“The risk landscape has never been so complex, so interconnected, so fast changing,” says Hartmut Mai, the Chief Regions and Markets Officer at AGCS. “Technology is breeding new threats as well as new business models – which themselves may be threats.”
“The launch of the AGCS Trend Compass gives both our customers and AGCS a greater understanding of the emerging risks around new technologies across all industries and sectors, and helps us to identify solutions to mitigate these threats.”
The Trend Compass assesses trends in six different categories, including Artificial Intelligence, Socio Economy, IT Infrastructure and Cities & Mobility. The key identified trends are: Digital Platforms; Customization; Digital Assistance Systems; Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning/Predictive Services; Real-time Paradigm; Millennial Workforce, Smart Objects; Green Mobility; Autonomous vehicles.
AGCS explores these important trends in a series of articles. The first one examines the rise and importance of digital platforms, which are at the heart of many tech and sharing economy companies whose business models are challenging incumbent businesses across diverse market sectors.
The new AGCS Trend Compass is complementary to the annual Allianz Risk Barometer report. While the Risk Barometer identifies key business risks for companies globally, the focus of the Trend Compass is key tech and socio-economic trends that will redefine business models across all industries going forward.