Nevertheless, the first issue I would like to mention is data security. There is no doubt that data is king, now and in the future. Since both the amount of data and its level of detail is growing rapidly, so will the ability to use data in totally new ways using machine learning and artificial intelligence. We therefore need to make sure that security, compliance, and governance is sufficient to protect parties against misuse.
The second issue I would like to draw attention to is standardisation – in the broadest sense of the word. Obviously, it is no longer sufficient just to make sure that data can travel seamlessly between systems from a technical point of view throughout the supply chain. I feel strongly that we need to spend more time creating a common understanding of the quantitative conclusions and lessons learned from the data we are already sharing in the supply chain.
Finally, I expect to see numerous examples of new business models and companies that will try to make new digital versions of existing analogue processes in healthcare and in the supply chain. Many will probably fail, but others may succeed. Personally, I expect to spend more time in the future learning from those who fail and succeed."