Annual Meeting 2016 - Sharing Economy

Express Learning

When examining "disruptive" technologies and/or business models, one of the common threads is that they all drive a significant change in human behavior. The "sharing economy" is a trend that is rapidly becoming a part of our society, and it has significant implications for many industries, including automotive, hospitality, agriculture, retail and even downstream food distribution. With the Internet of Things (IoT) upon us we are on the cusp of having the technological infrastructure to "share" more things, services and knowledge than ever before. We will look at this trend from a psychological perspective, to examine the driving factors that lead to people wanting (or needing) to share.