The Technologies And trends Accelerated By COVID-19


In this recent Article, author Paul Gillin provides insight on trends and technologies that are likely to be forever transformed by the events of recent months. SiliconAngle asked several technology executives for their thoughts on the topic. Here are the technologies and trends identified.

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Blasting Into A Contactless Future


“Against the backdrop of a two-century period of faster and faster transformation, the coronavirus is compressing and further accelerating the arc of events”Steve LeVine

That quote from a recent Article via Steve LeVine captures what is happening very well. History warns us that predicting what happens post-crisis is wrought with peril. As the article states, in the 16th and 17th centuries, smallpox, measles, and other diseases brought by the Spanish wiped out up to 90% of the South and Central American population, utterly transforming the historic order. But the global flu pandemic of 1918 to 1919 appeared to establish no new norms. Mr. LeVine posits that Covid-19 appears to be a hybrid in impact — vastly speeding up some trends while dispelling others. A quote by Cliff Kupchan, chairman of the Eurasia Group, captures it well: “Such acceleration is a natural byproduct of crises like pandemics, which tend to jolt the current system.”

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Digital Learning And Resilient Supply Chains


The final polls from our virtual roundtable hosted by C-Level are included below. You can view a video of the virtual roundtable Here. I posted the results of polls One, Two, Three, and Four earlier. You can participate in those polls by visiting the posts. The fifth and sixth polls launched during the session probed the questions of digital learning and the resilience of supply chains.

I have experienced a lag in the embrace of digital learning firsthand. Like many other domains, the pandemic can serve as an accelerant, forcing a reimagining of education and learning. But human nature and resistance to change has historically been a strong counter force. This poll probed on this acceleration question. The results from this leadership community follow. Please take the same poll directly below these results.

Digital Learning

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Will Coronavirus Accelerate the Path To A Surveillance State?


In a virtual roundtable hosted by C-Level on May 14th, we used several polls to gain insight on how people are thinking about the post-pandemic world. The topic of the roundtable was “Rehearsing Post-Pandemic Futures.” You can view a video of the virtual roundtable Here. I posted the results of  polls OneTwo and Three earlier. You can participate in those polls by visiting the posts. The fourth poll launched during the session probed the question of surveillance.

Privacy and the way our data is used have long been a concern. At the end of the day, people are willing to overlook those concerns in return for value. But worries over the direction of surveillance in places like China have placed greater emphasis on the topic. Now, the pandemic introduces more reasons for surveillance. Are we heading towards a surveillance state? Here is how senior leaders at the session responded:

Surveillance State

Please take the poll below and give us your thoughts. I will consolidate future responses with the responses provided and post at a later date.

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Does COVID-19 Accelerate The Loss of Jobs To Automation?


In a virtual roundtable hosted by C-Level on May 14th, we used several polls to gain insight on how people are thinking about the post-pandemic world. The topic of the roundtable was “Rehearsing Post-Pandemic Futures.” You can view a video of the virtual roundtable Here. I posted the results of  polls One and Two earlier. You can participate in those polls by visiting the posts. The third poll that we launched during the session probed the question of jobs.

The topic was already widely discussed pre-pandemic. The question of jobs lost to automation is polarizing. Now, the question takes on a new wrinkle: will the pandemic accelerate the path to automation, thereby making jobs lost to the virus permanent losses? Here is how senior leaders at the session responded:

Jobs Lost to Automation

Please take the poll below and give us your thoughts. I will consolidate future responses with the responses provided and post at a later date.

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Lack Of Comfort In Close Spaces


In a virtual roundtable hosted by C-Level on May 14th, we used several polls to gain insight on how people are thinking about the post-pandemic world. The topic of the roundtable was “Rehearsing Post-Pandemic Futures.” I posted the results of the First Poll earlier. You can participate in that poll by visiting the post. The second poll that we launched during the session probed the question of human behavior post-pandemic.

Much of this depends upon multiple factors. How long it takes to develop a vaccine, how long the virus lasts, safety measures adopted, etc. The question was: How will COVID-19 change services provided in close spaces such as restaurants and air travel? The responses form the session are as follows:

Lack of Comfort

Please take the poll below and give us your thoughts. I will consolidate future responses with the responses provided and post at a later date.

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A Post-Pandemic Virtual Roundtable


I had the pleasure of participating in a virtual round table hosted by C-Level on May 14th. The topic was “Rehearsing Post-Pandemic Futures.” I did 30 minutes of presentation which included poll questions. It was followed by 30 minutes of Q&A. Vanessa Foser, Chairman of the Board at C-Level AG, was the host and moderator. You can view the virtual roundtable via video below. I will share the various poll results separately in future posts.

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