Summary of discussion hosted by Eden McCallum at the Royal Society
“We often over-estimate the potential of AI. It is easy to imagine computers as smart as people, but unfortunately it is much harder to create them. On the other hand, we often under-estimate the potential of hyperconnectivity, perhaps because it is easier to…
It is easy to be dazzled and dumbfounded by some of the claims made for artificial intelligence (AI) and the potential of new technology. Big (and scary) estimates are thrown out as forecasts for the number of jobs that will be lost as automation increases. And as new business models and impressive gadgetry emerge, business leaders could be left feeling that they risk missing out on (or being crushed by) the next major industrial revolution. We need to change, they might say, but where to start?
Eden McCallum has elected Cyrus Ditzel and Helen Williams to its partnership, and Anna Wanders joins the Eden McCallum Leadership Team as Director of Benelux Operations.
Pessimism about Britain’s Brexit future has spread through British business, as revealed in Eden McCallum’s fifth annual economic outlook survey.
Dutch business is growing in confidence as it looks forward to 2018 and 2019, a new survey shows.
“Platform ecosystems” – businesses which build online networks and allow them to grow and flourish beyond the narrow confines of the corporation – have inverted the very nature of the firm. A big claim, but there is evidence to support it…
A survey of 57 Swiss business leaders has revealed a mixed picture of attitudes as 2017 approaches. The Zurich office of Eden McCallum, the management consultancy, asked a number of bosses how they felt about trading conditions in the coming months and years.
Eden McCallum’s survey of 307 Dutch business leaders, carried out for the third consecutive year, has revealed a mixed picture as far as attitudes to 2017 and 2018 are concerned. There is striking optimism about the prospects in the home market.
British businesses are feeling distinctly apprehensive about prospects for 2017 and 2018, according to the 304 UK business leaders surveyed by Eden McCallum at the end of November. In contrast to the optimism revealed in this annual survey in the past three years, the post-referendum research finds that gloom has set in over expectations for both the UK and Eurozone economies, while hopes for the global economy have also declined.
In its new Amsterdam offices, Eden McCallum recently hosted a consultant breakfast meeting on organisational design. Herman Vantrappen, one of Eden McCallum’s independent consultants and expert in this field, held a short presentation, followed by a facilitated discussion. Marjon Wanders and Wouter van Essenberg reflect on this first breakfast meeting.