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13 September 2017

Innovators spread their sights

September issue editorial from James Mawson, Editor in Chief, Global Corporate Venturing

Author: James Mawson, Editor-in-chief

There is a dry line in reporter Kaloyan Andonov’s interview with Rich Osborn, head of Telus Ventures, that it can feel obligatory as a venture investor to mention blockchain and artificial intelligence. Given, however, the rate of innovation in practically all areas of technology and the economy, it can feel necessary to talk about anything from flying cars to autonomous vehicles – a debate at our Global Corporate Venturing Symposium in London in May – and quantum computing – a roundtable discussion held late last month and a report due next month – to human-machine interfaces and genomics in healthcare, demonetarisation and fintech, sustainability and advanced manufacturing.