Lev Manovich: "Selfies are windows into society"

Digital market research neglects a huge source of information on potential customers: pictures. Why research into selfies can offer companies a competitive advantage, explains the Professor of Computer Science at the GDI Retail Summit and in an interview here.


The Future of power and influence in a connected world - Scenario Report

Ideas change the world – and the world changes ideas. The scenario report analyses how regional power structures influence the dissemination of these ideas.

Denney-Finch: "Tomorrow's supermarkets will be different"

Which trends must the food industry be prepared for? Do traditional supermarkets have a future? Joanne Denney-Finch, CEO of market research charity IGD, identifies the challenges the food industry will face in future – find out more here and at the GDI International Retail Summit.


Ottmar Hitzfeld: “There is no substitute for victory”

As a successful coach for top players, Ottmar Hitzfeld is used to dealing with ambitious egos. Find out what he has to say about how to unite them into world-class teams.


Nominate your Thought Leaders 2016 now!

The annual Thought Leader Index highlights the ideas and thinkers that have shaped business and society this year. You can play your part by nominating thought leaders.


“The introduction of a basic income is inevitable”

Renowned speakers from around the world, including Robert Reich, Erik Brynjolfsson and Yanis Varoufakis, discussed the future of work and unconditional basic income at the Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute. The videos and transcripts of the most important debates can be found here.

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12th European Trend Day – the best photos

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