Recent articles by Bernard Marr:

The Top 10 Tech Trends In 2023 Everyone Must Be Ready For

As a futurist, it’s my job to look ahead — so every year, I cover the emerging tech trends that will be shaping our digital world in the next 12 months.[...]

Policing In The Metaverse: What’s Happening Now

Policing agencies worldwide are now launching innovative metaverse initiatives that will help protect communities and guarantee the rule of law.[...]

Banking In The Metaverse – The Next Frontier For Financial Services

Banks have long known that if they can capture the attention of customers when they are young, they are likely to get hold of them for life.[...]

The 7 Biggest Business Challenges Every Company Is Facing In 2023

In this article, we look at the seven biggest challenges businesses will be facing in 2023.[...]

Is This The Downfall Of Meta And Social Media As We Know It?

Meta Platforms – the company formerly known as Facebook – is cutting its workforce by 13% – equating to a loss of 11,000 jobs.[...]

The Top Five Cybersecurity Trends In 2023

Here, we look at the most important trends to watch out for in 2023, including the increased threats from connected IoT devices, hybrid working, and state-sponsored attacks.[...]

The Top 5 Technology Challenges In 2023

When it comes to technology, rapidly changing conditions pose unprecedented challenges that must not be ignored.[...]

The Top 4 Internet Of Things Trends In 2023

The Internet of Things (IoT) is a term that’s come to be used to describe the ever-growing networks of physical objects that are online.[...]

How To Build A Positive Hybrid And Remote Working Culture In 2023

In 2023, building a culture that allows a business and its employees to thrive while working remotely is about more than surviving in the “new normal” or post-pandemic society.[...]

Beyond Dashboards: The Future Of Analytics And Business Intelligence?

Analytics and business intelligence (BI) have long been understood to be fundamental to business success.[...]

The Top 5 Data Science And Analytics Trends In 2023

Today, information can be captured from many different sources, and technology to extract insights is becoming increasingly accessible.[...]

Metaverse – The Reality Beyond The Fantasy

In fact, everyone seems to have a different idea about what it is and what it will mean for our lives.[...]

Snowflake CEO Frank Slootman: How To Boost Growth And Drive Meaningful Change

What does it really take to unleash the growth potential of a company and create meaningful change?[...]

Cheetos Launches A Brand New Metaverse Experience

One of the world’s most beloved brands has launched a new immersive metaverse experience, and fans all over the world are hungry to interact with one of their favorite snack icons[...]

The Top 5 Metaverse Trends In 2023

Following Facebook’s rebranding at the end of 2021, just about everyone was keen to let us know about their vision for digital worlds where we can work[...]

Tim Cook Says The Metaverse Isn’t The Future Because People Don’t Understand It – They Might Not Have To

It seems like everyone has spent the last year or so falling over themselves to tell us what the metaverse is.[...]

Digital Pop Stars, Virtual Influencers And The Future Of Music And Celebrities In The Metaverse

Polar may be a rising star of social media with 1.6 million followers on TikTok and millions of views on YouTube, but to "meet" her, you have to step into the metaverse.[...]

The Disruptive Economic Impact Of Artificial Intelligence

I firmly believe that artificial intelligence (AI) has the potential to be among the most disruptive technologies we will ever develop.[...]

The Top Five Web3 Trends In 2023

The term Web3 covers a number of trends that make up what is sometimes called the "decentralized internet."[...]

The Top 5 Cloud Computing Trends In 2023

The ongoing mass adoption of cloud computing has been a key driver of many of the most transformative tech trends, including artificial intelligence (AI).[...]

The Top Five Retail Technology Trends In 2023

The economic outlook for much of the world looks set to be a rocky path over the next year, and retail has traditionally been among the first industries to feel the bumps in the road.[...]

What Is The Business Impact Of The Metaverse?

I recently spoke with Emma Ridderstad, CEO of Warpin Media, an immersive technology solutions company focused on bringing the Enterprise Metaverse[...]

Artificial Intelligence | Bernard Marr

The 5 Biggest Artificial Intelligence (AI) Trends In 2023

Over the last decade, Artificial intelligence (AI) has become embedded in every aspect of our society and lives.[...]

Metaverse | Bernard Marr

Disney: The Metaverse, Digital Transformation, And The Future Of Storytelling

The Walt Disney Company is one of the world's best-known entertainment brands and is responsible for some of the best-loved children’s stories of all time.[...]

What Is The Business Impact Of Web3?

Web3 technology is gaining traction — and in many ways, it is leading the charge of political and economic revolution.[...]

The 5 Biggest Business Trends In 2023 Everyone Must Get Ready For Now

Businesses have faced huge challenges and have undergone an incredible amount of change over the past few years, and this won’t slow down in 2023.[...]

The Problem With Biased AIs (and How To Make AI Better)

AI has the potential to deliver enormous business value for organizations, and its adoption has been sped up by the data-related challenges of the pandemic.[...]

The Importance Of Data Literacy And Data Storytelling

Data is the fuel that runs the fourth industrial revolution, and knowing how to work with data is more important than ever for employees at many organizations.[...]

The 5 Biggest Technology Trends In 2023 Everyone Must Get Ready For Now

As a futurist, it's my job to look ahead and identify the most important future trends in business and technology.[...]

Is AI Really A Job Killer? These Experts Say No

If you believe all the doom and gloom in the news today, you might think automation and the deployment of AI-enabled systems at work will replace scores of jobs worldwide.[...]

12 Practical Steps To Handle Change At Work

Whether it's driven by new technology, shifts in the market, expansion, or cutbacks, work is constantly changing.[...]

The Top 11 Virtual Networking Tips To Boost Your Career

But in a post-pandemic world where nearly all of our networking is done online, what are the best ways to “meet” new people and build those connections?[...]

How AI And Machine Learning Will Impact The Future Of Healthcare

Our modern healthcare system is currently facing huge challenges exacerbated by the pandemic, a rise in lifestyle-related diseases, and an exploding world population.[...]

Top 16 Essential Soft Skills For The Future Of Work

As artificial intelligence and robots continue to share work with us, almost every job is going to change.[...]

Artificial Intelligence And The Future Of Marketing

Marketing is one of the areas of business operations where it is widely predicted that artificial intelligence (AI) will drive enormous change.[...]

Will Smart Glasses Replace Smartphones In The Metaverse?

The metaverse – everyone has different ideas about what exactly it is, but what most agree on is it’s the “next level” of the internet.[...]

Cultural Intelligence (CQ) Is An Important Predictor Of Success. Here’s How To Boost Your CQ

I work with brands from all around the world, and I've noticed that organizations are – thankfully, finally – becoming much more diverse.[...]

Is This Web3 Winery The Future Of Wine In The Metaverse?

I have previously covered a number of projects in the space involving drinks makers partnering with technologists to create innovative use cases for decentralization.[...]

The Top 10 Time Management Tips To Work Smarter, Not Harder

It's about creating a better work-life balance. Some companies – and even entire countries – have really taken this to heart and are starting to introduce four-day working weeks.[...]

Can A Metaverse AI Win America’s Got Talent? (And What That Means For The Industry)

When “Simon Cowell” performed on the America’s Got Talent stage, no one was more shocked than the man himself.[...]

The Top 10 Reasons Why Businesses Will Fail Over The Next 10 Years

Fifty percent of the Fortune 500 companies that existed 20 years ago have disappeared, and the life expectancy of multinational companies is limited and shrinking[...]

Quantum Computing Now And In The Future: Explanation, Applications, And Problems

A new generation of computer technology is on the horizon, which many think will eventually increase the computing power available to humanity by factors of thousands or possibly even millions[...]

The Future Of Social Media In The Metaverse

Social media is the archetypal web2 application – the enabler of the “user-generated web”. But that doesn’t mean it will die out with the onset of the metaverse and web3.[...]

How To Buy NFTs: A Super-Easy Guide For Anyone | Bernard Marr

How To Buy NFTs: A Super-Easy Guide For Anyone

NFTs – Non-fungible Tokens – are unique tokens that live on a blockchain and can be securely traded or used to prove ownership of connected assets.[...]

The Top 10 Most In-Demand Skills For The Next 10 Years | Bernard Marr

The Top 10 Most In-Demand Skills For The Next 10 Years

As we move into the new industrial revolution and the pace of change continues to accelerate, the skills you need to thrive in the workplace are shifting, as well.[...]

Web3, NFTs, And The Future Of Art | Bernard Marr

Web3, NFTs, And The Future Of Art

Throughout history, artists have often gotten a rough deal with corporations and middlemen profiting from their work long after they have received and spent the fees they were paid.[...]

10 Best AI Consultancy Firms | Bernard Marr

What Are The 10 Best AI Consulting Firms

Google CEO Sundar Pichai has described the advent of artificial intelligence (AI) as more revolutionary than the discovery of fire or electricity.[...]

The 10 Best Metaverse Quotes Everyone Should Read

It’s fair to say that no one is exactly sure what the metaverse will look like, as the concept is still emerging and evolving. But plenty of people have got their own ideas.[...]

How To Amplify Customer Relations In The Metaverse

The metaverse is the new, experiential, immersive internet where we will take our digital avatars to work, learn and play across persistent environments.[...]

The Best Examples Of Human And Robot Collaboration

The future of work is not about humans being replaced by robots. Rather, it is about us learning to work alongside smart, automated technology[...]

8 Simple Ways To Enhance Your Data Literacy Skills

We’re living through the fourth industrial revolution (or “Industry 4.0”), a revolution that’s defined by wave upon wave of new technologies that combine the physical and digital worlds.[...]

13 Easy Steps To Improve Your Critical Thinking Skills

With the sheer volume of information that we’re bombarded with on a daily basis – and with the pervasiveness of fake news and social media bubbles[...]

The Most In-Demand Technical Skills – And How To Develop Them

Think of technical skills, and you probably imagine something related to IT or technology – data science, maybe, or computer programming.[...]

12 Simple Ways To Boost Your Creativity

Creativity enables creative thinking (coming up with new ideas) and problem-solving (implementing ideas to make things better) – both skills that are highly attractive in the workplace.[...]

7 Easy Ways To Boost Your Digital Literacy

No industry will be left untouched by the wave of digital transformation that's taking place. Everyday tasks and communications will increasingly involve digital tools.[...]

The Best University Courses To Learn Metaverse Skills

Everyone has heard by now that the metaverse is set to be a multi-trillion dollar business opportunity -widely seen by many brands and corporations as the next evolution of the internet.[...]

The World Of Metaverse Entertainment: Concerts, Theme Parks, And Movies

The metaverse is a massive trend at the moment, with news and promises about the power of the metaverse splashed across social media and all the biggest media headlines.[...]

10 Most Important Leadership Skills For The 21st Century Workplace (And How To Develop Them)

With the rise of the gig economy and with many companies adopting flatter, more flexible organizational structures, now is the perfect time to refocus on what good leadership looks like.[...]

13 Easy Ways To Boost Your Decision-Making Skills | Bernard Marr

13 Easy Ways To Boost Your Decision-Making Skills

We all make hundreds (maybe even thousands) of decisions every day. So, you'd think we'd be expert decision-makers by now! But far from it.[...]

Why Every Business Must Embrace Integrated Collaboration And Co-opetition | Bernard Marr

Why Every Business Must Embrace Integrated Collaboration And Co-opetition

I was recently talking to a startup car company that makes solar cars. Except they don’t exactly make anything themselves. The various parts of the manufacturing[...]

The 4 Digital Skills Everyone Will Need For The Future Of Work

A recent report by the Institute for the Future, in partnership with Dell, predicts that 85% of jobs that will be available in 2030 haven’t been invented yet.[...]

The democratization of business funding: Why every business should be aware of new forms of funding

No doubt about it, businesses need money to grow. While, traditionally, this money would come from a loan or selling equity stakes in the business, today's organizations can benefit from alternative funding platforms.[...]

The 20 Most Important Skills Everyone Needs To Succeed In A Digital World

Technology is changing our world to such an extent that the majority of children in school today will do jobs that don’t yet exist.[...]

How Shell Is Using Web3 And Blockchain For Sustainability And Energy Transition

Although many of us may associate it primarily with oil and gas, it has embarked on an ambitious energy transition agenda in a bid to move away from the use of fossil fuels toward green and sustainable energy.[...]

Web3 And The Future Of Music

Streaming music services make it easier than ever for musicians to find an audience and get their songs heard. However, they have also made it harder for musicians to earn a living.[...]

9 Practical Ways To Enhance Your Emotional Intelligence

Emotional intelligence is also known as emotional quotient (EQ), recognizing the contrast between emotional intelligence and cognitive intelligence (IQ).[...]

How To Make An NFT? All You Need To Know

You may have heard of collections such as the Bored Ape Yacht Club, or one-off creations like those by artists like Beeple.[...]

The Biggest Benefits of the Gig Economy for Freelancers and Businesses

Freelance workers of all kinds have already transformed the world of work. What are the biggest advantages of participating in the gig economy?[...]

How the Metaverse Is Changing Sports

Thanks to the pandemic, online shopping has never been more popular. However, there are some ways in which it falls short.[...]

The Metaverse, Digital Dressing Rooms And The Future Of Fashion Retail

Thanks to the pandemic, online shopping has never been more popular. However, there are some ways in which it falls short.[...]

Why Data Is The Lifeblood Of Modern Organizations

From fashion and the clothes we wear to how we move from place to place, and even how we meet, communicate, work and play with our fellow humans.[...]

Metaverse, NFTs, Web3 And Virtual Land In The Sandbox

The metaverse – it's the word of the moment – but beyond it being a huge money-making opportunity, there are lots of different ideas about what it actually is.[...]

The Most In-Demand Metaverse Skills Every Company Will Be Looking For

The metaverse is here – and if we are to believe a recent Citi report, it could generate up to $13 trillion in value for businesses around the world by 2030.[...]

The Metaverse And Digital Transformation At McDonald’s

The famous golden arches are recognized worldwide not only as an icon of fast food, but also of technological transformation.[...]

Why Humility Is An Important Leadership Quality

The world’s most successful leaders aren’t arrogant, and they don’t assume they know it all. Find out why humility is one of the most important characteristics of a great leader.[...]

Can Life Be Meaningful In The Metaverse?

So if it's true that we will find ourselves increasingly living our lives in the virtual worlds and environments of the metaverse, will this end up cheapening what it means to be human?[...]

The Best Examples Of Digital Twins Everyone Should Know About

The digital twin is an exciting concept and undoubtedly one of the hottest tech trends right now.[...]

The 9 Biggest Trends Manufacturers Need To Be Ready For

Manufacturing organizations have enormous opportunities to leverage smart factories and new technology trends to boost revenue, increase safety, and improve processes.[...]

Developing The Most In-Demand Skills For The Future Of Work

Artificial intelligence (AI), robotics, automation – as well as less technologically-driven disruptions such as pandemics[...]

Why Authenticity Matters And Every Organization And Business Leader Must Keep It Real | Bernard Marr

Why Authenticity Matters And Every Organization And Business Leader Must Keep It Real

It’s kind of a woolly term, isn’t it, authenticity? No doubt it means slightly different things to different people. But broadly speaking, authenticity[...]

Google’s New Performance Management Update

American companies are in the midst of dealing with what has been dubbed “The Great Resignation,” an exodus of employees seeking higher pay[...]

What Are The Most In-Demand AI Skills | Bernard Marr

What Are The Most In-Demand AI Skills?

It’s predicted that 97 million jobs involving artificial intelligence (AI) will be created between 2022 and 2025. AI has the potential to transform every industry[...]

Why Every Business Needs To Prepare For The Shifting Talent Pool

As swiftly became clear during the pandemic, technology is enabling new ways of working, with many organizations adopting remote or hybrid working practices.[...]

Why Every Business Should Consider Switching To A Flatter, More Agile Organizational Structure

Whether you work for a startup, a giant multinational, or something in between, organizational structure is so embedded in the notion of work and business that we hardly notice it.[...]

The Future Of Work: 4-Day Week And Pioneering Ideas At Virgin Money

Work has changed immeasurably over the decades that I have been in the workforce, and I am sure that 20 years from now, it will be unrecognizable from how it is today.[...]

Metaverse | Bernard Marr

The Amazing Ways Nike Is Using The Metaverse, Web3 And NFTs

Artificial intelligence (AI), e-commerce, and in-store experiential technology have been integral to the brand’s strategy for many years.[...]

Why Every Business Must Become A Purposeful Business

A purpose that your customers (and employees) can genuinely connect with? If not, you’re ignoring a major trend in the business world.[...]

How To Become A More Sustainable And Resilient Company

Indeed, two out of three consumers can now be categorized as “belief-driven buyers,” and more than two-thirds expect brands to care about environmental issues.[...]

Human Vs. Artificial Intelligence: Why Finding The Right Balance Is Key To Success

Welcome to the age of blended workforces, where intelligent machines and humans combine to accelerate business success.[...]

How To Create Your Digital Avatar For The Metaverse

If you’ve ever seen my TikTok channel, you will have come across Bernard Marr 2.0. He looks and sounds a lot like me, but he is, in fact, my digital twin – an avatar powered by AI and machine learning.[...]

The Best Examples Of DAOs Everyone Should Know About

The Decentralized Autonomous Organization (DAO) is a web3 idea that allows communities, corporations, or any type of collective organization to be administered and governed without centralized leadership, thanks to the ability of blockchain.[...]

10 Skills Robots Can’t Replace In The Workplace (Yet)

Machines can now do many things we would have deemed impossible a few decades ago – but there are still human skills robots can’t yet replace.[...]

The Biggest Technology Trends In Wine And Winemaking

When we think about the wine business, the images that come to mind might be more of vineyards stretching across the French countryside than of robots and digital transformation.[...]

The 10 Best Examples Of The Metaverse Everyone Should Know About

This makes it a bit difficult if we want to put together a list of platforms or experiences that represent the best of what it could be.[...]

The Future Trends In Mobility And Transportation

The way we travel from place to place is changing at a faster pace than any time since the proliferation of automobiles, trains, and airplanes during the last century.[...]

Everything-As-A-Service: Why All Brands Must Consider Subscription Models

One of the biggest business trends around, I believe the subscription and servitization model will shape the businesses of the future.[...]

How To Make Difficult Decisions?

The first, and by far the easiest to deal with, are ones where, given the right data, we have everything we need to make the right decision.[...]

The Internet Of The Future: Here Are Best Examples Of Web3 In Practice

Web3 is the term used to describe the “next level” of the internet - following on from web 1 (HTML, or the “world wide web”) and web 2 (social media, and the user-generated web).[...]

Why Every Brand Must Create Immersive Experiences For Their Customers

Are we becoming less material? It certainly seems that way. Research shows that today’s consumers increasingly prioritize experiences over material goods[...]

C2C

Why Every Business Must Consider The Platform (or C2C) Trend

It’s where customers connect with other customers to communicate or trade goods/services, usually via an intermediary platform like Facebook, Uber or Etsy.[...]

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