SAPICS 2019 Post-Conference Ezine - Page 12



SAPICS E-ZINE SEP 2019
TECHNOLOGY IS DISRUPTING
AND TRANSFORMING THE
SUPPLY CHAIN #most innovative
Watch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pdAkvOMTDU4
New waves of technology are disrupting and transforming the very nature
of the supply chain, according to world leading futurist, author and globally
recognised business transformation expert Sean Culey. He shared his insights
in an exceptional and award winning keynote presentation at SAPICS 2019.
C
uley’s latest book, “Transition Point:
From Steam to the Singularity”,
is the result of over five years
of research. One of the questions
that he examines in the book is what
drives technological progress, and why
advancement in these areas comes in
waves rather than as a liner progression.
“These waves are driven by the creation
of a cluster of new technologies that
spawn new energy, transportation and
communication mechanisms, which in turn
attract investors and their money, and this
investment creates whole new industries
and large numbers of new businesses,” he
explains.
Culey notes that the adoption of new
technologies is slow at first, as many
innovations fall into what Gartner calls
the “trough of disillusionment”, failing to
cross the “chasm” from innovators and
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