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Dr Stefan Hajkowicz will deliver a talk on digital megatrends in Australia at the Vivid Sydney Festival on 16/06/2018 - if you've missed it, the live-stream shown below will be re-watchable as a recording.

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Digital-Megatrends

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By Dr Stefan Hajkowicz and Dave Dawson, from Data61's Strategic Insights team

This report explores plausible futures using methods of strategic foresight pioneered at CSIRO's Data61. We explore the coming decade of digital disruption through the lens of six interlinked megatrends using a Venn diagram to emphasise their interconnectedness. A megatrend is a significant shift in environmental, economic and social conditions that will play out over the coming decades. The concept was introduced by US professor John Naisbitt in his best-selling book of the same title in the early 1980s. Today's megatrends are widely used by large organisations, particularly in the technology sector, to describe trajectories of change taking us toward a new and different future.

The report explores:

  1. Intelligent machines
  2. Digital dividends
  3. Data driven trends
  4. Burning platforms
  5. Online burnout
  6. Reality bites

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