Technological mega-trends are reshaping businesses, markets and entire economies.
Whether it’s launching another rocket into space or connecting a school in the Amazon to the internet for the first time, officials at SpaceX see every success as a step towards something much bigger. SpaceX President and COO Gwynne Shotwell joins Goldman Sachs’ Susie Scher to discuss her leadership of SpaceX, the fast-evolving world of space travel and commerce, and the latest technologies SpaceX and Starlink are using to revolutionize the industry.
In the final episode of our four-part special series, we look at how infrastructure and the built environment will change cars as evolve into zero-emission places we can sleep, watch TV, and work.
In the third episode of our four-part special series, we delve into the ways carmakers new and old have to think about raising capital, corporate structure, and vertical integration.
In the second episode of our four-part special series, we go deep into how the production of the car is changing, from new manufacturing methods to the critical role batteries play to the vital importance of new metals like cobalt, lithium, and manganese.
In the first episode of our four-part special series, we take a close look at the two fundamental changes that are upending the auto industry: electrification and autonomy. Both rely on a complete rethinking of how cars are designed, engineered, and built. Those changes, in turn, require massive shifts in supply chains, labor pipelines, and corporate organization.
Tech stocks in the “Magnificent Seven” are continuing to drive S&P valuations higher. But are investors starting to consider small and mid-cap tech stocks as well in 2024? Sung Cho, co-head of Tech Investing for Fundamental Equity in Goldman Sachs Asset Management, discusses what he believes to see in tech this year.
In a conversation with Ryan Nolan, managing director in the TMT group and global co-head of Software in Goldman Sachs Investment Banking, Keller Cliffton, CEO and co-founder of Zipline, talks about the company’s mission to reimagine worldwide logistics, the complexities of scaling new hardware systems, and why they launched Zipline’s services in Rwanda first.
Lithium is a key ingredient in batteries for electric cars and renewable power storage, making it a critical commodity for the energy transition to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases. Most of the world’s lithium supply is currently produced in Australia and processed in China, but that could change during the next decade as new technology such as direct lithium extraction, or DLE, helps ramp up production of this key resource from brine, according to Hugo Nicolaci, an analyst in Goldman Sachs Research.
In a conversation with Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon, Ginni Rometty, Former Chairman, President and CEO of IBM, discusses her time leading IBM, the principals behind her book “Good Power", the importance of skills-first hiring and IBM’s work with OneTen.
The initial public offering of luxury car manufacturer Porsche last fall was a bright spot in an otherwise difficult equity market. So how has the automaker navigated the macro challenges and what are the implications for the sector more broadly? In this episode of Exchanges at Goldman Sachs, Oliver Blume, the CEO of Porsche and its parent company VW, and Goldman Sachs’ Christoph Stanger, who chairs the European equity capital markets team and helped take the company public, go behind the scenes to look at what it was like to take the company public, as well as discuss some of the broader trends in the automotive industry.
From artificial intelligence and machine learning, to virtual reality and wearable technology, disruptive tech has been at the forefront of markets and investors’ minds. So how are investors and tech founders alike approaching trends in technological innovation during a time of stress in the markets and banking sector? In this episode of Exchanges at Goldman Sachs, Goldman Sachs’ Clif Marriott, co-head of the Technology, Media and Telecommunications Group in EMEA for Global Banking & Markets, and Ophelia Brown, founder and managing partner for early-stage venture capital firm Blossom Capital, explain how founders of tech startups across Europe are navigating the stress in the banking sector, the types of emerging technologies they're most excited about and how investors are approaching opportunities in the current environment.
"We figured out how to make humans scale," Emad Mostaque, founder and CEO of Stability AI, told an audience at Goldman Sachs 2023 Disruptive Technology Symposium in London.
As funding pours into quantum computing, investors are focused on the potential for this technology to address scientific, business and security problems beyond the reach of today’s conventional computers. There are signs that dramatic impacts could come in the not-too-distant future, according to industry executives who spoke at the Goldman Sachs 2023 Disruptive Technology Symposium.
In an era of geopolitical instability and economic uncertainty, what are the implications for companies and investors? In this episode of Exchanges at Goldman Sachs, George Lee and Jared Cohen, the co-heads of Goldman Sachs’ newly created Office of Applied Innovation, discuss shifts in the geopolitical landscape, how rapidly evolving technology is impacting our world, and how the new office works with the firm’s clients to explore issues that sit at the center of a changing global marketplace.
China’s online gaming market is the biggest in the world, but the most compelling opportunity for its native game developers and publishers might be capturing more users outside its borders, according to Goldman Sachs Research.
As new artificial intelligence technologies, such as ChatGPT, capture the public’s imagination, are we at a tipping point in technological advancement — or is this the next bubble? In this episode of Exchanges at Goldman Sachs, Goldman Sachs Research’s Eric Sheridan, head of Internet coverage, and Kash Rangan, head of software coverage, discuss the technologies and investment implications, as well as the challenges and opportunities in the space.
Robots are making their first tentative steps from the factory floor into our homes and workplaces. In a recent report, Goldman Sachs Research estimates a $6 billion market (or more) in people-sized-and-shaped robots is achievable in the next 10 to 15 years. Such a market would be able to fill 4% of the projected US manufacturing labor shortage by 2030 and 2% of global elderly care demand by 2035.
George Kurtz, CEO and co-founder of CrowdStrike, discusses the current cyberthreat landscape and his strategy to drive innovation and lead in the cybersecurity space.
Fully self-driving vehicles may still be years away but Goldman Sachs Research analysts believe auto industry profits could rise meaningfully this decade as software becomes increasingly important.
While the recently passed CHIPS Act might serve as a valuable hedge against future semiconductor shortages in the US, it’s not likely to make a dent in supplanting Asia’s dominance in the sector, according to Goldman Sachs Research.
We polled the companies and investors at Goldman Sachs’ Communacopia + Technology Conference 2022 to understand everything from their recession expectations to where they see innovation across their industries. Here’s what they had to say.
The business of life sciences came into sharp focus after the pandemic highlighted the effectiveness of mRNA vaccines in protecting people against COVID. But what exactly is life sciences and is the recent market weakness a threat to future innovation — or an opportunity? In the latest episode of Exchanges at Goldman Sachs, Amit Sinha, head of Life Sciences Investing in Goldman Sachs Asset Management, discusses the evolution of life sciences and how investors are approaching the risks and opportunities within the biotechnology sector.
From geopolitical tensions, surging gas prices and energy shortages, how are major companies dealing with the energy transition? In this episode of Exchanges at Goldman Sachs, Giulia Chierchia, Executive Vice President of Strategy, Sustainability & Ventures at bp, and Michele Della Vigna, head of Natural Resources Research in EMEA for Goldman Sachs Research, discuss the impact of geopolitical tensions on global energy supplies and how major corporations are navigating the energy transition.
The outlook for increased Silicon Carbide (SiC) uptake as a more efficient alternative to silicon that can save costs and improve performance, especially in automotive applications, has accelerated over the past half year. Goldman Sachs Research analysts now expect an inflection point for rapid market growth potentially two years sooner than projected.
How is one of the most senior dealmakers in Europe navigating inflationary pressures? In this episode of Exchanges at Goldman Sachs: Great Investors, Tara Davies, partner, global head of Core Infrastructure and co-head of European Infrastructure at KKR, talks with Goldman Sachs’ Alison Mass, chairman of the Investment Banking Division, about the European infrastructure space and the inflation pass-through mechanic in infrastructure assets.
What’s it like to lead a tech-focused fund invested in public and private companies in this market? In this episode of Exchanges at Goldman Sachs: Great Investors, Brad Gerstner, founder and CEO of Altimeter Capital, talks with Goldman Sachs’ Katie Koch, chief investment officer of Public Equity in the Asset Management Division, about the tech downturn and the launch of Altimeter at the peak of the financial crisis.
How low can tech go? The sharp sell-off in technology shares is one of the sector’s worst stretches in years. In our latest Exchanges at Goldman Sachs, Brook Dane, portfolio manager in Goldman Sachs Asset Management, and Peter Callahan, a U.S. TMT sector specialist in our Global Markets Division, discuss the drivers and implications of the tech sector’s market rout.
As investors pull back from risk assets amid fears of slowing economic growth, what does the future of digital assets and cryptocurrencies hold? In our latest Exchanges at Goldman Sachs, Mathew McDermott, global head of digital assets at Goldman Sachs, looks at how the recent volatility in crypto assets is affecting investor demand for digital assets, which is gaining broader acceptance among institutional investors.
In this episode of Exchanges at Goldman Sachs, Salveen Richter, Lead Analyst for the U.S. Biotechnology Sector in Goldman Sachs Research, explains how new innovations in gene editing are transforming the future of medicine and the greater biotech investment landscape.
The shortage of semiconductor chips is straining global supply chains, causing a drag on the production of an array of products from smartphones to new cars. We spoke to Alexander Duval, a technology analyst in Global Investment Research at Goldman Sachs, after our virtual European Digital Economy Conference to discuss chip production and the impact of the Ukraine-Russia crisis on the sector. He highlighted how a number of European companies at the conference expect tightness in the supply and demand of semis to potentially persist in their particular product areas into early 2023, albeit with some gradual easing in certain types of chips in the second half of this year.
In this episode of Exchanges at Goldman Sachs, Jung Min, co-COO of Global Technology, Media and Telecom (TMT) and co-head of TMT in Asia Pacific Ex-Japan in Goldman Sachs’ Investment Banking Division, explains the evolution of the gaming industry and why the sector is poised to become the next battleground for big tech.
In this report, Goldman Sachs Research examines how the gaming/media landscape has already shown some key elements as to how the Metaverse might evolve and how themes such as decentralized web activity and virtual experiences could become hallmarks of many of the next wave of computing in Web 3.0.
Clean hydrogen has a major role to play in the path towards net zero carbon, providing de-carbonization solutions in the most challenging parts of the Carbonomics cost curve - including long-haul transport, steel, chemicals, heating and long-term power storage.
Clean tech has a major role to play in the upcoming economic recovery. Leveraging our Carbonomics cost curve, we estimate that clean tech has the potential to drive US$1-2 tn pa of green infrastructure investments and create 15-20 mn jobs worldwide, through public-private collaboration.
Climate change is re-shaping the energy industry through technological innovation and capital markets’ pressure.
Nonfinancial corporate debt has risen to an all-time high as a share of US GDP. How much of a threat does this pose to creditors and the sustainability of the expansion? Goldman Sachs Research sees several reasons to not be too concerned. Read Report
Once lofty expectations for an electric-car future may have been temporarily scaled back, but the adoption of hybrid vehicles is continuing to accelerate. We sat down with Goldman Sachs Research’s Kota Yuzawa who explained why companies are investing in their hybrid technologies before EVs take off in earnest. Learn More
In this episode, filmed at the Builders + Innovators Summit in Asia, MIT Media Lab professor Hugh Herr, who lost his legs in a climbing accident, discusses how technological innovations have altered the future for people with physical disabilities. Watch Video
Fashion designer Anya Hindmarch discusses the innovation driving her fashion business, the storytelling in her designs and how technology continues to change the way she markets her products to the consumer. Watch Video
Goldman Sachs Research predicts that the growing popularity of music streaming platforms will propel global music revenue to record highs. View Infographic
Goldman Sachs Research expects 2019 to be the ﬁrst year that 5G technology sees material deployment with a focus on ﬁxed wireless broadband in the home. Following this, GS Research expects 5G cellular rollouts for smartphones usage to accelerate in 2020 to accompany the availability of mass market handsets. Read Report
In this episode, filmed at Goldman Sachs’ Builders + Innovators Summit, Dropbox co-founder and CEO Drew Houston discusses what he has learned as he continues to grow the cloud computing company into one of the biggest disruptors in Silicon Valley. Watch Video
In this episode, filmed at Goldman Sachs’ Builders + Innovators Summit, media executive Peter Chernin discusses the evolution of digital entertainment and how the business continues to adapt for a changing consumer. Watch Video
With one of the fastest-growing fan bases in pro sports, a youthful global audience that’s already larger than Major League Baseball’s and top players who are quickly joining the ranks of millionaires, eSports has entered the mainstream. View Infographic
The global market for electric vehicles (EVs) is poised for further growth as the cost of batteries continues to decline and major auto manufacturers commit significant resources to electrifying their fleets, explains Chris Buddin of the Investment Banking Division. Watch Video
As emerging brands take market share from larger, established companies, Jane Dunlevie of Goldman Sachs’ Investment Banking division explains that technology is transforming how consumers identify with brands, as well as how those brands are born and become profitable. Watch Video
Solar costs have plummeted by 80% since 2010, which is game-changing for power markets as it removes the main obstacle preventing renewables from dominating the energy mix: the cost of energy from large-scale PV plants is now lower than that of conventional fossil fuel plants. Read Report
Jeff Gido, global head of Goldman Sachs’ financial technology sector within the Investment Banking Division, shares his views on where we are in the “three waves of fintech” and what we can expect from next-generation fintech business models. Listen Now
Heather Bellini of Goldman Sachs Research weighs in on extended reality, a technology platform that brings augmented and virtual reality together into one medium. Watch Video
Being able to “see it before you build it” has long been a dream of manufacturers, but only recently has technology advanced to the point of making this a reality. Goldman Sachs Research’s Joe Ritchie explains. Watch Video
Companies are accelerating their efforts to develop a powerful new computing model capable of solving more complex, larger-scale problems. Toshiya Hari of Goldman Sachs Research explains. Watch Video
Tim Urban, co-founder of the blog Wait But Why, spends his days writing about what he calls “this magical world of the future.” He explains everything from space travel to artificial intelligence to the thinking of leaders like Elon Musk. In this discussion, Urban tackles some of the toughest issues he’s written about – from technology to politics. Watch Video
Advances in machine learning technology are enabling a range of new applications for facial recognition, elevating it to the level of an emerging ecosystem to watch. Gabriela Borges explains as part of Goldman Sachs Research’s “Outsiders” series. Watch Video
In this discussion, Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft and author of the recently published Hit Refresh, discusses his vision for the future of Microsoft and the technologies that will most impact our economy and society in the next several years, including AI. Watch Video
Will Connolly, head of Technology Equity Capital Markets, discusses the uptick in the number and performance of technology IPO’s in 2017, with diversification across sectors and regions, as well as a look ahead to the 2018 IPO market. Watch Video
While today voice search might be used to check the weather or the score of a football game, Goldman Sachs Research’s Heather Bellini sees the technology headed for greater integration in everyday life. Watch Video
In 2010, Naval Ravikant founded AngelList, an online hub where angel investors meet startups. In this discussion, held at the 2017 Goldman Sachs Private Internet Company Conference, Ravikant describes how he’s democratizing the investment process and how blockchain and cryptocurrencies in particular have helped usher in a broader group of investors. Watch Video
Dan Huttenlocher, founding dean and vice provost of Cornell Tech, discusses how the school is creating a new model for higher education and gives his perspectives on the most important technology trends on the horizon, from automation to artificial intelligence, and the impact they will have across industries. Watch Video
At Goldman Sachs’ Builders + Innovators Summit, Scooter Braun, founder of SB Projects, discusses his journey from the days of promoting parties in college to discovering pop star Justin Bieber on YouTube in 2008. Braun has become one of the most successful music moguls in the world, managing artists from Ariana Grande to Kanye West, while transforming the industry along the way. Watch Video
At its core, a blockchain is a transparent and secure record of transactions. Take an interactive tour of how the technology works and start to envision its potential for redefining the nature of everyday transactions. Explore Infographic
Robert Smith, technology investor and founder of Vista Equity Partners, discusses how digitization continues to disrupt entire industries – from insurance to financial services, auto and beyond. Watch Video
We asked some of the attendees at the 2017 Goldman Sachs Technology & Internet Conference held in San Francisco about the secret to good leadership in a world of rapid technological change. Watch Video
David Solomon, president and co-chief operating officer of Goldman Sachs, discusses how the significant growth of tech giants in 2016 and the pace of technological change is leading to “significant strategic shifts” as companies reevaluate their business strategies. Watch Video