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The Edge of Disruption: Post-pandemic trends to keep an eye on

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Josue Ledesma

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May 6, 2021


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While the pandemic continues to be the topic of the year, the idea of a post-pandemic future is becoming more and more of a reality. As the world moves beyond COVID-19, organizations will need to identify new opportunities that have emerged from the pandemic as well as new disruptive technologies and innovations poised to make an impact and disrupt current industries and processes.

These disruptive technologies will make a ripple impact across multiple industries such as health, travel, banking, and beyond. It’s important to understand what these disruptors are so you can react accordingly and not fall behind.

In order to get ahead of the competition and know how to prepare for these new technologies, we’ve partnered with HSBC and their award-winning analysts this month for an exclusive virtual series covering emerging disruptors across the finance, energy, industry, and technology sectors: The Edge of Disruption.

This series will go live every Wednesday at 1pm GMT/9am EDT and will be available on-demand. Here’s a sneak peek at what you can expect.

Technology: Four themes driving cross-sector growth

What technologies will stand out once the world moves past the pandemic? Innovation, stifled in 2020, is now ready to take off in 2021 and beyond, building on the growth experienced in the eCommerce industry as well as the industries that were forced to accelerate their digitalization in response to the pandemic.

In this webcast, HSBC’s Disruptive Tech Analyst, Davey Jose will discuss how four central themes– connectivity, automation, experiential tech, and digital health are driving growth across sectors and are in position to drive long-term performance.

Watch the on-demand webcast here

Digital Finance: Currencies, banks, and instant payments

We’ve covered how the finance industry is reacting to the disruption its facing thanks to cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology. But the innovation doesn’t stop there. Banking and payment systems have experienced a major disruption as new instant payment companies challenge traditional institutions. 

In this webcast, HSBC’s Global Economist, James Pomeroy, and Financials Analyst, Neha Agarwala, will discuss the impact instant payment players have on the financial industry, how digital banks are competing with traditional banks, and how the rise and adoption of digital currencies may impact economic and policy decisions.

Hydrogen: The rise of a green new economy

In 2050, the total annual market revenues for hydrogen and hydrogen technologies are projected to pass 2,500B USD, signaling a major opportunity. Given that hydrogen technology and production can be used as a method of fighting climate change while meeting regulatory standards, it’s likely that that hydrogen will be adopted across several sectors.

In this webcast, HSBC’s Head of EMEA Industrials Research, Sean McLoughlin will discuss what hydrogen’s future looks like over the next decade, the opportunities that will arise as supply and demand continue to increase, and which existing and emerging markets you should keep an eye on.

Carbon Capture & Sequestration (CCS): Will the 2020s Make or Break Carbon Capture’s Role in ‘Net zero’?

Combating climate change and reducing CO2 emissions will play a big role in the next years and decades to come. Part of the fight includes leveraging carbon capture & sequestration, a process that has yet to find its footing. This may change soon given the renewed focus by organizations and governments alike on reaching net-zero carbon emissions.

In this webcast, HSBC’s Energy and Climate Analyst, Tarek Soliman, will discuss the challenges CCS technology has faced in the past, the opportunity it has in the near and far future, and the ideal scenarios that will foster the adoption of CCS technology to a meaningful enough point that it significantly impacts the emissions gap.

To register for all four series, visit our sign-up page here.

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Josue Ledesma

Josue Ledesma is the Director of Content at AlphaSense. He previously ran content for a consumer privacy startup and has managed content for several B2B start ups focused on eCommerce, Fintech, and Cybersecurity.


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