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Scott Likens

Head of Emerging Technology at PwC

Austin, United States

143 Followers

Emerging Technology Leader

Scott LikensPoints
Academic0
Author14
Influencer10
Speaker5
Entrepreneur0
Total29

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Company Type: Individual

Areas of Expertise

AI 31.34
Future of Work 30.11
Digital Transformation 30.53
Emerging Technology 33.59
IoT 31.97
Blockchain 34.72
AR/VR 30.97
Analytics 30.48
Innovation 30.12
Retail 31.50

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14 Article/Blogs
Blockchain-plus for Trust
linkedin
June 05, 2019
How can blockchain plus one or more other essential eight technologies automate trust? That was the subject of a recent talk I gave at an MIT event called the Business of Blockchain. This “blockchain plus” combo (most commonly blockchain + the IoT + AI) replaces manual verification for everything from supply chains to resume & qualification checks. It saves money and time. It produces more and better data for new business opportunities.

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Tags: Blockchain

Conversational interfaces speak volumes for business
linkedin
April 11, 2019
One of the most significant emerging tech trends this year is around emerging tech convergence. Instead of focusing on one of the essential eight technologies, businesses are combining them to solve problems in powerful new ways.

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Tags: AI, Emerging Technology, IoT

The XR factor: The incredible potential of extended reality
PwC
April 09, 2019
Key takeaways
Extended reality covers the spectrum of computer-enhanced reality technology, and together with AI and IoT is set to dramatically enhance both productivity and experience.
The industry is rapidly growing, predicted to be worth more than US$200 billion by 2022.
XR can help businesses identify revenue streams, including building new business models as well as through

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Tags: AI, AR/VR, IoT

Can you prove who you are? Blockchain can
linkedin
March 18, 2019
By now, pretty much everyone who’s heard of blockchain knows that it’s about more than cryptocurrency. Retailers and pharmaceutical companies, for example, are rolling out blockchains for supply chains.

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Tags: Blockchain, Emerging Technology

Extended reality means business
linkedin
February 06, 2019
With emerging technology, sometimes it’s hard to make the leap from what’s possible to what’s practical. That’s why I’m looking forward to spending time at PwC’s Emerging Tech Exchange this week, where we’ll have a chance to bring technologies like AI and blockchain to life through hands-on use cases. Only by seeing and experiencing tech solving real-world business problems can execs truly begin to grasp the untapped potential of the essential eight technologies — especially when used in power combinations.

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Tags: AI, AR/VR, Emerging Technology

What is Embodied AI?
linkedin
December 17, 2018
Business investments in all types of artificial intelligence (AI) are rising rapidly, and the value grows exponentially when AI is tied to the Internet of Things (IoT) and other essential eight technologies. This type of tech convergence is a top priority for many companies. In fact, in our just released 2019 AI Predictions report, 36 percent of the executives surveyed told us that managing the convergence of AI with other technologies is a top AI challenge for 2019. And the same number say that integrating IoT data so it can be used by AI systems is a priority for their organization in the coming year.

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Tags: AI, IoT

The power combo: Emerging tech configurations to drive value and innovation
PwC
October 17, 2018
As the Essential Eight technologies identified by PwC begin to change the business landscape, many companies will be examining which of those they should implement or invest in for the future. This, in and of itself, is an excellent response to the ever-increasing digital change.

But a trend is also arising in how those technologies are being adopted which businesses should keep in mind as they begin, or continue their approach. It is through the combining of these individual technologies that powerful applications are being discovered.

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Tags: AI, Blockchain, Innovation, IoT

Retailers are advancing with blockchain—here’s why
linkedin
October 15, 2018
When I spoke at the National Retail Federation’s Shop.org conference a few weeks ago, I was impressed by the audience’s thirst for information about emerging technologies. That made me feel at home, as I was there to tell them all about blockchain and how it could rewire their companies.

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Tags: Blockchain, Emerging Technology, Retail

The essential eight technologies revolutionising business
PwC
October 04, 2018
Business as we know it is being disrupted by emerging technologies. But which ones should organisations be paying attention to in order to unlock value? PwC’s Essential Eight examines the core technology that we think will have the most impact in the next few years.

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Tags: AI, Blockchain, Emerging Technology, IoT

#Blockchain in China. Lessons from my five years working with #EmergingTech in Asia
linkedin
September 12, 2018
I just moved back to the US after five rewarding years in Hong Kong and China. Many of those rewards were personal, but I was in Asia to do a job: help local and multinational organizations deploy emerging technologies to meet their business needs.

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Tags: Blockchain, Emerging Technology

Farewell HK, It has been...
linkedin
June 13, 2018
After 5 years in Hong Kong, China my tour has come to an end (signed up for 3, stayed for 5). What a strange and wonderful trip it was. Landing in mid-summer in HK 5 years ago I instantly wondered what I had gotten myself into…

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Tags: Blockchain, Emerging Technology

Eight ways AI will change your business in 2018
PwC
February 08, 2018
We’ve all seen the headlines time and again: technologies like artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain, and the internet of things (IoT) will change our lives and work over the next decade. Such long-term forecasts are important, but business leaders must make decisions right now. They don’t want sci-fi visions. They want to know how and when AI will affect their organizations—and what they should do about it today.

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Tags: AI, Future of Work

AI, IoT and the future Smart City
linkedin
November 08, 2017
On Tuesday, November 7th, I had the pleasure of speaking at an industry summit, organised by GSMA & Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute at the Photonics Centre in Hong Kong. The focus of the summit was the development of Smart Cities in the Internet of Things Era. The event was attended by a varied selection of companies and speakers, all of whom are excited about the prospect that smart city infrastructure could have in Hong Kong, and indeed the world.

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Tags: AI, IoT

Hong Kong Analytics Community Event
linkedin
March 19, 2015
Join us for an opportunity to meet and network with the growing Hong Kong Analytics Community. We will have a series of short presentations from industry practitioners and plenty of time for lively debate.

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Tags: Analytics, Emerging Technology

1 Keynote
A retailers guide to blockchain
youtube
February 18, 2019
PwC US Emerging Technology Leader, Scott Likens, provides a primer on blockchain technology, how it works and - most importantly - why it matters for the retail industry. He also highlights some early winners for attendees to have implementable ideas and a short list of who to watch for what’s next in this rapidly evolving conversation. More information on blockchain at https://pwc.to/2MqB0mt.

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Tags: Blockchain, Emerging Technology, Retail

3 Media Interviews
Insights from PwC’s Blockchain Survey: An Interview with Scott Likens, New Services and Emerging Technology Leader, PwC US
Thinkers360
June 12, 2019
Some organizations are forging ahead with blockchain, finding in the technology new sources of efficiency and revenue, but many others have gotten stuck along the way or haven’t gotten past the research stage.
To better understand the current scenario and future outlook for blockchain in business, management consultancy PwC recently ran a Global Blockchain survey which polled over 600 business executives with technology responsibilities in 15 territories.
We caught up with PwC’s top blockchain expert, Scott Likens, New Services and Emerging Technology Leader, PwC US, to discuss some of the key findings and his recommendations.

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Tags: Blockchain, Digital Transformation, Emerging Technology

What Enterprises Have to Learn About Emerging Tech, Again
Information Week
January 04, 2019
Enterprises often make the same mistakes when adopting technology, generation after generation. A PwC tech leader outlines seven considerations to keep in mind.

New technology is always emerging. Yet, enterprises don’t always learn from past mistakes. As new generations of technology replace their predecessors and completely new technologies hit the scene, enterprises must adapt, though old habits die hard. Heading into 2019, following are a few things business and IT leaders should keep in mind.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Emerging Technology

Scott Likens at Asian Financial Forum 2017
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January 15, 2017
Scott Likens, PwC Emerging Technologies Leader, speaks about the impact of emerging technologies live from the Asian Financial Forum.

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Tags: Blockchain, Emerging Technology

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