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Insights and trends for the year ahead

Four experts share their insights on technology, disruption in the grocery market, future of growth investing, autonomous driving and more!

January 14, 2022

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A number of OMERS experts recently shared their latest insights on the industries they lead. Interested in the future of tech? Curious about digital disruptions in store for the grocery market? Or perhaps you want to know when your car might drive itself? Four of our experts share their thoughts for the year ahead.


Reflecting on the changing technology landscape, Monique Allen, Executive Vice President for Data & Technology, shared her thoughts on the priorities for technology in 2022. The need to treat data as a strategic asset, continuing to uphold cybersecurity and accountability measures, and focusing on the growth opportunities made possible by the cloud, top Monique's list. You can read her article hereOpens new window.

Future of the grocery market

David Mounts, the CEO of Inmar Intelligence, one of OMERS US-based investments, recently spoke to Progressive Grocer. He shared his thoughts on 2022 and how the grocery sector’s digital transformation will continue in surprising, disruptive ways this year. You can read the piece here.Opens new window

Autonomous driving

Silvio Memme works with the Ventures team, a business that invests in small, newly established start-up companies founded around an innovative solution or concept. He wrote a piece about self-driving cars – how we got to where we are today, challenges, and upcoming opportunities to progress. You canread his blog on Medium hereOpens new window.

Growth investing this year

2021 saw a flood of new entrants in the growth investing space and a flurry of activity. Mark Shulgan, Managing Director & Head of Growth Equity for OMERS, spoke with Laura Cooper of The Wall Street Journal to reflect on lessons learned last year and share predictions for 2022. While the article on the Wall Street Journal page is available only to subscribers, Mark was quoted as saying: “My prediction is that 2022 will see a more moderate pace of deal making, and more discipline in investment selection”. If you have a subscription, you can read the full article hereOpens new window.

Is there a particular sector or industry that you’d like to learn more about? Let us know by emailing OMERSCommunity@omers.comOpens email client – if we have an expert, we’ll write a future piece!

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