

The rapid growth in the adoption of blockchain has brought with it debate around its legitimacy, security and cost. Here we set the record straight on some common misconceptions about the revolutionary innovation.

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Digital Pulse Will IoT transform your industry?
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Will the Internet of Things transform your industry?

Nick Spooner 24 Apr 2018 8 minutes

Connecting devices to the net creates opportunities for consumers and business alike. PwC’s Nick Spooner looks at how three industries are currently transforming customer and employee connections with the Internet of Things.

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Infographic: Smart cities in space
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Infographic: Smart cities in space

19 Apr 2018 3 minutes

In the ongoing quest to make real all the sci-fi predictions of the early 20th century, space exploration, and the colonisation of Mars seems to be the next big thing making the jump from the comic book pages to reality.

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Why the superannuation industry is ready for disruption

Joe Brasacchio 17 Apr 2018 8 minutes

Superannuation funds have traditionally placed themselves at the passive end of the value chain. But with the vast amount of data flowing through them, they are well placed to reimagine themselves as active participants in people’s lives. If they dare.

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Change is upon us: SXSW Interactive Festival 2018

Monty Hamilton 26 Mar 2018 9 minutes

This year’s SXSW didn’t disappoint, with the likes of Elon Musk and whurley discussing some of the pressing issues for technology and humanity alike. PwC’s Monty Hamilton wraps up his five takeaways from the annual festival.

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Report: The smarter phone

Matthew Benwell 20 Mar 2018 9 minutes

Over the last few years smartphones have become increasingly dumb when it comes to their ability to change our lives. Advances in AI and 5G are about to put an end to all that, and industry must adapt quickly.

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Report: Harnessing the 4th industrial revolution for sustainable emerging cities

Joseph Carrozzi 19 Mar 2018 8 minutes

Poverty, disease, inequality and environmental damage are some of the results of a poorly planned city. Emerging technology could be the answer to providing a sustainable future.

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