In an early session we heard McKinsey outline their view of long-term mega-trends.  These ranged from the impact of differing world demographics and economies that point towards eventual convergence between the GDPs of Asia and Europe in some 15 years time; the concomitant pressure on commodities and natural resources especially water as consumption rapidly grows; to trends that have a more direct impact on business.  Steria is already seeing and shaping some of these latter business changes, working with clients to redefine corporate boundaries and embrace extended supply chains – both organisationally and geographically. more