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Blockchain is revolutionising transactions, just as the Internet has revolutionised communication. But what are the implications for technology, business and society? Answers at the Blockchain Valley Conference on 13 June 2017. Sign up now!


The future of power: consequences of the U.S. election

Political parties, the Electoral College, and polling are not the only components of American political life that seem to have been thrown into doubt for many by the 2016 election, writes GDI researcher Zhan Li.


Peter Gloor: "Why I did NOT predict Donald Trump’s Electoral Win"

Peter Gloor was wrong, too. Just as many other analysts, he thought it would be impossible that Donald Trump would win the US presidential election. In this article he explains why pollsters did not predict the electoral outcome.


Can Europe break smart?

In his groundbreaking essay "Breaking Smart", Silicon Valley thought leader Venkatesh Rao describes how software has revolutionised – and destroyed – business models. He talks to GDI CEO David Bosshart about entrepreneurship in the US and Europe, Brexit, and the future of nations.

When the restaurant comes to your door

Delivery startups are revolutionising the food sector. More and more people are ordering food online or via apps. At the 17th European Foodservice Summit in Zurich, the founders and CEOs of the delivery services Just Eat, Domino’s, Deliveroo and Henchman explained how both local restaurants and online providers can profit.

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66th International Retail Summit – the best photos

Speakers, guests and impressions in the gallery of our media partner NZZ Online.