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Towards a Tech-driven Cold War - Get ready to diversify your tech supply-chain!

May 2019

New geopolitical risks are emerging and we see the world becoming more and more polarised by a Cold War between the US and China, whose technological rivalry is a key (if not the key) component of their broader political rivalry. 

AI systems and 5G technology represent surely the two key enablers for supremacy, and the first mover – the first to successfully implement these systems on a large and sophisticated scale – will certainly gain a competitive advantage over others. However, technological supremacy will be achieved by the country that is able not only to devote the largest amount of investment to areas such as AI and 5G, but rather is also able to provide a combination of vision, strategy, resources, ethics and real applications, where emerging technologies are concerned. 

Currently, the quality of engineers and the ability to attract quality employees are, along with competitive open markets and a strong influence on allies, the key advantages of the US

On the other hand, China is ahead in the game, given its authoritarian state, huge domestic market, reduced privacy concerns and head-start in 5G

What you will find in this research:

  • Disruptive technological innovation
  • A new Cold war is emerging
  • The fight fo AI supremacy
  • The 5G battle


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Klecha & Co. is a European private investment bank focused on technology, software, IT services, hardware and IoT, helping entrepreneurs, companies and financial investors with their strategy definition and post-acquisition integration issues, as well as for raising the necessary capital to execute their strategies.

With over 14 years in the market and offices in Milan, London, Paris, Madrid and New York, we have demonstrated global execution capabilities and a network of thousands of active C-level contacts and hundreds companies worldwide in the Tech industry.

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