Author Archives: Chris Broussard

About Chris Broussard

I'm the Co-Founder and President of Tematica Research and editor of Thematic Signals, which aims to uncover confirming data points and items to watch for our list of investing themes. Whether its a news item, video clip, or company commentary, we've included this full list of items literally "ripped from the headlines." I have been involved in financial services marketing and publishing for over 20 years – having held senior level positions with financial publishers, financial services corporations and providing marketing support and consulting services to financial institutions and independent financial advisors. My background in digital marketing, financial services and consumer research provides me with a unique perspective on how to uncover the underlying proof points that are driving the themes our Chief Investment Officer Chris Versace utilizes in our various Tematica publications.
Procter & Gamble boosts ‘naturals’ lineup with acquisition

Procter & Gamble boosts ‘naturals’ lineup with acquisition

  One of strongest Thematic Signals we have been tracking as a proof point of the tailwinds behind our Clean Living investment theme has been the spree of acquisitions in the space.  Whether it’s the mainstream food production companies or consumer packaged goods companies, the list of take-outs of companies that have been serving the consumer […]

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Canada Infrastructure Bank offers an alternative to government funding on infrastructure

Canada Infrastructure Bank offers an alternative to government funding on infrastructure

The Rebuilding of America focuses on the need to address the grumbling of the bridges, roads and tunnels that have received failing grades in The American Infrastructure Report Card from the ASCE. Of course, it’s important to remember that the state of the nation’s infrastructure hasn’t reached its current state because of apathy or lack […]

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Rebuilding America isn’t just repaving roads and rebuilding bridges . . . it’s about tech too

Rebuilding America isn’t just repaving roads and rebuilding bridges . . . it’s about tech too

Given that in many parts of China surface infrastructure and transportation isn’t being rebuilt, but rather built for the first time, the country has the opportunity to integrate technology with the full knowledge of what the next generation of cars and vehicles will demand.  A recent article in Tech Crunch digs into how “smart highways” are taking shape not just in China, but also Dubai.

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State and Local Governments Look to Technology to Bridge Infrastructure Revenue Gap

State and Local Governments Look to Technology to Bridge Infrastructure Revenue Gap

  The main question related to the desperate need to rebuild the bridges, roads, tunnels and other aspects of the United States’ transportation system isn’t when the task should be undertaken, but how to pay for it. The headlines and media tend to focus on Washington, DC for the solution to that funding question — […]

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CES Reflects Impact of Aging Population

CES Reflects Impact of Aging Population

Artificial Intelligence, robotics, autonomous vehicles, smartphones, tablets, and cloud computing. These are the “sexy” Disruptive Innovators, Digital LIfestyle and Digitial Infrastructure theme gadgets that grab the headlines for the annual Consumer Electronics Show held each year in Las Vegas. What isn’t expected is the latest and greatest purchases we will make for Nana in 2019.

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Samsung partners with Audi to up the infotainment capacity in cars

Samsung partners with Audi to up the infotainment capacity in cars

In the coming years, the demand for chip processing power within cars is going to be enormous — even before fully autonomous vehicles even become a mainstay.  Lane control systems, adaptive cruise control, crash detection systems all place demands on the digital infrastructure inside and outside of a car, not to mention the ability for passengers to stream movies, music and other media as they pass the time.

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