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Innovation: Technology Trends in Healthcare and Other Sectors

Innovative Technologies Affecting Change

Given the necessity of research and development within the healthcare industry, it has always been a sector that has been rife with innovation.  But how are new digital tools like big data, AI, and predictive analytics affecting change within healthcare and other sectors?

The papers below look at disruptive innovations from a variety of angles in order to drill down into the specific ways that they are impacting businesses within several sectors, including healthcare, energy, autos, blockchain technology, and asset management.

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HEALTHCARE SECTOR


The digital toolbox: emergency care for our health care system (Robeco, 2019)

Can the healthcare sector's own ailments be remedied via technological solutions? The prognosis is known: it's an industry plagued by high costs, low preventative care, misaligned incentives, and other problems. Robeco investigates whether digital tools such as big data, AI, and robotic surgeries are the appropriate prescription for improved health care.

Health care sector innovation - how biopharma scientists save lives globally (Franklin Templeton, 2019)

For compliance reasons, this paper is only accessible in the EMEA region

Biopharma is entering a transformative phase. R&D-funded innovations within the health care industry have lead to some incredible new drugs recently, but this growth engine also has to contend with patent cliffs, competitors, bio-similars, and generics. Franklin Templeton presents this insightful view into the biopharma drug lifecycle.


TECHNOLOGY TRENDS


Tech Trends 2019: Beyond the digital frontier (Deloitte)

Today's emerging technologies may form the backbone of tomorrow's innovative companies. In this 142-page report, Deloitte looks at some of the most promising tech trends for this year.


ENERGY & POWER


Big Data and Predictive Analytics in Renewable Energy Investment (Aquila Capital, 2019)

Predictive analytics and big data are two significant disruptive forces in the global economy. Organisations that can leverage these tools are developing acute competitive advantages.

Will new energy technologies power or impede global business? (Thomson Reuters, 2019)

This Thomson Reuters paper showcases the primary methods of generating electricity that will be used to power earth in the next 10 to 30 years. It provides insight into their benefits and drawbacks based on perspectives from industry experts.


CHINA & EMERGING MARKETS


China: Innovation superpower (Wellington, 2019)

Wellington Management describes sectors potentially offering opportunities, given some of the scientific and tech-oriented advances within China.

China's Digital Economy: Opportunities and Risks (IMF, 2019)

As their digital economy has grown, digitalization has increased productivity growth in China. However, despite some increased efficiencies, the Chinese government needs to carefully monitor for privacy infringement, oligopolies, and systemic financial risks.


ASSET MANAGEMENT


Reducing the cost and complexity of supporting alternatives (SimCorp, 2019)

Institutional, multi-asset investors that utilise alternatives often must navigate issues with transparency, costs, and achieving the right risk/return balance. SimCorp illustrates several problems with a 'traditional' approach to alternatives management and what can be done to combat these concerns.

Artificial Intelligence in Investment Management (Meketa Group, 2019)

Meketa Group discusses the ways that A.I. is already influencing the investment process, its usage within hedge funds, and the selection of A.I. fund managers.


BLOCKCHAIN


2019 Global Blockchain Survey (Deloitte)

New ecosystems are developing blockchain solutions to create innovative business models and disrupt traditional ones. This is occurring in every industry and in most jurisdictions globally.

Tokenizing real assets (Robeco, 2019)

The tokenization of real assets has the potential to greatly expand the investable universe for alternative asset managers. Robeco experts weigh in on these relevant aspects of tokenization.

The Crypto Valley's Top 50 H1 2019 (CV VC AG)

The blockchain ecosystem in Crypto Valley includes over 800 companies and 6 unicorns (valued over USD 1 billion). This report features updates about the top 50 blockchain companies within Crypto Valley.


AUTO SECTOR


Uncertainty and Risk in the Global Automotive Industry (Thomson Reuters, 2019)

The trade war is looming large upon the automotive industry. This report depicts an industry outlook amidst innovations like connected cars, AI, ride sharing, and manufacturing automation.

Electricity, Electric Vehicles, and Public Policy: 8 Key Takeaways (OIES, 2019)

OIES recently held a workshop discussing the potential impact of electric vehicles over the next 20-30 years. This paper presents some of the key insights from that event.

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