Stories we’re reading this week

3 megatrends for SMBs in 2024 – From inflation to cyber security, the biggest trends facing businesses this year, Ryan Williams from the Australian Centre for Business Growth at UniSA Business gives his take.

There’s a fine line between good Al and a creep – Consumers want personalisation but AI needs to be balanced against intrusiveness, John Costello, CTO Publicis Sapient looks at how to address the dilemma.

Reimagining Smart Cities as the nucleus of community development – Many countries are accelerating digitalisation to modernise government services, improve infrastructure, enrich citizen quality of life, and stimulate economic development. Publicis Sapient’s Sanja Galic considers how to build citizen-centricity.

Visionary investors needed for Australia to reach climate tech potential – Australia has immense potential in the field of climate tech, but there’s a critical gap between envisioning transformative advancements and realising them. Kylie Little, Director – Climatetech, KPMG High Growth Ventures suggests some strategies to fix this.