Industry Insight: COVID-19 Tests China’s Resiliency

We have come a long way in a short time since COVID-19 emerged from Wuhan, China late last year. The virus has stealthily yet rapidly evolved from a provincial epidemic to a pandemic that is suffocating the largest and the smallest of economies around the globe.

Industry Insight: China’s Trade “Win-Win” and the Phase 2 Trade Deal

While the White House has touted a major victory in the trade war with China with the signing of a so-called “Phase One” deal, it was difficult not to notice the very visible absence of Chinese President Xi Jinping himself. Instead, the Trump Administration received a congratulatory letter from President Trump’s Chinese counterpart read by Vice Premier Liu He, a level-three member of the Chinese Politburo.

5G: The Opportunity for the Emerging Markets to Drive Innovation

The global race for 5G is on with operators in advanced markets such as the US, South Korea leading the way with the first deployments of 5G networks in their respective markets. Given all the excitement and hype that has shrouded 5G over the last couple of years, telecom operators around the world are under pressure to jump on the 5G bandwagon as governments push to position their economies for the digital era. Especially for the U.S. and China, 5G has become a strategic economic imperative that both countries believe will determine the economy and doctrine that will lead in our digital future. But what does the 5G race mean for the emerging and developing markets? Do operators in these markets have the opportunity to rethink the network to enable new economic possibilities in the era of 5G?

5G: The Carrier-Grade Digital Infrastructure for the Software-Defined Factory of the Future

With the advent of 5G there has been growing interest in what the next-generation mobile network technology means for industry. Operators and industrial OT (Operational Technology) players have been investigating the use cases and potential value that the 5G promises and technology can bring to manufacturing, supply chain and the factory of the future. It is commonly known and expected that 5G will bring about massive Machine Type Communications (mMTC), Ultra-Reliable Low-Latency Communications (URLLC) and enhanced Mobile Broadband (eMBB), but what do these use cases mean for manufacturers? Are these really the 5G promises that matter for the smart factory and the ongoing evolution of Industry 4.0?

Industrial IoT: Shaping The Future of IoT – Part 3

Special guest, Rob Tiffany, CTO of Hitachi Lumada joins neXt Curve to discuss the origins, the present and future of the Internet of Things and the impact that it will have on our digital economy in the last installment of this 3-part webcast series. 

Industrial IoT: Shaping The Future of IoT – Part 2

Special guest, Rob Tiffany, CTO of Hitachi Lumada joins neXt Curve to discuss the origins, the present and future of the Internet of Things and the technology trends that are driving the evolution of IoT in the second installment of this 3-part webcast series. 

Industrial IoT: Shaping The Future of IoT – Part 1

Special guest, Rob Tiffany, CTO of Hitachi Lumada joins neXt Curve to discuss the origins, the present and future of the Internet of Things and why we struggle with the concept of IoT in the first installment of this 3-part webcast series. 

Digital Reinvention – Part 3 : What Comes After Digital Reinvention?

Special guests from IBM joined neXt Curve to discuss the future of digital, their thesis on "Digital Reinvention" and what comes after Digital Reinvention in the final installment of this 3-part webcast series. 

Digital Reinvention: Part 2 – How Do Organizations Get Ready for Digital Reinvention?

Special guests from IBM joined neXt Curve to discuss the future of digital, their thesis on "Digital Reinvention" and how organizations need to take a different approach to their business, culture and leadership models to ready themselves for Digital Reinvention in part 2 of this 3-part series. 

Digital Reinvention – Part 1: What Makes Digital Reinvention Different?

Special guests from IBM joined neXt Curve to discuss the future of digital, their thesis on "Digital Reinvention" and what enterprises need to do as they look past digital transformation to capitalize on new opportunities to reinvent their businesses and their industry in this first installment in a 3-part webcast series. 

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