Here’s to a disruptive 2017, but first – a bit of a rest

Written by on December 23, 2016 in Opinion with 2 Comments

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It would be true to say that 2016 has been properly disruptive. From the surprise of Brexit to the rise of Trump, who will be President in under a month, no-one can deny that change is blowing us around like leaves.

The digital world has been no less disruptive. From fintech, to the rise of ‘regtech’, from AI to VR the world seems to have become even more complex, competitive and even chaotic.

DisruptiveViews loves it.

But being disruptive, or managing the disruption, takes it out of you. One thing is for sure and that is that 2017 will see even more disruption as the trends of the last year or so begin to transition into how the world works, how we actually live our lives.

Which is why this will be our last post for this year. We will back, ready to seek out disruption and its impact as of 4 January 2017.

Before then, be sure to read JWT Intelligence. Here are their 10 terms you need to know in 2017: Attention Economy; Brexterity; Gamevertising; Ganjapreneurs; Healthtopia; Kidults: Nootropics; Polycultural; Silicon Soup, and of course, Vagina-nomics.

We would like to thank you for your support this year, and your continued readership – without you it would be fun, but pretty pointless.

Merry Christmas to you and yours, and a happy (and profitable) 2017.

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About the Author: Alex was Founder and CEO of the Global Billing Association (GBA), a trade body focused on the communications sector. He is a sought after speaker and chairman at leading industry conferences, and is widely published in communications magazines around the world. Until it closed, he was Contributing Editor, OSS/BSS for Connected Planet. He is publisher of DisruptiveViews and previously BillingViews. .


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  1. Bob Machin says:

    Thanks for all your great work this year, you guys. Telecoms would be a much greyer place without you. Have an excellent Christmas…

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