Uber without Uber: Platform cooperativism as the new sharing economy

Think that cooperatives are a thing of the past? Think again. The concept of the cooperative is getting a new lease of life thanks to taxi drivers’ criticisms of Uber and the new organising possibilities presented by blockchain technology.

"Trend researchers are interested in the impossible"

How does a trend researcher’s mind work? What are their most important characteristics? And what does a futurologist actually do in their office? In this interview, Karin Frick, Head of Research, answers the most important questions about trend research as a profession.

European Food Trends Report 2017: Innovations from farm to fork

Which groundbreaking innovations and trends are industry experts currently observing in the food supply chain? And what influence will they have on the future of the food industry? The answers to these questions can be found in the European Food Trends Report 2017.

Outsmarting smart contracts

The only reason why contracts are complicated are we, the human beings. We have assumptions and want exceptions, we interpret and modify. And sometimes we even manipulate. And that’s the best thing that can happen to the “Smart Contracts” of the Blockchain.

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.

"Augmented reality creates opportunities for retailers"

Customers are very selective, and winning them over with generic messages simply doesn't work any more. How augmented reality will personalise our shopping experience explains GDI researcher Jakub Samochowiec in this interview ahead of his talk at the GDI International Retail Summit.


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Dr. David Bosshart

Dr. David Bosshart is the CEO of the Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute in Rüschlikon/Zurich. As the author of articles in countless international publications and a multilingual speaker, he is much in demand for keynote speeches in Europe, America and Asia.

Karin Frick

Karin Frick is Head of Think Tank and a Member of the Executive Board at the Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute. As an economist, she researches trends and countertrends in business, society and consumption.

Marta Kwiatkowski

Marta Kwiatkowski is a Senior Researcher & Advisor at the GDI Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute and analyses social, economic, and technological trends.


12th European Trend Day – the best photos

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