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GDI Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute

The Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute is an independent think tank in consumption, economics and society and a premium event location.

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Out and about with smart assistants

Out and About With Smart Assistants

A scenario for travelling in the future

Study, 2019 (free download)

Languages: German, French, English
Commissioned by: Conference of Regional Tourism Directors in Switzerland (RDK)

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GDI Research

Six theses on how AI predictions will change our lives

The possibilities of radically more accurate predictions through artificial intelligence will also radically change our lives. GDI Head of Research Karin Frick has put forward six theses regarding artificial intelligence.

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The three most common mistakes made by companies in the Chinese market

New technologies and big data are rapidly changing trade in China.. In an interview, Chiang Jeongwen, Professor of Marketing at the renowned China Europe International Business School (CEIBS), discusses how to successfully enter the Chinese market, the competition between Alibaba and Amazon, and Chinese consumers. On 5 September 2019, Jeongwen will present  at the GDI Retail Summit.

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Gottlieb Duttweiler Prize for human-machine collaboration

On 7 May 2019, at a ceremony attended by top international representatives from the worlds of business, research and politics, the 13th Gottlieb Duttweiler Prize was awarded to the AI platform Watson – and accepted on its behalf by John E. Kelly III, IBM Executive Vice President.

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Decoding the Future EN
GDI-Research

Decoding the future

On earth and in space, there are almost no unexplored regions. But a new atlas of blank spaces is emerging, which will enable an age of astonishing discovery

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GDI-Research

David Bosshart: "Whoever gets convenience right, can win people over"

GDI CEO David Bosshart is convinced retailers' willingness to take risks should increase. New and innovative partnerships, for example, would enable them to successfully counteract declining margins. Bosshart sees the merger of analogue and digital, convenience, and moral consumption as the three major retail trends of the near future. A video interview.

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Prediction Products

More and more companies are designing their products in a way that they can create predictions from user data. It's nice when the products learn to fulfil our wishes even better - but it won't always be that nice, warns Shoshana Zuboff in her latest book.

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Ran D. Balicer

AI: "In 12 hours, you'll have a heart attack."

Ran D. Balicer, professor at Ben Gurion University, is sure that the days of the know-it-all doctor are numbered. In a TED talk and at the GDI conference «The Power of Predictions», the physician explains how his algorithm can make increasingly accurate and individual predictions about the course of diseases.

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An Xiao Mina

How the Internet has changed protest movements

The Internet has made protest movements like Women's March, Climatestrike and Refugees Welcome global, says Harvard researcher An Xiao Mina. But where do protest movements get their inspiration from, today? And where do they find their audience? In a video and at the GDI Retail Summit An Xiao Mina gives insights.

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Infographic Communication Teaser

How do we communicate tomorrow?

From books to phones to internet and smartphones–our communication is evolving rapidly. Which new forms of interaction will change not only our language, but our lives, will be the topic of the 15th European Trend Day. This infographic shows an overview.

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Our recent publications

Out and about with smart assistants

Out and About With Smart Assistants

A scenario for travelling in the future

Study, 2019 (free download)

Languages: German, French, English
Commissioned by: Conference of Regional Tourism Directors in Switzerland (RDK)

20.05.2019
Authors
Jakub Samochowiec, Marta Kwiatkowski and Stefan Breit
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The End of Consumption

The End of Consumption as We Know It

When data makes retail superfluous

GDI Study No. 46 / 2019

Languages: German, English
Publishers: GDI Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute, KPMG AG Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft
Format: PDF

27.02.2019
Authors
David Bosshart, Karin Frick, Stephan Fetsch, Holger Wildgrube
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Study The New Volunteers

The New Volunteers

Study, 2018 (free download)

Authors: Jakub Samochowiec, Leonie Thalmann, Andreas Müller
Languages: German, French
Commissioned by: Migros Kulturprozent

28.05.2018
Authors
Jakub Samochowiec, Leonie Thalmann, Andreas Müller
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Our researchers

David Bosshart

CEO

Dr. David Bosshart is CEO of the Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute for Economic and Social Studies. Dr. David Bosshart holds a PhD in philosophy, is the author of numerous international publications and sought-after speaker worldwide. His work focuses on the future of consumption, societal transformation, digitisation (human-machine), management and culture, globalisation and political philosophy.

Karin Frick

Head Think Tank, Member of the Executive Board

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 Schenk

Senior Researcher, Deputy Head Think Tank

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

Jakub Samochowiec

Senior Researcher

Jakub Samochowiec is a Senior Researcher at the GDI Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute. He analyses social, economic, and technological changes with a focus on decision, old age, media and consumption.

Detlef Gürtler

Senior Researcher

Detlef Gürtler is Senior Researcher at the GDI. Until 2016 he was editor-in-chief of the GDI Impuls magazine published by the Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute. Gürtler analyses social changes with a focus on work, economics and finance.

Zhan Li

Senior Researcher

Zhan Li is an Associate Senior Researcher at the GDI Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute. His main research topics include the future of globalisation, thought leadership and scenario planning.

Christine Schäfer

Researcher

Christine Schäfer is a researcher at the GDI Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute. She analyses social, economic and technological trends, with a focus on food, consumption and trade.

Stefan Breit

Researcher

Stefan Breit is a researcher at the Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute. He analyses social, economic and technological trends, with a focus on living, infrastructure and environment.